5 Amazing Ways To Care For Your Skin As A Man
Men have traditionally kept their skincare routines simple. However, as a man seek healthier, younger-looking skin now is an excellent time for men to evaluate their skin care routine and learn more about how to care for their body’s largest organ.
Dermatologists recommend the following tips to help a man develop healthy skincare routines:
1. Wash your face twice a day, before and after exercise. Because regular bar soap frequently contains harsh ingredients that can be drying to the skin, wash your face with a gentle facial cleanser and lukewarm –not hot water.
2. Keep an eye on your shaving technique. Multi-blade razors may be too effective or shave too close to the skin for some men. If you frequently get razor bumps, razor burns, or ingrown hairs, switch to a single- or double-blade razor and avoid stretching your skin taut while shaving. Wet your skin and hair before shaving to soften it.
Shave in the direction of hair growth with moisturizing shaving cream. To avoid irritation, rinse after each shave and change your blade every five to seven shaves.
3. Examine your skin on a regular basis. Skin cancer often begins with new spots or moles that itch, bleed, or change colour. Make an appointment with a dermatologist if you notice any suspicious spots. Men over the age of 50 are more likely than the general population to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Skin cancer, on the other hand, is highly treatable if detected early.
4. Take a look at the product labels and ingredients. The skincare products you select will be determined by your skin type. If you have acne-prone skin, look for cleansers and moisturizers that are labelled “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic,” as these will not clog your pores. If you have sensitive skin, stick to mild, “fragrance-free” products, as fragrances can irritate and dry out your skin.
However, be wary of “unscented” products, as many of them contain masking fragrances that can still irritate your skin.
5. Always wear sunscreen when going outside. Before going outside, apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin, including your scalp, ears, neck, and lips, to help prevent sun damage that can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and even skin cancer.
When possible, seek shade and wear sun-protective clothing, such as a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses with UV protection. Choose clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) label for better sun protection.
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