Cleaning vs. Cleansing: Keeping Your Skin Clean and Hydrated

Skin care is important. The market is filled with skin care products formulated for women, but men's skin has a different feel and texture than a woman's does. It's rougher, thicker, and oftentimes more oily. There are complexities to men's skin care that women's products don't always address. Differing levels of thickness and water retention. Irritation from daily shaving. Natural oils and sweat.

A skincare regimen that meets these challenges is important for men who want fit, healthy skin, but finding products that adequately address those factors can be intimidating. We're going to point you in the right direction by discussing the foundations of good skincare.

Cleaning and Cleansing: What's the Difference?

Most men clean their faces. Their routine consists of bar soap, a washcloth, and water. It seems simple enough, and it gets the job done, but this basic lack of skin care routine can lead to malnourished and dehydrated skin, especially on your face.

Using plain bar soap and water cleans your face. Sure, it removes the dirt, but it does little else in terms of keeping your skin healthy.

Cleansing, on the other hand, not only removes dirt, but it also eliminates toxins and revitalizes necessary vitamins that help keep your skin smooth and shining.

Think about it this way: cleaning takes from your skin. Cleansing gives something back in the process.

The Benefits of Hydrated Skin

Why do we need to keep our skin hydrated? What's the benefit of restoring vitamins after removing dirt?

Hydration is good for the body overall, and the skin is no different. Adequately hydrated skin reduces wrinkles and other signs of aging. Hydration is what gives healthy skin that healthy glow. It also affects the firmness and resilience of your facial muscles, giving your face a full and healthy look.

Vitamins help your skin by repairing it and by promoting hydration. Vitamin C, for instance, helps to repair damage from aging, UV exposure, and smoking by creating collagen. It also helps to ease visibly dry patches by helping your body's cells absorb and retain moisture.

Finding the Proper Skincare Regimen

While vitamins are essential to your skin's chemistry, it pays to know what vitamins are most effective.

The H.I.M-istry Naturals line of skincare products, shave creams, and moisturizers helps target dehydrated skin with the perfect blend of necessary vitamins.

Our men's care products use:  

  1. Vitamin C to help the skin produce collagen
  2. Pomegranate to promote healing and protect your skin from the sun
  3. Green tea to treat acne
  4. Black tea to reduce blemishes
  5. Salicylic acid to exfoliate
  6. Glycolic acid to repair scars and aid in cellular regeneration
  7. Alpha hydroxy fruit acids to treat discoloration
  8. Lactic acid to smooth out lines and wrinkles

Our natural combination of ingredients works in concert to repair, rejuvenate, cleanse, and hydrate your skin.

The Face You Show the World

We live in an increasingly busy world. How you present yourself matters. Healthy, nourished, and hydrated skin is the first thing people see when they look at you. H.I.M-istry's line of skincare and shave products make it easier than ever for men to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Take out the guesswork and the endless supply of products not specifically formulated for male skin. Visit our product page to find a skincare regimen that works for you. 

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