Men are not socially conditioned to take proper care of their skin. Nevertheless, healthy and clear skin does require some attention. Skin maintenance is not as difficult as most people think. It only requires a few changes to your daily routine to keep the skin in great condition for years to come. Here are the top secrets that men should know to maintain healthy skin:
Regular soap may effectively clean your skin, but does nothing maintain or protect it. That is why it is common to find men with dry and rough skin. And, the damage accumulates making it difficult or impossible to repair in the future. To rectify this, it is vital to get a good cleanser, which not only cleans effectively, but also provides moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. Additionally, a quality cleanser does not damage the skin, as it does not include fragrances and other irritants.
Did you know there are right and wrong ways to shave? Many men have adopted poor shaving habits, which can lead to dry skin. Electric shavers are especially damaging as men often use them without any of the protection that quality shave creams provide. Knowing the proper way to shave will also help leave your skin smooth. Avoid cheap over-the-counter shave products and always shave with the “grain” of your beard. Short strokes work best and remember to apply only a little pressure. It is best to use light pressure with multiple strokes, rather than firm pressure and just one pass.
If you are in the habit of shaving before taking a shower, reverse the process since showering softens the beard making the shaving process faster and more effective. Rinse the razor blade after each pass and rinse your face with cold water to close your pores when finished. Razor bumps treatment is also available to treat skin prone to their development.
Application of a good facial cream for men will help to restore moisture to your skin, making it look and feel healthier over time. Like other skin care products, it is essential to use a moisturizer that is formulated especially for men without any irritating additives.