Do you know that 65% of men have sensitive skin and it requires as much care as a women’s skin does (if not less)? Our skin is rough & coarse and it is high time that men start to consider a daily routine for their skin and treat it right but men do not like to complicate things especially when it comes to their regime for skin care.
The daily skincare routine for men should be simple, easy to follow and most important; effective. Most of the times, we unconsciously over-do things with our skincare and don’t even realize it until after a long time.
So, let me un-complicate it for you right away.
Here’s what you should do!
Wet your face with lukewarm or cold water depending on how you like it. Apply a small amount of face wash and gently work up a lather using a circular motion. Wash off and pat dry.
Take a small amount of toner on a cotton pad and clean the face with it to make sure there is no lather left on the face (this is optional; if you have time and patience).
Apply a moisturizer evenly to the face. Avoid taking too much of moisturizer. If you think it’s not enough in the first attempt, go for a second round.
This skin care routine should be followed twice a day; after you wake up and before you go to bed.
Using a face wash/cleanser in the morning will refresh your face by removing dull skin and make it ready for the rest of your day. Cleaning the face before bed will make sure you remove all the dust, dirt, bacteria from your skin and allow it to rest too when you rest.
A skin toner is normally used to balance the pH change in the skin but if you use an apt cleanser, you may not require a toner. However, if you get frequent acne I would recommend you to use a toner post-cleansing.
Moisturizing or hydrating the face is a must to do for all men. It settles down in the pores making your skin firm and hydrated. It also delivers essential nutrients and vitamins to your skin that prevents anti-aging. I strongly recommend using a moisturizer with SPF if you are out in the sun.
When it gets boring: Scrub!
Following this regime is extremely important no matter how tired or unwilling you are. Your everyday effort will add up and you will start to see the difference soon. But just to make sure you don’t get bored with the above routine I’m gonna suggest a change that you must include – Scrub.
Replace your regular cleanser with a scrub once every two or three days and follow the rest as stated above.
We tend to build dead skin cells which cannot be removed using a face wash. A scrub will exfoliate your skin and allow to form new cells that result in a glowing skin. I recommend using a scrub at night (I personally like it at night and your skin gets time to relax and form new cells).
Use lukewarm water when you’re dealing with scrubs as it opens the pores of the skin and makes it easy for a scrub to work. Never ever try to put too much pressure or rub extensively when scrubbing as it would lead to skin redness and may cause itching too if you have a sensitive skin. Rub it gently (dead skin cells are not that tough to remove).
Not to mention, hydrating your skin post scrubbing will make all the difference. Do not forget to do that.
Your Thoughts Matter!
If you have a regime that works for you or one that didn’t work for you, I would encourage you to share your experience here and do your bit in making other men’s lives easier.
I’m open to any feedback and suggestion and would be ecstatic to hear from you.
Happy Skin to You!