When you think of skincare, women probably come to mind. Why is that? I mean, after all, men have skin, too! Issues like acne, hyperpigmentation and razor bumps require attention and a skincare regimen. Worried you’ll catch heat from your boys? Nonsense! Just think: You’ll get the last laugh when you start getting attention from all the ladies! Here are five ways to keep your skin soft and smooth:
1. Invest in the good stuff.
If you’re using a cheap disposable razor, please stop. Purchasing a quality razor can last you a relatively long time and save you money in the long run if you take good care of it, of course.
Also, consider buying a razor that best suits your skin type and how thick and coarse your facial hair is because the hair on your body is thicker and coarser than the hair on your head.
After shaving, apply an alcohol-free, soothing aftershave or moisturizer to calm the skin and prevent irritation.
One last bit of advice: Don’t choose a razor with too many blades in order to avoid ingrown hairs and inflammation.
2. Cleanse first.
A great cleanser should always be a part of your everyday skincare routine. Use a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser to wash your face twice daily, in the morning and before bed. This helps remove dirt, oil, and impurities that can clog pores.
3. Get rid of dead skin.
How do you do that exactly? You exfoliate. Yes, our skin exfoliates naturally, but sometimes, we need a little extra boost to get beneath the skin. Not to worry, you only need to use an exfoliator 2-3 times a week.
Do you remember the saying, “Real men wear pink” from a few years ago? Well, how about “real men moisturize”?
Apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type (e.g., oily, dry, or combination) daily to keep your skin hydrated. This can help prevent dryness, flakiness, and premature aging.
Gold Bond Ultimate Men’s Essential Lotion is great because you can use it all over your face, hands and body. Score!
5. Don’t skip the sunscreen.
Men need to protect their skin, too! You’ll need to pick a sunscreen that works well with your skin type and lifestyle so if your job requires you to be active or play sports, you might want to consider a solid stick, such as Sun Bum’s SPF 30 Face Stick.