The secret is out guys, we know you care about how you look. Your skin is the most important of that. While most men’s skincare regimens consist of a cheap bar of soap and some Old Spice, the aging male skin needs a bit more attention. Read on to get the inside scoop on healthy skin.
1. Stop Shaving Against The Grain
The number one mistake men make when shaving is going against the grain. Most men shave against the direction of hair to get a closer shave,but the blade often nicks the surface of the hair follicle and creates inflammation.Shaving in the direction that feels smooth protects the skin, and prevents against redness.
2. Don’t Be Afraid To Make It Rain
Shaving dry will hurt your skin, causing friction for the blade that will increase the chances of cuts, acne and ingrown hair. Even slapping some shaving cream on isn’t enough. Get wet and your skin will thank you.
3. Go Unscented
While men’s lines are appearing on cosmetic shelves more than ever, many of these products contain dyes and scents that can aggravate men’s skin. One of the biggest skincare offenders is aftershave,they tend to sting, and they’re not good for people with sensitive skin at all. Try applying a light, oil-free moisturizer while the skin is still damp instead.
4. Don’t Forget Sunscreen
One thing men often overlook is sunscreen. If you’re outdoors a lot you’re exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Even in the dry winter months the sun is strong enough to emit rays that are no friend to your skin. Use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it, 30 SPF is perfect.
5. Don’t Gunk Up Your Face
Zits happen, regardless of your age. Acne is not a teen problem, it’s something that many men carry their whole life. Men have slightly more oily skin because testosterone stimulates sebum production in the hair follicles. One way you can prevent an unpleasant breakout is to only buy shaving and skincare products that contain the term “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic”. For mild to moderate acne, try using a non-comedogenic cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide.