5 Men Skincare Tips That Women Will Love
Many men can be guilty of neglecting their skin. If washing with shower gel, not moisturising and ignoring a rash sounds familiar to you, then you’re not alone. However, believe it or not it is actually not too difficult to get your skin looking fresh and clean. By applying some of the tips we have outlined below you can get your skin in a condition that might stop your partner, family and friends from forcing their skin tips on you!
First on the list is a simple one, in fact, all of these tips are simple… Start washing your face with a cleanser. Don’t use soap or shower gel (more on this further down) use a gentle cleanser with some natural ingredients in there. This will not only make your skin cleaner, but also hydrate it. Make this a habit just like brushing your teeth and you’ll be looking fresh faced in no time.
2. Stop Ignoring That Rash
If you have never had a rash in your life then consider yourself one of the very rare lucky ones. For the rest of us, however, rashes are commonplace. More often than not a rash appears briefly and disappears. We’re never quite sure what causes it, but it goes so who cares? This is a cycle we all fall into but that rash could be a sign of something serious. Usually though, it is something simple that can be resolved easily.
Now, we know the knee-jerk reaction is to complain about having to wait for a doctor and then a dermatologist which can take a long long time in the US and the world over. However, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore! Our board-certified online dermatologists can provide an answer on any skin concern within hours. What makes it even better, is that you can do this at home by simply sending in an image anonymously.
That frequently returning rash is likely to be something that can be resolved quickly and easily with a little professional help. Speak to us today and get it resolved!
3. Start Moisturizing
Another simple one. Just like facial cleansing, this simply needs to become a part of your routine. Find a fragrance free moisturizer that suits your skin. It can often be trial and error when finding the right moisturizer for you but the process is simple. Try each one for a week, if you notice outbreaks, rashes or otherwise then move on. Opting for a fragrance free natural moisturizer means you’re less likely to have any problems. Learn about why we have to moisturize and how to choose a moisutrizer.
4. Stop Using Shower Gel
There are actually plenty of great shower gels out there. Especially those with natural ingredients. There is nothing wrong with using them at all. However, many seem to be prone to using shower gel as a solution for everything. From washing hair to scrubbing our face. This is no doubt causing you more harm than good. We would recommend finding a good quality shampoo and conditioner that is less harsh on your skin. You will probably find that this combined with less hot showers will immediately improve dry skin and redness.
5. Clean Shaven or Beard – Take Care
Whether you have a beard or not, this is a vital weapon in the mens grooming artillery. You can use this as your chance to improve your skin and your look.
If opting for clean shaven then your priorities are in three areas: A Quality Razor, Shaving Cream, After Shave. Firstly, buying a quality razor that accommodates your hair and skin sensitivity is a must. Ditch the cheap supermarket razors, especially those with several blades. With these razors, there’s more chance of bumps and ingrown hairs. More on razor burn here.
Your shaving cream plays a key role in the shaving process so why not find a good quality, natural, moisturizing cream? If you’re using a foam it is more likely to have harmful additives. A good tip is to do your shaving in the shower, this softens the hair follicles which puts less stress on your skin.
Lastly is your aftercare. Find a good quality moisturizer or after shave to lock in the skin after a nice shave. Make sure its an aftershave that does not contain alcohol as this will dry out your skin.
For those with a beard, we have noticed more men taking care which is great. Nobody wants to see a straggled, knotted beard. Use a quality beard oil or beard balm regularly. Not only will this work wonders for your skin, but it will also bring new life to your beard. Added bonus that it smells great!
As we mentioned at the start. There’s no rocket science to better skin. Take more care and be more conscious about the ingredients you’re applying to your body. You’ll notice improvements in no time.
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Specialist doctor from the University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. I moved to the Bay Area in January 2013 and I attended the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley from 2013 to 2014 as a visiting PhD candidate. My PhD thesis is on Digital Health and so far I have published 4 peer review scientific papers. I founded First Derm in 2014.