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Skin Care Guide for Men

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Did you know that men’s skin is oilier than women’s skin? It’s a fact, and this means dirtier, shinier-looking faces and a greater need for proper skin care each morning, noon and night. Men should take proper care of their skin by cleansing it every morning and evening. That’s where our skin care guide for men comes into play.

So men, put down the body soap because we’re talking about deep cleansing. 

Whether you’re a man or woman, taking care of your skin is not just about looking good — it’s about health. After deeply cleansing and moisturizing your skin, your face will not only look better but also feel healthier, and you can start the day with renewed confidence in your rejuvenated appearance.

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Read on to discover beneficial steps and essential products for a great male skin care routine.

Get To Know Your Skin

First, you should start getting to know your skin. Many skin care products are specialized for different skin types. For example, look at shaving creams and face cleansing soaps. They usually say for sensitive skin, dry skin or oily skin. Determine which type of skin you have, and then work from there.

Figure Out Your Skin Care Needs

Skin care products exist for a variety of applications and purposes, from anti-aging creams to pore-cleansing products. Find out where you want to focus and begin forming a skin care routine around your problem areas. You can also follow a general skin care routine to simply take care of yourself.

[Related: The Difference Between Facial and Body Skin]

Go Natural

When choosing skin care products, go for products with natural ingredients as often as possible and avoid chemical-based cleansers. Body soaps usually contain detergent ingredients that irritate your skin and clog your pores, so use natural soaps as well.

As for the aforementioned body soaps, they’re deodorant soaps, and you shouldn’t use them on your face. They contain ingredients that aren’t meant for the sensitive skin on the face, and they could inflame and clog your pores.

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[Related: Six Simple Steps to Clear Skin]

Grab a Facial Scrub

For deep cleansing, opt for a facial scrub or exfoliating cleanser. A scrub gently exfoliates to get rid of grime and dead cells on the top layers of the skin, and it smooths and softens the surface. 

Be careful not to use a scrub that is too harsh or contains rough ingredients to avoid damaging your skin. If you find your skin is more irritated after using a scrub, change it to one with gentler ingredients immediately.

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Moisturize

Once you’ve cleansed and gently exfoliated your skin with natural products, remember to moisturize. If you shave, shave before applying moisturizer (a lotion made for your face). Don’t forget to apply the cream to your neck as well! 

The type of moisturizer your face needs depends on your skin type, so get to know your skin well and try out a few products before settling on a daily moisturizer. Ingredients such as vitamin E and aloe vera are great at intensive hydration. 

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Wear Sunscreen

Consider adding sunscreen to your daily routine, too. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can seriously damage your skin, causing dryness, wrinkles and irritation. You can sometimes find moisturizers that include SPF, which is your best (and easiest) option.

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Use a Serum

If you want to give your skin the “Bentley-style” treatment, use a vitamin C serum to even out the complexion and increase collagen growth. Vitamin C has multiple benefits, including decreased hyperpigmentation, evening of skin tone and increased  skin collagen. Serums are best if used once or twice per week.

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[Related: What to Know About Oily Skin]

Taking care of your skin is very important, even if you’re a man who doesn’t spend much time in front of the mirror. It’s also really easy! Just add a few minutes to your daily morning and evening rituals, and the results will astound you. 

Listen to your body, and you can’t go wrong!

Interested in learning more about skin care? Want to sign up for our “MANdatory Facial” or another spa service? Contact Athré Med Spa today

We’ll help you achieve your skin care goals and answer any questions you might have about taking care of your skin.