Skin Care for MEN
No, I’m not talking about wearing foundation or floral-scented moisturizer.
It’s about skincare at the most basic level and from my experience a lot of men feel somehow exempt. Skincare is not optional, especially for men! Here are a list of things that are essential to proper skincare.
If nothing else, cleanse! This is the single most important part of a daily skincare routine. You should cleanse your skin at least twice a day and after working out. DON’T reach for a bar of soup. Big no-no. Soap can leave your skin dry and flakey and frankly that just isn’t attractive. Try this Neutrogena cleanser.
Im talking to you. Yes you. The men with the humongous blackheads because you can’t bother to exfoliate. There’s nothing worse than a woman being distracted by the giant craters on your face. Solution? Exfoliate! Daily! Check out this Garnier exfoliator. It’s cheap and will do the job.
The final step is moisturization! Even if you have oily skin moisturizing is important to keeping your skin young and healthy looking. Use it after your exfoliate and cleanse at the end of the night before you go to bed. The best moisturizer I’ve come across is Clinique’s Maximum Hydrator. If you’re going to spend a large amount of money on any of these steps, this would be the one.
Moisturizing your lips is also key! Keep a Chapstick or something similar beside and apply each night. Hey, you can even get them in cherry and other fun flavours (although I don’t think Smackers brand is socially acceptable for men yet).
Taking care of skin is not about being feminine or compromising your sexuality with expensive lotions. It’s about looking good and taking care of yourself – something all men should do. The good news is all skincare products can be found at the drugstore. And if you’re going to splurge, go for a brand that has an established men’s line such as Clinique. Start fighting wrinkles and dry skin today by following the steps outlined above. Taking care of your skin will make you look better and feel better, too.
Written by Sarah Georges for OhWowYouWoreThat