Neglected skin doesn’t look good on anyone, so follow these beauty tips for men to keep your skin looking and feeling great.
Moisturiser is important for your face and body, but this is not a one product covers all situation. You need a good quality facial moisturiser and a separate body lotion. You might want to look for products that also offer your skin protection against the elements.
You should also make sure that you drink enough water throughout the day.
A good cleanser will remove all the dirt, grime, pollutants and excess oils from your face. Use one that is suited to your skin type, and make sure that you don’t only use it in the mornings. You need to cleanse your face before bed as well, washing off all the dirt that has accumulated throughout the day.
If you use a shaving gel, consider replacing it with a shaving cream. Gels often contain alcohol, which can have a massively drying effect on your skin. Creams tend to be more gentle, and many have sensitive skin formulations, which can have soothing properties.
Dead skin cells can clog up your pores, causing breakout and irritated skin. Exfoliating your skin removes these dead skin cells and can help prevent pimple breakouts. You should exfoliate twice a week with a good quality exfoliator designed for men’s skin.
Look After Your Hair Too!
You might have developed a habit of reaching for whatever shampoo bottle is nearest, but it might not be the best one for your hair. A man’s scalp is a little different from a woman’s, which is why there’s shampoo specifically designed for men. Use one that suits you, and make sure to condition your hair as well. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes before rinsing it out.
Another great tip is to try not to ‘scrub’ your hair dry with a towel. It can damage the hair follicles, and if you scrub too aggressively, you can even end up pulling hair out. Instead, try to use gentle patting motions with the towel.
Your diet actually influences your skin quite dramatically. You should add fruits and vegetables with high water content to your diet, as they can help keep your skin hydrated. Look for foods with high Vitamin A and Vitamin C content, as they can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
As well as adding foods to your diet, you should try cutting down on others. Research has found that saturated fats, processed foods and refined carbohydrates can prematurely age your skin. Aim to have a balanced diet of healthy foods; this will allow your skin to maintain and repair itself.
Lips and Teeth
Your smile is often one of the first things people notice about you, so take care of your teeth and lips to make the best first impression. Make sure you brush and floss at least twice a day. You should also take care of your lips. Use a lip balm to keep them soft, and look for one with an SPF to protect them from the sun.