Many people assume that taking care of your skin and using every new cream and serum available is something only women do, but it's just as important for men to take care of their skin. It is important to create a skincare regimen suited for YOU, male skin and female skin are very different and require different ingredients.
Did you know that due to your male dominant hormones such as testosterone, your skin is up to 25% thicker than a woman's and has a higher collagen density, often making it tougher and more oily?
Your skin tends to produce more oil and has a thicker texture, compared to female skin which might be why you get that oily shine and the occasional congestion or breakouts.
Regardless of these differences, you need to care for your skin for the same reasons you need to care for your hair, your teeth, and your digestive system.
Our skin is a living tissue lifestyle and environmental factors such as UV exposure, stress and poor sleep can cause skin damage, lines and wrinkles. Wearing SPF daily and including antioxidant-rich formulas will help defer skin from damaging elements. It is vulnerable to the harmful effects of air pollution, dietary habits and, unfortunately, to the passage of time.
The bottom line is that you need to take care of their skin if you want it to be healthy and look its best.
Daily shaving can cause a host of skin challenges, from post-shave irritation, ingrown hairs and razor bumps. To keep skin healthy and control oily shine, use a clay-based cleanser to wash your face every day and light,oil-free lotion with skin-balancing prebiotics after shaving.
Yes, your skin might be more resilient and interestingly more hydrated than a woman's but boys, you don't always take the best care of your largest organ leaving you open to premature skin ageing and damage and let's not even get started on the havoc caused by shaving.
So what can we do about this? We want a quick fix, right? Follow these pro tips for healthy skin
Shaving top tips.
Shower before your shave. The steam and water soften the beard.
Shave 20 minutes after waking, this improves closeness of the shave as skin is puffy directly after waking.
Use a good quality razor and lubricant shaving cream to avoid drag.
Don’t press too hard and rinse the blade frequently.
Shave in the direction of hair growth and rinse face thoroughly with tepid, not hot water.
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