Men's skin: how to take care of it
Gone are the days when taking good care of your skin was an exclusively feminine habit. Increasingly, men are also concerned with the appearance of their skin and skin health, even though many like to say they don't have the time or patience for it. However, many do not know how and what routine to follow to improve their skin health and skin appearance.
To begin with, it is necessary to remember that men's skin is not the same as women's. Due to the hormone testosterone, the skin is oilier and thicker, the skin tends to sweat more and has larger pores, which favours the appearance of whiteheads and blackheads – without considering the use of the razor blade, which damages the dermis. Therefore, it requires special facial care, as you can see below.
Wash your face at least twice a day, with cold water, to remove excess sweat and the natural oiliness of men's skin.
Bath with lukewarm water, with a soap that has fewer parabens. It is recommended to bath in lukewarm water because a very hot bath can remove the natural protective layer of the skin and cause it to dry out.
Regularly exfoliate the skin, in order to control oiliness, remove dead cells and help cell renewal.
Because it is more oily or greasy, men's skin must be frequently moisturised. The recommended number of times to moisturise one's face is twice a day. This is because mens skin is influenced by testosterone, which causes the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, the skin should be treated with oil-free creams that leave it less shiny.
Ideally, you should shave your beard immediately after bathing, when the skin is softer and cleaner, reducing the risk of irritation. Use a shaving cream and then an aftershave lotion with anti-germ and soothing benefits.
During the day, before leaving home, don't forget to apply sunscreen to your face and arms. Do that after sanitising and moisturising.