1. KEEP IT CLEAN
Wash daily and after exercising using a mild facial cleanser and lukewarm water.
Is your skin dry, oily, normal, sensitive, prone to acne? Read labels carefully and
select a good men’s facial cleanser designed for your particular skin type. Don’t
use regular bar soaps on your face.
2. MOISTURIZE REGULARLY
A daily hydration regimen helps to keep water in your skin, reducing the
appearance of lines and wrinkles. Apply a men’s lotion or moisturizer to your
face and body after showering, bathing or shaving. Always apply while your
skin is still damp.
3. PERFECT YOUR SHAVING TECHNIQUE
The best time to shave is after your shower. Wet your skin and hair to soften
it; apply a foaming shave cream and let it sit for a few minutes; shave in the
direction the hair grows to prevent bumps and burns; rinse the razor after each
swipe; rinse your face with cold water; apply a moisturizer. Store razors in a dry
area, and change blades or replace disposable razors after 5 – 7 shaves.
4. EAT PROPERLY
Avoid sugar. Watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and carrots
aid in keeping skin hydrated and youthful looking. Salmon, olive oil, flax seeds
and walnuts reduce inflammation and possibly even acne. Kale, spinach, sweet
potatoes, carrots and cantaloupe help even out skin tones and complexion.
Eggs, beans and seeds increase collagen to help keep skin firm.
5. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Beauty sleep isn’t just for women! Insufficient sleep can cause dull, dry skin,
puffy eyes and premature skin aging. A good night’s sleep — 7 to 9 hours is
optimal — means you wake up not only feeling refreshed, but with smoother,
healthier-looking skin, a glowing complexion, fuller hair and an overall happy
and healthy appearance.
6. USE SUN PROTECTION
Apply a good sunscreen to your face, neck, scalp and ears before heading
outdoors. Water-resistant, 30 SPF sunscreen is best; be sure to reapply every
few hours and after sweating or swimming. Don’t forget the broad-brimmed
hat and sunglasses, too!
7. CHECK YOUR SKIN
If you or your partner see a spot you haven’t noticed before, discover a mole
this is itchy, bleeding or has changed color, or note anything else suspicious on
your skin, consult a dermatologist. The risk of developing skin cancer increases
in men over 50, but don’t panic — if caught early, skin cancer can be treatable.
MEN’S SKIN CARE ROUTINE
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