Many men are now striving for healthier and younger looking skin, which is why we bring you a skin care routine for men.
Some people are used to this simple routine, but although there are fundamental differences between men's and women's skin, it is necessary to pay attention to them.
In this article, we will learn more about skin types, and how to maintain and care for them?
Skin care methods for men
Clean the skin well
The skin should be cleaned every morning and evening to remove dust and dirt from it.
Avoid excessive washing, and the use of hot water as this leads to the removal of natural oils in the skin.
Cleansing the skin immediately after exercise also helps prevent bacteria from accumulating with sweat and causing some skin diseases.
If you don't have sensitive skin, you can use a mild pH-balanced cleansing lotion before shaving to help reduce surface oil.
It may be best to alternate between an exfoliating cleanser for an improved shave experience and a mild washing.
If you have oily skin, you can use a foaming cleanser and a warm washcloth to clean your face in the morning, then rinse with lukawarm water for fresh skin.
Repair damaged skin
Over time, men's skin is exposed to damage dueto free radicals that cause oxidative stress, which is linked to the body's reaction to certain factors such as:
- air pollution.
- harmful chemicals.
- Exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays.
Vitamin C serum can be used to reduce this damage, and it is one of the most important ways to care for men's skin.
A retinol cream may help people in their 30s or older because it helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
It also contributes to exfoliation of the skin, and increases the secretion of collagen, which gives your skin a pleasant and plump feeling.
Retinol should be avoided in the morning as it makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
Moisturizing and protecting
You can use a sunscreen to moisturize the skin with an SPF of at least 30.
Sun exposure increases skin damage, so daily moisturizer is a must in a men's skincare routine.
It can contribute to the protection against the appearance of signs of aging, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and it also protects the skin from cancer.
Use moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid, which is one of the best products to keep the skin hydrated.
Moisturizers rich in ceramides also contribute to rejuvenation.
Drink enough water (about 8 glasses per day) if you have dry skin.
How to choose men's skin care products?
The men's skin care industry has become more important than ever.
But the difference in skin type may leave you at a loss to choose the right product for you.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing these products and they include:
Know your skin type
Men tend to have oily and thick skin, due to the effects of testosterone.
Others can have dry and flaky skin especially when exposed to the cold winter elements, so a heavy cream cleanser and moisturizer should be used.
If you rub your skin to remove its natural oils, you are more likely to develop eczema.
You may also have a combination of oily and dry patches, and your face looks shiny, so if so, look for products designed for combination skin.
If you have sensitive skin, choose products that are suitable for this type of skin as it is more prone to burning or irritation.
Choose products carefully
Many skin care products are unisex, meaning they are suitable for both men and women.
Consult a dermatologist at Nadara Skin, Cosmetic and Laser Center in Hurghada to find out which type is right for you.
Always look for products that are free of soap and essential oils, and choose oils that have a soothing effect on the skin instead.
If you have shaving burns, ingrown hairs, or blisters, use products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide daily.
This type of detergent helps treat most bumps such as folliculitis, and acne.
You can also use laser hair removal if the hair is ingrown in.
Use peeling materials
Salicylic acid and glycolic acid are important components of a men's skincare routine, as they both act as a chemical exfoliator for the top layer of the epidermis.
Salicylic acid penetrates deeper into the sebaceous gland.
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Skin care tips for men while shaving hair
The cosmetologist in nadara center for dermatology, cosmetology and laser in Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, recommeds with some tips to preserve the skin, including the following:
- Always sterilize the razor before use.
- Wash your face with lukewarm water before shaving to soften the hair and make it easier to cut.
- Use a shaving cream, gel, or moisturizer with natural ingredients to prevent skin irritation or ingrown hairs.
- Shave in the direction of hair growth to reduce irritation, and tug on your skin to keep it taut to get all the hair.
- You can apply cortisone cream to reduce post-shave irritation.
- Replace the blades often.
- Avoid aftershave cosmetics that contain alcoholic substances.
You can use chemical hair removers as they weaken the keratin in the hair and damage the follicles, then you can wipe it with a nice towel or sponge.
Some of them may contain chemicals or other substances that cause skin allergies or breakouts, so if you have sensitive skin, avoid hair removal in this way.
The tips for using hair removal creams to preserve the skin are as follows:
- Talk to a dermatologist at nadara center before using a hair remover to determine if it is suitable for your skin or not.
- If you're prone to allergies, you can do a skin test or a prick test to see what ingredients you might be allergic to.
- Stop removing facial hair if you have a rash, acne or eczema.
- Do not rub or rub the site of the injury, as this will make the situation worse or cause infection.
- Use hydrocortisone cream to reduce itching.
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Frequently asked questions about men's skin care
When should men start their skincare routine?
Some people can show signs of wrinkles and aging as early as their twenties.
The dermatologists at nadara Center suggest starting a skin care routine from childhood, starting with sun protection to applying moisturizing creams.
When to resort to visit a dermatologist?
You can visit a dermatologist and do self-exams 3 to 4 times a year to check your skin during routine exams.
And if you notice signs of new or changing lesions in the skin, especially moles, or skin tags that change in shape, size, or color.
You should also see your doctor if you have skin conditions that haven't improved with your skincare routine, such as acne, rosacea, or eczema.
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