The concept of skincare barely exists in men’s vocabulary. However, to enhance personal appearances, adding a men’s skincare routine becomes very important. Your skin is the largest organ in your body that needs special attention and care. A daily skincare routine can help you keep it bright, firm, and clear. The good thing to know is that you’re never too young or too old to start with one. So, let’s start our discussion on how to adopt a solid men’s skincare routine that would also be super easy to follow.
As step one, you must begin with knowing your skin type. There are 5 basic skin types:
- Normal Skin
When your skin is neither to dry nor too oily. This type of skin has good blood circulation, so it is classified as well-balanced. As one ages this type of skin may become dry.
- Oily Skin
Over-production of sebum leads to oily skin. Hormonal changes, stress or overuse of makeup and cosmetics also trigger higher sebum production.
- Combination Skin
Imagine a ‘T’ drawn across your face. The horizontal line will get drawn straight just above your eyebrows on your forehead, while the vertical line would run down through the tip of your nose. This is known as the ‘T zone’. People who have this skin type have oily skin across the ‘T zone’ and sensitive or dry skin in the rest of their face.
- Sensitive/ Dry Skin
Your skin easily feels dry, tight, rough and brittle which causes frequent irritations. Your skin’s elasticity also remains really low.
- Aging Skin
When your skin starts losing volume and density and starts appearing wrinkled with visible changes in its colour, it means that you have spent years not taking care of your skin. It can also be due to actual aging process.
Once you are aware of your skin type, you can start choosing the best skin care products that would fit into your routine. Read the product labels carefully as they include the details of the skin type they are made for.
Described below is a potent men’s skincare routine that requires only 3 easy steps:
- Clean Your Face
A morning routine should include using a herbal and natural face cleanser that matches with your skin type. Cleaning your face helps remove the oils and impurities that accumulated overnight.
How Should I Wash My Face?
- Splash your face with warm water
- Apply facewash and gently rub all-over in circles
- Rinse the face with warm water
- Pat dry with a clean towel
- Use a Gentle Face Scrub
Face scrub or exfoliation is a secret weapon that should be also included in every shave routine. Do it before shaving. Preparing the skin before shaving is really important that most men miss. It removes the dead skin cells and other marks from your skin resulting in a fair complexion. Men with dry skin tone should exfoliate twice a week, while those with oily skin should scrub 3-4 times a week.
How Should You Use a Face Scrub?
- Wash your face with normal water
- Gently rub the scrub over your entire face in circles
- Clean your face with cool water and pat your face dry
Caution: Overusing a scrub can cause irritations, dryness, and excess oil production
- Moisturize Your Skin
After the gentle wash and scrubbing, pat dry your face completely and apply a good men’s face cream on your entire face, especially on your forehead, eyes, and upper lip areas. Use a lesser amount during spring and summer seasons. If you have dry skin you may need to apply a small amount in the afternoon too.
Using a good herbal eye cream, toner, anti-aging cream and sunscreen are also important for a solid overall skincare routine, but if you cannot add too many things then the above-mentioned 3 basic steps would be enough to complete your routine.
Do share with us your feedback after consistently following our recommended men’s skincare routine.