A Man's Guide to Basic Skincare
It's no secret that many women are obsessed with their skincare routine! But what about men? I'm sure many of us know a man in our life that thinks splashing JUST WATER on their face in the morning is "skincare". Men's skin needs just as much love as their counterparts.
If you're reading this and you're one of those men kicking their skincare under the rug, YOU NEED THIS BLOG!
You don't need much to get long-lasting results. The key is to keep it simple.
- Know your skin type- Dry, Normal, Oily, Combo, or Sensitive
- Have any skin concerns? - Acne, Fine lines, Wrinkles
- Keep your skincare essentials on your bathroom counter
1. Cleanse Face Twice Daily
Washing your face removes unwanted dirt, oil, and grime from the day. This will prevent you from getting clogged pores that create acne and blackheads. Cleansing before the application of the next products will ensure effectiveness. A clean face is a clean slate to add any product.
2. Exfoliate 2-3 Times per week
Using an exfoliant after cleaning helps scrub away any leftover dead skin cells. You want to do this step 2-3 times per week to avoid overdoing it. Exfoliation is the one step that you should NOT do every single day. This will leave your skin smoother and brighter.
I recommend doing this step at night because normally you have a little more time than you would in the morning. Plus no one wants to do that extra step in the morning when you can just do it at night.
3. Moisturize Twice Daily
The last step in this simple skincare routine is to moisturize. You always want to lock in the hard work you just put into your skincare routine. Finish off with a moisturizer that delivers needed ingredients to improve your skin and acts as a barrier from toxins.
Adding moisturizer in the morning adds back all of the moisture lost during sleep. While night time moisturizer is used to maximizes the nutrients needed while your body regenerates. At night, your skin likes to repair itself.
4. Additional: SPF
SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is used to protect the skin from UVB ray radiation. This radiation causes sunburns, sun spots, dry patches, and other factors that can contribute to skin cancer.
Depending on your activities for the day, that should help you determine whether you need a lightweight sunscreen or if you need to consider one with a higher SPF.