Skin Care for Men: A No-frills Guide

Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights. 

Did you know that your skin makes up about 15% of your body weight? It is the largest organ of the body and vital to your health. With that said, it still baffles me that most men do not have even the most basic skin care

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Skin Care is not just for women. 

Skin care is not about being pretty; it is about being healthy. Your skin is an indicator of good health. It is only reasonable to take care of it. 

I understand the reluctance of most men, trust me. I used to see skin care as superficial and time-consuming. Besides that, it can also get complicated and expensive. 

But what if I told you it does not have to be like that?

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An Uncomplicated Guide to Men’s Skin Care

Unless you have a medical condition, there is no reason to complicate skincare. It does not even need to be expensive. Much like everything in life, consistency is key to getting long-term results.

There are four things to keep in mind when it comes to skincare.

Cleanse

The first step in any skincare routine is finding a mild facial cleanser that is right for your skin. It clears up any build-up and keeps your handsome mug feeling nice and fresh. On top of that, it maximizes the effect of other skincare products and treatments. 

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How Often Should You Wash Your Face?

Washing your face often can strip away the natural oils of the face. But, you must at least wash your face twice daily: morning and night. Also, you must pay attention to the climate.

Exfoliate

Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells that clog the skin. As a result, it uncovers new cells below and evens your skin tone. Much like cleansing, regular exfoliation lets skin products penetrate more deeply. 

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What is the Best Way to Exfoliate?

If you have sensitive skin, choose an exfoliating product or treatment with care. There are two main types of exfoliation, mechanical and chemical. 

  • Mechanical exfoliation uses an abrasive scrub to slough off the dead skin. 
  • Chemical variety has acids to dissolve and remove dead skin cells. 

How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Face?

Skin types vary from person to person; there is no exact number of times you should exfoliate. The best answer I can give you is to listen to your skin. See what kind of exfoliant and how often best suits you. For me, I use a chemical exfoliant at least once a week. Others can go up to three to four times of gentle exfoliation. 

Moisturize

As I told you earlier, washing your face strips away the natural oils of your face. A moisturizer to rehydrate your skin is a must. It enhances the capacity of the skin to hold water, reducing dryness. 

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An effective face moisturizer keeps your skin care regimen simple. Often it is the only thing you need for a healthier-looking face. Besides that, it maintains the elasticity and suppleness of the skin, helping fight signs of aging 

Protect and Repair

Now that we prepped our faces, it is time to protect and repair them from other environmental factors. One of the fundamental ways to protect your skin is by using adequate sunscreen. Sun exposure can cause skin damage. Make sure that you use sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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Another thing you can add to your skincare routine is a retinol cream before bedtime. If you are in your 30’s, Retinol smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. Besides that, you can also use an antioxidant serum in the morning. 

My Skin Care Routine

Summary

Skincare is not just for women; everyone needs it. A simple regimen can do much for your health and well-being. If you assume caring for your skin is a frivolous habit, think again. It is all about being healthy. 

So there you have it, simple skin care for men. I hope you enjoy it. If you want more content, please check out my other posts!

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