Caring for Men’s Skin
Just as a woman, you should pay special attention to your skin a few moments of every morning and evening. Use a facial cleanser every morning and evening to eliminate dead skin cells and impurities. When shaving use shave cream that will lubricate your skin so the blade easily glides over it. This is especially important if you have dry skin. If your skin still feels rough to the touch after shaving, use an aftershave lotion to soothe it. Finally, use a moisturizer that contains SPF to protect skin cells from aging.
Different Skin Types
Men traditionally spend less time caring for their skin than women do, but they also spend more time damaging their skin through outdoor activities and hazardous work conditions. The following information will help you decide what products are best for you.
Men have different skin types which include normal, dry, oily and sensitive. Your skin type can change over time with age, or because of a combination of various elements that include: – Body water content: the more hydrated your skin is the more comfortable and elastic it will feel. – Lipid content (oil): an element which affects its softness. – Sensitivity: this affects how tolerant your skin is to chemicals and environmental substances.
If you happen to have a normal skin type, then you are very lucky as this means you have the right amounts of water and lipids. You probably experience few imperfections and no sensitivity. Your complexion radiates health. The problem is you may take your skin for granted, and may not want to start a basic skin care routine which can preserve your healthy look. Remember, skincare is especially important if you spend time in the great outdoors.
When you have combination skin, you have normal skin in some areas and oily in others, which is usually in the T-zone; meaning on the forehead, nose and chin area. If you have this type of skin you may often experience blackheads, shiny skin, and large pores. In most cases you inherit this type of skin, but it also occurs as a result of the weather, a lack of proper hydration and a poor diet. A routine skin care process can help, but so can a diet that is low in fats. Dry Skin Type
Identify dry skin as being dull and rough with red patches. You’ll also find it less elastic and wrinkle lines will be more visible. If you have dry skin you have very small, almost invisible pores. This skin condition can worsen when skin is exposed to severe climatic changes such as wind, sun and cold.
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