I know it’s hard to give your face the attention it needs, but it can make a big difference in your appearance. Having a well groomed face shows that you respect yourself. If you want to improve your skincare regimen and just don’t know where to start, the following five tips should be of use.
1 – Moisturize your skin. It’s important to keep your skin hydrated. This helps prevent wrinkles from forming and minimizes redness. It’s best to use a moisturizer with sunscreen built it. This way, you kill two birds with one stone. SPF 30 is what you’re looking for, but SPF 15 will suffice if it’s the only thing you can find. The SPF will help prevent sunburns and wrinkles from setting in. Also, sunscreen will reduce your chances of getting skin cancer. It’s also important to always apply after-shave to help heal and sooth your skin after shaving. Make sure you get one that is alcohol-free so it doesn’t dry out your skin.
2 – Pay attention when you’re shaving. It’s important that you aren’t in a rush when you’re shaving. If you aren’t gentle, it can lead to razor burn or ingrown hairs. Also, disposable razors aren’t your friends. They are likely to increase the chances of razor burn because of the low quality blades. Even though it is an investment to buy a good razor, it can last you a lifetime. If you don’t have a lot of time, consider purchasing an electric razor. This way, you won’t have to spend time lathering up before and cleaning up afterwards.
3 – Exfoliate. Yes, I know this seems like a lot of work. But it really isn’t that bad if you implement it into your routine. You’ll only have to exfoliate once a week, but it can do a great deal for the health of your skin. Basically, exfoliation is just the act of removing dead skin cells. It’s a great way to make sure you’re skin is looking as young as possible. If you get one that’s all natural, it will cause the least irritation. Exfoliating can also help get rid of any pimples or blackhead you might have.
4 – Improve your diet and lifestyle. Cutting back on unhealthy, fried foods can make you look and feel better. Your skin won’t produce as much oil and you’ll minimize your chances of getting acne. Try to eat more fruits and vegetables, along with whole grains. The less processed your carbs are, the better. Hopefully, all this healthy eating will save you money in addition to clearing up your skin. As a side note, smoking can lead to wrinkles and sagging. Excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to wrinkles. So if you really want to give your skin the 5-star treatment, try your best to cut back on the cigarettes and beer.
5 – Wash your face well. Hopefully you know to wash your face, but in reality it’s something that guys don’t take seriously. It’s important to work it into your morning routine because it can make you look a lot better. Start by getting a face wash that cleanses and hydrates. This will get rid of dirt and help soften wrinkles at the same time. Wash your face again before you go to bed. If you wash your face in the shower, make sure that the water isn’t too hot. If the water’s too hot, it will strip your face of natural oils. Afterwards, splash your face with cool water. It will help close your pores and reduce any redness that the warm water caused.