When it comes to skincare, men have traditionally kept it simple.
Now it is time for men to evaluate their skincare routine and learn more about how to take care of their body’s largest organ for healthier, younger-looking skin.
To help men develop healthy skin care routines, dermatologists recommend the following tips:
- Know your skin type
Understanding your skin type will help you learn how to take care of your skin and select skin care products that are right for you.
- Wash your face daily and after exercise.
Use mild facial cleanser and lukewarm — not hot — water.
- Watch your shaving technique.
Before you shave, wet your skin and hair to soften it.
Use moisturizing shaving cream and shave in the direction of hair growth.
Rinse after each swipe of the razor, and change your blade after five to seven shaves to minimize irritation.
- Moisturize daily.
Apply moisturizer to your face and body immediately after bathing, showering or shaving while the skin is still damp.
- Consider product labels and ingredients.
Choose products depending on your skin type.
- Wear sunscreen whenever outdoors.
To help prevent sun damage that can lead to wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer, before going outdoors, apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin, including your scalp, ears, neck and lips.
For best protection, use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.
Every man’s skin is different, and there is no “one size fits all” approach to skincare.
If you aren’t sure what skin type you have, or if have questions about how to take care of your skin, see a dermatologist.