Whilst men and women’s skin is incredibly different due to various factors, this does not mean that men cannot care for their skin or have a daily skincare routine. Men’s skin generally tends to be thicker, tougher, has more hair follicles, produces more sebum and will often be more rugged due to shaving, amongst other activities. This makes men the perfect candidates for a skincare regime and regular skin rejuvenation treatments. Below we share 5 essential skin care tips all men should follow to ensure they keep their skin protected and in great condition as they age.
Use A Face Cleanser
Put down the soap bar and instead opt for a gentle soap-free cleanser. Soap bars tend to be quite harsh on the face as they can strip the skin of moisture and dry out your complexion, causing peeling or tightening. Try using a gel or lightly foaming cleanser twice daily to remove sweat, oil or debris on your skin and prevent clogged pores or blemishes. For a more thorough cleanse and exfoliation, swap the cleanser for a face scrub or exfoliator 2 or 3 times a week to further clear away layers of dead skin cells.
Don’t Skip Moisturiser
To keep skin looking and feeling its best, be sure to add a lightweight, fragrance-free and oil-free moisturiser to your skincare routine. When your skin is dry it can tend to appear wrinkly, accentuate fine lines and make you appear much older than you are. Keeping your skin well hydrated and moisturised will help it feel smooth and nourished, especially after shaving. If you have a beard or stubble try adding a beard oil daily to keep both your facial hair and skin soft and supple.
Consider How You Shave
Most men will shave at least five times a week and using a low quality or the wrong razor can lead to serious skin damage. Choosing a razor that fits your skin sensitivity and your beard coarseness will not only be more effective, but your skin will thank you for it as it will help to prevent razor burns or ingrown hairs. Be sure to use a moisturising shaving gel to add a protective barrier whilst shaving and an extra boost of hydration.
Protect Your Skin With SPF
With sun damage as one of the leading causes of premature skin ageing for men, applying sunscreen with a high SPF daily is essential to protecting your skin – even in winter or when it is overcast. Wearing sun protection will help to prevent pigmentation and sunspots, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, which are often a consequence of spending a large amount of time outdoors in the sun.
Invest In Regular Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
The secret to younger looking skin is to treat the deeper layers, not just the surface. Non-invasive and with little to no downtime required, PicoSure is the most efficient and effective option for men who are looking to improve the appearance and texture of their skin. PicoSure’s FOCUS Lens Array works to stimulate collagen and elastin to promote cell turnover and skin renewal for a healthy, more youthful-looking complexion. With PicoSure the most common skin concerns such as acne scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture can be targeted and treated.