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As a man, no matter what your age, there are things you can do for youthful-looking skin.
For decades, skincare products were thought of as something that only women used. My own father had his unique regimen that included washing his face with a bar of hand soap and covering his shaving nicks with tiny bits of toilet paper. Well, those days are over, gentlemen. A healthy skincare regimen is just as important for men as it is for women. But let’s face it, many men prefer a fuss-free approach to skincare that’s quick and easy to follow. So, let’s break it down into an easy five-step program to help all men reap the rewards of good skincare.
5 Steps to Healthy-Looking, Handsome Skin
If you can’t find the time to do anything else, cleansing your skin is a must. Don’t worry, guys, cleansing is just a fancy word for washing your face. This should be done every morning and every evening before bedtime. Just because you can’t see the dirt and grime on your skin, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. Think about what you’re exposed to on a daily basis: pollution, car exhaust, cigarette smoke, even room deodorizers. All of these little particles can land on your skin and cause damage, so they must be washed away.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you can reach for that withered old bar soap. Ordinary soaps tend to be loaded with detergents and deodorizers, they and can be very harsh and dehydrating to the skin. A good facial cleanser is what you need. Men tend to have skin that’s a bit oilier than women’s, so find a cleanser that targets normal to oily skin for the best results. Remember, if you don’t cleanse your skin on a daily basis, the excess grime and oil could leave you with clogged pores and breakouts.
Men, if you really want to see and feel a difference in your skin, this next step is for you. Exfoliation is the process of removing the dead skin cells from the surface to reveal the new skin cells beneath. Think of an exfoliating scrub the same way you would a piece of light grade sandpaper. A few swipes on a jagged piece of wood, and voila! You’re left with a soft, smooth surface that looks like a brand new piece of wood. Our skin exfoliates naturally, but as we get older the process of exfoliation starts to slow down and we need to help it along.