So you finally understand your skin type and are eager to get your skin as handsome as your style. Here, we will give you the basic skincare routine. All it takes is a bit of commitment to the science of skincare. In this article, we will tell you exactly how to maintain your fashionable face, so it doesn’t look like the floor right after a night of drinking with your buddies.
THE BASIC SKINCARE ROUTINE:
Keep in mind that you have to take care of your skin throughout the day. Since men usually produce more dirt and oils due to their active lifestyles, it’s essential to take extra care of your skincare. We have some tips for you to survive through the day and maintain your skin here.
STEP 1: WASH THE DIRT AWAY, A SKINCARE ROUTINE ESSENTIAL
Right after waking up, get in front of the sink, and use a facial cleanser for your skin type. Lots of guys usually wash their face with whatever soap they can get their hands on. Don’t just use your usual hand soap as this may be too strong for your face to handle. This will strip off too much of your face’s natural oils. Having your natural oils stripped will make your face dry. If you have an oily skin type, your face will defend itself by producing more oil than usual. Thus, it will make you more oily. Guys usually already produce a lot of oil. Double that amount. Definitely not what we want. If you have a dry skin type, having a moisturizing face wash will help keep it looking healthy.
It’s important to understand that we humans naturally produce a protective oil barrier on our skin to prevent dirt from getting into our pores. If you strip your face of its natural oils, your face will be left unprotected from all the germs and impurities in the air.
STEP 2: TIGHTEN THOSE GIGANTIC PORES WITH TONER
Right after drying your face from your face wash, grab yourself an ALCOHOL-FREE toner. Note the emphasis on alcohol-free. There are some heavy alcohol-based toners out there, and these can remove the oils out of your face. As mentioned earlier, this will leave it dry and flaky.
Always use a cotton ball when using a toner on your face. Don’t be afraid of using that cotton ball. We understand that there are some stereotypes about men and cotton balls, but this is an essential part of the skincare process. Toners suck out impurities from your pores, emptying them and making them tighter. Cotton balls do a great job of absorbing these impurities. Never use your hand, shat’s just gross. It doesn’t absorb impurities and is filled with dirt and germs. You wouldn’t want to spread more of that on your already dirty face.
STEP 3: SERUMS, FACE MASKS, AND MOISTURIZERS
The perfect time to use a serum or a face mask is right after toning, as your pores have just been cleansed. Nothing will block or clog the contents from the serum or face mask, allowing those good chemicals to seep into your face.
A lot of people wonder whether or not oily skinned people need to moisturize. The answer is YES! Oily skin is not an excuse to not moisturize. It is vital to maintain the balance of moisture in your face so it won’t produce excess oils. Like mentioned earlier, it is hyper essential to keep the natural oils on your face. This includes its natural moisture.
Beware of the kind of moisturizer you use on your face, though. Never use oil-based moisturizers if you have oily skin. Make sure your moisturizer is oil-free. This includes shea butter, coconut oil, and pretty much any oil. Adding more oils on your face will make it oilier when combined with your face’s natural oil production.
It is also crucial for dry skinned people not to use oil-free moisturizers. Dry skinned people specifically struggle to produce the necessary amount of oil on their face.
STEP 4: DON’T FORGET THIS SKINCARE ROUTINE STEP
Lots of us guys get huge sun exposure may be playing basketball, football, or just any kind of outdoor sport. In the morning, it is an absolute MUST to wear sunscreen before leaving the house. Exposure to UV rays can damage your skin. This exposure will leave you with hyperpigmentation, at least, and skin cancer at most.
Again, if you have an oily face, be wary of oil-based sunscreens. Oils from your skincare products must never touch your face, except for a few exceptions like essential oils specifically designed for oily face. Try to use zinc oxide sunscreens as these are usually oil-free. Also, remember to use SPF50+ sunscreens to maximize the duration of your sun protection.
STEP 5: ADJUST YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE DEPENDING ON YOUR SKIN’S NEEDS
This is a significant part of skincare that a lot of people tend to forget. Some men get more dirt on their faces. Some get more sun exposure. Everyone is different, and our skin reacts differently to different products based on allergies and sensitivities.
Follow these basic steps, and your face will always be looking handsome and dashing!