Men's Skincare - Things You Should Do Now
04 Nov 2016
Never fear, it will only take a few minutes. So here’s our guide to the perfect skin routine that will have you glowing, gleaming and feeling dapper!
TO DO EVERYDAY – MORNING & NIGHT
STEP ONE: Clean off the dirt and grime with a cleanser
Choose a cleanser to suit your skin type. You skin will be either; oily, dry, normal or combination. How to tell? Try the tissue test. An hour after cleansing your skin press a tissue on all areas of your skin. Once this is done, it's time to examine the results;
YOU HAVE NORMAL SKIN IF... The tissue shows no signs of oil and your skin looks generally healthy.
YOU HAVE DRY SKIN IF... There's no oil, but your face feels tight and flaky.
YOU HAVE OILY SKIN IF... The tissue is oily and your face looks shiny, especially on the nose, forehead and cheeks.
YOU HAVE COMBINATION SKIN IF... You're left with oil in the T-zone (the forehead, nose, and chin) while other areas of the face are dry.
STEP TWO: Remove excess shine and grease with a toner
A toner is a clear or light coloured lotion that performs skin perfection miracles.
- Removes the excess oils that cause shiny sweaty looking skin.
- Prevents pores from becoming clogged with dirt which creates blackheads.
- Helps to eliminate or control breakouts.
- Refines your skin tone and reduces pore size.
- Soothes your skin after shaving and prevents irritation.
STEP THREE: Moisturise
You workout at the gym, drink water to hydrate your insides but skip the face moisturiser! Take a tip from your better half and don't forget to grease up with a moisturiser twice a day to prevent premature aging. With regular use, a mosituriser will become 'man's bestfriend' preventing wrinkles and flakiness.
THE LITTLE EXTRAS
Once you have your routine down pat you can take it to the next level with these added extras.
An exfoliator unclogs pores and raises hairs, allowing your razor a clear passage. For best results use twice weekly, but don't overdo it! Once to twice a week is just enough to notice the difference. To use, apply to wet skin, massage your face, neck and beard areas in small circular motions, then rinse with warm water.
SPF SUN PROTECTION
The biggest risk to premeture ageing is over exposure to the sun. All those fine lines, sun spots and flakiness can be prevented with a sun protection mosituriser applied each morning to face and neck.
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