Men’s skin care has traditionally been kept simple and fuss-free. However, as more men seek healthier, younger-looking skin, it is an ideal time for them to assess their skin care routine (or lack thereof) and learn more about how to care for the largest organ in the body. Although men’s and women’s skin have significant differences – for example, men’s skin is thicker than women’s – the fundamental elements that make up an effective skin care routine are the same. Want healthy and happy skin? Here are some men’s skincare tips you need to know.
Know Your Skin Type
Men’s skin tends to be on the oily and thicker side, owing to the effects of testosterone. Many products designed for men are formulated to combat oil. However, if you have dry and flaky skin, look for products that address that. You may also have a combination of dry and oily patches. If this is the case, find products formulated specifically for combination skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may experience stinging, burning, or irritation. Choose products with short ingredient lists as best as you can.
Buy High-Quality Products
Your skin type should determine the type of skin care products you should use. If you have acne-prone skin, look for products with preferably all-natural and/or non-comedogenic ingredients that won’t clog your pores. A proper men’s skincare routine can clear up your acne, leaving your skin feeling soft and glowing. If you have sensitive skin, stay away from products with fragrances, parabens, and sulfates, as they can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated.
Wash Your Face Properly
Wash your face daily and after exercise. Ditch that bar of soap, which contains harsh, overly drying ingredients, and wash your face with a proper mild facial cleanser, especially before shaving, and lukewarm (not hot) water. If you have oily and/or acne-prone skin, you can also use an exfoliating cleanser like the Montana Mud Scrub.
Moisturizer works by retaining water in your skin, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, making your skin look younger and brighter. Apply moisturizer to your face and body immediately after showering or shaving while your skin is still damp for the best results.
Applying sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin, including your ears and neck, before going outdoors significantly helps to prevent UV damage that may lead to the formation of age spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Use a broad-spectrum and water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, reapplying every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating for the best protection.
Keep Your Skin Healthy with The Good Stuff Botanicals
An effective men’s skin care routine is possible with The Good Stuff Botanicals. All our products are formulated using age-old, tried, and tested recipes with GMO-free, organic, and all-natural ingredients sourced from their indigenous origin. Our products do not contain any parabens, sulfates, alcohols, fragrances, chemicals, or dyes. Feel free to browse through our product range of men’s skin care or contact us if you have any questions.