5 Skincare Tips For Men

 

From collagen to texture to facial hair, male and female skin differ in many ways more than one! This calls for unique tips and tricks that will leave you glowing like your female counterparts. If you’re new to the skincare game, follow these simple steps made to help you get started:

 

  1. Keep your Skin Moisturised

 

Whether it be acne treatments or just a lack of habit, drying your skin is not what you want.

Be sure to keep your skin hydrated by moisturising daily. Hydrated skin means healthy skin and healthy skin is bright, youthful and smooth. If twice a day is a bit of a stretch, then start with applying once after you shower in the morning and then slowly introduce another application in the evening before bed. Sooner rather than later it will become a habit!

 

  1. Watch your Shaving Technique

 

You may think you have mastered the art of shaving but some of your measures may be doing more harm to your overall skin health than good. A few things to remember to keep your skin feeling fresh:

  • change your blade between 5-7 shaves to minimise irritation and bacteria growth.
  • Do not stretch your skin while shaving
  • Wet your skin & hair prior to shaving to soften it
  • Rinse after each swipe of the razor

 

  1. Wear SPF at ALL times

 

This rule applies to ALL genders, ALL ages and ALL skin types! This is an obvious one and I’m sure you know why. Be sure you are using at least SPF 30+ and reapply every 2-3 hours (more often if you are swimming or exercising).

 

  1. Wash Your Face

 

Just like you wash your body every day, your face needs the same attention (and splashing it with water or soap doesn’t count). Invest in a quality gentle cleanser to leave your skin feeling refreshed and free of any dirt and grime. I like to recommend the Medik8 Gentle Cleanse to my male customers as it is super lightweight yet deeply moisturising.

 

  1. Don’t Squeeze Pimples

 

Even if it means resisting every bodily urge you may have, never pop your pimples. Squeezing pimples will increase your chance of scarring, inflammation and even infection. You’re better off leaving your pimples alone to achieve smoother and clearer skin.