12 Skincare Tips for Men from 12 Skincare Tips for Men

12 Skincare Tips for Men

Women are not the only ones who care about how they look, men do too. If you want clear, soft skin, you’re probably going to have to make a few changes to your daily routine.

*Related: 16 Everyday Habits That Are Aging You

Eat the right foodscoconut oil and fatty fish – to prevent aging and reduce wrinkles. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking water, make sure you get enough sleep, and never shave your face while it is dry - that is unless you want acne, cuts and ingrown hairs.

Yes, taking care of your skin takes effort, but if you follow these tips, you will notice that the energy you put into taking care of it is well worth it.

Don’t shave against hair growth

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You may think that you are getting a closer shave when in reality your blade is actually shaving the surface of your hair follicle and creating inflammation. It can cause irritation and damage the hair. Make sure you are shaving in the same direction as the growth of your hair.

Don’t use a cheap razor

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Cheap razors can cause nicks, cuts and ingrown hairs. If you want clear skin, purchase an electric razor. They “tend to shave hair away faster than manual razors. Because they roll up the skin, forcing hairs up before cutting them, men don’t need to go over the same area as many times,” according to menscience.com.

Don’t shave your face dry

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Shaving your face dry can lead to acne, cuts and ingrown hairs. Wet your skin with warm water. It will open up your pores. Then use a mild shave gel to soften the hair on your face and lubricate the skin.

Always use aftershave

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Shaving has a tendency to irritate the skin, which is why aftershave was created. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and looking fresh. If you don’t use it, your skin will feel tight and dry. It may even accelerate the aging of your skin.

Wash your face with a cleanser

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Many men fall into the habit of thinking using a bar of soap and splashing their face will keep it clean. This can actually irritate your skin. Instead, use a facial soap or cleanser.

Whiten your teeth naturally

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After a good shave, you look in the mirror and realize your teeth need a little cleaning as well. Instead of spending a ridiculous amount of money on treatments, learn how to whiten your teeth naturally. Try mixing a few teaspoons of baking soda with lemon juice to form a paste, then simply place the paste on your tooth brush and apply to your teeth.

Get enough sleep

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Sleep is essential for your skin; lack of sleep affects the moisture levels, can worsen existing skin conditions, cause dark circles under your eyes, make you look tired, and speed up the aging process.

Use facial moisturizer

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Facial moisturizer is not just for women, men should apply it too. They will benefit from it. Use a natural and organic moisturizer, one that is packed with vitamins and minerals. It will help hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, while also restoring damaged skin cells.

Wear sunscreen

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Just because you have hair on your face doesn’t mean you’re protected from the sun; and even when the clouds are out, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a sunburn. Applying sunscreen has proven to be the one of the best shields to protect skin against wrinkles and loss of elasticity which is caused by the sun. *See: How is the Sun Hurting Your Skin?

Eat the right foods

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If you are a man who wants to prevent aging, reduce wrinkles and have clear skin then it’s important to eat the right foods. Some of the best foods for healthy skin include fatty fish, coconut oil, spinach and tomatoes.

Stay hydrated

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Water is the best way to hydrate your skin; it releases your skin from tightness and reduces dryness and flakiness which can lead to wrinkles. Harmful toxins can also cause aging, and water helps remove them from the body.

 

Drink red wine

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Yes, if you want healthy skin you can consume alcohol – red wine – but in moderation. Studies have shown that red wine has a variety of health benefits, one of which is keeping your skin healthyResveratrol is an antioxidant found in red wine. It has been proven to help clear skin, limit acne outbreaks and prevent new bacteria from forming.