The words "skin care" don't often appear in our everyday conversations, and we're not really sure why. It is common sense that facial care for men is as important as taking care of our hair, our nails or our clothes.
Do you want to talk about boots with someone? You'll talk about that shit all day. Do you want to know where your friend gets his hair cut? It will give you the location, the number of the barber and it will be a short time to make the reservation. Do you want to know how much the jeans that guy from the coffee shop is wearing? No problem.
But ask a guy how he keeps his skin glowing and healthy, and he'll look at you like you're Hannibal Lecter. It's a bit ridiculous.
Make no mistake, friends. A good facial routine is a damn necessity, and today, we're going to show you how to do it.
Here is BOXSR's guide to face care:
what you don't need
The reason most men give up on face care - or skin care in general - is because it seems too confusing and difficult. We see all the commercials for serums, masks, toners and all that shit that none of us understand - but the presenters and "real customers" swear they work - and decide it's too complicated.
But you don't need all those things to take care of your skin.
All you really need is a good facial cleanser, a moisturizer, an exfoliant, an anti-wrinkle cream, and if you're feeling brave, a serum.
We'll go through each of these products below, but first, let's talk about why you should care about these things.
The most common skin problems among men
Most people who don't have any sort of facial routine are generally of the mindset that their facial skin is fine. You're handsome, it's not like you're dying without a moisturizer. So why worry about these things?
Well, if that's the way we're going to approach it, we might wonder what's the big deal in your wardrobe, when Lidl has shirts for four euros each and jeans for little more. Why invest in a good pair of boots when you can buy knock-offs for an eighth of the price? Heck, why go to the barber twice a month? Hair is hair, and yours works fine.
All this is true. These things are fine. But we take the time and effort to invest in them because we know what the difference is. Why settle for the good when you can have the best? And that is what brings us here.
Men suffer from skin problems just like everyone else. Some of the most common are:
- Spots on the skin
- bags under the eyes
- deep lines
How to take care of yourself to avoid it?
Right now, you're sitting wherever you are, going over that list and having a little epiphany. You have started to notice some wrinkles near your eyes and around your mouth. You have a couple of blemishes that you've been pretending to ignore for some time. You have the same lines on your forehead that you made fun of your father for.
In short: You are realizing that there is work to be done.
You've heard it since you were a kid: wrinkles are a part of life. It is true, and usually the person also tells you that they are indicative of the experience and wisdom of life. But the other truth is that you can't just give in and accept wrinkles - there are things you can do to keep your skin smooth.
The best defense against wrinkles is a good Anti-wrinkle cream. These creams are usually applied at night, just before bed and right after you wash your skin. They differ from regular moisturizers because they tend to be thicker and more effective against wrinkles.
Spots on the skin
“Spots” is a vague term that can be used to describe anything from dark spots and age spots to hyper-pigmentation caused by prolonged sun damage. There are many ways to help remedy blemishes, but many of them are pretty strong, from whitening with niacinamide, to promoting skin growth through cryotherapy, to microdermabrasion, which literally involves sanding off the outermost layer of the skin. skin.
If you're looking for something a little less drastic, good facial cleansing and moisturizing, plus a good sunscreen It not only helps reduce the physical signs of aging, but also the age spots and sun damage that we all fall victim to over time.
bags under the eyes
Depending on the severity of your bags under the eyes, you may be able to get away with modifying your diet to include more foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamin C and vitamin K - fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, broccoli, red bell peppers, etc.
If this doesn't work, you can do the "cucumber slices over the eyes" thing. Seriously, it works.
If all else fails, there is eye creams that can be applied directly to those bags to help hydrate the skin and rejuvenate it with vitamins C and K.
Some people believe that there is simply nothing you can do about those deep lines on your forehead, but that is not true.
While it's true that once a wrinkle is there, it will never go away without the help of things like botox or microdermabrasion therapy, there are still plenty of things you can do to help mitigate the visual appearance of those wrinkles.
The first is to hydrate daily. The reason lines develop in the first place is because when your skin is dry, those plump, beautiful, healthy skin cells you have turn into wrinkles. Those wrinkles develop because the skin becomes dehydrated over time and is more susceptible to wrinkles and folds.
you should also consider the use of sunscreen, even when it's not sunny or in winter. UV rays are the biggest obstacle standing in the way of healthy skin, and protection is the best way to ensure as little damage as possible.
Lastly, if you don't want to consider more invasive options like botox or microdermabrasion, you might want to consider a Anti-wrinkle cream and a serum. It's a great way to lessen the severity of expression lines.
This is the easy part. Whether you're in your 50s or in your 20s and 30s, just doing your daily work contributes to drying out your skin.
If you want to make sure you're doing everything you can for your skin, a good serum with vitamin C will do wonders. In fact, we dare to say that if you really want to maintain - or rediscover - that youthful glow, you should use a serum.
Acne can appear in adulthood for many reasons, from genetics, to psychological issues such as stress, to physical issues such as poor hygiene, poor hair quality, the products we use on our skin, poor nutrition, etc. Heck, it can even be a symptom of certain medical problems like diabetes.
If you're thinking of treating your acne, the first thing to do is make sure are you drinking enough water. Keeping skin hydrated and healthy is the best defense against clogged pores and skin malfunction.
You should also consider taking a look at your diet. It's not so much fatty foods, but high-glycemic foods that are really to blame. These foods include things like white rice, pasta, cookies, and cakes.
Essentially, things with "empty carbs" and lots of sugar are guaranteed ways to ruin your skin. Treat yourself once in a while, but consider being more cautious.
Also, make sure you do everything you can to keep your clean and exfoliated face. The right moisturizers won't clog your pores. Cleanse your face at least twice a day. Don't forget to use a gentle exfoliant several times a week to get rid of dead skin cells that can clog your pores.