“I have naturally good skin, I don’t need anything else”
These are just some of the
excuses reasons I’ve heard from men (and some women) when I ask them why they don’t have a regular skincare routine.
Well, the truth of the matter is that EVERYONE should CARE for their SKIN irrespective of their gender, age, race, skin tone, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation.
EVERYONE should CARE for their SKIN irrespective of their gender, age, race, skin tone, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation. Click To Tweet
Why though do men need to care about skincare?
For Starters, Good Genes Will Not Always Save The Day
It’s true that men have “thicker skin” & do not experience as many hormonal changes as women, hence their skin may appear great with little or minimal effort but trust me washing your face with that medicated soap or refusing to moisturize your skin would only leave you crusty and musty in the long run.
Secondly, Your Skin is an Organ and Should be Treated as Such.
It is key to note that the skin is an organ like your heart, kidney, liver, and lungs and should be treated as such. Your skin also protects you from bacteria, free radicals, and oxidative stress. Caring for your skin helps you look good and also keeps you free of diseases and infections.Your Skin is an Organ and Should be Treated as Such. Click To Tweet
Now that we’ve established the reasons why men need to care about skincare. What’s the next line of action you ask?
What should a man’s skincare routine look like?
Contrary to what people think, you do not require a bunch of expensive products to create a skincare routine. You can start out with 3-4 key affordable yet effective products and add more products as you develop a consistent routine.
Thankfully, we now have skincare brands that create products specifically for men. However, don’t be fooled, men and women can actually use the same skincare products. It’s mostly marketing at play.
Find a gentle nonstripping cleanser, a gentle exfoliant, a lightweight or heavy moisturizer (depending on your skin type and personal preference), and a broad spectrum (UVA & UVB) sunscreen.
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How often should I use these products?
- Daily Routine
A daily skincare routine for men should include cleansing your face, applying a moisturizer (even if you have oily skin), and protecting your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day.
These steps minus sunscreen of course should also be repeated at night.
- Weekly Routine
Exfoliating weekly with a gentle scrub, enzyme mask, or chemical exfoliant is an added bonus. Also, if you keep a beard ensure to give it some good loving by keeping it clean and moisturized. Watch this helpful video by Udegbunam Chucks for facial hair care tips.
- Monthly Routine.
If you can afford to, monthly facials should also be a part of your skincare/self-care plans. Find a good medspa and give your skin some good loving.A standard skincare routine for men should include cleansing your face, applying a moisturizer (even if you have oily skin), and protecting your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day. Click To Tweet
If you need any recommendations or suggestions please comment below and I’ll be glad to help you out.
I hope I’ve been able to convince you that everyone including men needs to CARE about SKINCARE.
What other tips would you recommend for a man looking to get into skincare?
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