The dos and don’ts of men’s skincare

Biodroga-Men-24-h-Moisturising-Fluid-abloomnova.net_ The dos and don'ts of men's skincare

Skincare is slowly being accepted by men as a necessary part of looking after your body. While working out and eating well is widely upheld by guys, browsing a shop for a product best suited for their skin type still takes some getting used to.

But even if men use just one product, it’s the moisturiser that we recommend as the most important. And even the most basic of skincare products has its own list of dos and don’ts, at least, according to the Men’s Science blog

DO

Get a men’s facial moisturiser with active ingredients. Any good moisturiser should have a range of active ingredients for the best results. Look for “true” moisturisers such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which maintain skin’s moisture levels and keep it soft and pliable, as well as antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E, which condition the skin and provide nurturing to ensure that the skin stays healthy-looking.

DON’T

Use a moisturiser that contains alcohol, especially if you have normal or dry skin; alcohol may dry out or irritate the skin even more. Just to be clear: We’re talking about common alcohol (aka SD Alcohol or Alcohol Denat). Even though cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol have the word “alcohol,” they’re actually commonly used and acceptable skincare ingredients.

DO

Apply on a clean face. You should wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening to remove residues and pollutants. For a deep clean, use a men’s face wash to clear your pores and keep your skin feeling fresh.

DON’T

Apply a face moisturiser on a sweaty or dirty face. This can encourage germs and bacteria that can attack your skin, resulting in acne breakouts and other men’s skin problems. Always wash your face beforehand (see above tip).

DO

Apply with clean hands. Hands can contain dirt and bacteria, and you do not want to transfer these to your face. Wash your hands before touching your face or applying any men’s facial product.

DON’T

Apply too much moisturiser. This will only pile up and give you a shiny, greasy appearance — about half a teaspoon is the right amount. It should not take more than 30 seconds for a good moisturizer to be absorbed.

DO

Apply after your men’s anti-aging cream has absorbed. A good men’s moisturiser lotion will create a barrier over your skin and this can prevent the active ingredients of a men’s anti-aging cream from reaching your needy skin cells.

DON’T

Use a face moisturiser in the area around the eyes. This skin is more delicate, thinner and subject to specific concerns like dark under eye circles, so it needs a dedicated product with extra nutrients like an eye cream for men.

DO

Reapply in the evening. The active ingredients in a quality men’s facial cream or lotion will diminish in potency as they are absorbed by the skin or naturally degraded by the elements. So even if your skin feels soft and moisturised, reapplying a moisturiser in the evening ensures that your skin is getting a booster dose of skin-conditioning ingredients.

DON’T

Apply too much to the “T” area. The T area is the t-shape area defined by your forehead, nose and chin; these are usually the areas where you skin tends to be more oily (especially the sides of your nose), so go light on this areas.

One of our favourite products for men is Biodroga Men 24-h Moisturising Fluid. This is a light, non-greasy moisturiser for men that optimizes the skin’s moisture content, tones and strengthens the skin and vitalises the skin. Supports and activates skin functions, improves skin elasticity and makes skin smooth and supple.

 

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