Dermatologist recommended man skin care routine

Some men may be unfamiliar with the term “man skin care.” It would have seemed even more strange a few years ago. However, more and more men are realizing the importance of man skin care (and thus markets are flooded with man skin care products).

Despite the fact that male skin is very different from female skin,’man skin care’ is very similar to female skin care.

Dermatologist-recommended men’s skincare routine that is as follow

Cleansing the skin

 

‘Man skin care’ too starts with cleansing.  One of the best skincare routines for men is cleaning the skin because cleansing helps remove dirt, grease, and pollutants while also preventing pore clogging.

Men’s skin is prone to more dirt and oil build-up than women’s skin due to factors such as sweat, facial hair, and shaving. To achieve clean skin, we recommend using a facial cleanser twice a day.

For oily skin, a gel or foam cleanser that contains salicylic acid will help to unclog pores and reduce acne.

For dry skin, a cream or lotion cleanser will help to hydrate the skin. It is not advised to use soap on the face after cleansing. 

Exfoliating for men’s skin   

Exfoliating is an essential step in any skincare routine as it helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from the surface of the skin.

For men, it is recommended to exfoliate once or twice a week, depending on their skin type.

For oily skin, a scrub that contains salicylic acid or glycolic acid will help to unclog pores and reduce oil production.

For dry skin, a gentle exfoliator that contains jojoba beads or rice bran will help to remove dead skin cells without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Skin care after shaving 

‘Man skin care’ is heavily focused on shaving. Shaving foam/gel/cream and after-shave lotion are two of the most important man skin care products.

A proper selection of shaving-related equipment and products is necessary for serious “man skin care.” Since the level of oiliness varies from person to person, skin type should be one of the primary factors when selecting shaving products.

Alcohol-based aftershaves should be avoided.

The use of high-quality razors is a requirement for proper “man skin care.” Swivel-head razors are advised in this situation because they are known to cause fewer cuts.

You must use these tools and products properly in addition to using them.

Be gentle when using your razor.

Use a gentle, smooth motion rather than scratching it against your skin (after all, the goal is to remove hair, not the skin itself). 

Daily moisturizing for men Skin care

Because male pores are larger and their sebaceous glands are more active, male skin is typically thicker and oilier.

However, the skin can easily become dehydrated as a result of routine shaving. As a result, moisturizers are an important part of man skin care.

After shaving, apply a moisturizing gel or cream. In fact, some shaving foams/gels have a moisturizing effect as well.

Moisturizers should be gently patted over the face and massaged in upward strokes.

For oily skin, a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer will help to hydrate the skin without clogging pores.

For dry skin, a heavier moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid will help to hydrate and plump the skin

Sun screen protection for men skin care

 Though a man’s skin is less prone to skin cancer caused by UV radiation, using sunscreen is still an important man’s skin care measure.

You can use a moisturizer that contains sunscreen as well as moisturizer. 

For men, we recommend using broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 50 every day, even on cloudy days.

Natural skin care for men

Another good option for man skin care is to use man skin care products that contain natural ingredients such as aloe vera, sea salt, and coconut oil, among others.

Natural antiseptic oils, such as lavender and tea tree, are also useful for man skin care. 

Natural Recipes for Men’s Skin Care

Aloe Vera Gel for men’s skin

Aloe vera gel has soothing properties that can help calm irritated skin after shaving.

Simply apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel on your face after shaving and let it absorb for a few minutes before applying any other products.

Aloe vera gel has essential nutrient which provides natural skin care for men.

Tea Tree Oil for Men

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that can help prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps.

Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil and apply it on your face after shaving.

Witch Hazel for men

 Witch hazel is a natural astringent that can help tighten pores and prevent razor burns.

Apply witch hazel on your face after shaving to help soothe and calm your skin.

 

Coconut Oil for men

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can help hydrate your skin after shaving.

Apply a small amount of coconut oil on your face after shaving to help soothe any irritations and keep your skin hydrated.

Green Tea for men

Green tea has antioxidant properties that can help protect your skin from free radical damage. Brew a cup of green tea and let it cool down before using it as a toner on your face.

Man skin care is not as difficult as many men believe.

It only requires a few minutes per day to provide you with healthy skin now and in the future.

Natural Drinks for Men’s Skin Care

Natural drinks contain essential vitamins and minerals which make skin healthy. .Because natural drinks have high free radicals, and antioxidant properties, and are free from harmful chemicals that can cause irritation, rashes, and other skin problems.

So drinking natural drinks for good skin is the great one of the best skin care routines for men.

Drinking natural drinks contains Vitamin C, b12, Zinc, and potassium which help to fight against any toxins, bacteria and hydrate the skin, and promote collagen production, leading to healthy and youthful-looking skin.

Recipes for Natural Drinks for Men’s Skincare

 

Green Tea and Mint Drink for Skin

Green tea is rich in antioxidants that protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Mint, on the other hand, contains menthol, which has a cooling effect on the skin, making it a perfect drink for summer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups of water
  • Honey to taste

Procedure:

  • Boil the water in a pot and add the green tea bags and mint leaves.
  • Let it steep for 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture into a jug and add honey to taste.
  • Let it cool and serve.

Carrot and Beetroot Juice for Skin

Carrots and beetroot are rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation and protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 1 apple

Procedure:

  • Peel and chop the carrots, beetroot, and apple into small pieces.
  • Add them to a juicer along with the ginger root.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Strain the juice into a glass and serve.

Pineapple and Ginger Drink for Men Skin care

Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which helps to remove dead skin cells and promote collagen production. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce redness and irritation.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 2 cups of water
  • Honey to taste

Procedure:

  • Blend the pineapple chunks, ginger root, and water in a blender until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture into a jug and add honey to taste.
  • Serve chilled.

Tips and Hacks for Using Natural Drinks for Men Skincare

Drink Plenty of Water For Skin 

 Water is essential for healthy skin. Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day can help to keep your skin hydrated and flush out toxins from your body.

Use Natural Drinks as a Toner

 You can use natural drinks as a toner by applying them to your face with a cotton pad. They can help to tighten the pores and reduce inflammation.

Use Natural Drinks as a Face Mask for Skincare

 You can also use natural drinks as a face mask by applying them to your face and leaving them on for 10-15 minutes. They can help to hydrate your skin and provide it with essential nutrients.

Thank you for reading

 

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  • Dr Khadija

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