Men Skin Care - Not Just for Girls

Joqtan Anicama

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For lots of men, skin care is for girls. Past the world of shaving their faces, it is rare for a man to devote a couple of minutes to his skin, especially the skin on his face. However, caring for your skin is important for a man’s present and future. Skin is the body's first line of defense against sickness, germs, and diseases.

In addition, as we get older, our skin starts to droop. Thus, we get wrinkles and facial lines. So because of these reasons, taking care of our skin is important. These tips will help you keep your skin in shape without and avoid spending your money on foolish products.

For starters, men should see that proper skin care isn't going to occupy hours of your busy day. It really just takes a few minutes a day. Check this out. Just wash your face with some mild soap, like ivory. Do not use a deodorant or strong soap on your face. Slap on some cold water and rinse.

Just a couple of times a week, take a cleanser like Noxzema and wash your face with some lukewarm water using a damp washcloth and slowly work in the cleanser in a circular motion. Now your pores are cleaned out and your facial skin will be feeling fresh. Always pat your face dry with a clean towel. In the end, just slap on some moisturizing lotion.

Everyday factors like the wind can dry your skin and can cause damage. To stop this, put on some sunscreen if you know you'll be outside for a while. A SPF factor of 15 should do the job. Pick a sunscreen that has aloe and moisturizers in it. Once your inside, put on some facial cream that has vitamin E. You can also apply this any time your face feels dry.

Shaving is always hard on your face, so get it done right. If you use a blade, make sure that your face is coated with a thin stream of hot water before applying shaving cream. Allow the cream a few minutes to settle in. Use a sharp razor that has a double blade attached to it. Take your time. Rinse with cold water, not hot. Using after shave cream works better than applying liquid. If you use an electric razor, put on pre-shave lotion to allow your whiskers to stand up and keeps your shaver gliding easily across your face. It will also lessen the irritation and burn that comes with electric shaving.

Eating healthy and getting active are without a doubt great contributors. Take in up on the fruits and vegetables, which often contain multiple anti-oxidants that can retard skin damage. Take a multi-vitamin that is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E. Do your best to steer clear of greasy, fried food. Substitute olive oil in place of butter when you cook. It's healthier and, as some claim, will allow your skin to retain its elasticity longer.

Exercise will do more than simply get your heart rate going. It will clear your pores, increase your metabolism, and mainly make you feel better about yourself. Sweating allows your inner body to cleanse itself.

Probably the easiest and best way to benefit your skin is to drink lots of water every day. The majority of your body's cells are made up of water, so it's logical to keep yourself hydrated. Drink at least 64 ounces of water per day. Drink even more water if you like to drink other beverages such as coffee, soda or alcohol. This is important because those drinks dehydrate you. If you like to drink alcohol, try to limit yourself. If you don't you're most likely to start getting some bad looking skin and less attention from the girls.

Using the advice above isn't going to give you baby like skin overnight. But, your skin will look healthier and younger, which makes a man feel good about him self, and get more ladies looking at you.

Joqtan A. is an expert writer for Man Skin Care . A site concentrating on men skin care tips, advice and product reviews for men of all skin colors.


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