Why Men Need a Skincare Routine, Too
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Why Men Need a Skincare Routine, Too

Why Men Need a Skincare Routine, Too

When it comes to skincare routines, many men are content with using a bar of soap. But why does the thought of washing one’s face with the same bar of soap used to scrub the body make skin experts cringe? 

Traditional soap is high in alkalinity, which causes a shift in a body’s pH balance. PH expresses the acidity or basicity of a solution, and if too high or too low, it can cause a compromised skin barrier and lead to skin concerns. This is why skin experts highly recommend a proper cleanser to keep things balanced. And it doesn’t need to be a high-end luxurious brand, it just needs to have the right ingredients. 

Have you looked in the mirror lately and thought, “Where did these lines come from,” or, “Wow my skin seems dull.” A proper balancing skincare routine is essential to having and maintaining healthy skin. So let's break down the steps of a basic skincare routine that’s easy for a busy man to incorporate:

  • Cleanse 

Men typically have thicker skin than women, hence why they don’t see the problem with using a heavy degreaser like soap. But swapping that soap with a hydrating cleanser will remove dirt and pollution without stripping the skin of necessary oils. When you nourish your skin and create a healthy skin barrier, your daily shave feels less irritating, and if you’re prone to ingrown hairs, try adding an exfoliating cleanser two to three times a week to prevent skin cell buildup. 

We suggest:

SalujaMD Refresh Cleanser and Obagi Gentle Cleanser

For exfoliation, add SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

  • Moisturize
    You just cleansed and got that nice squeaky clean skin feeling, so why would you want to ruin it with that greasy feeling of a moisturizer? You’ve probably been using your partner’s moisturizer that was not designed for your skin type. Men usually have oily skin, and that doesn’t mean you get to skip the moisturizer, it just means you need to look for an oil-free one to provide hydration without feeling greasy.

We suggest: 

Obagi Hydrate and Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer

  • SPF

Our skin absorbs the sun’s UV rays and generates oxygen-free radicals, which can destroy and mutate cells, and even cause skin cancer. Wearing sunscreen is non-negotiable because we are constantly exposed to light at all times — day and night. Yes, even your computers and cell phones emit blue light that causes cellular damage. Incorporating a sunscreen as the last step in your routine will not only prevent premature aging but also lower your risk of skin cancer. 

We suggest: 

ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica Emulsion SPF 50 and Obagi Sunshield Matte SPF 50 

Skincare is a healthcare practice that is continuous throughout life. Schedule routine visits to your skin doctor the same as you would visit your dentist.



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