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Male Skin Care - What's It All About?

Aug 22, 2008
Skin care has become an increasingly important issue for the man of today. Therefore, simply borrowing skin care products from their mothers, sisters, and wives is hardly adequate for the challenges the modern man's skin has to face, with issues like pollution and ultra violet exposure becoming the order of the day. As men's skin is oilier and dehydrated, as well as 20% thicker than that of women, women's skin care products aren't really effective for men, and a man's skin care is now customized for his tough skin.

For a long time, men have managed to convince themselves that they do not need to look after their skin, and those who did were derided as being pansy. On critical occasions they would at best use products which belonged to their female associates. This notion, however, has gradually changed over the past few years, and men have started paying more attention to their skin quality and even more so to that of their facial skin.

The beauty products' market, having noticed this shift in attitude has started to manufacture and market skin care products exclusively for men, e.g. facial moisturizers. This shift has also been influenced by the fact that men often need to work in open, polluted and grimy environments and that this effort often affects their skin adversely. They can improve their skin quality by following these tips for male skin care, given below:

A man does not need much time for taking care of his skin, and can finish his work within a few minutes, only if done regularly on a daily basis.

The best way to start of is by washing your face with a mild soap and then rinsing it with cold water. However, strong soaps must be avoided, as they contain harmful deodorants. If you are living in an urban environment, it is essential to cleanse your exposed skin with a good cleanser once or twice a week. In case, you are exposed to the elements for a long period, then an aloe based sunscreen and a moisturizer are absolute musts.

Other male skin care tips which can be applied during shaving are splashing hot water on your face to open up your pores before shaving to avoid razor burns and ingrown hairs. A sharp razor is a must to ensure a smooth shave, as is splashing cool water after a shave.

Using shaving foam is always better than using shaving cream, as the foam softens your facial hair. If you are using an electric razor, then it is advisable to apply pre-shave lotion so as to soften and smooth your facial hair and make it stand up for an easier and smoother shave. This also prevents the usual razor burns associated with electric razors.

An effective man's skin care tip includes a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and anti-oxidants, which will go a long way in controlling skin damage. Avoiding fatty foods and using a multi-vitamin with vitamin E and anti-oxidants will also protect your skin. Exercise helps to increase sweating, which in turn will flush out toxins and then keep the entire skin surface hydrated. Therefore, it is essential to drink enough water so that your skin remains hydrated.

These simple tips for a man's skin care are not expected to achieve overnight miracles, but over a period of time these will work to make your skin young and healthy and thus, make you attractive and self confident.
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