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Men, Step Up Your Skincare Game



Men, Step Up Your Skincare Game

Guys, if your skincare regime consists of washing your face with bar soap and running out the door, it’s time to step up your game. Many men have begun adopting better grooming habits and are making the effort to put their best face forward. Here are some simple skincare tips for today’s modern man specifically tailored to fit your lifestyle.

Save the Bar Soap for Your Body

Men are often guilty of taking super-hot showers and using harsh bar soap to cleanse their faces. This only further dries out skin, and it can increase the appearance of wrinkles. For those with oily or acne-prone skin, it can cause oil glands to over-produce to make up for the lack of hydration. A proper face wash will gently cleanse the skin from the dirt without stripping every bit of oil.

Choose Your Weapon Wisely

When shaving too closely, the hair can plunge into the skin as it grows, creating little red bumps of ingrown hairs. Multi-blade razors allow you to shave smoothly in one pass, however, for those with sensitive skin, acne-prone skin or ingrown hairs, it’s best to use a two-blade razor, since it doesn’t cut quite as close. Baxter of California Double Edge Safety Razor ($65) produces a comfortable shave that will leave skin smooth without irritating the complexion. It’s a good idea to change your razor blade weekly. 

Go Easy on the Moisturizer

On average, men naturally have more hydrated skin than women. That’s no excuse to skip the moisturizer, but it does mean that most men won’t need to invest in heavy duty facial creams. Instead, go for quality botanical-based products free of dyes, alcohols and artificial fragrances that can lead to irritated skin. The customized Men’s Raw Method Kit by Rhonda Allison (prices range from $81-$101) is specifically designed for a man’s pH level and contains calming minerals, antioxidants and water-binding hyaluronic acid to hydrate, heal and protect skin.

Don't Skimp on Your ZZZs

Clocking the recommended seven to eight hours will give your cells ample time to fix the day’s wear and tear. For skin, that means heading off wrin- kles and break- outs because it’s while you sleep that the body heals and repairs itself.

Get Monthly Facials

Yes, real men do get facials and just about any woman will tell you that a well-groomed man is a sexy man! Even with a good skincare routine, dead skin cells, blackheads and random hairs have their way of creeping up. Seeing an aesthetician for a monthly clean-up will keep those nose and ear hairs in control, man brows in check and skin clear and youthful.

For more tips check out Beautiful You: Skin and Body Rejuvenation at Beautiful-You-SkinCare.com to contact owner, medical aesthetician and massage therapist Kimberly Ceballos for all of your skincare needs, or call 619-708-7822. 

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