Men, Dads, Fathers! always on their toes- working hard, shooting ball with children, taking them to school, driving them to ballet or taekwondo – the list just goes on… Skincare in all this milieu takes a back seat and suddenly you notice those fine lines one day!
Here are 5 skincare essentials that will keep your skin in good health.
Your face needs a cleanser! You are hit with dirt, pollutants and the elements daily. Removing all that grime from your face is important. Invest in a skin appropriate water soluble cleanser, using it AM and PM. Will it be fine if I use soap ? No way! Soaps are usually alkaline that rob your skin off its natural moisture leaving it rough and dry.
Your face accumulates dead skin cells- Exfoliate! Men keep telling me that when they shave they slough off the dead cells. You need to do more! Exfoliate once a week to get back that handsome, chiseled look.
Hair! Hair! Hair– Shave! Yes, you have to let go of all the unwanted hair on your face with a good shave. Invest in a pre- shave oil, a hydrating shave gel/ cream/ foam that is minus the alcohol and take a look at your razor closely. Get a new one when you find the blades going blunt or any part rusting. Your razor has a shelf life- respect it! Do you know that when you shave after your shower, the complete experience is easy with excellent results. Also, shave in the direction of your hair growth.
Your skin demands hydration: Regular shaving, out doors, working in temperature controlled environments robs your skin off water. Water is vital to keep your skin looking healthy. Invest in a moisturizer that works for your skin. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to hydrate from the inside-out.
Screen your skin with Sunscreen! Its true that a man’s skin is less sensitive to UV radiation, but this does not mean, it is impervious. Sun exposure is foremost in making your skin dull, leathery, lackluster and unhealthy. Apply a sun block before you step out. Enjoy the outdoors with family and friends:)