Mens Skin Care Facial Tips

The best men’s skin care routine doesn’t have to be a long process. Guys should be able to get clear, glowing skin in just five minutes a day, with just a few quick and easy steps. Read on for the best in men’s products and skin tips!

Men’s Skin Health and Skin Types

Most men know they should be caring for their skin every day, but they may have come up with a list of excuses to skip the daily regimen. Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be a complex process.

The first step is assessing what type of skin you have, so that you can choose men’s products that are formulated specifically for you. The most common skin types include:

  • Combination skin: This type of skin usually has a t-zone. A t-zone is an oily portion across the forehead and down the nose to the chin, and dry cheeks.
  • Dry skin: A tight feeling of the skin and flaky skin are signs of dry skin.
  • Normal/clear skin: If your skin is clear and even, and you don’t suffer from acne or dry patches, you probably have normal/clear skin.
  • Oily skin: Men’s oily skin is a common problem. If your skin has visible pores and blemishes and a shiny appearance, you probably have oily skin.

Men’s Products and Men’s Skin Care

Once you know what type of skin you have, you’ll want to choose men’s products that are made for that specific type. To save time in the morning, the best products to choose are ones that combine two steps in one. These include:

  • Anti-aging men’s skin cream that doubles as a moisturizer
  • Cleansers with exfoliating properties
  • Moisturizers with an included sunscreen SPF of 15 or higher
  • Shaving gel with aloe to moisturize.

When it comes to men’s skin health, the best way to ward off skin cancer is to stay out of the sun, but if you must, use a sunscreen each day. For an effective solution, choose a moisturizer with a SPF of 15 or higher and reapply often.

Quick Men’s Skin Care Routine

After you’ve purchased men’s products that work for more than one use, you’ll likely want to cut down on the time you spend using them. Some of the best ways to do this include:

  • Create order: For the quickest men’s skin care routine, have your products lined up and ready to go each morning. This simple step can save countless minutes digging through drawers to find a missing toner or sunscreen.
  • Shave in the shower: Not only is shaving in the shower the best way to shave, as the steam preps the face for shaving, but you can do it while your shampoo or conditioner is in your hair, saving you time.
  • Use sample size, or travel size products: Buy your products in bulk for the best deal and environmentally friendly option, but reuse small containers to take your men’s products on the go. This way you can reapply products such as your sunscreen whenever you have a few minutes to spare.

Resources

Mayo Clinic Staff. (2009). Skin care: 5 tips for healthy skin. Retrieved March 18, 2010, from the Mayo Clinic Web site: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-care/SN00003.

Warner, J. (2008). Guy’s skin care. Retrieved March 18, 2010, from the Delicious Living Web site: http://deliciouslivingmag.com/beauty/guys-skincare/.