Skincare for Men
When it comes to staying healthy, the only thing men love to talk about is fitness and eating right. They treasure regular exercise above all things and even add supplements to ensure their body gets exactly what it needs. Most of the time, men neglect taking care of that specific body part that plays a huge role in ensuring good health: their skin.
The skin performs important functions than just making us look good:
- It is our first line of defense and shields us away from the outside world.
- The skin protects us from bacteria, germs, and the harmful effects of UV rays.
- It regulates body temperature and helps get rid of toxins.
Therefore, men should also be just as concerned about taking care of this important organ as their female counterparts are. Proper skincare doesn’t have to be difficult or involve combining different products. It just needs to be a consistent part of our daily routine. Even though applying a daily moisturiser or sunscreen may add a few extra minutes to the time you spend getting ready, it is a practice that is absolutely worth it.
In this article, I will be highlighting some important reasons every man should consider taking care of their skin and how they could go about it. If you have been less concerned about your skin as a man, this might just be the motivation you need to pamper that friend of yours that has been there for you right from the time you took your first breath.
Why Men Should Take Care of Their Skin
It Will Help Improve Acne and Blemishes
Having a skincare routine can go a long way to benefit the skin, especially if you are the type prone to acne. Including a facial cleanser in your daily skincare regimen can help improve the look of your skin. A good facial cleanser can help balance the skin, dissolve dead skin cells, and get rid of blackheads. If you haven’t found a facial cleaner yet, you can consider GoodOils Cleansing Oil. It is a blend of organic oil that cleanses the skin by removing dirt and dead skin cells.
It Will Help You Look Your Best at Any Age
Regardless of your age, keeping a regular skincare routine will keep you feeling and looking better for many years to come. While exercise and healthy eating are great for your health, maintaining a consistent skincare routine will help you look your best at any age.
It Protects Your Skin from the Signs of Ageing
Just as women do, men also show signs of getting old. Wrinkles and fine lines are not limited to women, and so men too need to do something about them. Leaving them unattended can make you look older than you actually are. Consider including a good moisturiser in your skincare routine to help combat the signs of aging. If you are able to lay your hands on a good water-based moisturiser like the NeroliPom Moisturiser, it can even help reverse existing damages to your skin, thanks to the anti-oxidizing properties of its ingredients.
It Helps Protect Your Skin from Harmful UVB Rays
While sun exposure in some doses can be beneficial to your skin and health, providing much needed vitamin D, it can also cause damage to your skin over time. By moisturising the skin and regularly applying sunscreen, you can help shield it from burning UVA and UVB rays, hence protecting your skin from early ageing, sunburn, and skin cancer.
Useful Tips to help Men Take Care of Their Skin
The truth is that skincare matters – even for men. No matter what age you are, your skin will benefit a lot from a skincare regimen. Below are some useful tips to help you care for your skin as much as it deserves.
1. Know your skin type
This is a very important step when considering having a consistent skincare routine. You need to know what type of skin you have. Is it normal skin, sensitive, oily, dry, or combination skin? Generally, people with oily skin tend to have oil on their t-zone. That is their forehead, chin, and nose. You can determine this via a simple tissue paper test.
2. Choose products based on your skin type
Now that you know your skin type, you need to choose your products based on that. If you think your skin is prone to acne, look for cleansers and moisturisers that are “non-comedogenic”. These types of products don’t clog skin pores and so won’t make your acne worse. If you have sensitive skin, you might need to stay away from products containing fragrances. They can irritate your skin and leave it dry.
You can go through our product catalog for different products for different skin types. These products are all made from natural and organic ingredients and are suitable for your delicate skin.
3. Wash your face daily and after exercise
It is important that men wash their face at least twice a day with a mild face wash that best works with their skin type. During the day, men’s skin tends to get oily and block skin pores. Following a regular cleansing routine is a perfect way to take care of this problem.
All that oil and dirt accumulating on your face can cause blackheads and whiteheads while also forming a layer of dead skin. A good way to get rid of this layer and bring out a smooth, healthy skin is through exfoliation. We recommend exfoliating about once a week with our CocoaBamboo Exfoliating Treatment Clay Mask.
When you have thoroughly cleansed your skin, you will also need to moisturise it to keep it supple and soft. A good moisturising cream holds the right amount of moisture that helps keep the skin hydrated and looking healthy during the day. A good example is our NeroliPom Moisturiser, made with antioxidant-rich pomegranate seed oil and nourishing vitamin E. NeroliPom is a brilliant after shave moisturiser as well, thanks to cooling aloe vera and soothing camellia oil.
6. Don’t forget SPF
Sunscreens are an important part of men’s skincare regime as they help protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. These rays could cause sunburn, premature aging, and even cancer. So, as a man, aim for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and use it daily, especially in sunny days.
7. Balance the skin with a hydrating dry oil
In the evening, check for sign of dryness on the skin and flakiness on the scalp after cleansing. A good way to keep the skin balanced, is the use a night oil or oil-based serum, such as our Herbs&Trees Balancing Facial Serum for combination or oily skin, or our FranChouliPom Nourishing Facial Serum for dry or maturing skin. Use a couple of drops on the face before going to sleep every evening.
Once a month use your night oil on the scalp for deep hydration and to avoid dandruff. Then cover the pillow with a towel, and wash your hair in the morning.
If you have a beard, use our oil-serum as a beard-oil to keep it soft and healthy regularly, as needed.
8: Keep a close eye on your skin
It is important that you stay committed to checking your skin regularly. Moles that itch, new spots, bleed or a change in color can all be early signs of skin cancer. If you notice anything unusual about your skin, speak to a dermatologist right away.
Men above the age of 50 have a higher chance of developing melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. However, early detection of this condition can help a lot in its treatment.
Skincare Matters for Men Too
Just as it is for women, it is also important that men take care of their skin. But remember that no one-size-fits-all approach to taking care of our skin. Different skin types need different products. A product that works well for your friend may not work for you. That is why you need to know what skin type you have and chose the best products that meets that skin type.
At Terre Verdi, we have a wide range of unisex 100% natural, vegan skincare products that work well for any skin type. Most of these products are certified organic, so you can be sure no harm is coming to your skin from using them.
If you are not sure if a product you are considering will work well for your skin type, you can always reach out to our customer support for help. We are committed to ensuring you feel and look your best!