Skincare tips for men
March 6, 2013
There was a time when many men would write off skincare as something only women needed to worry about, but as Bob Dylan says, times are a-changing. Nowadays, men who want to get ahead in the workplace, find romance or simply feel the best they can about their appearance realize that they need to take measures to make sure their complexion is as good as it can be.
Getting rid of oils
Oils on the skin can cause issues for men and women alike, though they may present particular problems for guys who shave frequently, according to Readers Digest. Extra oil blocks the pores, which makes it difficult to get a smooth shave. This is why it's important for men to wash their face with warm water at least once a day, and they should always do so before getting out the razor. Don't use that bar of Irish Spring, either - look for a skincare product that is designed specifically for the soft skin of the face.
There's more to taking care of your face than simply washing it. Dry skin can also cause problems for men, and if you're following our advice and cleansing your face every day, you're likely to encounter this issue. AskMen.com reports that showering and washing with hot water opens up the pores, which is good for getting rid of dirt and oil, but also allows moisture to escape. Using a skin lotion can help take care of this problem. For an added bonus, look for a moisturizer with SPF, as this can help block out harmful radiation from the sun - one of the No. 1 causes of premature aging.
Botox for better skin
If you are getting on in years and realize that some wrinkles have already started to form, it's unlikely you'll be able to get rid of them simply by washing and moisturizing. This may be one of the reasons that many men turn to plastic surgery and injectable cosmetics. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, facelifts were among the top five surgical procedures for men in 2011. Guys who want a less invasive way of treating their wrinkles and skin blemishes may want to look to Botox injections, microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
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