Dear men, if you are not taking good care of your skin, then this is for you. You probably just wake up in the morning and wash your face with soap and believe that you have taken really good care of your skin. Your skin will never thank you if that is what you consider your skin care routine. Effective skin care goes beyond simply washing your face with whatever soap. Has someone ever met you and asked you, “have you been getting enough sleep?” If you get that question a lot then it is your skin that betrays you. You might be having enough sleep but do not take time to take good care of your skin. Skin care should not be left for the women only, men also need to take up the task. Would you want that if someone meets you, they tell you, “Wow! You look great!”? If your answer is yes, then keep reading.
The first step of my skin care routine would be to know what is skin care, why skin care and how to carry out effective skin care. In my understanding, skin care is a range of practices that support skin integrity.
For effective skin care I would recommend that you first know what type your skin is. Is your skin dry, oily or normal? Knowing your skin type will guide you on what products to use your skin care and what products not to use. If you go to buy these skin care products, you will be advised on the best products for your skin depending on your skin type. There are varieties of skin care products ranging from a facial cleanser to a serum. For a beginner, I would recommend a facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer.
- Step one -Cleanses
Cleansing will help get rid of dirt and impurities. Rather than using soap to do this which has proven not effective, get yourself a facial cleanser like simple water boost micellar cleansing water. Use this twice a day (morning and night) to achieve the best results
- Step two -Tone
Skin toning helps to remove excess oils and dead skin cells. For toning I would recommend, simple soothing facial toner to be used at night.
- Step three -Moisturize
Using a moisturize on your skin will ensure that your skin does not keep losing moisture. The moisturizer you choose to use should contain ingredients like glycerin, Vitamin E, borage seed oil and pro-vitamin B5 which are all great moisturizers for the skin. On this, I would recommend the simple hydrating light moisturizer. Moisturizing can also be done twice a day to achieve the desired results.
Good skin care could help you fight acne, sun damage and wrinkles which are some issues that both men and women struggle with every single day. A simple skin care routine like this will result to a huge difference just after a few weeks of following the routine.
Do not forget to drink a lot of water as this is also very important for your skin. You can find the products mentioned above from Jumia or super cosmetics beauty shop. Remember to stay committed and consistent to this routine. All the best gentlemen.