The largest organ of human body- skin plays a vital role of protecting the internal organs from outside environment. When it comes to skin, men like to keep it simple. Most do not follow any routine to look after skin health.
"If men want to keep skin youthful and healthy looking, they've got to make skin care a part of their daily regimen," says Mathew Avram, MD, JD, director of the Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Men's skin is different from women's. Researches tell us that on average, a man’s skin is roughly 25% thicker than their female counterparts. In addition, the texture of man’s face is more rougher. Men also tend to have more oiler skin because the production of Sebum (oil) occurs in greater amounts than females.
The first and very important step to start caring for your skin involves determining your skin type. Understanding the skin type will help you to select the perfect skin care regimen and find the problematic areas of the skin to resolve those issues easily.
Sensitive skin- this type of skinmay sting or burn after using certain products
Normal skin- this type of skinis clear and not sensitive
Dry skin- this skinis generally flaky, rough and itchy
Oily skin- itis shiny and greasy and condition worsens specially during summer when grease and sweat get blended clogging pores.
Combination skin-is dry in some areas and oily in others.
Applying a good shaving technique
Shave in a warm shower else put a hot, wet towel over your face for a few minutes before shaving and then massageshaving cream or gels into skin. It is better to use single-edged razors to protect skin from irritation. Shave in the direction ofhairgrowth. After shaving, wash with plenty of water and pat gently with a towel instead of rubbing. Remember to apply moisturizing cream (containing sunblock) to soothe the skin.
If you are using a soap to wash your face daily then you need to stop it right now. Soaps cause havoc to your dermis. According to dermatologists it is much better to use a cleanser. Cleansers help to remove debris from pores without using harsh chemical agents. Cleansers tend to be mild and lock in moisture.
At least three times a week, an exfoliating scrub on your face will work wonder. This will help to remove impurities and other debris that have clogged your skin pores.
Moisturizer works by locking water in your skin, which can help to reduce fine lines and make your skin look brighter and younger. Apply moisturizer to your face and body immediately after bathing and shaving while the skin is still wet.