Men’s Skincare – The Basics

It’s very rare today that a man doesn’t look after himself in one way or another.

Gone are the days of stereotypical masculinity, natural deodorant and overgrown Viking beards. Male grooming has been on the rise for some time, and now we are slap bang in the middle of it. Personal hygiene, how you look, how you smell and how you feel play a part in every day life whether you’re a man or a woman.

 

5 Points to Consider when starting your Skin Care regime

 

Oily Skin

Skin produces oil to stay soft and supple. Which is great, sort of. Excess production of oil leads to acne and shiny skin. When this oil trapped in your pores combines with dead skin cells, spots and blackheads form. Most basic skin care routines can help to prevent the effects of oily skin. Most people don’t know that oil-based products help with oily skin! Using a good moisturiser will fight the signs of oily skin by keeping it hydrated.

Dark Circles

Dark circles under the eyes are not necessarily a sign of tiredness, but stress and fatigue seem to contribute. The skin under your eyes is the thinnest of anywhere on your body and blood vessels under the eyes become more visible with age due to loss of fat and collagen. Applying the right treatment gently under the eyes, day after day helps to diminish dark circles. Our anti-ageing eye serum contains pomegranate extract which provides the skin with Vitamin C, Folic Acid and Polyphenols, all giving skin a youthful look and protecting it from day to day harsh environmental stressors.

 

Shaving and Skincare

Poorly shaving can deplete your skin of its moisture and lead to dry and blotchy skin. Ensuring your skin is properly looked after before shaving is a great way to achieve a comfortable shave. Dull razor blades also impact your skin and can leave it itchy and dry so always make sure you’re using a fresh razor head! To ensure a real clean shave, take a warm shower just before shaving. This will prepare your skin and make the hairs soft!

 

Diet

What you put into your body impacts what you look like on the outside. Eating pizza doesn’t give you a break out in acne, but eating a healthy, well-balanced diet does have its benefits on your skin! Kale is one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients that absorb and neutralize the free radicals created by UV light). Not to mention it is rich in skin-firming vitamin C & A.

You are what you eat. So how about putting down that huge bowl of ignorance and look towards healthier alternatives.

 

Ageing

Day by day we get older. It’s a fact, and you can’t argue with the calendar. The ageing process can’t be stopped, but it’s effects on our skin can be slowed down. Religiously taking care of your skin can help to slow down the effects of ageing. Dehydration is a major culprit of ageing skin. Making sure you moisturise regularly helps to keep your skin fresh and combat drastic ageing.

 

Taking all the above points into consideration is bound to help you develop a good, flawless skin care routine! Just remember to keep at it to feel the full benefits.