Skin Care, Man Edition

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When we talk about skin problems guys skin care would seem like a foreign topic to some men. It would have been even more foreign a few years back. However, more and more men are finding out the importance of skin care(notice the explosion of men skin care products in stores now). Male skin is very different from that of female skin however men's skin care is very similar to skin care of women.

Men skin care starts with cleansing too. Cleansing, remove the dirt, grease and pollutants from the skin and helps in preventing clogging or pores. Cleansing is also a good way to stop acne. The oily nature of male skin makes cleansing an important part of the skin care procedure. Cleansing should be done at least once every day, even better if it is done twice a day.

Men's skin care revolves a lot around shaving. Shaving foam/gel/cream and after shave lotion are one of the most important men skin care products. Men's skin care requires a proper selection of shaving products and related equipment. One of the considerations in choosing the right shaving product should be the skin type since the degree of oiliness differs from person to person as with women. Proper skin care also mandates the use of good quality razors. Swivel-head razors are recommended since they are known to reduce cuts. Besides these products and equipment, it is also necessary that you use them properly. Be gentle when using your razor. Do not scratch it against your skin; use a soft and smooth action (after all it's a matter of removing hair, not the skin itself).


Men's skin is usually generally thicker and oilier. Also men have larger pores and more active sebaceous glands. Due to regular shaving men's skin can get dehydrated quite easily. Moisturizers can be an integral part of men's skin care. Moisturizing gel or cream should be applied after shaving. In fact, some shaving foams/ gel have an in-built moisturizing effect too. Moisturizers should be patted gently over the face and massaged gently using upward strokes.
Another good option for men's skin care is to use skin care products that contain natural ingredients like aloe vera, sea salt and coconut. Naturally antiseptic oils like lavender, tea tree etc also provide good means for men's skin care.

Men's skin care is not as difficult as a lot of men may think. It just requires a few minutes, which will help you get healthy smooth acne free skin. If men take care of their skin then in turn their skin will take care of them and women love a guy with good skin. Women care about a man's skin just as much as they do themselves.


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