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Men’s Skincare Concerns and Solutions

Men do not think about the skincare they need as often as women do. Men do not normally worry about the possibility of fine lines and wrinkles forming, and many of them see skincare products as a waste of time and money.

What men need to realize is that skin care can help prevent serious diseases and conditions. By starting a routine of proper care when they are young, men can prevent dryness, itching, discoloration, and more when they are older.

You have heard the old adage, be comfortable in the skin you are in. You cannot do that if the skin you are in is dry, flaky, and problematic.

What Skincare Products do Men Use Most?

The gender differences in possible skin conditions and problems are unique. Most ladies do not have to worry about razor burn on their faces, and most men do not need to worry that their foundation makeup is clogging their pores.

Men may use fewer cosmetics and beauty care products, but they still need some of these products to maintain a healthy appearance and to feel their best.

Moisturizers

One of the most commonly used skin care products for men is moisturizer. If you are not using a product designed to add hydration back to your skin then you need to be.

Most men prefer all-natural moisturizers that have no fragrance to them.

Men expose their skin to the ravages of the sun and wind more than women do. Women often wear a protective layer of foundation and other cosmetic products on their faces when they go outside. Men go outside completely exposed with nothing but bare skin showing.

Moisturizing every day lets the moisture that the sun draws out of the skin be replaced.

Aftershave Lotions

You might think of an aftershave lotion as a cologne of sorts. The truth is the purpose of these products is to treat the skin after it has been exposed to shaving. Shaving can be pretty traumatic on your skin, and to reduce the pain, redness, and irritation often caused by this process men apply aftershave lotion.

The lotion should soothe the area and stop the stinging, ease the redness, and make the man feel more comfortable. To achieve all of this a lotion that contains vitamin E is highly recommended.

Sunscreen

Let’s be honest about this. Men need more sunscreen protection than women because they are typically exposed to greater amounts of the sun for longer periods of time. The problem is that the majority of men do not take the time to apply sunscreen before they leave the house each day.

In the next 12 months, about 57,180 men will be diagnosed with new melanomas. Melanoma is skin cancer.

The high rates of skin cancer in men is partially due to their lack of sunscreen and protection, but it is partially due to the fact that men have a greater amount of collagen in their skin.

The number one way for you to prevent skin cancer is to take it seriously. Get a quality sunscreen that has an SPF of no less than 45. Apply that sunscreen as part of your morning ritual.

You should be applying this lotion to any portion of your body that will not be completely covered and protected by clothing thick enough to block UV ray penetration. That means if you are wearing a tee shirt you need to put the sunblock on your chest and back because most tee shirts are thin enough to allow harmful rays to penetrate the material and damage the skin.

How do Men go about Choosing the Right Skin Care Products?

Men have little education in skin care, skin types or anything concerning their epidermis. To choose the right products to keep your skin healthy you are going to need to determine what type of skin you have.

There are 4 Basic Skin Types

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you have excessive amounts of oil and your skin will more than likely look kind of shiny on your face. Pay special attention to your nose area, forehead, and chin. This type of skin is prone to acne and pimples. You need products that contain Vitamin A and the derivatives of vitamin A to help clear away the oil without drying out the skin.

Dry Skin

Your skin lacks oil and may get flaky or even itch a lot. You are more prone to eczema and conditions like eczema. Your only method of dealing with this type of skin is to moisturize every day. Get a vitamin-rich moisturizer and apply it daily. If the moisturizer has a lot of vitamin A in it you may want to apply it at night before you go to bed.

Normal Skin

Normal skin can tolerate the majority of all products. It is not excessively oily or dry. You may have oily sections around the nose and chin and then dry sections on the remainder of the face. Apply moisturizer to correct sun damage and apply sunscreen every day.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is painful. It often stings when you apply products and it is most likely to develop rashes, redness, and itchiness when you apply products to it. Be certain to get all-natural products and try the ones that have soothing aloe in them.

For more information about what skincare products men should be using, and why, visit this website. You  will find information and you will also find suggested online companies that can provide you with high-quality products at affordable prices.

Your skin protects you and it is the first part of you that anyone sees. Take care of it.

 

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