“I think, generally, men are becoming a lot more aware of skincare and grooming,” influencer SkincareShaun has opined to GQ, adding: “Even if it just means slapping on a bit of face cream after the gym and washing with a face wash rather than their shampoo.”
However, if you are a man, you should probably go a lot further with your skincare routine, given that doing so could help you prevent acne, wrinkles, and sun damage, as Esquire implies. So, what exactly should you apply to your face?
Use a specific facial cleanser designed for your skin type
This bears emphasis because if you use the wrong cleanser, you could inadvertently disrupt your skin’s protective barrier and strip away good oils that keep it moisturized.
So, if your particular skin type is relatively dry, you should seek a cleanser with moisturizing ingredients. On the other hand, if your skin is of the oily variety, a better facial cleanser would be a gel one with oil-controlling ingredients such as salicylic acid.
Fix a large range of problems with eye cream
You could be stunned to learn just how many skin issues can be rectified with eye cream. For example, it can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and, if you’ve had a rough evening, get rid of puffy bags.
As eye cream is prone to losing moisture relatively quickly, you should use the product every morning and night after cleansing.
Rejuvenate your face by putting a CBD serum on it
Usually, for a man fairly new to adopting a thorough grooming regime, moisturizer would be a good skincare product to put on the face straight after eye cream has been used. However, reaching for a CBD serum before the moisturizer could be an even wiser step.
Cellular Goods offers a range of CBD skincare products – including a CBD serum – intended to play well with other non-CBD skin treatments you probably have in your bathroom cabinet.
Yes, now it would be time for you to move on to moisturizer
Don’t worry if you’ve been put off wearing moisturizer because it has previously felt somewhat sludgy on your skin. It could simply be that, on this earlier occasion, you chose the wrong type of moisturizer – one that your face couldn’t easily tolerate.
You should keep in mind that new, more lightweight formulas are released every day onto the moisturizer market – and wearing moisturizer will at least keep skin dryness at bay. Moisturizers should be included in your skincare routine.
Wear sunscreen daily
You might not have realized how often UV rays from the sun hit your face, as they are bound to do every day unless you live like a vampire or a hermit.
Alas, these rays can cause skin cancer and speed up the skin’s aging process. However, daily sunscreen would be a powerful weapon in your arsenal against both of these dangers – so be sure to look out for a sunscreen containing skin-hydrating ingredients.
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