You want better shaving? You need better skin care. Men should always prepare for shaving, keeping your skin in good shape will contribute to a better shave and less nicks and irritation.
1. Keep it clean.
Men have approximately 15% oilier skin and significantly larger pores than women do. Basically, this means you get dirtier. It is very important; no matter what skin type you have, to clean your face every day. Deep cleansing is important. It keeps pores clear, skin healthy and you looking good.
Cleansing products should be as chemical-free as possible. Deodorant soaps SHOULD NOT be used on your face. They cleanse with harsh ingredients and leave a detergent film behind. This may irritate your skin and will clog your pores. Go natural. Glycerin soaps or men's facial cleansers.
A good facial scrub is essential for healthy clean skin. It will remove dead cells and smooth the surface of your face. The scrub should be strong without being damaging. Stay away from scrubs that contain rough elements like ground bits of nut or seed extracts. They will tear and damage the skin. A good scrub will invigorate you, not hurt you.
Moisturizing is a necessity. Again, the product with the least amount of chemical additives is the best. Always use a light moisturizer on your face after cleansing and shaving and do not forget your neck!
Remember it is very important to moisturize this sensitive area of the face, the under eye area. It is one of the first places to show age because the under eye skin secretes no necessary oils on its own.
2. Keep it toned.
Because men are outside more than women are, environmental degradation and pollutants are more a factor to their skin's health. Toning helps keep the skin clear and firm.
As skin ages, it needs to work harder to maintain its elasticity. Astringents and toners with glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids work the best for toning the face. These acids actually can reduce the pore size, and help avoid ingrown hairs. They are aggressive and have quick results. Remember to look for a product that is not photosensitive (sensitive to light).
3. Treat your skin.
Depending on your skin type (oily, dry or combination) and the time of year, there are different products that treat and enhance your skin. Different treatments will have very different results. It is important to know your skin's needs.
All types of skin need to be exfoliated. This is the removal of dead skin cells that form daily. This is an essential part of skin treatment.
After shaving, you need to moisturize with a product that has absolutely no alcohol in it. Avoid heavy fragrant after-shave products too, as they can irritate the skin.
Do not forget about your lips. Find a men's lip balm that has an SPF of at least 15 in it. Peppermint oil has a nice feel and keeps the lips looking luscious.
4. Protect your skin.
Healthy skin is young looking skin. Always where sunblock when going out in the sun for long periods. That way you avoid skin cancer, bad tans, and painful sunburns.
Source by Joqtan Anicama