Men’s Skincare 101

by Amiel Botha on August 09, 2020
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Skincare is for Everyone

Skincare is not only for women! Men need to take care of their skin too, and that means more than just the old school soap and water.

By adopting a few new elements into your routine, you can do future-you a favour. This isn’t some kind of trick to look younger, you will actually be younger. Taking care of your skin by washing, scrubbing, moisturizing and putting some sunscreen on will remove dead skin cells and encourage the growth of new skin cells, making you younger than the skin you're in.

If you are not too fussed by looking a few years younger perhaps the ladies would. According to a 2012 study, men with a healthy skin colour are more attractive to women than those with a masculine face. Researchers pointed out it was “healthy” skin that was most attractive.

You’re Already Doing It

Taking care of your skin has always been part of your life, perhaps without even noticing it. Putting on shaving creams and after shave to soothe your skin is just as much skin care than putting on a moisturizer with a SPF factor or exfoliating.  

It shouldn’t be a complicated process with a five step royal jelly facial mask or layers of expensive creams. It is not quite a new concept either, but by focusing on high quality natural products for your face and body, you can step up your skincare game.

Skin Care Routine

We are keeping the below routine simple and easy. Try first thing in the morning or before bed at night – apply on a daily basis for best results.

Skincare is for Everyone

Skincare is not only for women! Men need to take care of their skin too, and that means more than just the old school soap and water.

By adopting a few new elements into your routine, you can do future-you a favour. This isn’t some kind of trick to look younger, you will actually be younger. Taking care of your skin by washing, scrubbing, moisturizing and putting some sunscreen on will remove dead skin cells and encourage the growth of new skin cells, making you younger than the skin you're in.

If you are not too fussed by looking a few years younger perhaps the ladies would. According to a 2012 study, men with a healthy skin colour are more attractive to women than those with a masculine face. Researchers pointed out it was “healthy” skin that was most attractive.

You’re Already Doing It

Taking care of your skin has always been part of your life, perhaps without even noticing it. Putting on shaving creams and after shave to soothe your skin is just as much skin care than putting on a moisturizer with a SPF factor or exfoliating.  

It shouldn’t be a complicated process with a five step royal jelly facial mask or layers of expensive creams. It is not quite a new concept either, but by focusing on high quality natural products for your face and body, you can step up your skincare game.

Skin Care Routine

We are keeping the below routine simple and easy. Try first thing in the morning or before bed at night – apply on a daily basis for best results.

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1. Wash

To make your skincare regime as easy and painless (no waxing involved) as possible, instead of washing your face in warm water, take a shower and include face wash as part of your routine. Better yet, save money by investing in a shower gel that can double up as a face wash and that is good for your skin. By taking a warm shower, it will allow your pores to open up and allow dirt out. Which in turn removes build-up, boosts hydration and helps you maintain clear-looking and healthy skin.

Using a Five Pence coin (dime) sized amount of shower gel to massage into the face in a circular motion. Avoid using too much force and damaging your skin and causing wrinkles to form.

Wash up for about 30 seconds before rinsing your face. When drying your face, pat your face dry with a towel instead of wiping it. This will assist in preventing wrinkles and loose skin.

 

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2. Exfoliate

Exfoliating is not a daily necessity; in fact, it is recommended only 1-2 times a week. Even though exfoliation is a great way to remove dead cells and unclog pores, if you do it too often you can dry out your skin and cause redness and sensitivity.

Since this is not a daily task, you don’t necessarily have to invest in a face scrub product. Some easy home and budget-friendly solutions will suit you just as well. Don’t chuck your coffee grounds in the bin, be wise, and use it twice. Combine the used coffee grounds with a squirt of lemon and olive oil. If you don’t have coffee grounds, brown sugar will serve you just fine. Not only are all the products natural, they are all good for you. The caffeine in the coffee grounds will stimulate blood circulation, the olive oil acts as an antioxidant that may prevent premature aging. And the lemon juice acts as a natural alpha hydroxy acid that removes dead skin cells and gives your skin a natural glow.)

Just mix and rub gently into your face in small circular motions, avoid contact with your eyes. Leave the mixture on your face for about 5 min before washing it off and patting it dry with a towel.

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3. Moisturize + SPF

Moisturizing is the simplest way to stay wrinkle-free and by incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is the single most important thing you can do for the health of your skin.

Apply an amount the size of a Five Pence coin on your face and lightly work into your entire face till everything is absorbed into your skin. By keeping your skin hydrated, it generally looks good and prevents aging and wrinkles. Those with oily skin should look for a lotion and those with dry skin should look for a cream.

Men generally spend more time exposed to the elements. The sun is a blessing and a curse for our skins. It can give us a healthy glow and a boost of Vitamin D, but too much of a good thing is never good. Incorporating a sunscreen into your daily skin routine can do no harm. To get the best results, look for a moisturizer that has a SPF of at least 15 or 30. This will prevent premature wrinkles and sun damage.

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4. Lips

Let’s not forget about our lips! We might not all want to admit it, but everyone wants kissable lips! They are one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies and have over a million nerve endings, which makes them incredibly sensitive to heat, cold, and touch. Especially in cold weather, keeping your lips looking good can be tough.

Our lips don’t sweat or secrete any protective oil, unlike our skin that has a natural layer of oil to protect the skin from drying out, our lips don’t take too well to harsh elements. Treat yourself to a lip balm that is an easy travel companion and contains natural products to hydrate and protect your lips.

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5. Body Wash

Your skin takes the hardest hit of your entire body on a daily basis. Your skin is in constant friction against layer and layers of clothing, furniture and all your daily tasks. In one day of commuting to work, grabbing your daily grind at the coffee shop and throwing it down at the gym your body sheds 30,000 to 40,000 old skin cells. Dead skin cells are on top, the first 18 to 23 layers of your skin are made of dead cells.

This is why you need a good quality bath and shower gel that is able to clean your skin without leaving it dried out. Manhogany bath and shower gel is 100% handcrafted shower gel, vegan friendly, cruelty free and made without dye or artificial colourant. It will clean and hydrate your skin; this is something you can be sure. It contains up to 94% natural ingredients plus it has a refreshing natural scent.

 

Skincare 101:
 Do’s and Don’ts for Better Skin

DO: Lather up

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DON’T: Forget moisturizer

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DO: Ditch the smokes

Stop Smoking

 

DO: Get your Zzz’s

 

Sleep well

 

DON’T: Overdo sugar

sugar

 

DON’T: Soak up too much sun

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DO: Load up on fruits and veggies

vegetable

 

DON’T: Stress out

stress

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