Whoever said that skincare is for Women, was probably turning a blind eye to all the skin concerns Men face IRL. We are busting this myth – skincare is not just for Women, it is for anybody and everybody who loves their skin and wants to age well. Below, we’ve put together a no BS skincare guide for you! When we say skincare we don’t mean a 7-step product layering process; trust us when we say this is a minimal yet hassle-free regime you can easily implement in your daily routine!
Know your Skin Type
First and foremost, know your skin! Is your skin dry, oily, or neutral? This is the most crucial step to be analyzed before you begin with your skincare routine. It is true that, what may work for your mate – who has dry skin, may not work on your oily skin and vice versa. So always know your skin type and invest in products accordingly.
There’s nothing like clean skin, free from dirt, cleansing helps you with just that! Cleansing is a crucial step and cannot be avoided as otherwise unclean skin allows pollution and dirt to settle on the skin, clogging up pores. This can result in skin problems like acne and pimples. So never skip cleansing your face when you start your day and when you end it. Get yourself a cleanser that is mild and fragrant-free.
Moisturizer is food to your skin; it makes your skin soft, energized, and nourishes your skin. Go for a lightweight serum-like moisturizer for oily skin and a thick cream-like consistency for dry skin. Combination skin types can opt for a cream with medium consistency. Post cleansing; follow up with a moisturizer on your face for the best results. For full-body nourishment apply a body lotion after shower.
Sunscreen is so vital for your skin to protect it from the harsh UV rays. Sunscreen creates a layer that blocks the danger of UV rays hitting your skin directly. Apply it when you’re stepping out in the daytime on all the uncovered areas of your body – face, neck, hands, etc.
Apart from these steps, you can also include this in your regime –
- Mask your face at least once in 10 days. You can use a store-bought mask or DIY at home.
- Always use an after-shave post-shaving/trimming.
- Apply an untinted lip balm in the night, when you’re going to bed to stay clear from cracked and dry lips.
- Take a steam bath or just steam your face at home, once in a while. Steam improves skin health and reduces stress.
- Drink 5-6 liters of water for healthy and glowing skin.
There you go! This 3-step skincare regime is easy and sustainable to follow every day. You can build on this regime by including a few more steps that suit you. Visit a dermatologist if you have any skin concerns and if your skin needs more attention than usual.