Just a few years ago the term ‘male skin care’ would have seemed alien to most people. However, more and more men are realizing how important it is to care for their skin. After all, who doesn’t want clear, healthy looking skin? And ever though male skin is very different from female skin, male skin care is similar in some ways to female skin care. Let’s look at the differences and how men can achieve healthy, glowing skin.
Male vs. Female Skin
One of the main differences between male and female skin is that male skin tends to be thicker and oilier. The reason for this is that men have larger pores and more active sebaceous glands than women. Another difference is that since men tend to shave regularly, the skin around a man’s face can dehydrate quite easily. This is why males must make a special effort to keep this part of their bodies hydrated. Unfortunately, many mass produced skin care products for men contain alcohol and other chemicals that can damage the skin in the long term. In this, natural skin care products are very useful. They contain natural ingredients that are proven to be less damaging to skin. Here are a few steps that men should add to their skin care routine.
- Cleanse regularly: Cleansing helps remove the dirt, grease and pollutants from the skin and helps to prevent the pores from clogging. Because male skin tends to be oily, cleansing should play a key role in a man’s skin care routine. It should be done at least once every day.
- Get enough rest: Sleep is a time when your skin – and indeed your entire body – goes into repair and regeneration mode. In fact, poor sleep habits have been shown to increase the body’s cortisol levels. High cortisol levels are believed to triggers the skin’s sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Thus, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things that a man can do for his skin.
- Use good quality razors: Swivel-head razors are superior to static razors since they are known to reduce cuts. Also, be gentle when using your razor. Use a soft and smooth action (after all it’s a matter of removing hair, not the skin itself).
- Use natural skin care products: Even if you’re new to skin care, you’ve probably heard about the power of Retinal-A cream. It and CoQ10 cream both support normal, clean and beautiful skin. Moreover, the use of natural skin care products helps replace mass market skin care products that are full of chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin in particular.
Male skin care is not as difficult as a lot of men think. It just takes a few minutes every day to protect the body’s largest organ. Our natural skin care products such as our Kojic Acid Cream do just that without exposing your body to harmful chemicals.