1. Minimise Acne, Pimples and Skin Blemishes
In our day-to-day lives, skin is exposed to air pollution, dirt and bacteria. Couple this with the natural oils that our skin produces and we can be left prone to breakouts and acne. Ingrown hairs that arise from shaving your facial hair also contribute to blocked pores, which can further irritate skin and lead to unwanted breakouts.
If your skin is prone to blemishes or often feels oily, using a cleansing face wash or scrub will help to balance oil and even prevent future breakouts through the effective removal of dirt and excess oil. The Men Expert Pure Charcoal Scrub contains Salicylic Acid, with antibacterial properties, which fights blackheads by sloughing away dead skin cells that can clog pores. For guys with sensitive skin (if your skin is reactive, with frequent redness, or stinging) opt for a gentler face wash like the Hydra Sensitive Soothing Daily Face Wash.
2. Fight the Signs of Ageing
Men experience premature signs of ageing just as much as women. By the time everyone hits 30 years of age, our skin has already started to lose collagen and elasticity. To put up a solid fight against the signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles, use a moisturiser each morning and night after cleansing. By adding topical moisture to your skin, you’ll allow the epidermis (your outer layer of skin) to defend itself against the dehydration that leads to an increase in signs of fine lines and wrinkles. For those who would like to focus on tackling their premature ageing signs, opt for an anti-ageing moisturiser.
3. Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage
We all know that everyday exposure to the sun’s rays can cause major damage to our skin. This is especially true in Australia where we have some of the highest levels of UV in the world. Protect yourself from cumulative exposure to the sun by applying sunscreen each day after your moisturiser. When it comes to men’s skin care, adding sunscreen to your daily routine will be one of the best things you can do for skin.
4. Look and Feel Your Best at Any Age
No matter your age or how late to the men’s skin care game you arrive, creating a simple daily routine and sticking to it will have massive benefits for your skin. Make sure to include the above recommendations to ensure your skin looks and feels it’s best. If you’d like to target under-eye circles, try also including an eye cream in your routine.
For more expert advice, including hair care and shaving aftercare, check out Men’s Grooming 101.
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