Getting a head start
How can you prepare your skin to look fresh and radiant for the season? The best way is to acquire clear and ready-set-go skin. Begin with a good cleanser. Give up the age-old habit of using your regular bar of soap to clean your face, and instead invest in a good face wash that suits your skin type and requirement. For instance, if your skin appears dull at the end of the day, you can opt for Pond’s Men Energy Charge Face Wash. Moisturisation is a must, but the right way to do it and with the right product is important. Brands such as Nivea and Neutrogena have an array of products that offer moisturising benefits. A moisturiser with sunscreen, such as the Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion with SPF 20, will give added protection to your skin. According to Dr Sadhana Deshmukh, Dermatologist, Forever Young, Mumbai, “Hydrating the skin is very important by applying suitable emollient-based moisturisers. If there is severe dryness then one can consider booster fillers such as Restylane Vital.” or other creams prescribed by dermatologists.” Running around all day and getting all the work done doesn’t only exhaust your body but also tires your skin. “The common skin problems faced during the busy festive season is increase in breakouts due to the excessive intake of junk food and development of under-eye dark circles due to lack of sleep. Under-eye fillers such as Restylane are commonly taken by men to reduce the tired look around the eyes,” says Dr Ballani. Taking care of your skin should not be an ‘only-festive-time’ regime. According to Dr Ballani, “After the festive season, men should continue following a good lifestyle that includes exercise, adequate consumption of water, daily cleansing of the skin and use of sunscreens and moisturisers as well as consulting a dermatologist for recurring problems.” Follow these skincare tips and let your skin be as happy as you during the celebrations.