Sk­in­care for men

‘Never take moi­tur­is­ing for granted as men also need to mois­turise their skin.’

Jamaica Gleaner - - FLAIR GROOMING - Jody-Anne Lawrence Life­style Re­porter http://www.webmd.com/men/ss/ mens-sk­in­care-tips

WHILE WOMEN are re­garded as the fairer sex, men in all their strength and mas­culin­ity still need to be taken care of to keep their game up.

There­fore, we have gath­ered from WebMD a few sk­in­care tips that men should con­sider:

Warm shower, not hot

As the climate gets cooler, we tend to want to take warmer show­ers; how­ever, if you made it too hot, this can cause your skin more harm than good. The hot­ter the wa­ter and the longer you stay in the shower, strips away the nat­u­ral oils, thus caus­ing your skin to ei­ther be­come flaky, dry, scaly and even itchy. You need as much mois­ture as you can get, but hot wa­ter will not help.

Mois­turise

Please, never take this for granted as men also need to mois­turise their skin. To keep that face GQ-ready get a light FA­CIAL mois­turiser if you have oily skin and a heav­ier cream if you have dry skin.

Try a cleanser, not soap

If your face is sen­si­tive or flaky, try to use a cleanser that does not in­clude sodium lau­ryl sul­phate, as it might fur­ther dry out your skin. In­stead, you should go for prod­ucts that have more oil-based prop­er­ties such as glyc­er­ine, sun­flower or soy­bean oils, or petro­la­tum. If your skin is oily, then you need some­thing with nat­u­ral bac­te­ria-fight­ers like citrus, tea tree, or eu­ca­lyp­tus oils. How­ever, the typ­i­cal deodorant soaps are too dry­ing for the thin­ner skin on your face.

Skip af­ter­shaves with al­co­hol

We all know that shaving scrapes away the top lay­ers of skin cells. While it sounds harm­ful, this ac­tu­ally is good for clear­ing up break­outs and dry­ness, although it can also ir­ri­tate your face. Thus, us­ing a mois­turiser will soothe the sting. Please avoid al­co­hol-based af­ter­shaves, which can make it worse. Tra­di­tional af­ter­shaves were meant to kill germs and pre­vent in­fec­tion from nicks. But with to­day’s ra­zors, cut­ting your­self is less com­mon, and less of a risk than ra­zor burn.

Pat dry

When you wash your face, please pat dry. Rub­bing dries and ir­ri­tates your skin.

Skip the scents

Man-made fra­grances can ir­ri­tate and dry the skin. Thus, it is best to go for un­scented lo­tions and cleansers. Some men do well with nat­u­ral scents like citrus or laven­der.

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