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A basic skin care routine for men – skin care tips for men

Men’s skincare should be straight forward and easy. There is no need for five-step peels or multiple layers of creams. Buy high quality, all natural products and your face will thank you (and the woman of your life will probably steal your products too). The following men skin care routine should be performed daily- most likely upon waking up and before going to bed. It’s easy to follow and will guarantee a better looking complexion.

Cleanse

Splash warm water on your face or even better, take a shower to open up your pores to allow dirt out.

Apply a dime sized amount of men’s face wash to your face, any more is just a waste of your hard earned dollars. DO NOT use soap as the vast majority contain chemicals that are too harsh for the face.

Lather up your face for 30 seconds with your face wash by lightly rubbing in a circular motion. Try not to pull down on the skin as you don’t want to help gravity and expedite the natural occurrence of wrinkles/loose skin.

Rinse with cool water as this will shrink your pores, preventing new dirt and oil from entering. 

Pat your face dry as rubbing your face encourages premature wrinkling from stretching the skin.

Avoid washing your face more than twice a day as this can cause unnecessary dryness.

You should also use a men’s face scrub 1-2x a week to exfoliate your skin, which removes dead skin cells from clogging up pores and dulling your complexion. Also, avoid using face scrub more than twice a week as it can severely dry out your skin.

Moisturize

Moisturize your skin with a men’s face moisturizer by adding a dime-sized amount to your entire face. Hydrating your face keeps it generally looking good, prevents aging and wrinkles, and prevents excess oil production.

Bar Soap vs. Liquid Cleansers for Men

The choice to use bar soap or a body wash is purely preferential. If you have dry skin though, you should try a body wash as they usually have more moisturizers in them including Vitamin E, olive oil, and jojoba oil.

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