Skin Maintenance Guide For Men | The Basics
Men struggle with skin concerns just like the rest of us in the female dominated skincare market. Whether it be an uneven skin tone or a blemish that just won't budge, men also deserve to look and feel their best as they take on the world.
Skin maintenance for men is all about simplicity and consistency. You don't have to perform an 8 step skincare routine every night to have great skin. If you're passionate and have the time, then by all means get down to business, but our guide will walk you through the best ways to quickly get the results you want.
When you look good, you feel good, and there's nothing more attractive than a confident man comfortable in his own skin.
Use this as a guide and keep your unique skincare needs in mind.
Keep It Clean Cowboy
Keeping your skin clean is one of the best ways to prevent acne and blackheads.
When you take a shower and use soap on your body, do you also cleanse your face? Running water over your face doesn't cut it if you want clear, healthy skin.
For example, when you wash your car, you don't just use water do you? To get all that mud and debris off, you have to use car washing soaps and a little elbow grease.
It's the same with your face. You need to cleanse with soap and warm water. But not just any soap will do. Your body wash is most likely too harsh for the skin on your face. You don't want to strip all your natural oils away, just get rid of bacteria, debris, and pollution that accumulates throughout the day. So choose a gentle face cleanser to do the deed.
Wash your face with this gentle cleanser when you wake up, and before bed each day. This way you don't transfer dirt to your pillowcase and you start fresh each morning.
Don't Hesitate to Hydrate
Drinking water alone isn't enough to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
Skin needs additional protection to lock in moisture, especially when exposed to dry weather, heat, or air conditioning.
Dry skin can become cracked and sore over time. Hydrated skin is more flexible and strong, and ages more smoothly.
Hydrate your skin after you cleanse each morning, and throughout the day as needed, with Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix or Acne Control Hydro-Matrix. Hydro-Matrix is much more than your average moisturizer. Not only does it maintain optimal moisture levels in your skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium PCA, it also protects your skin from moisture loss and the elements.
A silica gel mesh forms a gortex-like barrier on the surface of the skin that keeps harmful pollutants out while maintaining breathability.
Additionally, Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix with patented Ceravitae® promotes cellular renewal to slow aging in its tracks.
The non-greasy formula is a man-favorite for maintaining discretion while giving your skin some serious care.
Don't Forget Protection . . . From the Sun
The number one cause of premature aging is sun exposure. The sun is our ally in keeping us healthy and happy, however, overexposing your skin to harmful UVA and UVB rays without adequate protection is extremely damaging over time.
Exposing your skin to the sun without sunscreen causes sun spots, discolorations, premature wrinkling, and can lead to skin cancer.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that you select a sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or higher. Look for one that is broad spectrum, meaning it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.
Sun protection is important everyday. After cleansing and hydrating your skin, apply your SPF on your face and anywhere else you may be exposed to sunlight. For a non-toxic option, look for a physical sunscreen instead of chemical.
To protect your face and camouflage discolorations or tired eyes at the same time, you can use Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation or Acne Control Foundation with 2% Salicylic Acid if you suffer from acne.
Oxygenetix foundations double as skincare, nourishing your skin while protecting you with physical SPF 30. The formulation is water-resistant and non-transferrable, staying put discreetly. This secret agent is easy to apply and looks like you're wearing nothing at all.
For light coverage, mix your Hydro-Matrix with your Oxygenetix tinted foundation and apply with your fingers, avoiding any beard and eyebrow hairs you may have. When you want more coverage, tap foundation on areas you need more camouflage and blend until it can't be seen.
This guide was designed as the bare minimum, what to do to maintain healthy skin steps. If you have a more severe skin condition talk to your dermatologist and they will be able to point you in the right direction.
Enjoy your healthy skin handsome!