The skin on men’s body is often quite thicker than of women’s. It naturally produces more amount of collagen to the surface also containing more oil gland which keeps the skin healthy and hydrated. But if it is not properly maintained then the skin loses its vitality and youthfulness resulting to wrinkles and aging signs. There is a huge misconception in men that they often think skincare and self-beautification is a ‘girl’s thing’ which is NOT at all true. Yes, men are obviously stronger than women physically but in terms of skin; it is very gentle yet smooth and needs to be properly taken care of. In fact, men’s skincare spa’s and salons nowadays offer a lot of affordable packages which includes facial treatment, hair treatment, body and mind relaxation facilities and a lot of other expert treatments which a lot of men are using to keep their skin and body healthy. You can visit these places with your wife or your girlfriend or maybe alone if you don’t want anyone to know the secret behind your youthful skin. Not only a beautiful skin attracts people’s attention, but it is also the first defence of our body against harmful toxins and radiations that we face every day.
Few reasons to take care of your skin:
If you didn’t know, skin is the largest organ of our body and the same as important as your heart, liver, lungs etc. Skin produces the essential Vitamin D which is important for bone health and also keeping it properly nourished keep you look young. A man whose skin is well-cared and flawless makes them look more attractive than others and women make observation on that.
Here are few tips for your skin to look healthy and nourished:
Take a proper bath everyday with a minimal amount of time on the shower as possible. Don’t let extra water flow to your skin unnecessarily as wasting water is bad for the environment. A proper 10-15 minutes bath would be sufficient. It is best to bath with normal temperature water than using hot water. Cool water keeps the skin tighter and more hydrated whereas hot water breaks the red veins causing them to show up on the skin surface. Use shower gels which contains natural ingredients and essential oils instead of using soaps. Soap dries out skin very fast and is often difficult to rinse off too. Chemicals such as Sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate are found in soap which dries out the skin, irritates it and damage the hair along with liver toxicity. So it’s better not to use soap in your skin.
Men’s Facial Skincare tips:
To have a clear and well groomed skin, you don’t need to spend very long hours at the shower. Just a few good tips would work for you if you follow:
Cleanse. Before cleaning your face, make sure you wash your hands properly and then apply a good cleansing product to clean your face. If you find applying cleansing product on your face a bit too much hassle then just stick to washing your face with plain cold water. Water sweeps away the oil and dirt that gets stored in your face which block the pores causing you pimples in face. Keeping the skin hydrated at all times by washing it frequently and using gentle face wash products that has the perfect (AHA’s) and pH values suitable for your individual skin type. Use a gentle scrub on your face to remove blackheads and dead skin cells. Scrub makes your skin smoother and removes pimple marks off your face. However, if your face has a lot of pimples then avoid scrubbing it as it might get worse.
Hydrate Use an aftershave gel after you are done shaving your face. Aftershave lotion/gels help to hydrate your skin by locking in the moisture in your face. A well hydrate skin looks young and very smooth to touch. At night, wash your face thoroughly with a good cleansing gel and then apply a little bit of moisturiser to the neck, cheeks, and forehead to repair and nourish your skin overnight. You should properly take care of your neck area as well because this is the place where your beautiful face sits on.
- Protect. The main cause of aging in men is because of too much exposure to the sun. The ultraviolet rays are not only just harmful to the skin but also it sucks away moisture from the skin. To protect your skin from ultraviolet rays, use a good sunscreen on your face, arms and neck to keep them nourished. You may also apply a little sunscreen on your lips too as the skin on the lips is very thin and easily gets damaged by the sun exposure.
How to grow a beautiful skin?
1. Drinking Water - As the doctors always recommend, drink 8-10 glasses of water every day in your life for a good health. By drinking water your skin replenishes and automatically gets hydrated which keeps it soft and moisturised. Soft drinks, coffee and alcoholic beverages are very prone to dehydrate your body so if you drink any of those in your daily life then you must drink more water regularly.
2. Vitamins and minerals - Eat at least a minimum of five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. Eat fruits or draw out juice from it and drink. You can cook different kinds of soup recipes with fresh vegetables for better taste. Fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals which are beneficial for our body and skin. You may also visit your nearest pharmacy to buy antioxidant and vitamin supplements if you think you have a deficiency of it in your body as well.
3. Less sugar - Sugar is not only the primary problem of obesity and big waistlines, it also reduces the production of collagen in your body which result to wrinkles and aging effects. Go easy on the sugar!
Develop a healthy lifestyle routine and go to bed early every night. The time we sleep is the time when our whole body recovers itself and gets itself ready for the next day. Eat fresh organic foods more than junk foods. Protein, vitamins and minerals are enriched in natural organic foods like vegetables, fruits and wholegrain whereas junk food only gives more fat and cholesterol to your body. Try to drink more and more water to increase your immunity and help nourish your skin with moisture. Bfab team believes that you will be well-groomed sooner than you expect if you follow our