Men Skin Types
Every man's skin is different and many of you will have a combination of different skin types i.e. dry on the cheeks and oily on the nose and forehead. It's useful to identify each type of skin to help select the best products to look after it.
There are five main skin types:
Take care not to over stimulate with harsh products or those that will over dry the skin. Avoid soap as it will disturb the skin's natural protection and make the problem worse.
This skin type needs a good moisturizer , avoid shaving foams and soap and use sun protection of at least factor 15 . Drink plenty of water (beer and wine don't count!) to prevent dehydration especially if you work in an air conditioning office.
You need to avoid anything containing harsh chemicals or a lot of perfume, avoid soap and always try to select products designed for sensitive skin. Always protect sensitive skin from the sun even in cooler weather.More
Whatever your type a good skin care routine is all you need to keep it looking healthy, fresh and clear.
Don't overload it with thick, greasy products and avoid harsh chemical formulas. Aim for products that are designed with men in mind and it should stay smooth and healthy for longer.
You need to take care not to use products that are too harsh and that will dry your skin out. Also nothing too greasy as this will only exacerbate the problem. The best solution is to use different products on different areas i.e. oil-free on the greasy areas and moisturizing on the dry areas or specific products for combination skin.
You have on average 300 million skin cells, more on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet, where it's thickest and a lot less around the eyes and lips where the it's very thin and vulnerable (and wrinkles quicker!) A square inch of skin contains about 200 sweat glands, 2m of blood vessels, 20 hairs and 30 sebaceous (oil) glands.
Men's skin is a fraction thicker than women's and is therefore a little more robust, which is just as well considering the rigors of shaving and the harsh concoctions that people slap on to it.
Whatever your type a good skin care routine is all you need to keep it looking healthy, fresh and clear. That's a gentleman should have.
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