Skin concerns in the summer months aren’t just for women. You’re out on the golf course, riding around in the boat, kayaking, running and so on. The sun is beating down, you’re sweating and dirt and oil are building up, not to mention sun damage.
Men’s Skin Care Tips
We all know sun protection is essential (at least we hope you are using it regularly), but cleansing is crucial for your skin. It’s easy to become complacent and to not worry about it. But the dirt will build up and cause blocked pores, blackheads and an unhealthy looking complexion.
Here are some suggestions:
Over-washing your face can strip those important oils and irritate your skin, causing more oil to be produced as a reaction. Use a clean towel to pat your face if you’re sweating from exercise or the sun beating down on a hot day. Don’t use the same towel later, as it’s going to be filled with bacteria and dirt, irritating your skin further. Wash regularly–twice a day, and seal in moisture with a light moisturizer. Dealing with oily skin is not about stripping away all the oils, but maintaining a balance of hydration and cleanliness.
Prone to dry skin? It can be a result of genetics, sun exposure, over-cleansing, and under-moisturizing. Consider a moisturizer that is non-oily (it will clog your pores), which will help your skin to retain its natural moisture by providing your face with a protective shield. This will also help combat ingrown hairs or irritation from shaving by maintaining a healthy relationship between your skin, hair follicles and pores.
Men frequently find rough skin on different parts of their bodies than just the face–midsection, arms, and chest. While these rough patches may be caused by eczema or psoriasis, there are many ways to improve the quality, and most importantly, the comfort of your skin.
Try applying a sensitive-skin moisturizer (no scents or alcohols) after washing your face or after showering—this is the best way to lock in moisture. Water on the face is locked in, and moisturizers wick away unnecessary water after that. Then, leave it alone. If rough skin persists, consult your dermatologist or Britannia Dermedics about a regime or treatment that will improve your skin quality.
To improve your skin, try non-surgical and non-invasive treatments such as laser, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels to develop healthier, younger, and more evenly-toned skin in a few treatments.