Many people assume that healthy and glowing skin is something that only women are concerned about, but this simply isn’t the case.
Men struggle with acne and dry skin just as much as women do, am I right? Perhaps even more so if working in harsher conditions.
If your skin hasn’t been looking the best recently, then you’ve probably been directed towards this article, because hey, getting the perfect skin is no easy task.
Although many people tell us that a healthy lifestyle and diet are solely responsible for achieving healthy skin, this does not usually solve all skin related issues, as you guys will already know.
Below, we take a look at how you can improve your skin, in order to get it healthy and glowing. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, bro!
Before we jump straight in and talk about some ways in which you can improve the overall health of your skin, first, it is important to evaluate your own personal skin care needs.
Each of us, male or female, has different skin types, they can range from incredibly oily, to very dry.
Depending on the type of skin that you have, this will determine the kinds of products that you need to purchase to get it to the best possible condition.
As well as determining your personal skin type, you should also pay close attention to your lifestyle whilst evaluating your skin.
Although it might seem obvious, some of the primary factors affecting your skin include your sleeping patterns, daily habits, and food consumption.
Often, we aren’t actually consuming as many vitamins and minerals that our body needs to thrive. Make sure that you are always supplementing yourself with plenty of vitamins, proteins, and minerals.
As well as this, take care to always get the right amount of rest that your body needs.
Skin care experts recommend that you should seek to get around at least 8 hours of sleep every single night. If you drop below this number, this could wreak havoc on your skin.
Finally, one of the most important things to do is to make sure that you are exfoliating your skin to get rid of any dead cells. Cleansing it afterward is equally important, and so is moisturizing.
One of the easiest ways that you can take care of your skin is to avoid any sun damage from UV rays.
Exposing your skin to excessive amounts of UV rays can severely damage the nature of your skin, so we recommend that you always take care to put plenty of sunscreen on when the weather is hotter outside.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of skincare, and you have a good basis to work from, we can go ahead and discuss some of the steps you can take to get your skin glowing.
One of the best ways to take care of your skin is to always make sure that it is adequately exfoliated. Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis can help to prevent you from developing painful ingrown hairs.
In addition, it can also help you to unclog any pores that are causing your skin to appear blemished.
By removing the dead skin cells through exfoliation, you can help to give your skin an incredibly smooth, and seamless appearance.
If you have never exfoliated your skin before however, make sure that you start out doing it around once a week. If your skin is highly sensitive it might not tolerate more frequent exfoliation.
If you do it too much, it can make your skin look dry and irritated, which isn’t the look that we’re going for here.
If you’re searching for the perfect exfoliator, then we recommend that you try picking up one that comes from plants, such as alpha hydroxy acids, or those that come from beta hydroxy acids.
These are sure to leave your skin looking and feeling squeaky clean.
You’ve probably heard that cleansing your skin is one of the most important steps in achieving that perfect bro glow, and this is absolutely true.
Sorry to tell you guys out there, but it’s been proven that men actually tend to botch this part of their skin care routine.
Don’t worry though, it’s actually pretty easy once you’ve got it down. Let’s get down to the science of things to see why it’s so difficult for us guys to cleanse our skin properly.
One of the main reasons is because men carry more active sebaceous glands, which are essentially responsible for causing your skin to appear oily.
So what can we do about this? First of all make sure that you’re cleansing your skin twice a day, once in the evening and once in the morning. This will keep your skin in tip top condition.
Make sure that when you’re cleaning, you’re really getting in there and adequately cleansing yourself of all of those oily parts. A good tip is to buy a cleanser that suits your skin type, based on whether it’s dry or oily.
So now let’s get into the moisturizing part of your skincare routine. This is probably the most well known area of skincare, and it’s important that you get it right.
Some of us guys think that we need to slather on moisturizer in order to get soft skin, but this isn’t the case.
If you put too much moisturizer on your skin, it can make it incredibly oily, which is an absolute nightmare if you’re somebody who already suffers from oily skin texture.
Also, if you choose a moisturizer that is overly harsh and you have dry skin, this can strip your skin from its natural oils, causing it to become even dryer than it was before.
As we touched on at the beginning, it’s important to make sure that you’re using a good sunscreen. Although we dudes love a tan, protecting yourself from UV rays is super important.
Choose a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30, and is water resistant so it won’t come off if you sweat.
6. Drink Water
Another thing that you need to remember to do to have happy and healthy skin is to stay hydrated. This is because water helps to get rid of all of the bad stuff in your system by flushing it away.
It will help to hydrate your skin, as well as provide it with adequate levels of moisture.
7. Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption
I know this isn’t one that you guys out there will want to hear, but reducting the amount of alcohol you’re consuming will be a big factor in helping your skin to stay as healthy as possible.
The reason being because it severely imbalanced the hormones in your body, subsequently leading it to become aged and acne covered.
8. Reduce Smoking
Another toxic substance for your skin is smoking. Smoking can be problematic because it can make your skin age before its time. So if you want to look young and handsome for as long as possible, cut down on those cigarettes.
Exercising regularly is also important for healthy, glowing skin. Sweating it out in the gym can increase the amount of collagen in your body, which in turn, gives your skin all of the nutrients it needs to thrive.
On top of this, exercise also increases blood flow, which will help your complexion to appear perfect.
If you want great skin, stay on top of your diet and eat plenty of vegetables and fruits that have vitamins c and e. On top of this, make sure that you’re taking some zinc supplements, as they’re essential for healthy, glowing skin.
11. Don’t Eat Too Much Sugar
Following on from our last point, make sure that you’re looking after your diet properly and aren’t eating too many foods that are high in sugar.
Eating too much sugar can actually cause you to develop skin problems such as eczema, so always be careful with how much you’re eating.
12. Reduce Stress
Make sure that you’re not stressing out regularly and raising the cortisol levels in your body, as this can cause you to break out. Make sure you’re taking time to chill out each day, and aren’t working yourself too hard.
13. Don’t Touch Your Skin
If you want great skin, don’t touch it too much. Excessive face touching transfers the bacteria found on your hands to your skin, which can cause breakouts.
14. Lip Care
Make sure that you’re using a lip moisturizer regularly too, as this is an aspect of skin care that most people forget.
15. Shave Regularly
Make sure that you’re shaving regularly, as this will increase your skin’s barrier function. We recommend it once or twice a week.
There are lots of different elements that go into a good skin care routine, but if you follow the guidelines laid out above, you’ll be on your way to amazing skin in no time, my dude!