The nature of skin of men and women are different. Skin care tips that are applicable for women, might not work on skins of men. Compared to women, men have thicker and oilier skins. Therefore, the skin care routine of men should not be the same as their girlfriends or wives.
Men need a strong cleanser to remove the dirt, grime and oil from the deep pores of the skin. The oily nature of the thick skin makes it prone to acne and pimples. Mild soaps or cleansers might not effectively clean the pores of the skin. To prevent the dirt and oil from clogging the pores of the skin, at least once a day, you should clean your face with a deep cleanser.
Most skin problems of men occur from shaving. If your skin is sensitive to certain ingredients present in the shaving cream or aftershave lotion, you might experience burning, itching and irritation of the skin after using these products. Selecting specially formulated shaving products might help to prevent skin problems developing from shaving. Often shaving products containing natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, could be beneficial for your skin. Choosing the right razor blade, frequently changing the razor blade and using the razor blade properly could help to prevent razor bumps. Using double or triple razors could increase the risk of razor bumps. After shaving, always remember to clean the razor or electric shaver. Remove all traces of dirt, shaving cream and hair from the blades. If after shaving, your skin starts burning, wash you face with cold chamomile tea. Applying a paste made by dissolving two to three aspirin tablets in a teaspoon of water quickly reduces the skin inflammation and razor bumps.
Moisturizer and sun protection
Applying a moisturizer helps to keep the skin hydrated. Several moisturizing products formulated specially for men are available in the market. Aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer that you can safely apply on your facial skin. You should also remember to apply a sunscreen product on your skin. Protecting your skin from excess sunlight prevents sunburn, delays appearance of wrinkles and reduces skin cancer risk. You could use a moisturizer with SPF 15 or more.