Skincare is no longer a women-only club, as men have become fervent followers of skincare regimens that keep their skin clean and clear.
Before we dive into the routines, it’s best to get to know your skin first; men tend to have thicker skin by 25 per cent than that of women and it thins gradually with age. That makes the dermal layer of male skin more sensitive to environmental conditions, which is why you should treat skincare as one of your daily priorities.
Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, and following these simple steps will ensure to clear out and guard your skin against damaging properties such as smoke, dust and other pollutants faced on a daily basis.
Here’s a quick 3-minutes skincare routine for the busy gentleman:
Eliminate dead skin cells and unclog the pores. Scrubbing will not only deep-clean your skin but will also clear the pores out to make them ready to absorb the next skincare step effectively.
How to Use: Once a week, gently massage the scrub around the face in circular motion for 30 seconds. Then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Typically done twice a day, upon waking up and before going to bed. Cleansing your face is essential for any skin routine; it will help remove dirt and other impurities.
How to Use: Apply a dime-sized amount of face wash and massage all around your skin for 20 seconds. Wash off with warm water. (Never wash your face with commercial bar soaps as ingredients contain harsh chemicals that are often not face-friendly).
Moisturising your skin keeps it hydrated while fighting off any skin issues, as well as delivering nutrients to your skin cells.
How to Use: Dry the skin beforehand and then apply a small amount of moisturiser over the entire face. Preferably twice a day for extra hydration. Remember, always massage the skin upwards as doing the opposite will sag the skin down in the long run.
Skincare is a commitment that requires serious protection, otherwise, all your hard work would be for nothing. Make sure to apply a generous amount of sunblock; to shield your skin against harmful sun radiations, sparing you a host of problems such as sunburn, premature ageing, moles and more severe skin issues such as cancer.
How to Use: Generously apply on face and hands 15 minutes before sun exposure, and reapply every two hours.
Story by Reemsha Akbar