The Importance of Skincare for Men
For many years, skincare has been considered to be a primarily female concern. However, a growing number of men are beginning to recognize the importance of taking care of their skin. In fact, studies have shown that men who have a regular skincare routine tend to have healthier and more youthful-looking skin than those who don’t. There are several reasons for this.
First of all, men’s skin is typically thicker and oilier than women’s skin, making it more prone to breakouts and other problems. A study by dermatologists found that men with oily skin were more likely to suffer acne breakouts than those with dry skin. It also makes sense when we think about what happens to our skin after we shave. Shaving removes hair follicles and triggers inflammation in the area where the hairs used to grow. This causes the pores to open up and become clogged with dead cells. When this occurs, bacteria builds up and multiplies under the surface, forming pimples.
Secondly, spending time outdoors and being exposed to harmful UV rays can all cause premature aging. As a result, it’s important for men to use products that are designed for their skin type or concern, and have a regular skincare routine. A good skincare routine should include cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, and it should be done every day. New York Skin Solutions reviews the best skincare products and routine for men.
The Myth of Using Just Water
Many men swear by using just water to cleanse their face. While there’s nothing wrong with using water, and from time to time, a quick rinse can be sufficient, water alone cannot fully remove dirt, oil, impurities and bacteria. Some men may take the additional step of using their soap or body wash in the shower to cleanse their face. However, these body cleansing products are often formulated with ingredients that are too harsh for our faces. This is why using a facial cleanser specifically in your skincare routine is the best way to wash your face and remove all the unwanted gunk while not over-stripping your facial skin.
Best Skincare Products for Men
As we’ve mentioned, investing in a facial cleanser is pertinent to better skin. Depending on your skin type and specific concern, you can use a cleanser like the gentle but effective Refreshing Wash, Activ-Clear Cleanser for acne, or the AGF_Reverz Cleanser for anti-aging benefits.
Moisturizers help to replenish the moisture that is lost, improve skin hydration and protect your skin barrier. They are essential in your skincare routine to maintain the balance of your skin, even if you are prone to oilier skin. If you’re worried about acne, you can go for a non-greasy, non-clogging, lightly hydrating moisturizer like the Activ-Clear Moisturizer. The Cica Soothing Cream is perfect if you have sensitive skin and want to strengthen your skin barrier. Need a boost of moisture? Then the Hydro Perfect Moisturizer will suit you best.
3. Serums and Special Treatments
If you’d like to really ramp up your skincare routine, consider adding serums or special treatments. These potent products boost your skin with formulas to address specific skin concerns. From acne to dry or aging skin, you’ll see rapid results with the active ingredients in these products. Don’t forget about eye care as well — revitalize your eyes with products like the Eye Ampoule, specially designed to hydrate, replenish and brighten the delicate eye area.
Facial Treatments for Men
Just like women, men also encounter a host of skin issues beyond acne, such as aging skin, pigmentation, sensitive skin, dark eye circles, and milia seeds. In addition to quality skincare products, men can also benefit from going for regular facial sessions. At New York Skin Solutions, our friendly and experienced skincare specialists will work closely with you to analyze and tailor a suitable skincare treatment regime best suited for your skin concerns. Our treatments are specifically aimed at tackling your problem areas, and you’ll see improvements after every session as your skin becomes smoother, clearer and brighter.
Make an appointment at any of our conveniently located outlets to get started with your skincare routine and facial today!