Tuesday, September 1

Male Skin Care 101

Here are some quick and easy steps to male skin care.

Body Care

Moisture is the key to smooth skin and a youthful appearance. There are some key ingredients you want to look for in any moisturizer, which should be at the beginning of the list, are jojoba oil, shea butter, and olive oil. Jojoba is a vegetable wax that it is absorbed quickly into the skin; it seals in the body’s natural moisture and does not leave an oily residue behind.

Shea butter works a lot like jojoba but is thicker, like a heavy cream whereas jojoba is liquid. Both ingredients accomplish the same thing; they keep your skin from drying out.

When warmed up olive oil is a wonderful ingredient for applying to work-roughened hands. It helps to soften your cracked cuticles and scratchy calluses. Although olive oil will leave an oily residue you can wash with gentle soap then apply jojoba oil to damp hands to provide a protective layer.

Be careful of products that list water as the first ingredient. When it comes to skin water is not a moisturizer, it actually dries out your skin, especially hot water. I’m sure you’re familiar with that dry, stretched feeling your skin gets when you forget to moisturize after showering. The perfect time to apply moisturizer is immediately after you step out of the shower. It leaves the skin feeling smooth, hydrated and looking healthy.

Facial Care

Proper face care is essential especially after shaving. Here are three highly beneficial steps for the guy who wants to take care of his face.


It’s important to clean the skin at least twice a day to remove any dirt and/or impurities. Be sure to use a face wash that is going to work well with your skin type.


Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells and when you exfoliate before shaving it makes for a more comfortable shave and prevents razor burn.

Tone and Moisturize

Most after shaves are made up mostly of alcohol which dries out the skin so you want to look for a moisturizing after shave that safeguards the skin from dehydration. A good toner will contain skin friendly ingredients such as aloe and omegas, which helps to sooth skin of against any irritation.

After about a week or two of this regimen you’ll notice a marked improvement in your skin.

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