The rugged look has always been preferred by most men – until recently, that is. Today’s man doesn’t want to look old before he has to. He wants to keep the lines of time from etching out the story of his life for the world to see, so more and more he’s turning toward skin care products to help him keep a more youthful handsomeness.
The problem is that nearly 90% of all men’s over-the-counter skincare products contain harsh chemicals that could cause more damage than it prevents. That’s why it is so important for men to learn how to care for their skin in a more natural way.
Natural skin care for men isn’t difficult to implement. Here are some basic tips to get you started:
Eat a Well-Balanced Diet. Eating the right meals, rich in fresh fruits, and vegetables and other important nutrients may be any man’s best defense against premature aging.
Drink Enough (water, that is). Hydration is essential to keeping the skin looking and feeling great. Without enough water, your cells can’t reproduce properly, leaving you with older skin cells longer, which can lead to wrinkles.
Exercise. Staying active increases blood flow, which increases collagen production. Something as simple as a brisk walk is a great way to take care of the skin naturally.
Stay Out Of The Sun. Men tend to spend a lot of time out in the sun. Between their jobs and their recreational activities, they tend to suffer more sun related damage than women (except of course for those sun worshipers who lie on a beach for hours trying to get the perfect tan). One of the best – and most natural skin care tips for men – is to stay out of the sun – especially between 10 am and 4 pm when its rays are strongest. When you must be outside, be sure to use a good sunscreen with at least an SPF 15; wear a hat and sunglasses and cover your head, neck and face when possible.
Stay Clean. Men tend to work hard and sweat even harder. One of the best ways for a man to keep his skin healthier and younger looking is to keep it clean from dirt, grime and oils.
Exfoliate Regularly. Healthy skin starts with clean skin. Exfoliating at least 2-3 times per week can help to smooth away rough patches by releasing dead skin cells and keeping it more moisturized.
Watch What You Put on Your Skin. Stay away from soap and products containing lanolin, isopropyl myristate, sodium lauryl sulfates and red dyes. All can be irritating to even the toughest skin, plus anything but natural ingredients can dry out the skin, making it itchy, scratchy and flaky. For men skin care products contain these ingredients more than 90% of the time, so it is critical to read the labels.
Know Your Skin Type. Few men take the time to learn what their skin type is. After all, skin is skin, right? Wrong! Every skin type is different. Therefore every skin type must be treated differently – even for men. The main types of skin are: normal; oily and dry. Each features its own problems and concerns, as well as its own needs. The best way to choose a regime of natural skin care for men (or women) is to learn what your individual skin type is and begin treating it with natural products aimed at dealing with those specific concerns.
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