SKINCARE TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MEN
Personal Hygiene – It may appear to be an obvious one, but it is important to keep clean –shower daily, wash your pillows and bed sheets regularly – dirty pillows are linked to acne in teens.
Cleanse your skin – A cold rinse first thing in the morning followed by using a face cleanser designed for your type of skin (spot prone, dehydrated etc.). Rub in circular motions for about 30 seconds and rinse again with cold water. Using cold water will close the pores. Pat dry using a towel, never rub!
Exfoliate – Using a facial scrub, apply twice a week. This will help remove dead skin cells, general dirt and unclog your pores – which will help fight against the likes of acne.
Moisturiser – Applying a moisturiser daily will keep the skin healthy and hydrated which will prevent dry or sensitive areas from forming. A good moisturiser will also help calm inflammation from shaving.
Change your diet – Breakouts are associated with a bad diet. Switch up the junk food for a diet with more greens and fruit and your skin can change dramatically over time.
Drink more water – As with the junk food, replace fizzy drinks with water – try to get 2 litres a day. Water will help flush toxins from your skin and body, helping to reduce breakouts etc. It will also keep you and your skin hydrated.
Don’t pop spots – As much as you may want to, do not pop or pick at spots as they may scar or get infected. Witch hazel facial tonner is cheap to buy and can be applied to spots to help dry them out.
Exercise – Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day improves much more than your skin, however not showering after can lead to a build up of sweat in your pores, which can lead to breakouts.
Sleep – A recommended night’s sleep is 8 hours, which makes the other 16 hours easier on your mind, body and skin.
Facemasks – A facemask once or twice a week will help battle breakouts, improve the appearance of your pores and hydrate your skin. You can pick the mask according to your skin and what is best suited to help. Facemasks range from charcoal, to oil control to intensive hydrating masks.
|Facials being done on some of the boys from the Sports group