Skin care for men isn’t really a new concept. Men have been washing their skin for decades, and have used shaving creams and gels to condition it before applying a razor. Just as you probably don’t use the same hair care products men used fifty years ago, it’s now time to update your skin care too. Adopting some changes in your skin care routine doesn’t mean you need to spend hours in front of the mirror or use creams that smell like flowers. Using ingredients that can improve the health and appearance of your skin, however, can be quick, easy, and extremely beneficial.



use a cleanser


Don’t worry guys; cleansing is just a fancy word for washing your face. Cleansing is the single most important thing you can do for your face. Neglecting to wash away the excess oil and dirt can clog pores, which leaves the skin prone to breakouts. This doesn’t mean however, that you can reach for that shrivelled old bar of soap stuck to the shower shelf. Ordinary soaps tend to be loaded with detergents and can be very harsh and dehydrating to the skin. Using a soap-free, foaming cleanser like Special Cleaning Gel will remove excess oil and dirt without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance.




ditch the alcohol (on your face)


You know that sting that occurs when you slap on your after-shave? That's alcohol. While it might have antiseptic properties, it can cause irritation and fail to replace your skin's natural protective barrier. . Instead, use a calming, soothing and hydrating serum such as Barrier Defense Boosterwhich includes Oat oil to help reduce irritation and discomfort from shaving.





moisturise


Hot showers, cool winds, prolonged exposure to the sun and not to mention placing a sharp blade next to your face every day is a recipe for irritated, dehydrated skin. Showering and shaving open up pores and allow precious water to escape, but a light weight moisturiser like Active Moist can fix everything. It replenishes the skin’s moisture content and prevents razor burn.


protect


As the top cause of premature skin ageing, sun damage shows on skin in the form of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, and can lead to the potential for skin cancer. Even brief exposure during outdoor lunches or a 20-minute run, is enough to cause the signs of skin ageing. The first line of defense against sun damage is daily use of SPF like Protection 50 Sport SPF50. Even on cloudy or overcast days, UV light can strike skin and cause damage, so simply wearing sunscreen on sunny days isn’t enough. Don’t have time to put on sunscreen? Why not add it to your morning routine by using a moisturiser with SPF like Prisma Protect SPF 30 which provides all day hydration while protecting against UV rays, pollution and even blue light from your computer screen.