Skincare for Men
There’s no doubt that being well-groomed takes work, we have a full guide here. With our tips, you can use all-natural products to look your best with minimal effort! As guys, we forget to take care of our skin, which needs special care since the skin is thinner on the face. Our skin is the largest organ and our body’s natural defense against the elements we face every day. Healthy skin is the first defense against air pollution, germs, and bacteria that we come into contact with on a constant basis
We’re here to guide you on washing your face, moisturizing, and making the right decisions to enhance your skin’s strength, appearance, and overall health. Keep in mind that one skincare product that works for another man may not work for you. If your skin feels dry and too harsh after you wash your face, then you need something more gentle and hydrating. Don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you!
To check if a product will work for you, do a patch test. Leave a pea-size amount of product on the back of your neck or inside of your wrist and let it sit for 24 hours. If you develop a rash or other kind of irritation, then avoid using that product.
Cleanse Your Face
I am going to assume you take a shower each day, and if not then you should! From the moment you leave the comfort of your bed, you accumulate dirt and bacteria onto your skin. As your skin regenerates, it pushes the old dead skin cells to the outer layers of your dermis which give you a dull, dirty appearance. The worst thing to do at the end of your day is sleeping without cleansing your face and body of all the oily sludge, causing clogged pores, acne breakouts, unpleasant odors, and irritated skin.
The trick is to regularly clean your skin, don’t sand it all off in one go. It is possible to over-cleanse, which can lead to dry, irritated skin, especially during winter months. If you live in a hot and humid climate or have an oily face by the end of the day, you can use a deeper cleanse to thoroughly wash all the dirt, oil, and pollution from the day.
For a quick and inexpensive routine, WOW Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Foaming Face Wash W/ Brush cannot be beat. This gentle face wash balances pH to keep your skin healthy. There’s a hypoallergenic brush attached to it too that could not be easier to use! Need a deeper clean? My personal go-to is the WOW Skin Science Activated Charcoal Face Wash. I use this bad boy 1-2 times a week, especially if I have been sweating outdoors or at the gym. The activated charcoal acts like a magnet for dirt and toxins hiding in the pores, leaving my face feeling incredibly clean and fresh.
Wash Your Body
WOW has an awesome line of body washes with sexy scents like Bourbon, Oud, Wild Aqua, and Tea Tree. There’s a match for every skin type out there! Now let’s talk about exfoliation. Pairing WOW Skin Science body washes with a natural sponge or loofah will help you quickly exfoliate all of the dead skin cells and microscopic debris that piles up as your skin renews itself at night. You want to be sure to slough it all off at the end of the day so your skin is set up for success. Make sure you are getting enough sleep as well, there is no better way to keep your body’s natural processes running smoothly than to be well-rested.
Cleansing and exfoliating are great, but if you don’t add moisture back into the skin then all your hard work is for nothing. WOW has great body lotions ranging from very light moisture to deeply hydrating formulas. Using the right moisturizers every day can reduce the chance of developing extreme dry or oily skin. Both extremes put your skin’s health out of balance and can cause common skin conditions like acne. Using a daily moisturizer ensures that the skin’s blemishes are camouflaged.
Last tip, DON’T FORGET SPF! It’s essential to protect against damaging UV rays that can cause sunspots, sun damage, and skin cancer.
Here’s a recap of your new skin routine:
Pick products you enjoy the scent of so that you look forward to using them
Use a gentle cleanser in the morning and night
You can add a deep cleansing product one to two times per week
Wash your body daily
And always remember to moisturize
Don’t forget SPF!