The past few winters have been harsher than most which means that the male species needs to take extra precaution when it comes to our largest organ (no, not that one). Our skin protects us, nourishes us and literally keeps us from falling apart, so why wouldn’t you do everything you can to keep it as healthy as possible? Here are some ways that you can keep your epidermis in tip-top shape without having to raid your lady friend’s make-up stash:
– Moisturizing: It cures what ails you.
Think more “Day on the Beach” and less “Sex and the City”. You have to understand that exposing yourself daily to even the most modest of elements takes its toll on the overall condition of your skin. This can have devastating results as you get older. It’s recommended that men and women moisturize their skin everyday, but I’ve come to find that applying a topical creme three times a week (day and night) will suffice for most guys with sensitive to normal skin. Those with oilier skin should moisturize even less. I recommend Anthony for Men’s “All Purpose Facial Moisturizer“. It’s a no-frills brand that recognizes that there are men out there who care about the health of their skin.
– Exfoliating: Everybody’s doing it!
A big subject of contention amongst men; the idea of having to walk around with an electric-green clay mask on doesn’t sound appealing to a man’s man. Truth is I would never be caught dead wearing one, even in the privacy of my home. Besides, could you imagine literally being caught dead with one of those things on? Your funeral would be a riot. Instead, invest in Dove for Men’s “Deep Clean Body and Face Bar” because it includes “purifying grains” that serve as an exfoliating agent without feeling like your washing with 40-grit sandpaper.
– Sunscreen: The year-round product.
Some people have this misconception that sunscreen should be used exclusively during the summer months just before stepping foot on the sand, but the sun itself is not your biggest concern. UV rays are constantly beating down on this blue marble we call Earth, so your skin is exposed from January 1st until December 31st. Your morning regimen should include a small amount of 15-to-30 SPF block applied to the face. Although most products nowadays include some level of protection, it would be in your best interest to grab a product that was designed to do one thing well. Jack Black’s “Sun Guard Oil-Free Sunscreen” boast 30 SPF and applies light. It can also be used on the body and scalp for all you baldies out there.