Summer is just a few short weeks away from coming to an end. As we move into fall and then winter, the cold dry air will start to cause to cause skin problems for many men. Unlike women, most guys don’t have a daily skincare regiment, so ours tends to dry out, crack, and in some cases, bleed.
Your skin is the largest organ in your entire body. It’s responsible for keeping all of your squishy parts inside your body safe and sound. Dry, cracked skin is not only unsightly, but it can actually allow viruses and bacteria to enter inside, which can cause a whole host of health problems.
We’re going to look at five great masculine skincare tips that men can do to help avoid dry, cracked, and even bleeding skin this fall and winter season.
Moisturizing isn’t just for women as it can keep your skin looking younger and healthier and prevent dry skin from forming in the first place. There are many different moisturizing products for men on the market that have essential vitamins and other natural ingredients that are designed to help trap water under the skin.
The best time to moisturize is right after a shower, bath, or shave when your skin is still damp. We’re not going to recommend one brand of moisturizing cream over another, but we will tell you that certain brands have no scent whatsoever while other ones have a masculine kind of smell. Experiment and see which brand works best for you.
Wash Your Face
Men should wash their faces after an exercise routine or other physical activity that caused them to break a sweat. Be sure to use a facial cleansing product that’s been specifically designed for the task.
Bar soap and certain brands of body wash can dry your skin out by wicking away moisture. A mild facial cleanser and warm—not hot—water is all that it takes to help wash away dirt, grime, and oils that can clog your pores.
The sun is the #1 enemy of your skin as even a slight over-exposure can cause damage. This is why you should wear an SPF-appropriate sunscreen when working outdoors, even if you’re mowing the lawn on a cloudy day in the dead of winter.
Be sure to apply sunscreen to all areas of your body, including your ears, neck, and even your lips. A broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunblock of at least 30SPF will do the trick. You can still get a sunburn even if the sun isn’t out, or if you’re wearing a hat or sitting under a shady tree.
On cloudy days, the UV rays that the sun gives off can cause a sunburn or skin damage. If you’re sitting near a pool, lake, or other body of water, the rays of the sun can reflect off of the water and burn your face despite you wearing a hat or sitting under a tree!
Read the Labels
You should read the labels of the skincare products carefully before you buy them. Certain products are explicitly designed for certain skin types. For example, if your skin is prone to acne breakouts, look for moisturizers and cleansers that say “non-comedogenic” or “oil-free.” They won’t clog your pores as other products will.
If your skin is sensitive, try to buy fragrance-free products. The fragrances that some companies add can cause skin irritation for those who have sensitive skin. Keep in mind that some of the “unscented” ones can still contain masking fragrances which will wind up irritating your skin just as well. Fragrance-free is the way to go.
Visit a Medical Spa
If your skin problems don’t seem to be going away, or you’d like an expert professional opinion, you can always visit Aya Medical Spa which offers a wide range of non-surgical skincare procedures that help men keep their skin looking and feeling great.
If your face has wrinkles and damage from years of sitting in the sun without wearing sunblock, you can always opt for a non-surgical procedure. Botox and even laser resurfacing can take years off your face and give it a youthful look and feel to it.
Men Skin Care in Dallas
If you’re a man and are concerned about the health and quality of your skin, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. More and more men nowadays are buying and using skincare products that help protect and keep their skin looking and feeling healthy.
If you’d like to get a professional medical opinion on your skin or would like to see which non-surgical procedures might be best for you, give us a call at (214) 965-9885 or contact us on our website.
At the offices of Dr. Adams, we’re the foremost experts in skincare and can help offer advice and guidance on how to keep the biggest organ in your body healthy and looking great!