7 Ways to Get Smooth Skin for Men
February 2, 2020
If you’re one of those men who think that skincare is just for women – well, then think again, Mr. In recent years there has been a significant increase in men’s awareness to the healthy, especially that of their facial skin. Whether we like it or not, our appearance says a lot about who we are, our habits, our health and so much more. And truth be told, your face is actually the best and most honest business card out there. It only makes sense that you’d treat it kindly.
With men’s skincare industry rapidly growing, you may have encountered dozens of products and solutions out there. But wait, before you grab as many creams and serums you can find, there are a couple of things you should know. And yes, even smooth skin for men is definitely a viable possibility. Which is why we’ve gathered here 7 useful tips – don’t worry, your skin will thank us later.
Let’s Face the (Hairy)Truth
It’s no secret that men have different skin than women; men’s skin is thicker, oilier and more prone to hairiness. As a result men and women have different skincare needs, but more importantly, skincare habits. While women wear makeup, men have the necessity of shaving and handling facial hair; which may be the main cause for some serious issues, such as razor burns, cuts, scars, infections and may even inflame acne. Make sure to take good care of your shaving equipment, shave properly and with care, and last but not least, make sure to soothe your skin after every shave.
Smooth Sail (Under the Sun)
After you’ve shaved for the day, and got ready for yet another workday, don’t skip wearing proper skin protection; or in other words, use your sunscreen. You’d be shocked to find out the difference sunscreen can have for your skin – it can prevent dryness, aging, wrinkles, and other dangerous skin diseases. It should be noted that this tip applies even during the winter. Remember, good skincare should be consistent and daily.
Smooth and Clean
You probably know this, but it bares repeating, clean skin is always better. But very much like everything else, there is a correct way to clean your skin, and a harmful way. Before we go into the right way you should wash your face, let’s talk about why it’s important. Since men’s skin has more hair follicles and produces more sebum, it is more prone to clog up, leading to breakouts such as whiteheads, blackheads and more. Thus, maintaining your facial hygiene is of the essence.
You should wash your face twice a day, once in the morning, to remove the oil your skin may have accumulated throughout the night (and perhaps even from your pillowcase) and once before you go to sleep, to remove whatever bacteria and other germs may have stuck to your skin throughout the day.
Better Habits – Better Skin
Now, this tip is best for more than just your facial skin. Dermatologists suggest that having a healthy and balanced diet, is one of the main criteria for having smoother and healthy-looking skin. It goes beyond: fast food is bad, and fruits and veggies are good. There are certain foods and antioxidants, that when added to your diet, can significantly increase your skin’s defense.
Yet another important habit that we tend to overlook, is getting a good night’s sleep. Allowing your body to re-energize and prepare itself for the next day is crucial for your skin’s healthy recovery. In fact, dermatologists claim that exhaustion is quite visible on our facial skin; you might suffer from deeper wrinkles, dark circles and even sunken skin.
As Clear as Water
If your mom nagged you to drink more water, well, guess what? She was right again (mothers usually are). Before you hydrate your skin with a suitable skincare solution (more on that in tip number 7), you should hydrate your skin from within; that is, you should drink at least 8 cups of water a day. Dehydration may cause increased wrinkles, dryness and even brown ‘Kidney Spots’. Hydrated skin usually looks replenished, younger and fresh!
Don’t be Rough Around the Edges
Now that you’ve applied all these great tips that would improve both your skin and general health, it’s time to discuss skincare products. It’s a rather common mistake thinking that the rougher and more extreme skincare solution, the better the results with blemished skin. On the contrary, inflamed, scarred and irritated skin would in fact worsen if you apply harsh chemicals to it.
To make things even worse (if possible) some men rub their faces when they apply their product of choice, trying to scrape off those impurities. So, what can you do?
Smooth Skin for Men – Yes We Can!
All your skin needs is a gentle touch and the right skincare, one that would ensure to protect all that hard work you’ve put into your skin. Particle offers you just that. Comprised of prime and natural ingredients, Particle was designed to fit the specific skincare needs that men have. It takes into account all the parameters previously mentioned, and complements your facial healthcare routine.
After you rinse your face with lukewarm water (remember, be gentle), you apply the cream and basically preserve and nourish your skin. Yes, men today can, and in fact should, care about their facial skin. And if you’re going to do it – do it the right way.