Do’s and Don’ts – Do You Have a Healthy Skincare Routine?
October 5, 2020
Regardless of your skin type, your daily routine, or even whether or not you choose to shave, everyone should have some form of a skincare routine. But the real question is – do you have the right one? Are you treating your skin the way you should? And last but not least, are you accidentally doing what you absolutely shouldn’t?
In this article, we’ve piled together some of the basic do’s and don’ts for a proper skincare routine. Plus, some extra if you’re ready to go pro. So, here are some tips to tip the scales for a healthy skincare routine.
A Power Shower
Showering is perhaps one of the most crucial things your skin needs. When done right, it purifies the skin, cleanses it, allows for a better blood circulation, and can even encourage a natural process of skin cell rejuvenation. But have you been showering in a way that hurts your skin, or have you been enjoying a power shower all along?
Don’ts: First thing you should know is that a scorching hot shower can dry your skin just as easily as a sunburn. The hot water robs your skin of its natural oils, and leaves it not only inflamed but also red and irritated. Also, even though you might have been dreaming of a long and comforting shower, try to limit your bath time. Pamper your skin after the shower with these ideal Do’s.
Do’s: You can read more about the perfect shower, but generally speaking, try to keep the water temperature above lukewarm, keep your showers short and to the point, and last but not least, use suitable skincare products. Especially the kind that has been created for men’s unique skin requirements.
Smart Soaping Strategy
Without pointing any fingers, of course, most men use the same product to soap their face and body. Sometimes, they even use the same product for their hair. But truth is, your facial skin is substantially different from the rest of your body. By skipping this step you might have shorter showers – but the wrong kind.
Don’ts: Do not use the same product to soap your entire body. Moreover, when you’re standing in that aisle, choosing a solution, avoid any soaps that contain harsh chemicals or dyes – they’ll dry your skin, or worse, inflame existing skin conditions. So, what should you do?
Do’s: Choose soaps that contain natural ingredients, the type that will enrich and nourish your skin, maintain its moisture and health. More importantly, choose different products for your face and body – products that were formulated especially for these individual needs.
Pro Tip: If you’re unsure what kind of soap to choose, go ahead and pick Particle’s Face Wash for men that’s great for any skin type. And for your other soap, take a look at Particle’s deep cleanse Body Wash. Both are designed for men and will take your skincare routine to the next level.
A Soft Touch
If you think about, dozens of things touch our skin on a daily basis; the towel we use after a shower, our clothes, the pillowcase we rest our face and head on, and even our very own fingers. But have you ever thought about the impact all of these have on our skin? All the bacteria and dirt that touches our skin almost all the time? Just follow these easy-peasy guidelines.
Don’ts: As much as you can – avoid touching your face with your hands. If you do, make sure that you’ve thoroughly washed them beforehand. This is especially true during the Covid19 crises. Also, you should try to avoid wearing coarse fabrics as they tend to inflame the skin when you wear them.
Do’s: What should you do instead? Wash your towels, linens, and clothes as often as possible, and change them frequently, too. For towels, we recommend changing after 3-5 uses, and for pillowcases, once a week. Furthermore, now that we’re wearing masks on a daily basis, make sure that you change those at least once a day, you don’t want any “Maskne”.
Heaps of Sleep
“Beauty sleep” is more than just a myth – at night your blood circulation reboots, your skin cell rejuvenation process takes its natural course, and your cortisol levels balance out. Increased cortisol levels can lead to skin inflammations, and the best way to reduce them is by getting a good night’s sleep. But that is not all!
Don’ts: Don’t treat proper sleeping lightly. Avoid cutting your sleeping time short, anything less than 6 hours, just isn’t enough for your skin. Furthermore, watching TV or looking at your phone before you go to sleep can decrease your natural melatonin levels, which affects the quality of your sleep, and yes, finally, your skin’s health.
Do’s: We know this may not seem to have a direct impact on your skincare routine, but as studies have shown your sleep takes a tremendous part in the skin’s aging process. For instance, did you know that sleeping on your back can relieve possible pressure on your face and prevent wrinkles? Or that sleeping 7-9 hours can help in depuffing the skin around your eyes? You get it. Besides, who doesn’t love to sleep?
Facial Skincare Routine
Finally, on to what you should and shouldn’t apply directly to your face. Aside from all the useful tips that you can easily pick up and add to your daily routine, here are some that you simply should never forget.
Don’ts: Whatever you do, do not leave the house without protecting your skin. That is, use all the and the best sunscreen you can get. UV rays are perhaps one of the most harmful things your skin can be exposed to. Choose a sunscreen with a high SPF factor, and when possible, cover up your scan. Lastly, if you’re going to apply anything to your skin, be sure not to rub it in, and use nothing by light and circular movements.
Do’s: Stick to a healthy and balanced skincare regimen, one that takes into consideration everything your skin needs. Apply your chosen face cream twice a day, after rinsing your face with lukewarm water. Select a product that soothes your skin, smoothen it, and blur skin blemishes.
Pro Tip: Once a week, to give your skin that extra boost, apply Particle’s Deep Cleanser Face Mask. The mask is enriched with minerals and can purify the skin from any bacteria residue that has been gathering throughout the week. Besides, a little pampering is always a great idea!