Who said only women need to take care of their skin? Men also need to pay attention and care about what they use on their skin. Men’s skin differs from that of women; it is generally thicker and contains more collagen and sebum, making the skin oilier than a woman’s. This can lead to an accumulation of dirt, dead cells, and oils in pores, causing acne and blackheads. There are multiple ways and products that men can use to prevent the buildup of dirt, dead cells, and oils in pores.
1. Reduces Acne and Impurities
Skin routine is important for good skin. Removing the buildup of dirt, dead cells, and oils can prevent acne and impurities from forming on the skin, resulting in a clearer and cleaner face. This routine should be done every single day at night before going to bed.
2. Prevents Aging
Aging is inevitable; however, this doesn’t mean there is no way to prevent it. According to studies done, using sunscreen with either physical or chemical blockers reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 53%. The sun also contains free radicals that are very unstable molecules that easily react with healthy cells causing damage, and this can be prevented by using sunscreen. Additionally, exposure to UV rays also causes the skin to produce more melanin responsible for giving color, but too much exposure can cause uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation.
3. UV Protection
Enemy number one to the skin is the UV ray. Exposing your skin to UV rays daily can cause damage to the skin resulting in dark spots and aging. To prevent this from happening, it’s best to use sunscreen with either physical or chemical blockers. The most common sunscreens for men contain Zinc Oxide, which acts as a natural sunscreen, and Titanium oxide that makes the skin appear lighter.
4. Skin Cancer Prevention
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide, with over 5,000 new cases diagnosed and one million affected each year, and men are more prone to it than women. Using sunscreen daily prevents the appearance of skin cancer as it protects the skin from UV rays that have been proven to be a cause for developing skin cancer. The skincare routine thus saves one’s money in the long run that could be used to treat skin cancer or any other skin-related diseases.
5. Leaves the Face Feeling Refreshed
A man’s face is usually oily during the day due to work stress or exposure excessively to sunlight or other climate conditions; however, it doesn’t mean it should be left dirty throughout the day without cleansing it. A good facial routine leaves one feeling cleaner at night, especially after an exhausting day at work, making it easier for them to sleep better, resulting in less fatigue the next morning. Men also need to know that using sunscreen with UV ray absorbers is just as important as using facial wash because it prevents the formation of acne and blackheads, which can be a source of embarrassment.
These are the reasons why men need to take care of their skin. There is no discrimination between gender when it comes to caring for one’s self and good skin. A healthy and glowing face is a sign of liking yourself and taking pride in your appearance, which can boost confidence and prevent social anxiety, making it easier for them to communicate better with other people.