Especially for you, our male reader, we have drawn up twelve handy tips on external care. Read them through, read them one more time and never forget these tips again. These are the things that you need to know as a man.
1. Clean Skin
Your skin is the basis of your external care and should therefore not be forgotten. In fact, a good routine can ensure that your entire look changes in a positive way. Every day your skin is exposed to harmful influences such as sun, wind, cigarette smoke and CO2 emissions. Even some particles from certain air fresheners can be the culprit. These particles land on your skin and that is why it is important to wash them off at the end of the day. Unfortunately, washing with water and a normal soap is not enough. Soaps developed for your body are too aggressive for the face. Use a mild facial cleanser daily to clean clogged pores and prevent impurities.
It is best to scrub your skin once a week with a facial scrub. This way you remove dead skin cells and the skin gets a deep, thorough cleaning. Your skin feels and looks much better. In addition, exfoliating cleanses the facial hair, prevents ingrown hairs and ensures that shaving is much smoother. Avoid the sensitive skin around the eyes and scrub not too hard, otherwise you can damage the skin and the consequences are only negative (impurities can be exacerbated for example). You can also carefully (!) Exfoliate your lips to remove skins. Then use a moisturizing lip balm.
One thing that men absolutely must not forget is to use a moisturizing cream. After scrubbing, cleaning or shaving your skin can feel dry. For example, when shaving, natural oils are scraped away. If you put an aftershave over it, the skin dries even more by the alcohol contained in it. By applying a nourishing cream, you ensure that the skin is supple and hydrated again.
4. Pamper your skin
A beauty treatment every now and then is possible. Try a face mask! Would you prefer to have someone else do this treatment? Nowadays beauty treatments are easy to book online.
Sorry guys, we have more bad news: a normal day cream does not belong on the sensitive skin around your eyes. The solution is to use a special eye cream in those areas. This area needs special care to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
The hairs between your eyebrows are easy to epilate. Do not shave the hair away, otherwise there will be stubble! Epilate only the ‘stray’ hair and do not take too much away. It immediately ensures a well-groomed look.
Leave the shaving foam in place and try instead a natural oil to shave with. Take a look at your kitchen cupboard and try olive oil or coconut oil. It does not clog the pores, shaving is smoother and it is very good for your skin!