A Skin Care Routine That Every Man Can Follow
I often get asked on how I keep my skin so clear and free of acne, pimples, and razor bumps. It is a question that I am getting tired of hearing (in a way!) even though it is meant to be as a compliment. Since beauty is my passion, I am obviously always keeping track of the latest skin care trends and I tend to test around a bit on different products and methods. Since skin care is a pretty major part of beauty, I am obviously inhibited to testing and continuous upkeep of my skin. And I never had perfect skin always. When I was a teenager, I had pimples and breakouts just like every other teen, and that’s normal. So if you are a teenager, you’re kind of out of luck because whatever you do may not be enough until you end puberty. For the older gentlemen, this routine will surely help you very well. So the purpose of this introduction is to let you know the following:
Taking care of your skin is a daily job
You will need to work every day towards achieving perfectly clear skin, it is the only way to have it. Unless you are born very lucky and have great genes that bless you with clear skin, you are just like the rest of us wishers. The routine I will leave below is going to be pretty tedious and will require an overhaul of your current lifestyle. But it’s worth it, I promise.
Use a soap or cleanser depending on the type of skin you have, whether oily, combination, or dry, (must be all natural) and wash your face. Wet your face into a damp state before applying. Wash for about a minute in circular motions or use one of those Clarisonic cleansing machines. Do this once a day every day.
Grab an oil free moisturizer and apply it on your face after washing. This will be your daily moisturizer that you will use daily, so it is a good idea to look for one that lasts for a long time.
Once a week, you need to exfoliate your face with an all natural scrub. I make my own scrub with honey, sugar and strawberries. It is very easy to make and requires literally just mixing these three ingredients together. If you want you can go out and buy one of the pre-made ones but make sure that it is all natural. You must avoid any products that have alcohol in them or other harmful products. A good and easy tip to follow is that if their is no “all natural” in the label, avoid it altogether. The reason for exfoliating is to cleanse your face fully and wipe away all those dead skin cells that are still residing on your face.
If you shave, please follow the proper steps to doing so. Take a hot shower before, do not use a dull razor, and apply shaving cream thoroughly. Do not push hard on the razor, and go slow if you are going against the grain. These simple steps will key those nasty razor bumps away. It is a crucial part in doing so.
The fifth and final step really revolves around your lifestyle. Taking care of your skin is not only just using products and cleansing your skin, but also living a healthy lifestyle overall. You need to drink plenty of water, avoid fatty or foods high in sugar, and get some exercise every other day at least.
This is literally the routine I follow and swear by. If you take these 5 steps and practice them religiously, there is no reason why your skin should not see at least a decent improvement. I have been doing this for about 8 years or so now and I have had clear skin throughout those years. Enough so that people want to keep asking me as to what I do to attain it! If you are not understanding any part of this process, feel free to leave a comment and I will be sure to clear things up for you.