7 Summer Skincare Tips for Men
Warm weather can wreak havoc on anyone’s appearance and skin, and you’ll need to take both preventive and restorative measures to keep your skin in top shape during the heat. To make sure your skin is ready to beat the heat, follow these summer skincare tips for men.
Carry acne pads with you
When you sweat, your pores become clogged with dirt and oil; this can be a big problem when you’re on the go and away from your regular skincare products. If that’s the case, carry some men’s acne pads with you. Salicylic acid and other ingredients found in MenScience Advanced Acne Pads help clean skin to prevent and eliminate annoying acne breakouts. “Get Rid of Men’s Acne Pimples” offers more pimple solutions.
Exfoliate at least twice a week
A lot of guys have no idea what exfoliation is. They think that a simple face wash and body wash are all they need for good skin. While they will certainly help improve your skin, you should also include a men’s face scrub and men’s body scrub into your skincare regimen. Exfoliation helps deep clean your skin and remove buildup that can make your complexion appear old and dull. Just make sure that you don’t exfoliate on the days you expect to be out in the sun for long – exfoliation can actually make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. “Exfoliation 101” lists everything you need to know about this skincare term.
Choose your sunscreen wisely
Sunburn is no one’s friend, but not all sunscreens are created equal. For one, certain brands contain ingredients that can do more harm than good. Your best bet is a sunscreen specifically designed for men’s skin: TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30. This advanced sunblock for men offers both UVA and UVB protection that can shield you from sunburn and an assortment of other sun-related skin damage. Read “Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage” for more suncare tips.
Don’t skip the aftershave
You may get away with skipping out on aftershave in mild temperatures, but in summertime, every bit of lost moisture will be reflected in dry skin and razor burns. Invest in a good men’s aftershave like MenScience Post-Shave Repair, a fine mist that helps reduce irritation and reduce your risk of shaving problems like ingrown hairs. “Tips for the Perfect Shave” offers more advice on better grooming.
Know your acids
Glycolic acid, typically found in men’s cleansing products, is a heavy acid that penetrates deep into skin to unclog pores and prevent skin problems like ingrown hairs, fine lines and liver spots. Salicylic acid can help treat acne, especially if it’s traveled from your face to your shoulders and back, where skin is tougher. These two acids are your best friends in the battle for great skin, so always look for them on ingredients panels. Fair warning: These acids can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage, so don’t apply them right before heading out into the sun.
Avoid scented products
Summer sweat can lead to irritation and other skin problems if your favorite deodorants and skincare products are packed with dyes and fragrances. Always opt for unscented products; MenScience products do not contain any irritating fragrances and dyes that can turn you into a walking nightmare during hot summer months.
Rethink your shower gel
Good hygiene starts at home. Before you worry about pores, oils or even the sun, make sure you’re not sabotaging all your skincare efforts by using the wrong body wash. To keep your body feeling fresh and looking clear, use MenScience Daily Body Wash, which contains glycolic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid and other skin-soothing ingredients for great-looking skin.
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