This one goes to all the males … I’m pointing at you!

Have you been taking care of your face? You really ought to. Personal hygiene in the 21st century should be a prerequisite for everybody. And no! Splashing water onto your face every morning” doesn’t count as taking care of your hygiene.

Do you want to keep that face of yours looking eternally youthful? The embodiment of immortality? A fixed age? You won’t find any of them here, but what you would find is that men in their 20s and 30s should really start thinking of picking up a more consistent skin-care routine. 

“Why the sudden push?” you may ask.

Well, that’s because an active care to facials would improve appearances, that prevents, or at least, slows down premature wrinkles, dry-skins, dark-spots and deep dark eye bags.

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Men and women have different types of skin. In fact, men’s skin is said to be 25% thicker compared to women. (This also answers the question: Why do men have rougher skin?)

Also, another downer, men’s skin produce much more oil.

This is because of the presence of dirt and sweat that clog up the pores of the skin, which in turn, causes the sebaceous glands to produce excess oil. 

However, this doesn’t mean that men can’t use female facial products. Do keep in mind though that skin types vary. So do try experimenting around with what suits your skin best!

Insofar that you’ve reached this far, I applaud you for your patience and your wanting for a more hygienic routine. Well, without further ado, let’s take a look at what bottles and remedies one should have in his shelf!

1. Facial Cleanser

A facial cleanse consists of specific products used accordingly and appropriately on your face. Washing your face with, say, a bar of soap would cause your skin to be overly dry. This causes your skin to shrivel and wrinkle to close up the cracks. A good quality facial cleanser helps remove grime and debris from your pores – without the use of harsh chemicals.

Try not to over wash your face – even with a proper facial cleanser. Try to keep it to a maximum of twice a day, three to four times a week. 

2. Facial Moisturiser 

You’ve probably skimped pass the word “moisturiser” before. These products can be found, high and low, around the shelves of general stores.

But one thing to keep a note of is that not all moisturisers may work as originally planned. In fact, some moisturisers may contain skin-irritating chemicals that can cause your skin to break out.

A good start would be to look for one that is labelled “non-comedogenic”. In layman’s terms, this basically means that it won’t cause your skin to go awry and sprout acne.

Some moisturisers even have an SPF 30 mixture, meaning that they could be used alternatively as a sunscreen. Win-win! Don’t you think so?

3. Facial Mask

One thing to note is that there are facial masks made for men now that can easily be found at your nearest Guardian store. It’s oh-so-simple! All you have to do is apply cream or layered mask onto your face before you go to bed.

Side note: If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to pay attention to what kind of facial masks you get. Keep in mind: Masks should never be used in excess, at most just 2 times a week!

Something to wash about

Sadly, there isn’t a fountain of youth or wonder pill out there to reverse aging. (Well, at least for now …)

Until then, I guess facial washes are the way to go. After all, that’s probably the closest thing that we’ve got to eternal youth.

For now, we do have facial washes, where establishing a strong and committed routine from your closest beauty store is the closest we’ve got to eternal youth.

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