The importance of skin care probably doesn’t need to convince anyone. After all, it is the face that is our biggest calling card and it is what we show to the world non-stop. So it is worth paying attention to its proper care. However, there are mistakes that most men make, which can affect the appearance of our skin. Check out how to avoid them.
Mistake 1: Bad facial cleansing
Proper cleansing is the foundation of any skin care. Face should be washed morning and evening with a gentle gel or liquid. In the morning, wash off the sebum that has accumulated throughout the night from the skin, and in the evening, cleanse the face of the impurities that have settled on it throughout the day. Skipping this step can cause pimples, as lingering dirt and dead skin cells clog the complexion.
From time to time, skin cleansing should be enriched with exfoliation, which reveals younger skin cells, making it look more radiant. For this purpose, it is worth using a fine-grained scrub, which perfectly exfoliates dead skin. Such a procedure should be performed no more than twice a week. With the naked eye, you will notice that with regular exfoliation your face will look much better, and cosmetics applied in the next stages of care will be better absorbed.
Mistake 2: Bad shaving
If you shave regularly, you have surely noticed that some hairs grow into the skin, curling up inside the hair follicles. This can result in painful and itchy inflammation, which doesn’t look very aesthetically pleasing on the face. To avoid this, change the way you shave and the cosmetics you use during this activity.
Always use a clean razor. If you use disposable tools, take care to actually use them only once. Before shaving, it’s a good idea to use a cream to soften the hairs, and if you’re cutting your hair smooth, apply a bacteria-killing product to your face afterwards. This will protect your complexion from developing pimples.
Mistake 3: Lack of hygiene after a workout
Everyone probably knows about the need to take a shower after finishing a workout. And although with the state of the bathrooms at gyms sometimes varies, we realize that it is simply to take care of our hygiene. However, as it turns out, not everyone remembers to wash their face after finishing exercising. Even if it is dry, unweathered and not sweaty, it should still be washed with a skin gel. Sweat, warm air, dirty exercise equipment – all these promote the growth of bacteria that lead to acne.
Mistake 4: Using irritating hair products
Yes, what products we use for our hair can affect the condition of our skin. All kinds of hairsprays and powders can fall on our face and clog pores. This can cause pimples to appear. Also, cosmetics that have alcohol in them can contribute to irritation. So if we observe that the condition of our skin worsens after using a certain cosmetic, it is worth changing to another one.
Mistake 5: Using body products for the skin
A common mistake in male grooming is to use products that are designed for the body to care for the face. The skin on the face is much more delicate than that on the rest of the body, so it requires special products.
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