Does Skin Care Matter For Men?

Why Skin Care Is Important

Everyone has skin so taking care of your skin is important to both women and men. Skin is the largest organ of the human body, it has an essential role in maintaining your overall health. Skin protects us from the elements, allows us to feel sensations such as hot and cold, it also regulates body temperature. Skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the deeper subcutaneous tissue or hypodermis. It is important to take care of the epidermis because it is tasked with detecting infections and reducing the harmful effects of UV Radiation. Your skin sheds skin cells constantly throughout the day so an effective skincare routine can not only keep your skin looking healthy, but also prevent acne, and treat wrinkles. Taking care of your skin will help you remain youthful. The older you get your skin cells are produced slower, which can make your skin look less radiant and dull. A good skincare routine can help your body produce skin cells faster so that you have new and youthful skin cells. DNA plays a factor like having dry skin, oily or combination skin. Determine what your goals are ontop of having healthy skin clearing up acne, reducing scars or sunspots. With a skin care routine the focus is to enhance your natural complexion.

Identifying Skin Type

There are a few things to consider when putting together a skincare routine. First is that all skin types are different. There are four main types of skin:


Skin Types:


Normal Skin refers to well balanced skin.


-        Small pores

-        Good blood circulation

-        Soft and smooth texture

-        No blemishes

Dry skin  describes skin that lacks lipids to retain moisture. Skin is unable to build a protective shield against the elements.

-        Feeling tight

-        Brittle

-        Rough

-        Dull

-        Possible itchiness

-        Blotchy appearance

-        flakiness

Oily skin when the skin has a glossy shine and  visible pores. Causes can include: genetics, hormonal imbalances, and stress

-        Glossy shine

-        Enlarged clearly visible pores

-        Pale skin

-        Prone to blackheads and white heads


Combination skin is a mixture of any of the skin types


-        Oily T-zone

-        Normal to dry cheeks

-        Enlarged pores

-        Blemishes and acne 


It is important to identify what type of skin you have when developing a skin care routine because your skin  may require different products then the next person. The condition of skin changes a lot  during your lifetime. There are both internal and external factors that determine the condition of your skin, these can be hereditary, due to stress, and of course how proactive you are with your skincare. Preventing possible skin issues is always easier than trying to fix the issue later on. Putting in time to take care of your skin daily can save you time and money as well as avoid  having to see a dermatologist. Having beautiful skin is a lifelong process, when you look good you feel good. Clear and healthy skin keeps you looking your best and can boost your confidence.


Creating an effective skin care routine

Once you determine your skin type you are ready to create an effective skin care routine. Regardless of skin type, the three most important elements in your skin care routine should be cleaning, moisturizing and sunscreen. Cleanser removes the dirt, bacteria oil and dead skin cells. Cleaning your skin prevents acne and maintains pH levels. Dermatologists recommend washing twice a day.


Selecting the cleanser for your skin type:


  •        Oily Skin: Select a cleanser that removes excess oil, look for ingredients such as ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid because they protect, soothe and hydrate your skin.
  •        Combination: Select a cleanser that will remove oil without drying the skin.



Moisturizer keeps skin hydrated, this helps avoid dry skin and helps maintain healthy hydration levels. Sunscreen for protection, this helps prevent wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. Keep  in mind that products can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to work, do not expect anything to happen overnight. An extra step to consider implementing into your skincare routine is Toner. Toner is used to restore the skin's pH balance, for best results apply directly after washing your face and while your skin is still damp.


Helpful Ingredients to look out for:


  •        Hyaluronic acid - hydrates dry skin
  •        Tea tree oil - Fights the bacteria that sits on the surface of your skin.
  •        AHA/BHA acids - chemical exfoliant that can treat acne scarring, skin texture and blemishes.
  •        Vitamin C - can brighten skin help correct acne scarring



Skincare Products


  •        Toner: This product was created to help balance the skin’s pH. Toners are generally used as chemical exfoliators or antioxidants.
  •        Moisturizer: A lotion or cream used to prevent dryness to the skin.
  •        Sunscreen: Protects skin from harmful UV rays, prevents aging.
  •        Cleanser: Removes dirt and oils from surface of the skin
  •        Exfoliator: Used to remove dead skin cells.
  •        Serum:  Skin care products that are designed to deliver active ingredients to the skin, usually applied before moisturizer to help lock in the moisture. 


Benefits Of Using Quality Skincare Products

Just like eating good quality healthy food is good for your body, using quality skin-care ingredients can be beneficial for your skin. They help fight aging, and wrinkles. They protect from environmental damage. You are more likely to get the results you are looking for with quality skin care products because they have fewer bacteria and impurities