Skincare


5 dos and don’ts for every man to get that flawless skin

November 9th, 2018

From fighting the first signs of wrinkles to trying to get rid of those decade-long acne scars, winning a good skin game always seems hard. But before you blame your genes; are you doing enough to take care of your skin?

And by skin care, we don’t mean clocking hours in front of the mirror or stealing your girlfriend’s fancy products. Your skincare can be as simple as washing and moisturizing every day along with some maintenance basics. There is no need for expensive serums or 5-step routines to follow and, in fact, layering too many products can actually irritate your skin.

Check out these 5 dos and don’ts for a fresher looking face.

 

1. Do: Wash your face:

When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you do is splash your face with some water. Tag along a face wash for this routine to give your skin a good cleanse. This will not only wake you up but also swamp away the dead skin cells that make your face look dull. Make this a ritual to follow every morning and before you go to bed. For a deep clean you can use an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week.

 

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Greatist

 

2. Don’t: Forget to moisturise:

Applying a moisturiser or a lotion should be your right next step after cleansing your face. As washing your face rips off the natural oils, applying a lotion can help you soothe your skin. Also, make sure you apply your moisturiser when the skin is slightly damp to help seal in the moisture.

 

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gentlemens.sk

 

3. Do: Drink lots and lots of water:

Water is basically the solution to all your problems. Your skin needs to be moisturised from within and drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water can benefit your skin’s health. Also keep your alcohol and caffeine intake to the minimum, as both can dehydrate the skin.

 

Health Wise
Health Wise

 

4. Don’t: Consume too much of sugar:

Cookies, cakes, doughnuts, lattes, etc. are all mouth-watering savouries, but don’t forget to check on the grams of sugar before indulging in these delicacies. Every once in a while is a fine thing, but a high consumption of sugar can cause inflammation and even lead to breakouts. Also beware of these so-called healthy foods like flavoured yoghurts, cereals, and protein bars as they can deliver huge a dose of sweet stuff without being termed as desserts.

 

HealthHub
HealthHub

 

5. Do: Get your sleep:

It is recommended to sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours every day, which will give your cells ample time to fix for the next day’s wear and tear. Even for your skin’s health, sleep is an important factor. A good sleep means heading off wrinkles, fine lines, and breakouts, so don’t try and get all your week’s worth of missed sleep in a Sunday’s morning. Your body and your skin need consistent sleep to look and feel good.

Apart from following these basic dos and don’ts, it is also important to look after what you put in your body. Remember flawless skin comes from within so consume more fruits and veggies on a regular basis. Recharge and rejuvenated yourself from time to time to feel relaxed and to help your skin’s health.

 

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NBC News

 

Things to remember for pure winter skin

October 19th, 2014

Follow the below mentioned steps and have better skin this winter (you can thank us later). However well-dressed you might be, dry, flaky, unkempt skin will make people want to stay away.

Shower:

Whilst showering on a cold day, make sure (no matter how tempting it is) that the water temperature is below burning and the shower is short. Too much humidity will ruin your skin especially when you have to immediately jump back in the cold and harsh environment.

 

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Facial Cleanser:

Invest in a good facial cleanser. An ordinary soap will just dry out your skin more and faster. Figure out your skin type (whether it is normal, dry, oily, combination or sensitive).

 

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Moisturize:

Always moisturize your body at least once after a shower and moisturize your face twice a day; once after a shower and once before sleeping.

Lip Moisturizer:

Use a non-scented colorless lip balm or moisturizer to protect your lips as they are very sensitive and have a very thin layer of skin.

 

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Exfoliate / Scrub:

Use an exfoliating scrub once a week to remove any dead skin and to make your skin smooth. Moisturize your hands with a good moisturizer so your cuticles and dead skin is under control. Exfoliating is a very important part of any skin care regime. Not only does it slough away dead skin cells, but it also unclogs the oil and dirt that lives in your pores and can cause breakouts.

Deodorants:

Also, choose your deodorants wisely. You wouldn’t want to go for the one you usually use if it has harsh chemicals; especially during winters. What if it reacts with your dry skin? There is a wide range of deodorants for men currently. Try He Deodorants, newly launched in the segment.

 

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Hydration:

Have water at regular intervals during the day. It flushes away all the harmful toxins and the dryness is kept to a minimum. Your skin needs to be more hydrated during winters thanks to the dryness.

 

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