Skincare


6 Cosmetics Every Guy Should Own

August 8th, 2019

The spectrum of beauty products and especially cosmetics has always revolved around women. However, over the years this concept has changed with men setting precedents for beauty standards. It is important to understand that using cosmetics does not hamper masculinity in any way. Instead, some products are very essential for the vanity that not only help you look presentable but also gives you the required confidence.

Here are 6 cosmetics every Guy should own:

1. Sunscreen :

This is one of the most important items that have been the most neglected by many. With tedious work schedules that usually involve us moving out, it is impossible to stay indoors. It not only protects you from the harmful rays of the sun but also keeps your tone intact. Opt for sunscreens that have UVA and UVB rays and provide a minimum of SPF20.

 

Courtesy: SassyTownHouseLiving
Courtesy: SassyTownHouseLiving

 

2. Moisturizer :

One can just not end their list while talking about the importance of a Moisturiser. It is an essential item that helps to keep your skin glowing and hydrated. Soil turns dry and starts to break down in the absence of water, consider your skin as the soil and the water to be the moisturiser. Ensure that your skin never gets dry and flaky by the regular application of a moisturiser depending on your skin type.

 

Courtesy: L'Oreal Paris
Courtesy: L’Oreal Paris

 

3. Lip Balm :

Chapped lips are something that one does not like to have nor see. There are times when our lips tend to get dry and flaky, which is completely not attractive. Lip balms is a perfect rescue option that helps hydrates the skin with its oil based medicinal properties. There are a number of flavours available that will keep your lips moisturised and give you a good taste. Opt for a balm that is colourless or if you cannot avail one, hold on to Vaseline.

 

Courtesy: Fabulous Life
Courtesy: Fabulous Life

 

4. Concealer :

Concealers are the magic wands that can turn dull skin into a flawless one in no time. It is your ultimate best friend if you are a night owl and have a good amount of dark circles to hide. It can also cover the rigid acne and its marks that just don’t agree to leave. A clear skin look is no longer a dream; you can now achieve it with a concealer that is suitable to your skin tone.

 

Courtesy: GQ
Courtesy: GQ

 

5. Hand cream :

The constant rigorous activities that we engage in involve our hands that make it scaly and dry over time. All of this also wears out the production of sebum- a natural moisturiser for the skin. A hand lotion helps to keep the softness intact and your hands pleasant to hold on to.

 

Courtesy:Udaipukiran
Courtesy:Udaipukiran

 

6. Aftershave :

Smell exceptionally good with an aftershave which also helps to reduce bacteria, redness and itchiness. It also acts as a boon for irritated skin making the skin soft and supple. Purchase an alcohol free after shave as the alcohol dries out skin easily.

 

Courtesy: Balding Beards
Courtesy: Balding Beards

 

Look flawless and let your skin shine bright with these products that are essential to keep it hydrated and fresh.

The perfect skincare tips to follow this monsoon

July 8th, 2019

With monsoon on the brink, it is finally that time of the year when you bid good bye to sweaty skin and dusty face. As summer fades into heavy clouds and strong winds, the risk of unpleasant skin experiences like itchy skin, rashes and even fungal infections rises. Maintaining healthy skin requires daily attention, however, it is during monsoon that extra care is required due to increase in bacteria and humidity. It is scientifically proven that men naturally have larger skin pores than women which make them more prone to skin acne, greasy and flaky itching skin. Here are the perfect skin care tips to follow this monsoon and stay away from any sort of skin problems

1. Wash your face :

With so much humidity and dirt in the air, your face gets easily dirty. The sweat and oil just worsen the conditions. Hence, it is strongly suggested to wash your face at least twice a day to ensure clean and dirt free skin. It is also recommended to use a soap free cleanser to keep your skin clean but also make sure that it is not stripped of the essential oils.

 

Courtesy: Balding Beards
Courtesy: Balding Beards

 

2. Sunscreens help a lot :

Even though summers are over, it is still necessary to prevent your skin from exposure to skin. However, choosing the perfect sunscreen can be a daunting task. Mineral sunblocks reflect the sun rays keep your skin safe. Sunscreen with a SPF of 30 should be sufficient for daily use and the ones that can come with cucumber extracts and white tea oxidants just give your extra protection.

 

Courtesy: Medical Xpress
Courtesy: Medical Xpress

 

3. Use Antifungal Talc :

One universal fact is that most men are sweaty! Sweat often makes you prone to fungal infection as it tends to house harmful germs and bacteria. Hence, it is recommended to apply antifungal talc especially at certain body folds like underarms, neck, and groin where sweat glands are more active. Using it every day after shower might give you a great start to the day by keeping these harmful bacteria away.

 

Courtesy: Wild Stone
Courtesy: Wild Stone

 

4. Exfoliate the skin periodically :

Your skin often gets accumulated with some dead layers if left untreated for long time. Exfoliating the skin with a skin exfoliation treatment like microdermabrasion or mild chemical peel, at least once in two weeks will help in preventing you to fall prey to skin infection.

 

Courtesy: Royal Fashionist
Courtesy: Royal Fashionist

 

5. Detox :

Detox and beauty drips where men are infused with Vitamin C and certain kinds of chemicals which detoxify their liver, and ultimately detoxify their skin are very helpful during this humid monsoon season. Using a detan mask can also be very helpful to make your skin clear and tan free.

 

Courtesy:  L’Oreal Paris
Courtesy: L’Oreal Paris

 

6. Choose your skin care products wisely :

It is extremely important to choose a skin care product that suits your particular skin type. Varied skin types demand various types of skin products specifically suited. The products are specifically made for certain use and suitable to that particular skin type. Hence, it is essential to know the product that you are using and your skin type.
With these easy and simple skin care hacks, keep your skin clear and shining this monsoon season.

 

Courtesy: Maketh-The-Man
Courtesy: Maketh-The-Man

 

Skin secrets: These fruits are the key to clear skin

February 11th, 2019

Skin issues like dry skin, chapped lips, rashes, etc. are not particular to women only. Men face theSince not all skin care routine works for all skin types and it can be difficult to curate a men’s skin care routine instantly, here we suggest consuming five fruits that can help you to rightly deal with the winter skincare problems.

1. Oranges :

Oranges are packed with the goodness of Vitamin C, which is essential when it comes to combat skin issues. This vitamin can help you to deal with the damages caused by the sunlight and as well from inflammation in general. Eating an orange every day during the winter days is great for acquiring a daily dose of Vitamin C. You can as well use orange juice in your face pack for the benefit of your skin. Just mix some lemon, juice, turmeric and honey, and witness your dry skin improving. If used consistently, it can as well help to combat hyperpigmentation issues.

 

1

 

2. Banana :

Banana has various benefits and is a staple for many for all the great reasons. It is a great snack before the workouts, helps to avoid constipation and is even beneficial for your skin. Packed with the goodness of Vitamin A, C, K and E and fibre, it’s also a natural moisturiser. So, if you want to make your skin soft and supple and keep it moisturised for a longer period, just mash a banana and apply it on your face for some time and see the results yourself.

 

2

 

3. Strawberry :

Strawberries are a rich source of Vitamin C and Salicylic acid and both of these ingredients work great to acquire clear skin. While Salicylic acid helps to combat pimples and acne, Vitamin C is great to reverse sun damage. Plus, it as well makes your skin glow from within. So, whether you eat it or apply it to your face, it’s going to do wonders for your skin!

 

3

 

4. Pomegranate :

Ellagic acid found in pomegranate is useful to protect the skin from UV damage and also to combat pigmentation. Eating a pomegranate every day can right help you to deal with these issues. Also, if you apply it to your face, you sure feel your skin hydrated instantly. Just mix some pomegranate juice and lime juice to gram flour and apply it to the areas affected by pigmentation and dryness.

 

4

 

5. Papaya :

Papayas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that are extremely helpful to combat extensive skin damage. Plus, it is as well great to help you against constipation, thus cleaning out your digestive system for a clearer skin. You can as well directly apply papaya on your face to instantly moisturise your skin. Just mash some ripe papaya and apply it on the dry areas to reveal a soft and supple skin.

 

5

 

The simplest skin care routine you must start following for ageing gracefully

December 28th, 2018

We all love the thought of looking younger than our age. While it’s our dream to keep our skin as youthful and healthy as ever, taking care of it is something we all neglect.

The good news is that you do not need expensive masks, toners, and serums to maintain that blemish-free skin. All you need to do is take some time out and religiously follow a simple men’s skin care routine that’ll lock the age of your skin by considerate years. Given below are four magical steps that, when accounted for together, chart the roadway to ageing gracefully.

1. Cleanse :

Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to dust, dirt, and other hazards of the environment. When you cleanse your face with a cleanser, you remove dirt, grime, and excess oil that have piled up inside the pores and also atop your skin. This is one of the major reasons behind acne breakouts and clogged pores.

Ensure that you cleanse your face daily – once before waking in the morning and second, before going to bed at night. Since your pillow is a storehouse of bacteria, cleaning your face in the morning eliminates the accumulated grime and at night, washes the dirt settled on your face in the day.

 

Courtesy: Brostrick
Courtesy: Brostrick

 

2. Exfoliate :

Dead skin cells could be your skin’s worst enemy, robbing it of its natural shine and texture. After you clean your face, it is important that you get rid of the layer of dead skin cells piled up on the face that may ultimately clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

Exfoliating the skin max twice a week is a great thing. This gives way to new, healthy skin cells, giving your skin a brighter, blemish-free complexion. Also, it hides any traces of fine lines and wrinkles. However, remember that your cells do not regenerate with the speed of light. Thus, do not over-exfoliate and stick to the twice a week regime.

 

Courtesy: Gear Patrol
Courtesy: Gear Patrol

 

3. Moisturize :

Once you’ve cleaned and exfoliated your skin, it’s time to hydrate it by locking the moisture content. A moisturizer deeply penetrates through the pores, infuses the skin with essential nutrients and vitamins, and also works as a layer of protection against dust and dirt.

Similar to cleaning and exfoliating, moisturizing your skin twice a week will result in your skin thanking you for all the years to come. Apply a good quality moisturizer in the morning and also before going to bed to aid in the healthy regeneration of skin cells.

 

Courtesy: AskMen
Courtesy: AskMen

 

4. SPF :

As global warming gains pace, the evil effects of the sun’s UV rays are getting worse. Did you know that prolonged exposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer around the world? Also, premature ageing of skin, fine lines, wrinkles, sun burns, moles, and dry patches add fuel to your skin woes.

Thus, the last step of your skin care routine should definitely be applying an SPF cream. For daily use, a lightweight SPF is okay but if you’re under the sun for longer periods or maybe chilling at the beach, then go for a cream with at least 30 SPF.

 

Courtesy: AskMen
Courtesy: AskMen

 

Follow these steps as recommended and enjoy the journey of graceful ageing of your skin.

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.

 

Greatist
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.

 

gentlemens.sk
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.

 

NBC News
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.

 

5

 

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).

 

1

 

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.

 

2

 

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.

 

4

 

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.

 

3

 

 

Style Check

Videos