Skincare Guide for Men

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That’s right fellas, you may think skincare is a girl’s game, but everyone has skin and we all should be taking care of it. It’s important to develop a regimen, and try to follow some of the skincare do’s and don’ts that are out there.

We put together this quick guide to help you find some tips you can incorporate into your life. We don’t want to overwhelm you with too too much, don’t worry.

Ready to go?

Buy moisturizer
You probably don’t want to be one of those guys who has moisturizer, but you’ll be glad to have it when you need it. Moisturizer will hydrate dry skin and prevent it from becoming flaky. It’s a good idea to do this after a cleanse, and after showering.

Water > Caffeine and alcohol
Sure, the latter two many will argue taste much better. But in terms of skincare, water will help moisturize your skin and prevent it from drying out. Caffeine and alcohol have the opposite effect and can dehydrate the skin. That doesn’t mean you can never have alcohol or coffee, you just should watch how much you’re having.

Eat better
Vegetables are great for your health and for your skin. Many of the vitamins in veggies and fruits can fight off free radicals.

Get enough sleep
Bet you can’t argue with this one. In terms of your skin (and the rest of your life), a good night’s sleep does wonders. This time will allow cells to repair and replenish, and you’ll feel better in the morning.

Don’t go against the grain
Shaving against the direction of hair growth can cause inflammation of the skin. A smoother shave will result in shaving with the grain.

Just a splash
When you wake up, you might like splashing water on your face to get yourself feeling refreshed. A good splash of water can also removed dead skin cells that remain on your face. If you want to go further, get an exfoliating scrub to use once or twice per week.

Watch the tan
If you like hitting the pool or beach to get some rays, you’ll want to bring some protection. The sun can do lots of damage to your skin and loosen it’s elasticity, speeding up the aging process. Apply SPF 15 sunscreen and reapply every two hours.

Ready to up your skincare game? Here are Esquire Magazine’s favorite skincare products.

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