In the case of men, it‘s less common to have a specific skincare routine as opposed to women. However, having a healthy skin management routine is essential for everyone.

Men need and should develop healthy skin care routines. Having a skin care routine can bring a lot of benefits and not only the aesthetic aspect of it.

It does not only keep you better groomed but revitalises your skin and keeps it healthy. This will benefit you daily and also for the long term.  Here is a comfortable skin care routine any man can follow and will highly benefit.

1. Exfoliate

Men need to exfoliate at least once a week, twice at best. By scrubbing the dead cells from your skin, you promote new and healthy cells to grow.

By buffing away the dead skin cells, you are also removing all the excess dirt and grime accumulated during the day.

Just like a cleanse, exfoliation (scrub) removes excess oil and dirt to give your face a clean complexion. This also leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft.

Apply a teaspoon amount of exfoliator to your face and gently scrub for up to 2 minutes. Apply pressure to areas of the face that are prone to oil and dirt. After cleansing, wash off with warm water, and you are now ready to start the cleansing step.

2. Cleanse the Skin

Cleansing of the face needs to be done twice a day. Usually once in the morning, and once again in the afternoon or night. Cleansing your face with a soap or face wash helps to remove the excess dirt, oil and grime from your face.

This helps prevent acne or other skin problems from occurring. Some cleansers have specific purposes depending on your condition. Some combat acne while others are just for general cleansing.

To cleanse your face, apply a teaspoon amount of face wash and gently rub onto the skin. Apply heavy pressure with your fingers on areas of the face that are most prone to oil and dirt. Wash off with warm water afterwards.

3. Moisturise for Optimal Skin Care

After performing the first two steps in the skin care routine, this is the final step. Moisturising is just as essential as cleansing and should be done at least once a day or twice at best. But depending on your skin type, you may not need to moisturise as often as others.

 Moisturising is as essential as exfoliation and cleansing may take away some of the natural oils used to hydrate your face. That’s why moisturising as the last step will help keep your skin feeling balanced, fresh and supple.

Moisturising also helps to keep your skin to look vibrant and clean. By moisturising after cleansing, it limits the need for your pores to produce oil to keep your skin moist. On days where you will be exposed to the sun, you can add sunscreen 15 minutes after moisturising or use a moisturiser containing SPF.

Apply a water drop to teaspoon amount of moisturiser(depending on how much you need) and cover your face with it. Gently rub evenly onto the skin. Remember that it only needs to make your face feel flexible and soft. If your face becomes too wet or sticky from moisturising, chances are you’ve applied too much.

4. Eye Cream (Optional)

Eye creams can be used as a final step should you need it. Eye creams help minimise dark circles. The skin in the eye area is also the first to begin wrinkling due to ageing. By applying a water drop amount to the eye area, you can minimise the looks of ageing and fatigue.

5. Toner (Optional)

Toners help to pick up any dirt that your cleanser might have left behind. Usually applied on a cotton bud and lightly dabbed onto the face, toners also help reduce the size of pores to prevent dirt and oil from entering them and forming acne. Toners are optional if you have already exfoliated and cleansed. If you decide to apply a toner, this is done between the cleansing and moisturising steps.

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