Skincare is for everyone, and while that should be a no-brainer for most people, there’s still a large group of guys who strongly believe that it’s just a bit too feminine for their taste and prefer sticking to their all-in-one body wash/bar of soap strategy. What’s worse, even those who recognize the benefits of skincare follow this belief a bit too haphazardly, leading to bad habits that create more problems than they solve in the long run.
As a result, most guys are unsure of what they’re doing, and the severe lack of concern for their skincare routines could very well be the source of premature signs of aging and a subsequent drop in confidence.
So, before any of these adverse effects go from minor to irreversible, we think it’s about time you take matters into your own hands and start addressing the bad skincare habits you’re doing right now.
Too Much Exfoliation
For any guy who’s still relatively new to the concept of skincare, all the products laid out across the counters and shelves can be pretty tricky to navigate around, especially with all the manly marketing that’s just blasted onto every bottle. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see skincare products marketed in a gunmetal color or literally anything of a dark hue that will make you feel like you’re going to come out of the shower looking like the next Batman actor.
As a result, what you understood as a simple facial wash might actually be a facial scrub meant to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, which isn’t technically bad until you start using it every day instead of the intended times per week.
So, the next time you go shopping for skincare products, please take your time to read the label and go over some of its ingredients, or maybe even look up some of their reviews online before making the final purchase.
Going Outside Without Sunscreen
Luckily enough, most guys already understand the significance of moisturizing their skin, so there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to buying the right moisturizer brand. However, the extent of their protection ends there, wherein many dudes forget to put on sunscreen when they plan to spend the next few hours outside under the scorching heat of the sun.
We think it’s because growing up, people typically see bottles of sunscreen only when they’re going to the beach, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, sunscreen is more of an everyday thing than just an occasional product. Sure, you’re still going to soak up some of the sun’s rays, but every bit you whittle down goes a long way to keeping your radiant look.
Therefore, the next time you plan out your skincare shopping list, please include a sunscreen product that works for you with at least SPF 30.
Happy-Go-Lucky Shaving Sessions
Every guy in the world tends to approach shaving habits a bit too happy-go-lucky, and while there’s a certain flair and inherited skill for the razor blade, your shaving products and habits aren’t the most agreeable when it comes to keeping your skin healthy. For example, you might be shaving immediately after an exfoliating session, a point where your skin is at its most sensitive and might react badly.
On the less serious side, your face might just feel a bit drier than usual and some lingering pain of irritation, but worse things can happen, so it’s better to be safe.
Next time around, buy shaving gel or cream that’s a bit more high-end because these products are made from natural ingredients. And right before you shave, always freshen up with warm water and a gentle wash, and treat it with the same serious intent as you would with a full-blown ab workout.
Nothing for the Nighttime
Last but not least, even if you think you’re scot-free because you don’t do any of the stuff mentioned above, one thing we bet most guys forget is switching up their products meant for the nighttime.
Yes, you read that right; there are different skincare products intended for your early morning rush and ones that you use late at night because your face is dealing with different problems. Whereas the morning is more about freshening up and protecting you, the nighttime is meant for rejuvenation and treatment.
For example, you wouldn’t need to apply any sunscreen at night, but you will need treatment-specific products like night creams, rejuvenating serums, and maybe even collagen for men. So, be sure to add these to your shopping cart next time you go out looking for skincare products.
It’s a Tough Start but Worth Every Investment
We want to remind you that skincare is for everyone, and while learning the ropes may take some time; you’ll be surprised at how much better you’ll feel and look in your photos if you follow these properly. So, don’t let the grind persuade you otherwise because every bit of research and time invested is worthwhile!