Gents, look younger with our skincare guide


Published: Monday 13th October 2014 by Paul Nickerson - Writer

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Your average Boots or Superdrug used to have acres of space dedicated to women’s beauty –  the men’s section being tea-towel sized in comparison.

Not anymore. These days brands have realised that men are as serious about their skin as women, even if they don’t like to broadcast it.

Like most things, it was the web that first recognised men have questions about their skin that they want answering.. Alexander Dally from website says “you’d be surprised at the number of guys who contact us online wishing to rejuvenate their appearance.”

Alexander has compiled his top 10 tips for men to tackle a wide range of problems and help improve your complexion.

Tip 1 – Exfoliate

Regular exfoliation needn’t be just for the women. Adopt a face scrub once a day and you’ll achieve brighter and fresher skin. Daily exfoliating rids your skin of grime and toxins, as well as dead skin cells. The results will also promote the regeneration of new skin cells and ultimately give you a more youthful looking face.

Tip 2 – Invest in a good moisturiser

Getting to grips with a good moisturiser for men can seem like a thankless task. However, in reality, once you know your skin type, they are functionally equivalent in all the basic areas. Hydration, nourishment and suppleness are all key benefits to moisturisers, as well as de-stressing the skin and removing signs of fatigue. Invest in a good quality moisturiser and your skin will quickly become your best feature!

Buy a good quality dry skin moisturiser if you constantly battle tight, painful and flaky skin. A good quality anti-shine moisturiser is best suited for oily skin types, whilst most on the market are primarily aimed at combination skin types. If you are not sure you can read one of the many skin guides online.

Tip 3 –  Use a face mask twice a week

There’s no end of benefits that a face mask for men can provide. Versatile, easy to use and relaxing to name just a few. However, when we peel back the layers of this form of skincare for men, they certainly do pack a powerful punch!  Not only do men’s face masks offer the deepest of cleanses, but when used twice weekly, they also boost new cell regeneration. This coupled with anti-ageing, moisturising and clarifying benefits, really come together to make it a colossal program in the removal of common facial imperfections.

Tip 4 – Treat yourself to an eye roll-on

Looking after such a delicate area of your face is crucial to your skin’s success. Dark circles, eye bags and fine lines can get the better of most of us guys from time to time, so it’s crucial to stop the problem at source. Stress, a lack of sleep or ill-health can all be decisive factors in the appearance of these imperfections, but you can take back some much needed grooming parity with the twice daily use of a male eye roll on.

Tip 5 – Pick A Good Concealer For Men

Blast away blemishes and stop spots at source with a good quality concealer for men. There are plenty of concealers out there that do a wonderful job at hiding pimples, marks and much more with just a simple dab and blend.  Choose a shade that is closest to your skin colour and apply the concealer directly over your specific imperfections. Blemish free skin is perhaps the single most important factor in rejuvenating your appearance and there are some great brands available to help you achieve it.

Tip 6 – Control your eyebrows

Controlling unruly brows needn’t be like handling an adolescent teenager. In reality, a little bit of brow gel will just do the trick and most come in a choice of colours to look incredibly natural. Apply a little gel to your eyebrows and enjoy true enhancement to your appearance. Don’t allow focus to be drawn to unmanageable brows and avoid those dreaded caterpillars taking a stranglehold on your confidence.

Tip 7 – Don’t forget a lip balm

Nice and simple!  A little touch up with a lip balm can take you a long way towards looking smooth and well groomed. Nobody wants to see, or worse still, kiss, dry and chapped lips. Take immediate and effective action with a good quality lip agent.

Tip 8 – Exercise regularly

Regular exercise inevitably results in more sweat secretion. The result? You body’s main organ (the skin) dispenses of all its toxins and impurities quicker.  Living an active lifestyle also re-balances your skin’s PH levels and builds a stronger barrier against harsh environmental pressures on the skin.  Perfect, if you’re feeling the heat in the height of summer or the pinch during those cold winter months.

Check out our piece on how walking can be as good for you as running 

 Tip 9 – Drink plenty of water

Never underestimate the importance of good hydration to your skin’s smoothness and hydration. Getting your recommended dose of water each day will result in a less stressed and tired looking face. Good water retention leaves your skin looking plump and supple, key factors in a more youthful appearance.

Tip 10 – Eat clean

The old saying of ‘you are what you eat’ has never been more true when it comes to the condition of your skin. Eat greasy and fatty foods and you’ll be left facing the consequences.  However, slip fresh fish and vegetables into your diet and their essential oils, vitamins and antioxidants will leave you looking revitalised and completely rejuvenated.

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Published: Monday 13th October 2014 by Paul Nickerson - Writer

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