Men’s skin very apparently differs from that of women. And given that the skincare industry is heavily targeted toward women, there really isn’t much out there for you men in terms of health and care. But we have you covered!
Skincare basics for all men
Men’s skin is typically thicker with more collagen and oils that can help delay the aging process. However, these properties also make is easy for the skin to be more prone to acne. Additionally, shaving can cause the skin to roughen and lose its protective barrier.
But to get started, a deep cleanse is absolutely necessary. Cleansers and exfoliators do a good job of treating the skin from the outside, but every once in a while, we all need a deep cleaning routine. Products like ultrasonic spatulas for example offer this type of care for your skin. If your pores are clogged, it makes it harder for the helpful ingredients in various serums to be completely absorbed by then skin. This is where an ultrasound skin scrubber would come in handy. The ultrasound waves also bring impurities to the surface so that your skin is not as prone to acne or even the occasional spot.
Now, as it gets colder, moisture is all the more important. Here, you can experiment with a good steamer. Hydration is known to give the skin a suppleness. This not only promotes a much smoother appearance, but also gives you a youthful look. The hot steam works by opening up the pores and makes it easier to remove all the dirt and oil accumulated in them. It also can help prep your skin before a shave and can help you avoid ingrown hairs and post-shave irritation. Once done, use a moisturizer to keep the hydration locked.
As the years go by, our skin’s oil glands begin to lose their potency and it results in them creating lesser natural oils. To combat this, moisturizing everyday can assist the oil glands so that they do not have to overwork themselves. When the skin starts drying out, you may see a rise in skin issues. On one hand, you may witness dryness and irritation, both of which cause your skin to become inflamed and dull. On the other hand, you may notice shiny skin which is the result of your oil glands secreting more oils to make up for the dryness. Your skin takes in the moisturizer and plumps up, giving it that firmer appearance with fewer wrinkles.
As mentioned above, men’s skin is thicker. As a result, exfoliation is a must as a means to get rid of the dead skin cells and other dirt that can accumulate on the skin. A good exfoliant will clean the pores, help deal with blackhead, and can even target acne. Depending on your skin type, choose an exfoliator that meets the requirements of your skin. For instance, a physical exfoliant with beads can work well for some skin types but will be harmful for sensitive skin. Keep in mind what would work for you when shopping for skincare tools.
However, if you find that acne is a persistent problem that regular cleansing and exfoliating is not fixing for you, you may be interested in looking for an anti-acne specific skincare tool. A blue light therapy device can work wonders for the skin. Solving acne problems is much more than dealing with the visible aspect of it. Underneath the spots and the pimples, there are underlying factors in the skin that can cause the issue. To be successful in acne removal, you have look for, and solve, the root cause. Blue light therapy uses natural light waves, which are transmitted by LEDs into the skin. The blue light is excellent for curing acne, killing bacteria, improving sensitive skin.
Speaking of technology, a high frequency device is also quite useful in a skincare routine. The quick vibrations of such a device can offer a reversal of the aging process by accelerating blood circulation and cell production to improve collagen and elastin content of the skin. Finding a high frequency device that operates on different electrode colors is also a bonus as you can hope to target different issues with just one device. High frequency electrodes are available in a variety of convenient shapes and sizes to facilitate the treatment of different areas of the face and body.
Get to know the products out there– from the skin scrubber to blue light therapy
A tried and tested tool is the Wireless Ultrasonic Skin Care Scrubber. It is an exfoliation spatula that works with high-frequency vibrations to remove blackheads and enhance the skin texture. The high frequency vibration can penetrate your skin up to 3-5 mm depth, which can clean dead skin cells and dirt effectively. The skin scrubber is also easy to use, a quick 10-minute treatment, and can be used with any facial skincare product.
When it comes to newer technologies, it is always safer to trust the FDA cleared devices. The Luma Blue Acne Light Therapy Pimple Cleansing Brush is a wonderful cleanser that uses LED light therapy to clean pores and fight acne. It is FDA cleared and suitable for all skin types, and it works by penetrating the pores on the skin surface to remove any dirt that has built up. When the LED light therapy is used consistently, it can even reduce the number of acne-causing bacteria significantly to help prevent any breakouts even in the future.
A wonderful high frequency tool is the D'arsonval High Frequency Wand. It is equipped with 6 electrodes for acne spot target and wrinkle removal. Its main functions include improving and reducing age spots and wrinkles, tightening the skin, and eliminating acne and pimples. It also helps with hair growth if you might be looking for a treatment for your beard! High-frequency electrotherapy works by heating up your skin’s deep tissues, which then eliminates harmful substances caught up in your pores and deeper. You can use it before or after skincare, the important thing is to make sure your skin is properly cleansed.
So, men, there you have it! A thorough 6-step skincare routine with the perfect products to pair with the steps. Incorporate these to find a significant improvement in your skin, and you can enjoy spa-like treatments from the comfort of your homes!
written by Olivia Khader
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