1 - Wash your face
Yes, it really is that simple. Always wash your face in the morning, not only will this wake you up, but it will also ensure dead skin cells are removed. A build-up of dead skin cells can leave skin looking dull and susceptible to breakouts.
2 - Moisturise
Moisturising after washing your face will help to seal in the moisture, but make sure you pick the right one. The majority of lotions for men are oil-based, which is good if you have normal skin, and even better if you have dry skin. For those with oily skin opt for a water-based moisturiser.
3 - Drink lots of water
Keep your body hydrated; your skin will thank you for it! Your skin is your largest organ and ensuring you eat well and keep hydrated will mean your body is well equipped to provide your skin with everything it needs.
4 - Use a retinol cream
For those concerned with aging, simply add a cream with retinol to your skincare kit. Retinol helps the skin cells function more effectively and promote collagen production, which will help fight off any unwanted wrinkles or blemishes. If you’re using Retinol during the day be sure to use it in conjunction with a high SPF which protects against UVA and UVB rays, alternatively use it as a night-time treatment.
5 - Choose your razor carefully
No don’t go to the bargain bin, or get the one with the most blades, choose a razor tailored to your skin. With most men using their razors at least a couple of times a week, it’s important to choose one which won’t cause inflammation and nasty nicks. Take into account the sensitivity of your skin and beard coarseness. If you suffer from in grown hairs or razor burn try using a soothing spray after shaving to combat irritation and any redness. A spritz of thermal spring water or a toning mist should help to alleviate any discomfort that sensitive skin may have post-shave.
This article is intended as general information only. You should seek advice from a professional before starting any new regime or course of conduct.