It is a common conception that it takes a special kind of guy to look after his skin. However it doesn’t have to be difficult nor uncomfortable to keep your skin soft and attractive. With the right tools, you can easily tune your looks and shave a few years off your age. Your skin will thank you for this – especially now on the edge of a seasonal change. Here are 4 easy rules that work immediately:
Stop the sun. A lot of men skip the sunscreen, which goes without saying is tough on your skin. The sun is the greatest sinner, when it comes to wrinkles, pigment changes and dryness. Choose a light sunscreen during the summer if you dislike the oily feeling, and use a day cream with UV-protection for the rest of the year. If you only do one thing for your skin, make sure that it is sun protection.
A gentle shave. Even though shaving is a necessity for most, it is at the same time very harsh on your skin, which in turn may react through blemishes and redness. Use an aftershave balm with soothing ingredients and remember, do NOT shave against the grain.
Snack your way to beautiful skin. Nuts, almonds, avocadoand salmon contain lots of healthy fats that are great for the skin, while tomatoes and watermelon contain the antioxidant lycopene that functions as an internal sunscreen (however only as a supplement to sunscreen and not a substitute).
The strongest handshake is soft. Our hands are our business cards – so make sure that they are soft and well groomed. A trick that softens the hands is to rub them in moist coffee grounds, this removes the dry and dead skin cells – on a side note, hand cream is easier to remember when next to the toothbrush!