There’s so much that goes into maintaining your facial and body skin. From moisturization to cleansing, and a little scrub here and there, those who have tried to have a skincare routine have never regretted it. A skincare routine for men does not have to involve highly-priced lotions, facials, and derma treatments, but basic tools that facilitate hydration, nourishment, and cleansing of the skin. Along with your face, the routine must also reflect the need to address issues of the entire body.
But it is understandable that young men who are just starting out have a hard time navigating a subtle and manageable routine of skin care for men that suits both their pockets and the time on their hands.
To start off, here’s a quick summary of what a man’s skincare routine should look like:
- Washing your face with a deep cleansing wash. We recommend that you use the Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Wash that is an effective and gentle cleanser. The three primary ingredients of the cleanser are Volcanic Lava Ash, Yugdugu, and White Lotus. Together, they can ensure that you have smooth and supple skin.
- Exfoliating your face to clean out the pores
- Masking your face to absorb oil deposits
- Comply with the ideal beard routine that involves cleaning, conditioning, and trimming of facial hair
- Toning your face to tighten the cell gaps and improve skin texture
- Moisturizing your face to let the hydration set it
- Applying Eye Cream over the sensitive areas to heal dark circles
- SPF’ing down your face and body to protect it from the UVB rays. What you need is the Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream that is built with SPF 50. This day cream will help you get protection from sun rays and prevent sunspots.
Oftentimes, men keeping a tight grip on their daily routines often fail to keep their skin in proper form. It could be due to various factors which include lack of hydration, hormonal imbalance, and pollution. Keeping all the necessary steps in mind, here’s how all the things you should and should not be careful about when it comes to skin care for men:
The Do’s of Men’s Skincare
Have a separate routine for your beard
Nourish your beard with oil before a shower and detangle it right after the bath. Once the hair dries out, style it with balm and shape it in a manageable fashion. Your routine should also involve serial combing and oiling it to keep the hair hydrated throughout the day.
Moisturize your face thoroughly
Moisturization goes a really long way in terms of preserving your skin and maintaining its inner hydration. Those with oily skin must use gel-based creams, whereas those with dry skin must use oil-based creams to thoroughly replenish their face and body every day.
Never skip sunscreen
It goes without saying that you should never skip sunscreen. The long term effects of not using SPF every single day are an increase in skin wrinkling, loss of collagen, and declining elasticity.
Use a cooling face cream
A great way to release the tension off your pores is by using cooling agents on it. Like washing your face with cold water is a great way to get rid of dead skin, using mint and aloe vera based face creams leads to the strengthening of your cell block.
Take hydration seriously
The best way to take care of your skin is to hydrate it from the inside and let oxygen flow thoroughly. Hydration also helps in retaining moisture and necessary emollients.
Start incorporating anti-aging products in your routine
Studies show that using anti-aging products in your 20s pays out heavily in your 30s and 40s. Curbing the early loss of skin elasticity and collagen with daily skincare is the best way to make sure you have the blessing of prolonged youthfulness.
The Don’ts of Men’s Skincare
Don’t pick or exacerbate the acne on your face
Picking on your already vulnerable skin leads to scarring and prolongs your overall healing. You must engage in healthy habits of self-extracting the pimples, rather than scratching your face bloody.
Don’t use products with sulfate and alcohol
Skincare creams tend to infuse sulfate and alcohol in a lot of products to increase its durability. However, they have proven to be disastrous for your skin. Make sure you refrain from investing in these chemical-ridden products.
Don’t hoard onto old and rusty razor blades
Old and rusted razor blades can cause rashes and itchiness in your skin, not to mention the grave tetanus infections that can be sprouted through it. You must switch razor blades every four weeks to make sure your grooming routine is safe and medically secure.
Don’t apply greasy products on your face
As you go on with your day, your skin tends to collect dirt and pollution. By applying greasy creams and serums, you increase the chance of dirt attraction and absorption. The best option is to use light products that have easy wear and tear.
Don’t neglect the feet, knees, and elbows
Face and hands are important, but some of the most neglected yet heavily impacted areas of intense dryness are feet, knees, and elbows. Special attention must be given to these extra drying areas.
Volcanic Lava Ash Face Wash with Yugdugu & White Lotus
Refresh your face with our powerful yet effective and gentle cleanser. Crafted with Volcanic lava ash, Yugdugu and White lotus, the non-foaming cleanser doesn’t strip off the skin of its protective moisture barrier or disturb the natural pH, thus maintaining its integrity and youth.