Sometimes discovering the right combination for great skin can be a hit or miss situation. Men face some of the same problems women face on a quest to finding the perfect skincare routine. However, men have additional concerns that their female counterparts don’t face.
So whether it is caring for a beard, avoiding acne or how to manage ingrown facial hair read on to discover what you need to know to care for your skin in your 20’s and 30’s.
Creating a skincare routine is best started in your 20’s due to the changing nature of skin texture. If you start, maintain and tweak your skin care regiment beginning in your 20’s, you’ll cruise by the pitfalls that begin in your 30’s due to dull drying skin and the fine lines plus wrinkles that soon follow.
What’s your skin type?
So, let’s start with the basics. You need to factor in beginning a routine of washing and moisturizing daily for your skin type. The main skin types are:
- Normal: which basically means the skin has good elasticity coupled with a soft, even skin tone.
- Oily: this skin type leaves facial oil on the tissues, generally from the cheeks, forehead and nose area. Oily skin is more prone to pimples and acne.
- Dry: this skin type doesn’t maintain oil production easily and often feels tight plus flaky after being wiped.
- Combination: Oil comes from the ‘T’ zone area of the nose plus forehead, but remains dry on the cheeks, mouth and eye areas.
Once you understand your skin type, you’ll find is simple to start a skin management program that can keep your skin looking prime for years to come.
Tip 1: Cold wash
One of the best ways to start your skin routine is by splashing cool water on your skin each morning and then following up with glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells, then lightly pat dry newly cleansed skin with a dry washcloth.
Tip 2: Moisturize
After you’ve completed a cold wash, it’s time to moisturize. Apply moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp to help seal in needed moisture. But, be aware that it is important to use products made for your skin type.
Oil-based formulas should be used for normal or dry skin while water-based formulas are best suited for oily skin that is prone to breakouts.
Tip 3: Don’t forget the sunscreen
The sun is a big factor in how your skin ages during your 20’s and 30’s, harmful UV rays can wrinkle and age skin quicker than you might suspect making it important to protect skin while outside.
Unless you want to live with a goth or a vampire by night use sunscreen with strong to medium protection against UVA and UVB rays whenever you expect to be out in enjoying the sun.
Tip 4: Work from the inside out
Caring for your overall health is one of the best ways to create and maintain great skin. Consuming a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients will set you well on your way to keeping the strong healthy skin you’ve always wanted.
Try to eat a varied diet and stay hydrated by drinking water to keep your skin looking firm, plump and ready for action. To top off your trifecta of working from the inside out to maintain great skin, don’t forget to exercise because it’s the best way to increase blood flow to the skin while detoxing the body. So, get on those running shoes.
Find the best routine to maintaining great skin take time, effort and just a bit of luck. But, following our tips for getting you started will help set you on the course to keeping your skin looking fresh throughout your 20’s, 30’s and all the years to come.
So, take some time to discover your skin type in order to tailor the best skin products for you and you’ll continue looking like a champion.