Health & Beauty

Skincare Trends: Men Need Moisturizer Too

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So, you’ve upgraded from only using soap-and-water to establishing a small skincare routine that involves using a cleanser that makes your skin feel smoother and glowing. Baby steps, we get it. Now, it’s time to pick a moisturizer that will give you all-day hydration. A premium quality moisturizer will combat flakiness, dryness shine, or oiliness. As a matter of fact, a moisturizer should be the first tool in your arsenal to avoid having tired skin. When accurately incorporated in your skincare routine, it will help rehydrate your skin’s outer layers so that you can look your best around the clock.

Why Should Men Have a Moisturising Regimen?

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If you’re still wondering should men moisturize their skin or not, the answer is yes, they should. The purpose of moisturisers is to hydrate the skin and keep it healthy, glowing and protected. Although every skin is different, most men usually just clean their face with soap or the body scrub they’re using while showering. Although that may clean their face and remove dead skin cells, these products can also strip the skin’s protective oils. The easiest way to replenish these oils and to protect your skin from further damage is by using a combination of nourishing mens moisturisers, sunscreens and face creams.

Benefits of Using Moisturizers Regularly

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Since moisturisers contain humectants and occlusives, they are the perfect ally for improving the texture of your skin. So, moisturising your skin on a daily basis will make it softer, shinier and plumper, slowing down the signs of aging.

Another good thing about moisturisers is that they can be beneficial for all skin types. Even men with oily skin can use a good men’s moisturizer as it can help them prevent their face from drying out. Most people with oily skin have acne, and since acne products are designed to dry the acne, their skin can get pretty dry as well. Even people with normal skin can moisturize it in order to maintain the ideal skin balance.

The last but not least benefit of using a moisturiser is that it can treat sun damage which can certainly help in the fight with skin cancer. You can even choose a moisturiser that contains sunscreen to get the best of both worlds.

Is There Any Difference Between Men and Women Moisturisers?

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Generally speaking, the only difference between men’s and women’s moisturisers is the higher concentration of active ingredients in the products designed for men. This is so because men’s skin has thicker epidermis and thicker dermis which means it needs a bit more moisture to achieve the needed effects.

What Is a Good Face Moisturizer for Men?

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Unlike the cheaper versions of moisturisers that contain petroleum jelly or Vaseline, top-notch mens moisturisers should contain antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E. These vitamins are powerful antioxidants as they can help prevent skin cancer. So, if you haven’t started yet, it’s high time that you begin taking care of your face the proper way. Pampering your skin with the right products can help maintain your skin’s elasticity and health. 

You can also pamper your skin with essential oils. Besides in aromatherapy, essential oils can also be used for massages when diluted with a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil. Both of these carriers are great antioxidants and good for keeping the skin’s elasticity. Argan essential oil, cedarwood, neroli, lavender and geranium are some of the many essential oils that can help you maintain healthy and glowing skin.

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