For many years, skin care products were thought of as something that only women used. But those days are OVER guys! A healthy skin care regimen is just as important for men as it is for women. However, guys are a little shy about asking for men’s beauty tips. Perhaps they just feel a little less manly to have a bathroom full of ‘beauty’ products, but who doesn’t want to look their best, naturally? Men should take good care of their skin no less, so let’s discuss it here and now. There’s nothing wrong about being conscious with your skin.
So let me break it down into 7 tips for a great looking skin for men to help our guys out there reap the rewards of good skin care, in an organic, healthy way.
1. Stay Hydrated
Drinking enough water doesn’t just help the inside of your body, it also helps your skin appear brighter, smoother, and livelier. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is the key. Sports drinks are not counted, all you need is water and some hydrating veggies to balance your electrolytes.
2. Get a Great Organic Soap
Just because you can’t see the dirt and grime on your skin, doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. That is why cleansing your skin is a must! If you recall the things you did all day, you can never ignore the fact that you are exposed to pollution, car exhaust, cigarette smoke and even room deodorizers. All of these can damage your skin that is why it should be washed away before the day ends. However, you can’t just grab any withered old bar soap. The additives, artificial fragrances, dyes and whirlwind of other chemicals found in conventional soaps can leave a feeling of dried out skin. Get a bar of Organic Soap for a gentle, effective cleanse.
3. Exfoliate Once a Week
Exfoliation is the process of removing the dead skin cells from the surface to reveal the new skin cells beneath. Our skin exfoliates naturally but as we get older, the process of exfoliation starts to slow down and we need to help it along. Choose an Organic Exfoliator that contains scrubby particles to help smooth the skin and eliminate dullness. Applying once a week is great and twice a week is ideal. However, you can create your own exfoliator without spending money. Simply mix a teaspoon or so of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil with half a teaspoon of coconut sugar. Gently rub into your skin for a couple minutes before you wash your face.
4. Shave Smart then Moisturize
Those conventional shaving creams and foams may be aggravating to sensitive skin. A lot of shaving cream ingredients in your typical drugstore have also been linked to cancer and hormone disruptions. You don’t need to stop shaving because of this, but you can always choose healthy alternatives, like this recipe:
Melt the coconut oil and shea butter at a low temperature in a double-boiler, then add the sweet almond or olive oil and stir it up. Pour into a large bowl and let it firm up in the refrigerator. Then use a mixer to whip it up into a consistency closer to a shaving cream. Then store in an airtight container.
If it cost you too much time and effort, you can always try this Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Gel.
5. Heal Dry, Rough Skin
If we talk about skincare, we can’t forget the skin in our hands. If you have dry, rough hands that require some serious moisture, get a tub of pure shea butter. You can also use a little unrefined coconut oil or jojoba oil in your hands and apply that in any parts of your body that are having a dry skin.
6. Eat Healthy
If you have oily skin, or experiences acne often, check out your diet. Eating a lot of junk or processed foods can really take a toll on your face, as well as your entire body. The real key to youthful skin is your diet. Take a look at these few tips on what to eat more and what not to eat.
What to Eat More
- Organic Cabbage. Contains a lot of Vitamin C and some Vitamin A too. It also detoxifies the blood and the fiber helps push wastes and toxins out of your body.
- Organic Pears. Just be sure to eat the skin since this is where most of the anti-aging nutrients are found.
- Watery vegetables or fruits. It helps in hydration, which will make your skin look younger and radiant.
What not to Eat
- Cut back on meat and dairy products. Just eat less meat and look for grass-fed, organic options.
- Skip coffee and caffeinated tea because they can dehydrate your skin.
- Fried Foods.
7. Dump the Baggage under your Eyes
One of the very first places we start to notice the signs of aging is around the eyes. Unfortunately, this is the very place that many men tend to neglect. Under eye problems can be a result of fluid retention or stress, (and lack of sleep of course). So to flush out what you can, grind on a celery. Celery works in two ways: it reduces stress hormones and it acts like a mild diuretic to encourage excess fluid to leave the body. You can also pick up a hydrating cream right away. It will help hydrate, smooth and protect your skin every day.
Gentlemen, it’s really that simple! If you incorporate these 7 tips for a great looking skin for men into your daily regimen, you will definitely notice a difference in your appearance. It’s an easy way towards healthy, handsome skin.