Although there are key differences between men and women’s skin – for example, men’s skin is thicker than women’s – the basic elements of an effective skin care plan remain the same and let me assure it you its not as scary as you may think.
First, it’s important that men identify and understand their skin type:
- Normal skin is clear and not sensitive
- Dry skin is flaky, itchy or rough
- Oily skin is often shiny & greasy with enlarged pores
- Acne is skin suffering from breakouts of pimples, blackhead and inflammation
Of course every man’s skin is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to skin care but with the help of the highly experienced Dermal Therapists in clinic they have come up with some of the basic skin care points for men:
- Wash your face daily and after exercise: Since regular bar soap often contains harsh ingredients that can be drying to the skin, wash your face with a cosmeceutical facial cleanser such as the Collagen Cleanser or Mandelic Cleanser using lukewarm – not hot – water.
- As essential the letters A, B & C are to the alphabet they’re just as essential to your skin health. Vitamin C acts as a pacman – going along eating unhealthy damaged skin cells and producing new healthier, happier cells while protecting those new cells from the harsh environment, Vitamin B is what is going to feed essential nutrients to our new cells and hydrate all layers of our skin. Vitamin A or also know as Retinol is applied topically & will help to remove built up dead skin, smooth out fine lines & even out our skin tone.
- Check your skin regularly: Having your skin checked by a professional at least once a year is extremely important and when beginning on a new skin care journey it should be at the top of your list.
- Wear sunscreen EVERYDAY: The excuse of ‘I work indoors’ doesn’t cut it. You only have to look at your right arm or right side of your face to see that it will be more sun damaged than the left and that is purely from sun exposure while driving in the car. To help prevent sun damage that can lead to wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer, before leaving the house every morning apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin, and if outside enjoying the sunshine for more than a couple of hours, SPF should always be reapplied. You can find one of our favourite SPF moisturising creams here.
Starting to look after your biggest organ – your skin – doesn’t have to mean hundreds of products and invasive treatments. In the clinic our Dermal Therapists and Registered Nurse/Injector try and make all regimes quick, non-fussy and effective and this can all be achieved by simply booking in for a complimentary consultation.