If you thought skin care is just for the women, you could be absolutely wrong. The new-age metro sexual man is all ready to embrace the elaborate skin care rituals that are known to add to his well-groomed-looks.
Now, it is not necessary that the skin care rituals are going to make you appear less macho in front of your woman; in fact, they love it all the more. So, gentlemen, it is time to fasten your belts and make your way to the beauty store to look your best.
Firstly, buy yourself a good face cleanser, as it is important to help you retain the alpha-hydroxyl acid that wash away the dead cells deep within the pores giving way to clean skin. Next, is the all important ‘male-product’; the good old shaving cream.
A gel-based shaving cream or a shaving soap works perfect to pamper your skin to perfection. Applying the shaving cream through a brush makes shaving easier as it helps in making the hair stand straighter, making shaving easier.
Next, is the after-shave lotion which is important to help soothe your skin after a shave. The antiseptic properties of the after-shave lotion help against infection due to minor cuts. It also moisturizes and offers the distinct ‘manly-scent’. However, it is also important to moisturize your skin with an exclusive moisturizer after a shave.
This step is important as the skin looses its natural oils after a shave and a good moisturizer which is rich in Vitamin A, C and E helps revive them all. Be sure to stay away from moisturizers that contain sodium lauryl sulfate as it strips the skin off its natural oils.
Sunscreen not only protects the skin from the harmful UV rays, it also has anti-aging properties. It is advisable to apply a liberal quantity of sunscreen right after you shave and moisturize. A good sunscreen contains SPF factor which is required for its protective properties.
You need not shave just for the sake of it, because a good shave has various hidden benefits. A good shave exfoliates your skin, making it appear younger and smooth. If you shave improperly, there are chances you might end-up with razor cuts and burns. The best way to shave is to wet your beard with hot water, apply the cream all over the required surface, shave and then rinse-off again with warm water.