A lot of dads don’t often think about skin care. They have too many other things going on in their day, such as taking care of children, trying to be the best husbands they can be, and juggling the demands of family and work life.
Some put off skin care because they think it’s not a “manly” thing to care about. Yet all men care about their appearance and how well they are able to attract the opposite sex — even if that means just being more attractive to their wives so that they enjoy a more exciting romantic life.
Men can’t follow the same skin care routine as women and expect results. We have special needs and must adapt the appropriate routine.
Here are a few things you can do to get healthy skin as a dad:
Before you start on any sort of routine, take a look at your face. Things like skin tags, moles, age spots and other blemishes can make your skin look older than it is. You should see a dermatologist to determine the severity of the problem, and then you can use simple natural products such as this mole remover, lotions that remove skin tags and more. You can also look towards a variety of other treatments that can reduce the appearance of age spots and other discoloration.
Cleansing your skin every day may seem like an overly simplistic recommendation for healthy skin, but it is such an important yet overlooked step that it must be mentioned.
A lot of men just grab the bar of soap and run it over their face as well as their body while they are showering, but soap is overly drying. It can easily cause your skin all manner of problems. Soap will either dry out your skin, or it will cause your oil glands to go into overdrive and make your skin oily and prone to acne.
Men typically have larger pores than women, so they are prone to more breakouts and other skin problems from dirty skin or overactive oil glands. Choose a cleanser that is both strong enough to get results but gentle enough not to irritate the skin or the oil glands. Cleanse your skin at least once a day.
Without regular exfoliation, dead skin cells will accumulate on the skin and cause it to look duller and older. Your skin will look tired even if you aren’t.
Yet too much exfoliation can cause irritation that can cause breakouts and redness. Choose a mild exfoliant, such as a face scrub, and use it a few times a week. Don’t use it every day, or you’ll irritate the skin.
Use the Right Shaving Products
Shaving can irritate your skin like nothing else. If you don’t use the right shaving products your skin will end up dry and bumpy.
Always shave with a proper shaving cream, not just soap and water. The cream will protect your skin against irritation from the razor and it will also moisturize your skin.
Follow up with an aftershave that will both moisturize your skin and help to close the pores, preventing dirt and oil from clogging them.
You may not care about having soft skin, but your lady sure cares if you do. If you want her snuggling against you, make your skin more inviting by moisturizing it.
Moisturizing also makes your skin look younger and reduces the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Use a daily moisturizer after you wash your face, and consider a deeper moisturizer for night time.
Pay special attention to the area around your eyes, which show the signs of aging first. Consider using a special night cream in addition to your daily moisturizer.
Choose a moisturizer that has sunscreen in it so that you also protect your skin from the damaging (and aging) rays of the sun. This also means you won’t have to apply sunscreen separately.
There’s nothing more manly than being irresistible to your lady. One way that you can do that is to create beautiful and healthy skin. You’ll also feel pretty great about yourself when you look in the mirror, and that will boost your confidence in other areas of your life. Use these simple tips to get healthy looking skin.