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Face Care for Men: 5 Simple Steps for Your 2019 Routine
Ready to put your best face forward in 2019? Adopt these five simple steps into your face care routine this year and achieve maximum handsome for the new year.
Don’t worry! You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on skin care products to achieve clearer, amazing-looking skin. In fact, just a few simple products are all it takes to achieve maximum handsome in 2019.
Not sure where to start? Here are three things you need to know:
- High-quality skin care doesn’t need to be outrageously expensive.
- Upgrading from bar soap is a simple step that will improve your skin.
- A night cream and facial firming serum may be worth adding into your face care routine.
Step #1: Ditch the Bar Soap
Your old bar soap isn’t doing your face any favors. Bar soap is super dehydrating to the skin and may accentuate existing skin imperfections, such as wrinkles and dark circles.
Save the bar soap for the rest of your body and use a gentle men’s facial cleanser instead. While there are many ingredients to look for in a face wash, one of the best skin care ingredients is Glycerin.
Glycerin, an essential ingredient in our men’s face wash, has been studied extensively for its hydrating benefits. According to a 2003 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Glycerol (a commercial version of Glycerin) was shown to restore skin hydration, elasticity and barrier function (see claim: “…glycerol replacement corrected the reduced hydration and skin elasticity in AQP3 null mice, as well as the delayed restoration of SC barrier function…”)
Step #2: Scrub the Beard
A lot of men grew out their beards last November and fully embraced the beard club. However, many of them are now realizing that they don’t know how to properly care for their beards.
One of the biggest mistakes we see bearded men make is neglecting the skin underneath their beards. If you don’t wash and exfoliate your beard regularly (2-3 times per week), you might wind up with problems such as beard dandruff, ingrown hairs and beard acne.
You can use your shampoo to wash your beard, but make sure that you don’t overdo it. Same goes for your exfoliating scrub—twice per week is enough for most men.
Step #3: Hydrate and Protect Your Skin
If you don’t already moisturize your face with a daily moisturizer with SPF, we urge you to start now. Not only will such a moisturizer restore hydration to your skin to keep it firm and youthful, but it will also protect your skin from sun damage.
We don’t mean to scare you, but men have a much higher risk of developing skin cancer than women. According to scientific research published in The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer, melanoma strikes white males the hardest (see claim: Table 1.)
The good news is that most cases of skin cancer can be easily prevented by wearing daily sun screen and taking other sun precautions. In 2019, make it a point to invest in a high-quality moisturizer for men with SPF and protect your face from the sun’s UV rays.
Step #4: Get Rid of Dark Circles
Those dark bags underneath your eyes dragged your confidence down in 2018. This year, you can finally fix those dark circles and restore your youthful good looks once again.
Don’t believe us? It’s just a matter of using the right skin care products in a consistent manner.
The best eye cream for men will contain ingredients such as caffeine (to boost circulation) and Vitamin B3 (to improve skin tone). According to a 2005 study published in Dermatologic Surgery, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) was shown to improve skin appearance by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmented spots and red blotchiness (see claim: Results section.)
A little dab of eye cream each night before you go to bed will have you waking up looking restored and refreshed. No one will comment on your tired appearance at the office ever again.Take the skin care quiz
Step #5: Say Goodbye to Wrinkles
Alright, so you’ve invested in a good eye cream for men. That’s great! Now, it’s time to say goodbye to those pesky wrinkles and fine lines.
Wrinkles caused by too much sun exposure can be notoriously difficult to eliminate. To reduce their appearance, you’ll need to add a boost of antioxidants to your face.
A powerful men’s facial firming serum is easy to incorporate into your existing skin care regimen and can tighten and firm your face seemingly overnight. Most firming serums work by delivering a potent mixture of vitamins and antioxidants in a highly concentrated dose to your face.
Antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E are known anti-aging warriors that can hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. For the best results, use your firming serum after you wash your face and follow it up with your daily moisturizer.
A More Handsome Face in 5 Easy Steps
Now, you don’t necessarily need to follow all these steps to achieve better looking skin in 2019. If you don’t have a beard, step #2 obviously won’t apply to you.
However, even men who don’t have wrinkles can benefit from night creams and firming serums. Just order Tiege Hanley’s Level 3 Skin Care System and you’ll get everything you need to achieve a clear, handsome-looking face in 2019.