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How to Take Care of Your Skin: An Easy-to-Follow Guide
Need advice on how to best take care of your skin? Follow this easy skin care guide from Tiege Hanley.
Off the top of our heads, we could rattle off a hundred reasons why you should take better care of your skin. To spare you the long essay, let’s narrow it down to just a few.
Not only is your skin incredibly amazing at protecting your body against external forces, it’s also the only skin you’ll be in for the rest of your life. Why wouldn’t you want your skin to look and feel its best?
Some men want to take better care of their skin, but don’t know how. Ready to start giving your skin the care it deserves? Here are three things you need to know:
- Proper skin care for men is important to not only your health, but also your satisfaction in your appearance.
- Choosing the right skin care products for your skin is key to reaping the maximum benefits of a skin care regimen.
- Avoid being too harsh with your skin. Gentle products which contain no artificial fragrances and dyes are best for all skin types.
Know Your Skin Type
It doesn’t make sense to use a product formulated for dry skin when you have oily skin instead. To find the best skin care products, you first need to know the specific needs of your skin.
Skin types can include dry, oily, normal, sensitive or a combination of these. Combination skin types are the hardest to treat because they can be dry in some spots while oily in others.
If you have a combination skin type and don’t know which products you need, find a skin care system formulated for all skin types. You can make it easy on yourself by ordering Tiege Hanley’s skin care system, which is formulated specifically for a man’s skin and works with all skin types.
Commit to a Skin Care Routine
You want to hold on to your youthful good looks for as long as possible, don’t you? Then we can’t stress enough how important it is to start getting into a regular skin care routine.
A simple routine won’t take more than a few minutes each morning and before bed each night. All it takes is washing your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser followed by a men’s moisturizer each time.
Also, don’t forget to exfoliate twice per week. If you’re really serious about your skin care regimen, then you can add a men’s night cream or facial firming serum into the mix.
There is strong evidence to suggest that what we eat directly affects the health of our skin. If you’re putting garbage in your body, it’s no surprise that your skin will reflect your unhealthy eating habits.
Various studies have found that specific vitamins can influence the health of our skin. According to a Canadian study published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, vitamins C and E work together in fighting free radicals and in restoring the skin (see claim: “…vitamin C may function in vivo to repair the membrane-bound oxidized vitamin E.”)
Get More Sleep
Believe it or not, beauty sleep is an actual thing. Your skin works hard each night while you sleep to prepare for the day ahead.
Poor sleep habits have been linked to skin problems such as premature wrinkles, dull skin and slow recovery from the previous day. In a 2015 study published in Experimental and Clinical Dermatology, researchers found that participants who were considered good sleepers had much less intrinsic aging compared to poor sleepers and were happier with their appearance (see claim: “Good sleepers had significantly lower intrinsic skin aging scores…”)
For some men, getting good sleep isn’t so easy. However, you can improve your sleep quality by avoiding blue light in the evening, limiting caffeine and getting regular exercise.
Be Gentle with Your Skin
We understand that skin can be frustrating sometimes. Dealing with dry skin, acne breakouts, inflammation or chronic skin conditions can be a huge struggle.
However, it’s important that you remember to be gentle with your skin. If your acne is out of control, the answer is not to scrub your face until it’s raw.
Before you accidentally punish your skin, try to educate yourself first. Check the Tiege Hanley blog for answers for common skin care questions, such as how to prevent and treat beard acne or what to do about acne around the mouth.
You only have one skin to wear for the rest of your life. You might as well take care of it as best you can.