5 Skincare Tips for Men
The Essentials of Men’s Fall SkincareYour skin enters a state of transition during the fall. For many men, oil production remains steady but dead skin cells increase. It’s essential to implement the proper skincare regimen or risk the weather leaving your skin rough and uncomfortable.
Tip #1: Use SunscreenSPF isn’t a summer exclusive. UV rays cause damage no matter the temperature, which is why sunscreen isn’t just for summer. Sunscreen protects your skin from damaging ultraviolet exposure, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. So don’t stop using it just because fall is here. Instead, start using an SPF-infused moisturizer. We can help you find the best sun protectants from SkinMedica, IMAGE Skincare, Colorescience (unique in that it is a powder with SPF), and Tizo.
Tip #2: Pick up a Great MoisturizerLet’s get something straight; moisturizers are not just for women. Your skin is your body’s first defense against the world around you, and it faces some major challenges during the fall. As temperatures cool, artificial heat starts blasting. The elements outdoors grow harsher. Suddenly, your skin must recalculate its moisture needs on a daily basis –particularly during the fall when temperatures and weather conditions fluctuate. If you work outside, or spend a good portion of time outside, it becomes even harder for your skin to adjust. Over-the-counter moisturizers found at your local pharmacy can be a good solution, but medical-grade products are even better. Dermacare works with two major skincare product lines:
- IMAGE Skincare
Tip #3: Find a Balancing Body WashFinding a great moisturizer is an excellent skincare tip for men. Supplementing it with a balancing body wash is even better. After all, your skin is a reflection of all the TLC it gets. Look for a moisturizing body wash that helps by lightly exfoliating. As dead skin cells increase during the fall, scrubbing them away helps decrease the possibility of trapping bacteria and promotes overall skin health. But there’s another option for treating dead skin cells and lingering summer skin damage that you need to consider…
Tip #4: ExfoliateAs dead skin cells increase during the cooler months, exfoliation becomes critical. While body wash and other products are capable of exfoliating, nothing replaces the precision of medical-grade exfoliates. And medical-grade doesn’t always mean harsh. A light chemical peel is a great way to shed dead skin cells and address summer UV damage. Not only can it leave your skin feeling soft, but it can also decrease the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles while countering sun spots and uneven pigmentation. Chemical peels are a great option for men. They’re easy to schedule and undergo with limited impact to your daily routine. The main things to keep in mind are:
- Avoid shaving the night before a peel.
- Avoid aftershave until peeling has stopped.
- Use a gentle cleanser after the peel.
- Do not rub or pick the skin as it peels.