While it’s a common stereotype that men have a super simple skincare routine (or don’t have one at all), more men are beginning to discover the benefits of an effective skincare habit. Just like women, men’s skin is susceptible to aging, sun damage, and hormone changes. By implementing a few easy tips, guys can also reap the benefits of healthy and youthful skin!
1. Wash your face daily and after exercise
If you think splashing some water on your face is enough to clean your skin, we have some bad news for you. Just using water does very little to get dirt, oil, and bacteria out of your pores. After all, you wouldn’t wash your hands with only water after using the bathroom, right? Using some kind of skincare product every day, especially after exercising or shaving, is essential to keeping your pores clean and your skin looking young and healthy.
2. Don’t use bar soap—use a facial cleanser
It may be tempting to use bar soap on your face since it’s perfectly fine for your body, but the skin on your face is actually quite different from the skin on your body. Your facial skin is thinner and, therefore, more sensitive. Regular bar soap often contains harsh ingredients that can be drying to this more sensitive skin, so washing your face with a mild facial cleanser and lukewarm water will ensure your face stays hydrated and healthy looking. You don’t have to get anything fancy—a gentle cleanser will do the job just fine!
3. Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Silk may seem like something only royalty would indulge in, but this lovely fabric has real health benefits, for men and women. Thanks to silk’s super soft material and less absorbent nature, sleeping on this fabric will not only help your skin maintain its moisture, it will also prevent future skin conditions like folliculitis. Men who shave frequently are particularly at risk for this skin condition, which is typically caused by a bacterial or fungal infection in the hair follicle. The most common symptoms are inflammation, pain, and itchiness. While most cases clear up on their own, severe cases can require antibiotics or, for deeper infections, require a medical provider to drain the area of pus. Silk can help here because it ensures no unnecessary friction or irritation happens throughout the night, providing a gentle surface for an already inflamed skin and preventing future infections.
At Bold & Brave, getting finely-made silk pillowcases is easy and hassle-free. Choose from various colors that fit any pillow size and enjoy your healthy, youthful skin thanks to silk!