Posted by Mickey B.
Maintenance and beauty products are too often associated with women’s needs, but thankfully the market is changing. The hair and skincare industry has noticed men’s needs, so men have many more options today than they did in the past. Here are some tips on properly caring for your beard and face and the right type of products you need for the job.
Clean Your Beard
Beards are timeless and are as popular today as they have ever been. It’s essential to take care of not only your facial hair but also the skin underneath. Did you know that you can get dandruff in your beard? It’s true! Dry skin can collect and flake off in your beard just like it can from your head. The best way to handle this is to shampoo your beard with a dandruff control shampoo. Make sure to rinse well. Follow this with a high-quality beard conditioner to keep the skin soft, supple, and flake-free.
Your Facial Skin Deserves Special Treatment
Some people think the same bar of soap they use on their skin will work on their face, but this is not usually the case. Your facial skin is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body, so you need to follow a skincare regimen specifically targeted for your face. Follow these steps for a flawless look:
Choose the Right Facial Cleanser
The type of facial cleanser you need depends on your skin. Oily skin requires a cleanser that regulates oil production but will still keep your skin hydrated. Look for cleansers containing aloe or coconut oil. If you have dry skin, soap-free hydrating cleansers are your best bet. Combination skin can be tricky, so look for cleansers that contain charcoal or olive oil.
How to Wash
Clean your face twice a day, morning and evening. A good reminder is to wash your face when you brush your teeth. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water before you wash your face. Wet your face before you apply the cleanser. Use circular motions, moving up and outward. Rinse with warm (not hot) water. Pat dry with a clean face cloth. Exfoliate once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells but remember that a little exfoliating product goes a long way. A small amount will cleanse your whole face.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize
Moisturizer is the key to healthy skin, so don’t skip this step. Moisturizers are available for all skin types, just like cleansers. Look for moisturizers that don’t contain dyes, alcohol, or parabens that can irritate the skin and clog pores. Always apply to a clean face, so apply it after your twice-daily face cleansing. Choose a moisturizer that contains sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays.
Skincare isn’t just for women. If you take care of your skin, it will take care of you for years to come by giving you a youthful glow and healthy appearance.
Enjoy your hair (including your beard),