Complements Calling all men: Give your skin the attention it deserves


Gone are the days when men were using bar soap as their skin care regimen. Just like women, men get dry skin, acne, enlarged pores, oily zones, sunspots and wrinkles, but just a few little changes to your skin care regimen could make quite a difference. It doesn’t have to be daunting; if you have time to shave, you have time for a little skin care routine.

It may be that men just don’t know where to start and it’s nowhere near as time consuming as you think, but it’s important.

Try to cleanse your skin at least once a day and ditch the bar soap. Men’s skin tends to be much oilier than women’s skin, which cause enlarged pores and acne. Look for a cleanser that is non-drying.

One of the most common causes of wrinkles and premature aging is sun exposure and damage. Applying sunscreen daily will significantly help your skin in the fight against aging and also help to decrease the risk of UV-induced skin damage. Because I suggest a moisturizer as well, one less step in your routine would be to find a moisturizer with a sunscreen combined. When your skin is dry, aging signs appear more, so you want to give your skin a boost with a daily moisturizer to hydrate and help maintain a youthful appearance.

Think about using an eye cream. The skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face, leaving it prone to wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. By keeping the skin around your eyes hydrated and moisturized, you will help to reduce puffiness and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. And, if you’re feeling really adventurous, use an exfoliator two to three times a week for a deeper clean. Exfoliating stimulates the growth of new cells. When cells are built up, it can result in excess oil and cause clogged pores and acne.

So men, purchase some new products and take a little bit of time to adapt to a routine. I will gladly answer any questions you may have regarding products or the regimen I recommended. Your skin will thank you, both sooner and later!