Looking after your skin is not just for the ladies. Despite our busy schedules, improving our skin and the way we age doesn’t have to be a big time commitment. Read ahead for our tips on how to look after your skin.
1. Cleanse & Moisturise
Cleansing your skin will remove the dirt accumulated throughout the day, leaving your skin feeling clean and refreshed. By the way, cleanse is just a fancy way of saying wash your face with face wash. A moisturiser will soften the skin and also help freshen it up so combining the two go hand in hand. This is where the anti-ageing magic kicks in, and also the glowing skin you’re looking for. For each, just use a small amount as too much product can sometimes be more damaging. A pea sized amount is normally a good place to start for the moisturiser, and the size of a 50 pence piece for the face wash..
2. Implement It Into Your Daily Routine
One of the most common reasons why we as men don’t have a skincare regime in place is because of time. But there’s no excuse if you simply implement it into your current routine. The best way to build a habit is to attach it to another habit you’ve already established. Now I’m guessing you brush your teeth morning and night? Attach this simple skincare regime to that habit, so now every time you clean your teeth you apply a face wash and then moisturiser. It’s going to add 60 seconds to your existing routine but it’s going to make a huge difference. If you only want to use the face wash once a day, then apply it every time you shower or wash (again something you should already be doing daily).
3. Remember Why
“I can’t be bothered” is a common response to the question of why we don’t look after our skin as men. But again, not bothering now can lead to regret later on in life when you’re told you look older than you are.
Motivation to do something always comes from remembering why we’re doing it. Why we’re making it a priority. It’s almost like tricking yourself into looking after your skin daily.
The next time your mind says “I can’t be bothered” remind it of these benefits…
– It will help you age better.
– It will make you look less tired.
– It increases your attractiveness.
– And you’ll be a good example for your children.