We don’t quite know who started it, but it’s crazy to think that there are still men out there who believe that good skincare is a woman-only game.
But in case you’re one of them, news flash: it’s 2020, and the world is much different as we know it. Teenagers are steadily reshaping our future, Kim Kardashian has her own documentary about the criminal justice system, and Japan is building a real 1:1 scale Gundam, so we believe men putting a lot more effort into caring for their skin shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise.
But it’s a good change nonetheless, especially when for the longest time, all men know about grooming comprises of shower gel and body spray gift sets, with the occasional borrowing of their girlfriend’s facial wash (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But enough is enough, everybody stands to gain from proper skincare, and that includes men.
There’s no need to tiptoe around beauty products either, as we’ve made a list of simple but effective techniques to buff up your glow. Check out these do’s and don’ts for long-lasting results:
1. Stay hydrated
The first step to having a good skin game is to start from the inside, and that means drinking lots of water throughout the day. For our recommendation, make sure you down at least eight glasses of that good ol’ H20 a day. Dehydration makes your skin more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.
2. Don’t eat too much sugar
Sure, you can indulge every now and then, as long as you won’t drink those caramel lattes daily. Not only are they not healthy for your body, but sugar is also a huge fan of causing inflammation in your system, which results in, you guessed it: breakouts. As such, make sure you eat cookies, donuts, cakes and any carbonated drink as less as possible, and opt for healthier choices. Don’t get too comfy with supposed “healthy” snacks like cereal and yogurt, as they might also contain sugar without advertising them. With these foods, it’s always a good idea to check the label.
3. Always lather up
In addition to waking you up, a good splash of cold water on the face primes your skin for the day ahead, so make sure you pair it with a facial cleanser that can energize your skin and remove any gunk from the night before. For our money, we recommend the Lumin No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser.
Specially formulated for men and their tougher skin, this cleanser from the famous brand uses a charcoal formulation to help suction