Summer Skin Care Tips for Men

Being a man doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay attention to your skin. Sure, you probably don’t wear makeup or pile on the treatment products, but male skin is no different from female skin. It needs the same treatments in harsh seasons like summer and winter to keep it healthy and looking good. In the summer, you’re at risk for oily or acne-ridden skin andUV damage.For men’s summer skincare solutions, try these small changes to your daily routine.

Daily Routines for Healthy Skin

Taking care of your skin doesn’t impugn your masculinity, so open up to the idea of caring for your skin just like you care for your body with your workout. A few daily and weekly treatments keep skin healthy and happy. Here are the basics you need to know:
Clean pores to prevent clogging. The summer heat stirs up oil and dirt, the perfect recipe to clog your pores. Keep acne at bay with a deep-pore facial cleanser that uses cooling ingredients (eucalyptus, mint, cyprus) and preventative acne medication (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid). Exfoliate weekly. Get rid of built-up dead skin cells so your sunscreen works more effectively, just by using a facial scrub once a week. Try a mask. To get really clean pores and oil control, try a clarifying mask. They don’t allsmell fruity or flowery, so don’t worry, just choose a clay-based mask or something with acne-fighting ingredients. Anything with tea tree oil is a natural, clean-smelling way to fight acne and kill bacteria that form pimples.
Summer Skincare Musts

Aside from treatments that are appropriate all year long, a few summer-specific products should be in your bathroom cabinet for the season. Don’t leave the house without a good sunscreen that is water resistant. Make sure it’s full spectrum (which means it will block UVA and UVB rays) and reapply anytime you sweat or go swimming.

You’ll also want to care for your lips to prevent chapping and sun damage. Choose a medicated lip balm with an SPF for full protection from summer’s harsh heat and sun. For more sun protection, wear sunglasses and wide brimmed hats, apply sunscreens at least 30 minutes before going outdoors, and never use expired sunblock products. Following these rules this summer, your skin will stay healthy and safe.

References:
Fox News/Men’s Health. Summer Skin Care. Men’s Flair: Summer Skin Care.
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For mothers and parents, feel free to attend my skincare seminar happening in Kinderdagverblijf Leiden. You get to score a goodie bag for you and your kids!

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