Here’s how men can step up their skin care game

men groomingMore than ever before, men are seeking out ways to improve their skin, but they aren’t always sure how to get started. Should they simply borrow products from the women in their lives? Sometimes that’s not such a bad option. But guys, you can do this on your own with just a little bit of information and effort.

Is there really such a big difference between men and women’s skin?

Men’s skin is thicker than women’s, but the basic elements of an effective skin care plan are about the same. Knowing your skin type is first step to learning how to take care of it by selecting the right products.

Take our quick quiz that could help you identify your skin type:

1.) Does your skin sting or burn when you use various products?
You likely have “Sensitive” skin.

2.) Does your skin itch, flake and/or feel rough?
You likely have “Dry” skin.

3.) Does your skin feel greasy and look shiny?
You likely have “Oily” skin.

4.) Is your skin usually clear and not sensitive to product use?
You likely have “Normal” skin.

5.) Is your skin oily in some areas and dry in others?
You likely have “Combination” skin.

Develop healthy skin care habits

  • Read the label
    (If you have acne-prone skin, choose cleansers and moisturizers that say oil free or noncomedogenic. If you have sensitive skin, use products labeled as mild and fragrance-free)
  • Wash your face every day, plus after exercise
  • Use moisturizer after bathing, showering or shaving while skin is still damp.
  • Wear sunscreen daily

Protect your skin from shaving

1.)If you often develop razor bumps, burns or ingrown hairs, use a single- or double-blade razor instead of a multi-blade.
2.)Don’t pull your skin taut while shaving.
3.)Wet your skin and hair to soften before shaving.
4.)Use a moisturizing shaving cream.
5.)Shave in the direction of hair growth.
6.)Rinse after each razor swipe.
7.)Change blades after about five to seven shaves.

Schedule a consultation

If have questions about how to take care of your skin, call for a consultation appointment today: (210) 692-3000 or (210) 370-9995. Dr. Vivian Bucay proudly serves San Antonio TX and surrounding areas.

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