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Skincare for the Modern Man

Caring for your skin is even more important for men as they get older. Not only is your skin facing the issues and challenges associated with aging, but the advantages of looking younger seem to become much more significant. Many of us are working from home now, and are in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so our skin is not facing as much of the harsh elements and pollution that it is normally exposed to, making it a little easier to start a skincare regime. However, we are also doing a lot more in the way of video calls, meaning our face is literally in front of the camera a lot more than normal – good skin has suddenly become a lot more important.

For many men, a skincare routine does not feel natural. They simply go into the bathroom in the morning, splash their face with some soap and water or give it a quick scrub in the shower and that is about the extent of it. However, if you want skin that looks great, and more importantly feels great, there are a few things that you need to do. 

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Cleanse

The most important step of your whole skincare regime is cleansing. Without a clean face, there is little point in doing the rest. You may think that you already do this, but your average supermarket face wash or bar soap is not cleaning your skin properly and is probably drying it out. Your skin is caked with dirt, grime, dead skin cells, and bacteria, and all of these things can clog up pores, making skin look and feel damaged, and cause spots. You need a cleanser, such as the ones at letsdisco.co/, to gently remove all impurities and leave you with a clean base to work from.

Eye cream

We are always told that the eye are the window to our soul, and these days, with wearing a mask becoming the norm, it is even more important. While lines around the eyes give a face a sense of character, what you don’t want is dry, flaky skin, dark circles and bags under the eyes. Treat yourself to a decent eye cream – these are highly concentrated formulas which are absorbed very quickly by the thin, delicate skin under your eyes. 

Moisturize

Are you using the cream that you use on your hands, or your feet, to moisturize your face? If you are, stop now. While any effort to add moisture to your face is commendable, it’s simply too thick and too rich for your face, and can end up making things even worse. Find a cream that compliments your skin type, whether that is dry, oily, or a combination. You may need to try out a few before you find one that really works for you. 

By implementing these steps as part of a very basic skincare routine, you will be on your way to great looking skin in next to no time.