A man's skin is about 20 percent thicker than woman's, and it's
a lot more firm than hers because we have more collagen and elastin. Unfortunately,
men have more active sebaceous glands; this means our skin tends to be oilier. Also,
due to regular shaving, men's facial skin tends to get dehydrated.
The skin is composed
of four layers. They are ;
* The outer, horny layer of dead cells * The living, growing
epidermis * The dermis * The layer of subcutaneous fat, which varies in thickness
in different parts of the body
During teenage years, men develop their regular skin
care habits because of the desire to always look best and retain the youthful facade
as soon as possible. We might think that skin care products and skin care routines
are for women only but this notion is certainly not true. Actually, there are lots
of men's skin care products that have skyrocketed in the market nowadays. And just
like women, men can do different things to their skin by learning some simple basic
procedures of skin care.
Before you consider buying any over-the-counter skin care
products, there are a few basic facts about your skin you must know. These include:
Your skin type, it is oily, dry, normal, sensitive, or a combination? The basic steps
to a flawless face consist of two key elements: cleansing and moisturizing on a regular
The right way to apply cleansers and creams on your face is in an upward and
outward movement. The skin should not be stretched, dragged or pulled. Leave the
cleanser on for a minute or two so as to loosen the dirt and make up. Remove it either
using a cotton wool or with a tissue paper, again using an upward and out ward movement.
Finally rinse with water.
Protecting ; 1. Avoid direct sunlight. 2. Use quality skin
care products. 3. Eat food rich in Vitamin C. 4. Use cosmetic products containing
glycolic acid and retinoic acid. 5. Chemical peeling using Alphahydroxy acids.
the face 2-3 times a day; is adequate for normal skin. If your skin is oily a more
frequent cleansing i.e. 4-5 times a day is necessary. If your skin is dry it is best
to avoid frequent washing and you may have to use a suitable oil-based cosmetic cleanser
instead of soap, which has a dry effect.
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Liam Derbyshire (Mens Health Specialist) is a UK Specialist in and around the Men’s
Health Industry (Miracles for Men). Miraclesformenpride itself on the range of high
quality Skin Care Products which are supported by extensive research and testing.