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A proper skincare regimen can create and maintain healthy skin for anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, unique skin condition, or skin type. Gender is also a factor to consider—men can greatly benefit from regular at-home care.
It is no secret that women on average tend to use more skincare in general. However, skin is skin and needs to be treated no matter who it belongs to.
Men and women can have lifestyle and behavior changes that can make their skin needs unique. For example, beard grooming and shaving can impact the skin, as well as exercise and sports activities, diet, and other factors, causing dryness, sensitivity, and irritation. Additionally, due to higher amounts of testosterone, men have more active oil glands than women increasing chance of breakouts, shine + large pores. Awareness and education about these common skin concerns is the first step towards healthy skin.
These essential tips can help men who are looking to build a skincare regimen at home and support their journey toward achieving skin health.
UNDERSTAND YOUR SKIN TYPE
Every skin type is unique: some are oily and more acne-prone, some are drier and need regular hydration, some change depending on the weather and climate. It is important to take stock of your skin. One of the best ways to do this is to see a skin health professional. To locate a ZO® Authorized Physician near your, check out our Physician Locater.
CLEANSE, EXFOLIATE, TONE
Healthy skin starts with the basics. Establishing a regular routine of cleansing, exfoliating, and toning can bring skin to a balanced state, which can promote a clearer complexion and a more even skin tone.
Cleansing the skin is an important step. It washes away impurities, debris and sweat that accumulate during the day. Gentle Cleanser is a mild gel formula that is indicated for all skin types and leaves skin feeling refreshed.
Exfoliation is the next step. It removes dead skin cells and can help smooth the feel of skin. For men who shave, exfoliating prior to their typical grooming routine can help to minimize shave-related irritation and can result in a closer shave. Exfoliating Polish not only physically exfoliates but also improves skin’s radiance.
Toning follows exfoliation. It removes excess surface oil and clarifies pores. It also can be used after shaving to help remove excess debris and diminish the look and feel of visible redness. Complexion Renewal Pads have a non-drying formula and set skin up to receive the more corrective products in a regimen.
ADD AN ANTIOXIDANT PRODUCT INTO YOUR ROUTINE
Every skin type can benefit from incorporating an antioxidant product to minimize premature signs of aging + keep skin youthfully healthy. Men’s Health magazine recommends Daily Power Defense, a powerful antioxidant serum that supports skin’s natural restoration process. This powerhouse product supports skin barrier function and offer hydration benefits, antioxidant properties and gives skin a healthy glow.
According to The American Academy of Dermatology, men are twice as likely as women to develop melanoma by age 65. One reason is that men are far less likely than women to use sunscreen daily. Using sun protection daily can help to shield skin from harmful rays and environmental damage. All skin types should finish their routine with sun protection.
Daily Sheer SPF 50 is water- and perspiration-resistant and offers broad spectrum protection. It also helps to lightly replenish hydration, keeping skin from feeling dry.
For men who are on the go, consider bringing your regimen with you. Daily Skincare Program consists of ZO® favorites in convenient travel sizes to bring to the gym for an after-work out shower, on vacation and more. They are also TSA-approved sizes to pop in carry-on luggage.
Interested in finding the skincare products best suited for your skin health goals? Discover your Regimen with our Regimen Finder here.