Although men look great with age, it is still important for them to properly care for their skin in order to look even more handsome later on in life. By suggesting a few skincare techniques, you can ensure that the special man in your life will continue to have smooth and flawless skin.
Here are five tips to share with your man on skincare:
Tip #1 for Men: Stop using a bar of soap. Most men use a traditional bar of soap when washing their face, which does more damage than cleansing. The binders that hold together a bar of soap are in an alkaline base, which strips water and natural oils out of the skin. As a result of this, the surface of the skin can become dehydrated and dry.
Tip #2 for Men: Use a gel-based shaving cream if you’re prone to bumps and ingrown hairs. When prepping the skin to shave, it is important to use an emollient-based or gel-based shaving cream that softens the facial hair and follicle. This will allow the shaver to glide smoothly across the skin, reducing irritation.
Tip #3 for Men: Throw away alcohol-based aftershaves. Alcohol-based aftershaves cause dead skin cell buildup, which keeps hair trapped in the skin. This in turn, leads to more ingrown hairs and sensitivity. A simple solution is to use an 0il-free moisturizer that will soothe and moisten the skin after the abrasiveness of shaving.
Tip #4 for Men: Use SPF every day. Whether you are enjoying this beautiful Central Coast weather at a game of golf, surfing, or on a date downtown, be sure to wear an SPF of 15 or greater to avoid wrinkles and sun damage. You can get your daily SPF fix by applying an oil-free sun block, like Jan Marini’s Antioxidant SPF30, or (for men who don’t like lotion) by applying a clear, dry mineral sun block (like Colorescience SPF50 All Clear mineral powder in a self-dispensed brush.
Tip #5 for Men: Schedule regular professional facials – yes, we said facials men! Because men have thicker skin than women, they’re more prone to blackheads and clogged pores. A relaxing and safe solution to cleanse and clear your pores is with a professional men’s facial treatment.
May we suggest you give the man in your life a treat with a Father’s Day SOTHYS Men’s Facial Treatment to say “merci” for all he does? This treatment is a relaxing, invigorating, and detoxifying facial designed specifically for men’s skincare needs. Stop by the salon now through June 30th to buy your Father’s Day gift certificate at a promotional price of $70, regularly priced at $95. Appointments can be made at any time thereafter.