Men’s skincare: The way to evergreen skin starts this spring

Here comes the sun, but before you go walking on sunshine, make sure the most exposed organ in your body is well-cared for. Here, we walk you through men’s skincare practices that will keep your skin healthy and glowing, not only this spring but for many seasons to come.

1. Cover up from the sun. Since we are getting more sun this spring than we did last winter, exposure to the sun should be a major skincare concern. The sun damages the skin, making you look older and causing wrinkles to appear. WebMD says even a five-minute exposure can bring significant damage. So before going out, apply sunscreen first, such as Cetaphil’s Men Daily Face Lotion with Sunscreen. It has an SPF 15 and is “broad-spectrum”, which means it protects you from different types of sun’s rays.

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Cetaphil | Men Daily Face Lotion SPF 15 – $7.99
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2. Shed off dead skin. Give your skin a spring cleaning and wash your face with a face cleanser to shed off dead skin cells. A cleanser of note is Paula’s Choice’s Redness Relief Cleanser, which not only cleans but soothes irritated areas as well. This is particularly useful to those who have sensitive skin and get all blotchy after staying too long under the sun.

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Paula’s Choice | Redness Relief Cleanser – $18.00
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On the other hand, an ingrown hair cream, such as that by Malin+Goetz, will rid your face of ingrown hair, those pimple-like bumps that appear on your skin after you shave.  An ingrown hair happens when a hair bends back and grows into the skin, growing sideward within the follicle instead of upward and outward.

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Malin+Goetz | Ingrown Hair Cream – $34.00
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For your whole body, we recommend a product with a bamboo stem extract, which is good in exfoliating the skin, like Aesop’s Geranium Body Scrub.

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Aesop | Geranium Leaf Body Scrub – $35.00
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3. Moisturize or look old. Though spring is more humid than winter, don’t neglect moisturizing. When used daily, moisturizers delay the appearance of wrinkles. Choose moisturizers with natural peptides, which has anti-aging properties, such as Korre’s Firming, Lifting and Antiwrinkle Serum. Many skincare products today also contain moisturizer, like Fulton and Roark’s Shave Cream. A recipient of a GQ award, this shave cream has natural oils that replace moisture lost during shaving.

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Korres | Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Serum – $74.00
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Fulton & Roack | Shave Cream – $16.00
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4. Keep sweat at bay. Expect to sweat more this spring. Excessive sweat not only makes you feel uncomfortable; it can also lead to irritation in areas where body parts rub together, such as the armpits and private parts. So if you lead an active life, pick a product like Anthony’s No Sweat Body Defense. It’s a talcum-free cream that leaves a powder-like finish on your skin.

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Anthony | No Sweat Body Defense – $20.00
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5. Maintain your mane, too. You face and body shouldn’t hog all your attention, though. Your hair and scalp equally deserve a thorough cleaning.  Choose a shampoo like Prospector Co’s Clarifying Shampoo as it  cleanses the hair but leaves behind its natural oils. Its lemon and peppermint oils, on the other hand, stimulate the scalp. Keep your hair neat with light hair products such as Byrd’s Classic Pomade and Bumble and Bumble’s Grooming Crème.

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Prospector Co. | Clarifying Shampoo  – $18.00
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Byrd | Classic Pomade – $14.00
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Bumble and Bumble | Grooming Creme – $31.00
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What men should understand is that skincare is not one-size-fits-all. It should adapt according to the various factors that impact the skin, foremost among them the change in season. Fashions may come and go, but a clear complexion will never go out of season.

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