It’s not uncommon for men to do the bare minimum for their morning routine; a quick wash, shave, brush of the teeth and a dollop of wax in their hair and they’re ready to go. However, with all that your skin is exposed to on a daily basis, it’s important to take a bit more time to make your skin health a priority.
Create a Simple Skincare Routine
Good skin doesn’t need to be complicated to be effective. As long as you’re taking care of the essentials, you’ll see a vast improvement in your complexion and overall skin health.
Start off simple with a two-step method both day and night, find an effective cleanser that suits you and cleanse at least 1-2 times a day. Steer clear of using water and soap as this tends to strip your natural oils, causing more problems than it solves, instead opt for products designed with men’s skin in mind like our 26’ Deep Men’s Face Wash.
The next step is to moisturise, it’s a common misconception that oily skin doesn’t need to be moisturised, however this isn’t the case – hydration is key for healthy skin. Dry skin can often lead to signs of premature aging, redness and irritation. Choosing a natural moisturiser will reduce the risk of chemical reactions and the introduction of excess oils. Our 26’ Deep Facial Moisturiser harnesses the powerful properties of Aloe Vera to provide intense hydration for all skin types.
Avoid Sun Exposure
The UV rays emitted from the sun can do serious damage to our skin, whilst Vitamin D is good for us, there’s a very fine line when those effects turn detrimental. UV rays can penetrate the superficial layers of the skin and damage or kill cells in the deeper layers – these effects can show in the form of pigmentation, uneven skin texture and fine lines and wrinkles. Avoid these risk factors in your daily routine, by applying a high SPF product, covering up with UV resistant clothing and wearing a hat when outdoors for long periods of time.
Be Aware of Negative Lifestyle Factors
It’s important to be aware that what we are putting into our bodies has a direct link to the appearance and health of our skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and just like any other organ, it can be affected by unhealthy lifestyle choices such as an excess amount of sugar in your diet. Too much sugar can lead to spikes in insulin levels which can result in the production of enzymes caused by inflammation, this then breaks down the collagen and elastin that keeps the skin strong, tight and youthful. Furthermore, stress can be harmful to the overall health of our skin, this is due to the increase in hormones like cortisol, during stressful periods. An increase in cortisol levels promotes the secretion of oils across the skin, making the skin more prone to acne and other problems.
No matter how proactive we are in reducing these risks, our skin can still use some extra help. 26’ Deep Skincare harnesses the power of natural ingredients in our simple and effective products, created with purpose.
Our Men’s Face Wash and Moisturiser with Kelp Complex + combats the effects of daily stressors by utilising Aloe Vera juice as a key ingredient; a natural moisturiser, it’s able to replenish the skin deeply and thoroughly as it aids in the treatment of acne and inflammation. Discover more about our unique products and what makes them effective here.