Whether you work outdoors or like to spend your free time outdoors, the summer heat can take its toll on your skin. Men’s skin has much oilier composition than women’s, which is amplified when you sweat. Men should be using a good daily face wash every day to clean out the clogged pores that become filled with oils. Additionally, about once every three days it is recommended that you exfoliate your skin with a scrub made just for men. It should be mentioned that because men and women have very different types, they should be using different skin care products.
Men also must be aware of the sun’s rays on their skin, and take this into consideration during their daily routine. Be careful not to over-shave, as it can over work your skin while it tries to defend against the sun’s UV rays, maintain a proper oil composition, and repair itself from your last shave. You can help your skin out by using a non-foaming shaving cream which promotes a closer shave, reducing irritated skin. Also, an after shave will restore moisture and help balance out the oils in your skin. After shaves with nourishing oils is an added bonus, since it lends to more toned skin.
Finally, men need to be sure to wear sunscreen anytime you plan on spending some time outdoors. It needs to be applied around 30 minutes before heading out into the sun. This ensures proper absorption for maximum efficiency. Also, you need to reapply every 2 hours or so, and sooner if you’re sweating or swimming. Oil free sunscreens will help keep your pores clean and acne free.
Avalanche Salon and Spa can help keep your skin looking healthy and young throughout the summer months. We offer products specifically for men. Or you can come in today for one of our bamboo body scrubs, which is both relaxing and provides a much needed exfoliation. Call Avalanche today with any skin care questions (610) 489-2049