A 5-step guide to clear skin

A 5-step guide to clear skinA 5-step guide to clear skin
Skin care is important. Period. Nobody likes a sudden acne breakout just before a big meeting or a date. But by adopting a terrific (but basic) skincare ritual, that happens to be just a 5-step guide, you can up your skin health considerably. You don’t need an arsenal of products or spend a bomb; just basic skincare picks that are suitable for your skin type. Here’s where you start:
Step 1: Cleanse
The first thing that every guy should do in the morning (after brushing, of course), is clean his face. But remember, just a few splashes of water will not be enough to remove all the dirt and excess oil, you’ll need something more. Instead of picking up a bath soap, invest in a face cleanser based on your skin type. Use daily and remember to pat your face dry – never rub your face.

Step 2: Shaving Care
How you shave will define how your skin really feels. Razor burns can cause irritation and over time, even lead to an acne breakout. Use the razor carefully and glide it smoothly by using the right shaving cream/gel. In addition, invest in a good post-shave balm (not any random moisturiser) to smooth your skin out and prevent any shaving-induced breakouts. Men too need exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells to keep their skin looking good

Step 3: Exfoliate
First off, let’s establish: exfoliation is not only for women. Men too, need to get rid of dead skin cells regularly, to keep their skin in its best health. Start with exfoliating at least once a week and try to make it a ritual. Let’s make this easier for you. To begin with, keep every Sunday as your day for exfoliating your skin with a scrub, to open your pores and remove the trapped dirt and oil. And once you’re done exfoliating, hydrate your skin with a charcoal face mask. By doing this, you will not only get rid of the excess grime, dead skin skin cells, but also leave yourself with a healthier looking and clearer skin.


Step 4: Moisturise

Now that your skin is clean, it’s time to hydrate it with a moisturiser suitable for your skin type. Choose a gel-based moisturiser, that won’t make your skin feel greasy. Brownie points if it also contains SPF (sun protection factor) of 20 or above, to give yourself all-round sun protection. If not, then invest in a good sunscreen that’s non-greasy and waterproof.


Step 5: drink water

Hydrating your skin with a moisturiser isn’t enough, you need to keep your oral intake of water high too. Drink at least 2 litres of water through the day! It will clean your skin cells from within, to give clear, flawless skin on the outside!Final words: All said and done, it’s always best to consult a dermatologist too, in case you have any skin problems or irritation. An expert will give you the best advice!


— Sanjoli Arora, Mensxp.com
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