Gone are those days when men’s skincare regime was basically confined to a bar of musk infused soap and a spicy aftershave. Given today’s busy lifestyle, proper skin care is just as important for men as for women. In today’s world, men are expected to present themselves with crisp style and confidence, in both the world of business and leisure. This makes skincare an inseparable part of their lives now.
There is no major difference between a male and female skin apart from some physiological differences. Male skin is thicker, oilier given the larger and numerous sebaceous glands which are active as they are majorly influenced by male hormones. The oiler skin makes them want to wash their face every now and then. But using harsh sulphate cleansers or a soap bar can completely strip off the natural moisture of their skin.
The above mentioned factors as well as constant shaving makes men’s skin sensitive and prone to skin conditions ranging from acne, extremely dehydrated skin, dullness and shaving ingrowths.
Keeping this in mind, here are a few reasons for why men should start focussing on their daily skincare along with some tips which should be followed for a healthy skin.
1. Men’s Skin is tougher and tends to be generally oilier.
The secret to proper cleansing and balancing out excessively oily skin of men is to remove toxins and clear clogged pores without stripping the skin’s natural oils and moisture content. The Forest Essentials Sandalwood & Orange Peel Facial Cleanser gently deep cleanses the skin by removing excess sebum and impurities. Skin is left perfectly matte, clear and fresh as it is SLS/SLES free. It is enriched with Tender Coconut water which is known to be one of the best natural moisturizers.
2. Shaving on a regular can leave your skin with rough texture and significant dark patches.
Opt for a SLS/SLES free shaving cream instead of shaving foam. Milder foaming does not strip off the natural moisture of the skin. The Forest Essentials Sandalwood & Orange Peel Shaving Cream contains pure Sandalwood paste, fresh Citrus extracts and Aloe Vera juice. This shaving cream gently soothes, moisturizes and lightens and brightens the skin. It generates a creamy lather that helps protect the skin from irritation by improving razor glide.
3. Due to their reluctance to wear an SPF lotion, men’s skin generally tends to tan very easily.
Forest Essentials Narangi and Nagkesar Ubtan mixed with a few drops of Steam Distilled Pure Rose water can be used for getting rid of the post sunburn pigmentation and tan removal. Apply on damp skin and exfoliate mildly with gentle circular strokes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. This removes tan, lightens and brightens the skin leaving a mild fresh fragrance all day long. Always wear a day lotion with SPF 25 for sun protection.
4. After a long night out or stressful evening at work, men can get tired and puffy eyes with prominent eye bags.
To get rid of those effectively, apply the Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Hydra eye gel .You can also keep light cotton pads soaked in iced mild tea decoction on your eyes for soothing them.
So all you men out there! What are you waiting for ? Now you know the reasons for taking care of your skin and the right products too! Get started and work your way to a smoother, healthier and fresh skin.
Picks of the Season:
- Light Hydrating Hydra Eye Gel
- Oudh and Green Tea Body Mist
- Sandalwood and Orange Peel After Shave Spray
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