Skincare for Men: Breaking Down the Basics

Skincare for Men: Breaking Down the Basics

Breaking Down the Basics of Effective Skincare for Men

When it comes to skincare, women tend to be more apt to have a routine than men. What's sometimes seen as a beauty or makeup regimen is actually just common sense self-care for everyone!

MAVIAN wants to support women and men who have an interest in a healthy, youthful appearance. Men can experience specific skin issues, and the right routine could help remedy them.

Men's skin is naturally thicker and oilier than women's, making it more prone to acne, wrinkles, and other skin problems. Men also have to deal with the effects of shaving, which can cause irritation and ingrown hairs. 

By developing a skincare routine that includes cleansing, moisturizing, and using products specifically designed for men's skin, you can help prevent these issues and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. 

Additionally, taking care of your skin can help boost your confidence and improve your self-image, which can have a positive impact on other areas of your life!

Taking care of your skin is important regardless of gender, but skincare for men has gained more attention in recent years. MAVIAN wants to support everyone who craves beautiful skin, so we've put together some information for you to help you recognize your skincare needs. 

Then, take a look at steps men can take to secure an effective skincare routine, and shop products and tools that make it easier to get the effects you desire.

Identifying Your Skin Type

Men's skin can generally be classified into five different types based on their characteristics. These types include normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, and sensitive skin.

Normal skin has a balanced level of moisture, oil, and pH. 

Oily skin tends to produce excess oil, making the skin appear shiny and prone to acne. 

Dry skin, on the other hand, lacks moisture and tends to be flaky and itchy. 

Combination skin is a mix of oily and dry skin and can have different skin issues in different areas of the face. 

Sensitive skin is easily irritated and can react to certain ingredients or environmental factors.

It's helpful for everyone to recognize their skin type, but if you're embarking on a skincare journey for the first time, you may not have considered much what your skin is like and how it reacts to treatments, cleansers, or products.

To recognize your skin type, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat it dry with a towel. 

Wait for 30 minutes and then observe your skin. 

  • If your skin feels tight and looks flaky, you most likely have dry skin. 
  • If your skin feels greasy and looks shiny, you probably have oily skin. 
  • If your skin feels tight in some areas and greasy in others, you may have combination skin. 
  • If your skin feels comfortable and looks neither too dry nor too oily, you likely have normal skin.

Understanding your skin type will help you make decisions about what skincare routine and skincare products are right for you.

A Daily Skincare Routine for Men

Men, you should have a daily skincare routine, too! There are simple, easy steps you can take to see results. 

A good skincare routine yields:

  • Delayed signs of aging
  • Reduced risk of breakouts
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved texture and tone
  • Protection from sun and free radicals
  • Overall improved skin health

According to Healthline, it's as easy as cleanse, repair, moisturize, and protect! (1)

Start by cleansing with a gentle foaming cleanser. We suggest adding the Hydro Deep Cleansing Facial Device as a tool to pair with your cleanser. This device helps slough off dead skin cells to give you a deep, spa-like cleanse. The device does all the work!

For repair, grab a serum to boost the skin's natural renewal process. You'll love our Age Renewal Beautify Serum. Retinol, alpha-arbutin, and hyaluronic acid combine to clarify and refine the skin's texture.

Maintain moisture to plump the skin's appearance while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hydration Boost Beautify Serum for the job. It's got intense moisture and works well to reduce signs of dryness and roughness.

In the mornings, protect your skin with a broad-spectrum SPF. In the evenings, use vitamin C to protect against free radical damage. Our serum collection includes Vitamin C Beautify Serum. Enjoy the benefits of this serum that's packed with antioxidants.

Dermatologist Recommendations Specifically for Men

The experts agree that men's skincare is important and necessary. Here are five overall skin care tips suggested for men by the American Academy of Dermatology. (2)

Wash Your Face After Exercising

Washing your face after exercise is important because when you exercise, your body temperature rises, and you sweat. Sweat can clog your pores and cause breakouts, especially if you leave it on your skin for too long.

Consider Your Shaving Technique

When you shave, you are essentially exfoliating your skin, and if you do it incorrectly, you can damage the skin's surface. Using the right technique, such as using a sharp razor, using shaving cream or gel, and shaving in the direction of hair growth, can help prevent these issues and leave your skin smooth and healthy. 

Additionally, taking care of your skin after shaving, such as applying moisturizer or aftershave, can help soothe and protect your skin.

Moisturize Your Skin

Moisturizing is important for everyone, including men. Men's skin tends to be oilier and thicker than women's, but that doesn't mean it doesn't need hydration. Moisturizing can help to prevent dryness, flakiness, and irritation, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors or in air-conditioned environments, which can dry out the skin. 

Moisturizing can also help to reduce the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Check Your Skin Regularly

Men should check their skin regularly to detect any changes that may indicate a potential health issue. Skin cancer, for example, is more common in men than women. Regular self-examination can help identify suspicious moles or other skin abnormalities early, which can increase the chances of successful treatment.

Skin changes can also be a symptom of other health conditions, such as autoimmune disorders or infections, so monitoring the skin can help catch these issues as well.

Wear Sunscreen

Men should wear sunscreen for the same reasons as women. Sunscreen helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays, which can cause sunburn, premature aging, and even skin cancer. 

Men may be more prone to skin cancer due to their increased exposure to the sun through outdoor activities, so it's important for them to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. 

Men's Skincare

Men's Skincare with MAVIAN

Understanding the importance of good skincare is vital for any gender and at all ages

Prioritizing your skin provides all kinds of positive results and can be easily incorporated into your current daily hygiene practices.

Skincare for men is simple with products and tools from MAVIAN's line of premium skincare tools and accessories. Make MAVIAN your partner as you seek the skincare routine that's right for you!

  1. "The Effortless Man’s Guide to Basic Skin Care." Healthline, www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/male-skin-care-guide#product-selection.
  2. "SKIN CARE TIPS FOR MEN." The American Academy of Dermatology Association, www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-basics/care/skin-care-for-men.

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