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3 Reasons Why Men Need a Skincare Routine

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Taking care of ourselves is a detailed process and adding a new regimen to an already busy life may not seem optimal. When it comes to skincare, women do tend to pay more attention to their skin than men do. Blame it on upbringing or poor marketing tactics. Either way, some men are tough to convince. Soap and water may be all you think you have time for but implementing a quick three step routine doesn’t have to take hours or break the bank. All you need to focus on is getting the grime off, some antioxidants in, and protecting that handsome face from sun damage. After all, time stands still for no man.

Cleanse to Minimize Acne and Banish Bacteria

If you’re using that same old bar of soap to clean your body and your face, you’re not doing your skin any favors. Most bar soap has a high pH, which means it can get rid of grime but will often take your natural oils along with it. By disrupting the natural balance of oil in your skin, it can trigger an opposing result and cause it to generate even more oil to make up for what’s been lost. That additional sebum can build up and clog your pores, leaving acne in its wake. Stop the damage by ditching that bar soap and switching to a balanced cleanser. Medical grade skincare ensures you’ll properly cleanse your face while also maintaining its moisture barrier. Once you experience how properly cleansed skin feels, you’ll never go back to your old habits.

 

Fight Cell Damage from Pollution

In its 2016 report, the American Society of Plastic Surgery discovered that Botox®, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels were among the top noninvasive cosmetic procedures for men. Considering that these options aim to soften wrinkles and smooth out roughness, it’s safe to say that limiting those types of skin issues would be preferable to treating them. Since most men spend the bulk of their days in cities where pollution, especially auto emissions, is high, protecting the skin from harmful free radicals makes good sense. Adding a protective serum to your daily routine after shaving can help fend off these baddies and keep your skin looking and feeling healthier.

Use the Best Anti-Aging Product on the Market

Ask any dermatologist for their number one recommendation regarding skin protection and aging, and the answer will always be sunscreen. Most people don’t wear nearly enough of it, and men, sad to say, tend to skip it almost entirely. Sunscreen doesn’t give you immediate visible results or make you feel particularly pampered, but skip out on it now, and you’ll pay the price in the long run in the form of sun damage, wrinkles, and potentially skin cancer. That passive sun exposure you get from driving around town with your arm out the window or sipping a cold one on the patio with friends on the weekend adds up. The easy fix is to use a multipurpose product with sunscreen built in. Your daytime moisturizer can keep your skin from looking haggard while also keeping UV rays and their damage at bay.

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Taking a proactive approach with skincare is a smart way to spend your money. Cosmetic procedures can make a difference, too, but why not focus on skin health instead of skin rejuvenation? Taking care of yourself is just as important as it is for women, and the payoff comes in the form of graceful aging. If you don’t know where to start, just ask us. We’ll tailor a routine to your skin’s needs. Take our skincare quiz and get started today.

  

To your skin health,

 

Team Reflect

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