Skin care is not something most men think about. This is unfortunate, since a man’s skincare routine matters just as much as anyone else’s, and there is no inherent reason why men would be less susceptible to skin problems in general. In fact, it could be argued that matters like sensitive skin care matter even more for men due to the regular need to shave. This guide aims to help correct the imbalance by offering men skincare tips that will help them enjoy the anti-aging look.
Moisturizers for Men
When considering skincare routines, men with sensitive skin have a heightened interest in finding a good moisturizer. This is because sensitive skin is more susceptible to razor burn, a type of burning irritation that can arise after shaving. Moisturizers can help sooth “burned” skin and also help abate or avoid razor burn entirely. To get the best results, look for moisturizer products that don’t have petroleum products or mineral oils, since these can be greasy and overly aggressive. Also lean towards moisturizers that include aloe vera, since aloe is a tried-and-true treatment for razor burn.
Match Your Shave to Skin Type
When picking your shaving products, an important anti-aging tip is to make sure your choices match your skin type. For instance, men with sensitive skin will be best served by an electric razor since these are less likely to cause irritation. For non-electric options, single- or double-blades razors are better than multi-blade razors. This might sound odd since multi-blades can produce closer shaves, but closer shaves increase the likelihood of ingrown hairs or razor burn. Some razors also include moisturizing strips for an added bonus.
When shaving, it is best to move in the direction that the hairs grow in order to produce less irritation. Following your shave, men with a good skincare routine will apply aftershave first (to soothe) followed by the moisturizer.
Lean Away from Scented Products
Scented body washes, aftershaves, sunscreens, and more are all available and can feel tempting. For men with sensitive skin, these items are best avoided. The reason is because scents are regularly created using ingredients that can prove irritating to sensitive skin. If you really like scented products in your skincare routine, at least pay attention to the bottle and aim for products that specifically say they are compatible with sensitive skin.
Limit Time in the Shower or Bath
It can be quite tempting to linger in the warm shower or bath, especially on a cold winter morning, but doing so can strip essential oils from the skin. For men with sensitive skin, this can be especially damaging. A good skincare tip would be to limit both the time and temperature of your bathing activities and strive for quick, lukewarm showers or baths—or at least as much as you can be comfortable with.
At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we pride ourselves on using the latest clinical methods to give clients the anti-aging skin care that they deserve. We support our clients being able to make the right, informed decisions about how to pursue care for sensitive skin and we strive to provide the best practitioners in Toronto. Feel free to contact us by phone at 416.546.4664 or by email at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.