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The face is the most generous thing a person has. The first step in preserving the face is the daily care of its skin and hair in a healthy way. This begins with the man “getting to know” his skin type, in order to “understand” its needs and the needs of his hair, and thus take healthy steps to take care of them, according to what is recommended by international medical sources.
Cosmetics for men
The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) confirms in its report titled “Tips for Skin Care for Men,” saying: “When it comes to skin care, men have always considered it something simple. But more men are now seeking healthier, younger-looking skin. One manifestation of this is the diversity of men’s personal care products.
Ironically, the size of the global market for men’s personal care products – according to some reports – amounted to $30 billion annually, which is exactly the same as the current global market size for all high blood pressure medications. However, it is also noted that estimates of the size of the global men’s personal care products market vary between $30 and $125 billion annually, due to the different types of products included in these economic reports, including:
1- Skin care preparations (face and body): cleansers, exfoliators, creams, moisturizers, toners to cleanse the skin and reduce the appearance of pores, topical serums, skin treatments such as masks, in addition to sun protection products.
2- Shaving care products: It constitutes almost a third of the market size of personal care products for men, such as shaving creams, gels and foams, after shave lotions, razors, and others.
3- Hair care products, shampoos, hair conditioners and others.
4- Perfumes, deodorants, and many other cosmetic products.
Some of these reports expect an annual growth of about 9 percent, so that by 2030 the size of the global market will reach between 70 and 270 billion dollars annually (according to the products included in these reports).
With the growth of men’s health interest in personal care, and the diversity of its products for men, men need to know how to select the appropriate types of them, and how to use them in a healthy way.
Understanding your skin type
explains the American Academy of Dermatology, saying, “Understanding your skin type will help you learn how to take care of your skin and choose the right skin care products for you.”
The main thing is that the complexion is “normal”. However, this may vary as a result of either a genetic, hormonal or environmental imbalance, which leads to a difference in the degree of purity, sensitivity, appearance, components and function of the skin.
Therefore, skin types are divided into 5 types: “normal”, “dry”, “oily”, “combination” and “sensitive”. External environmental factors that affect skin type include: diet, degree of psychological stress, exposure to sunlight, skin and hair care method, times of doing so, types of care products used, air pollution level, weather quality, and others.
Normal skin is basically balanced, that is, it is neither too dry nor too oily, it is not too sensitive, it contains very few imperfections, and it is characterized by its small pores, uniform color, and smooth texture. Thus, it does not need much care, that is, it only needs daily cleaning to remove the build-up of dirt, pollutants and bacteria, a moderate degree of hydration, and sunscreen before exposure. And light exfoliation is as needed, for a perfect skin texture.
Dry skin: As for the “dry” skin, it is characterized by a rough texture, and signs of peeling or even cracking appear on it, and it often looks dull with some redness and itching. Dry skin is most often caused either by problems with the skin’s natural moisture barrier (low production of natural oils or poor skin hydration) or by external factors, such as cold weather and excessive washing.
The positive side is that it is characterized by small pores, and is usually not prone to acne. For “dry” skin care, gentle lotions and rich moisturizers, cleansers and non-abrasive cleansing techniques, keep the body hydrated, and protect the skin from the effects of cold, dry weather.
Oily skin: It arises as a result of increased sebum secretion, under the influence of internal rather than external biological factors, such as heredity and hormonal changes. It has four signs: a glossy look, a smooth, oily texture, visible and enlarged pores, and makeup that won’t stick. If a person has two of these signs, the skin is moderately oily. If all four signs are present, the skin is very oily.
The focus of “oily” skin care is to reduce oily skin and treat acne. Therefore, it is worth looking for skin care products that remove fat and reduce its production, taking care to clean twice a day and after physical activity, but without excessive washing, using oil-free skin care products, choosing non-greasy water moisturizers, and using skin drying papers throughout the day to maintain Looks oil-free.
Mixed skin: The problem is in “combination” skin, which is characterized by two areas: an oily skin area, with areas that are either normal or dry. Mostly, the shiny, oily area is in the shape of the letter “T”, that is, the forehead, nose and chin, with dryness and roughness of the skin in other parts of the face. For “combination” skin care, most people use separate products to meet the two distinct needs. Such as applying a fat-free moisturizer to oily areas, oily moisturizers to dry areas, using blotting papers throughout the day to control oily skin, using astringents on oily areas, and gentler options on dry areas.
Sensitive skin: Skin sensitivity is often attributed to poor barrier function of the skin, or an overactive immune system. This is either the result of genetic factors, or due to allergic reactions to environmental irritants (contact allergy), such as animal dander, pollen, makeup, perfumes, and others. Skin sensitivity can be mild or severe. Which is identified by spots, redness, peeling, itching or burning.
There is a range of “sensitive” skin care products designed with gentle ingredients. Such as skin cleansers when washing, skin moisturizers, and others. Avoiding products that contain perfumes, alcohols, sulfates and acids. However, it is also important to identify any triggers that trigger skin allergies, and to avoid any products that contain these irritants.
– A healthy and daily routine for washing the face and shaving
Under the title “Face Washing, Course 101,” the American Academy of Dermatology Association says: “The way you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance.
Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face looking healthy. These tips include:
– Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain alcohol.
Wet your face with lukewarm water, and use your fingertips to apply the cleanser. Using a washcloth, a mesh sponge, or anything other than your fingertips can irritate your skin.
Resist the urge to rub your skin vigorously. Because rubbing irritates her.
– Rinse the skin with lukewarm water, then dry it with a soft towel.
Apply moisturizer if your skin is dry or sensitive.
Be gentle when applying any cream around your eyes so as not to pull this delicate skin too hard.
– Wash your face once in the morning and once at night, as well as immediately after intense sweating, as the persistence of sweat leads to skin irritation.
She adds that to help men develop a healthy facial skin care routine, dermatologists recommend the following tips:
– Choose skin care products based on your skin type (read product labels for ingredients).
– do not use ordinary soap; Because it often contains harsh ingredients that can dry out the skin.
– In the shaving technique, use gentle razors with multiple blades; Because it shaves very close to the skin.
But if you have razor bumps, razor burn, or ingrown hairs, use a single or double blade razor.
– The best time to shave is right after showering; The skin is warm and moist, and also free of excess oils and dead skin cells that can clog a razor.
Use a moisturizing shaving cream and shave in the direction of hair growth. Rinse the shaver after each stroke. Change your razor after 5-7 shaves to reduce irritation.
Moisturise your facial skin daily. For best results, apply moisturizer to your face and body immediately after showering or shaving, while skin is still damp.
Before going outdoors, apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or perspiring
What are the 7 steps of skin care?
- Cleanse. Great skin starts with a gentle yet thorough cleanse. …
- Prep & Tone. …
- Refine & Hydrate. …
- Strengthen Skin & Address Concerns. …
- Moisturise Well. …
- Protect. …
- Treat and Maintain Glowy, Youthful-looking Skin.
How can I improve my skin male?
- Consider product labels and ingredients. …
- Wash your face daily and after exercise. …
- Watch your shaving technique. …
- Moisturize daily. …
- Check your skin regularly. …
- Wear sunscreen whenever outdoors.