The face of the average man is affected by improper moisture balance on a daily basis. And in many cases, it can go unnoticed until the skin itself sends alarming indications like acne breakouts or the look of dry, wrinkled skin.
Here are two reasons why this can happen:
- The skin of a man is 25% thicker than a woman’s, therefore requiring the skin’s oil glands to naturally produce more oil. This can lead to the appearance of very oily skin and worse, acne.
- The average man shaves his face anywhere from 3-7x’s a week. This process is actually an exfoliation that removes a layer of skin every time we shave, thereby potentially causing the skin to become very dry.
So with the shaved area being more dry and the area above the mustache (nose to forehead) being oily, it’s safe to say that different focuses are required for the two separate areas.
So how does a man get both areas of his face to look and feel properly moisturized?
- Stick with a daily face wash regimen of morning and night, followed by a daily moisturizer. This practice keeps the dirt and oil away long enough for the moisturizer to penetrate and coat the skin.
- Exfoliating creates a cleaner, smoother and healthier looking skin. So consider a once, but no more than twice, a week exfoliation. However, since a wet-shave is also considered an exfoliation, you will want to be mindful of not over-doing it. (Follow this step with a moisturizer)
- Always, always follow your shave with an aftershave balm. This practice will help to heal and moisturize the skin, quickening the healing time and preparing the skin for tomorrow’s shave.
Adding these 3 steps to a weekly routine will guarantee a consistent balance of moisture, all year round!