Did you know that simply washing your face in the shower with a bar of soap is not enough to keep skin looking clean. That is just not enough. Here are some useful tips created just for men to start a consistent skincare regimen. What's your type? Skin Type, that is... Determine your skin type – dry, oily, normal, sensitive, or combination skin. Once you determine your skin type, choose the right cleansers, moisturizers, and other products to keep your skin looking and feeling great. Skip the Soap A harsh bar of soap will dry out your face.  Swap the bar of soap for a good cleanser that will remove bacteria and dead skin cells. Use cool water as this will minimize your pores, preventing new dirt and oil from entering. Pat, don't rub your face as rubbing your face encourages premature wrinkling from stretching the skin. Vitamin C as preventive maintenance Vitamin C is can assist in collagen production and maintenance, it is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin. When added to your daily skincare routine, quality products containing vitamin C help hydrate and even out skin tone while keeping  your skin looking younger, longer. Exfoliate with Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHA Serums A quality serum with AHA, or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, promotes the production of elastin and collagen in your skin. AHA refers to a group of natural acids that can be found in a variety of food. The use of an AHA exfoliating serum, production of skin cells will peak, helping in the creation of new cells that are soft and smooth. Use a High Quality, Clean Razor Did you know shaving is a actually a form of exfoliating; It's part of the reason why men don’t age as quickly as women. Shaving frequently requires you to use a good-quality razor that is suited for your facial hair coarseness and skin sensitivity.  In order to eliminate the need for re-shaves which can irritate your skin, consider using a multi-blade razor that cuts hair evenly and precisely, Hydrate your Skin Whether you are shaving or not, you should follow up by hydrating your skin which prevents aging and wrinkles. Adding retinol cream to your skincare regimen will repair the skin. Retinol speeds up cell growth, reduces the appearance of discolouration, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles. Use an eye cream for men, as it will not only smooth wrinkles around the eyes, but reduce bags and puffiness. Don’t Forget the Sunscreen The sun’s damaging rays are proven to speed up the aging process by slowing down collagen production, and forcing skin to lose its elasticity. Those damaging rays increase your risk of skin cancer. Consider applying sunscreen every morning as a preset routine to keep your skin protected no matter what you "face" up against.
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