We’re almost a month into 2016, and if you haven’t made any resolutions yet, now’s the time. Men need to take good care of their skin just like women do, and if you’re a male who hasn’t quite kept up his personal care routine, consider this year the time to change that. Check out out a few tips/resolutions for maintaining healthy skin courtesy of your Beverly Hills dermatologists:
Resolution #1: Wear Sunscreen
The sun may not be as powerful in winter, but that doesn’t mean harmful UV rays aren’t coming through. Make a habit to wear sunscreen anytime you go outside, regardless of the season. You’ll look years younger and deal with significantly less sun damage.
Resolution #2: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
You men aren’t the only ones who enjoy soft skin! Women love touching soft skin on a man’s face, so be sure to moisturize if you don’t already and help your skin look amazing. Find a thick moisturizer for nighttime use, and a lighter one for day, particularly during super-dry winter weather. Go the double-duty route and use a quality moisturizer that contains sunscreen.
Resolution #3: Exfoliate
Washing your face every day is a must to remove dirt, excess oil, and grime, as is weekly exfoliating. Slough dead skin cells once or twice a week depending on your skin type, especially if you don’t shave. Shaving removes dead skin cells as well, which easily build up over time and leave skin looking dull and older than it should.
Resolution #4: Hydrate
Another important key to good skin? Hydration. Drink about a gallon of water a day to keep skin looking plump and supple, and enjoy more radiant health.
Resolution #5: Use Aftershave
If you don’t use aftershave, now is definitely the time to change that. It soothes and hydrates, and otherwise protects newly-shaved flesh. Look for an alcohol-free version so you’re not unwittingly drying out your skin.
Resolution #6: Stop Using Cheap Razors
Cheap razors that don’t suit your hair or skin type aren’t doing you any favors other than saving a few bucks. Look for a high-quality option that matches your skin care needs and see if you don’t notice a huge difference.