The Guy's Guide to Getting Fairer and Healthier Skin
Most guys don't worry about their skin much, but it is one of the first things that other people notice about you. Do you have soft, fair, and healthy looking complexion? Or does your face look older and tired from constant neglect? It may not be obvious yet in your 20s, but as you get older, the difference will gradually become more visible.
Any strapping young lad who wants to look good needs to take care of his skin. Blemishes, wrinkles, and other imperfections can hurt your looks like nothing else. And unless you can really rock the Moreno look, a fairer skin tone will probably help you turn more heads. Here's how to get that natural glow that some people seem to always have.
First Step: Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Do you tend to pull all-nighters at work, while subsisting on pizza and other junk food? That may be the average working man's life, but it doesn't do your skin any favors. Nothing says "office zombie" quite like a sickly pale complexion, sagging cheeks, and large bags under your eyes.
If you want skin that looks vibrant and youthful, it's time to start treating your body right. Make sure to get at least eight hours of sleep every day, and stay well-hydrated - most people don't drink nearly enough water. You should also start hitting the gym more often, as getting your blood pumping helps nourish your skin cells.
Protecting Yourself from Sun Damage
The sun is terrible for your skin, and frequent exposure to its UV rays can lead to many nasty health problems. After several years of this, your skin will become coarse, dry, and wrinkled. Taking precautions against sun damage is especially important in a tropical country like ours.
It may be a hassle, but never leave home without first applying a layer of sunscreen. This will protect you from the sun's harmful rays, and you will notice a significant improvement in your skin tone after a few months. If you're spending a few hours outdoors, make sure to pack a moisturizer as well.
Starting an Effective Skin Care Regimen
Now, let's move on to arguably the most important step. For most of us guys, skin care involves just scrubbing their face with cheap soap, rinsing, and then calling it a day. If you want a great complexion, however, this isn't enough; you need to start an actual skin care regimen.
Relax, we're not talking about one of those ultra-complex daily routines that many women have. There's no need to buy a dozen different lotions and creams. Getting better skin only depends on a few simple habits. Here is a basic summary of what your regimen should look like.
- Use a facial cleanser to remove oil, dirt, and other residue
- Apply facial toner and moisturizer to revitalize your skin
- Shave with a very sharp razor (to avoid irritating hair follicles) and a gentle shaving cream
- Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells
Attractiveness might be subjective, but everyone admires a great complexion. How does yours look? Start giving your skin the care and attention it deserves.