Grooming

Men’s Skincare Tips That Won’t Cost You A Penny

Male grooming is a burgeoning industry and there are so many lotions and potions available on the market that it can be enough to put your head in a spin. In a world where it’s possible to drop in excess of £30 on a moisturising face cream, we find ourselves asking the question: do we really need all of this stuff? Well, the answer is no – in fact, we don’t really need any of it, let alone all of it. Follow these simple hacks and you can achieve better skin without parting with a penny of your hard-earned cash.

 

Eat your superfoods

Foods such as flax seeds, goji berries and kale are packed with antioxidants and will go a long way toward improving your skin. Try to work some into your diet along with plenty of vitamins and fatty acids like omega 3. Making a habit of this will keep your skin looking fresh and blemish free.

Utilise temperature

Washing your face with hot water in the bath or shower is going to have the effect of opening your pores. This makes them more susceptible to dirt getting in, thus causing nasty breakouts of unsightly spots. Try using cold water on your face after washing to close the pores back up. You can even go as far as to use ice before bed to leave you with a better complexion come the morning.

Keep your hands clean

Save yourself the hassle of developing unsightly spots and pimples by using hand sanitiser regularly. Every time you venture outside and start touching things you’re collecting germs on your hands. Start touching your face and you’re basically asking for spots.

Have a massage

Puffy eyes? Can’t get rid? Fair enough, it’s a tricky situation, but if you want to get on top of it one thing you can try is to give yourself a facial massage. Use your fingers to give yourself an under-eye massage. This will not only stimulate circulation, but it also helps minimize fine lines and reduce inflammation.

Avoid super-hot showers

We all love boiling ourselves in the bath or shower for time to time, especially in the winter when we’ve just got in from a particularly frosty walk back from work. However, bathing or showering in water that is too hot is a great way to dry out your skin – not something you want to do if you’re aiming for a radiant glow.

Control your zits with salt

There is nothing in this world more frustrating than trying to get an awkward breakout of acne under control. One way that you can keep on top of things is by using salt water. Mix yourself a bowl of salt water and use a flannel to apply it to your skin. Once you’ve done this you can use an ice cube on the affected areas to reduce inflammation.

Cut back on the booze

Everyone loves a pint. That’s just a fact of life. Unfortunately, another fact of life is that booze is bad for you, like, in pretty much every single way imaginable. Too much of the good stuff can leave you with dry, blotchy skin and even the early onset of wrinkles. Even just having one less drink each time you go out can be enough to make a difference to your appearance.

Hydrate

We all know that moisturising is an important part of a good skincare regime, but it’s even more important to keep hydrated from the inside. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day in order to keep your skin looking its best – you’ll be surprised at what a big difference it can make!

Streamline your shaving technique

Bad shaving habits can and will wreak havoc on your face. Things like pulling your skin taut, not changing blades regularly enough and not rinsing properly can all play a role in leaving you looking ropey. Really, you should be changing your blade roughly every seven shaves for best results, something that a lot of men neglect.

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