Skincare is not just restricted to ladies. Taking care of your skin is very important. Skincare is very important part of looking good. Skincare should be practically adopted all year around. But, every season comes with its challenges and skincare being such a sensitive issue, skincare needs to be altered according to seasons. In summer, skincare routine becomes more important than other seasons. The constant heat and humid temperature make skin sweaty. You need to hydrates your skin every now and then to feel fresh and radiant.
Summer Skincare Routine for Men to get flawless skin. Skincare routine not only makes your skin supple but also prevent early aging and skin problems.
Step # 1:
Cleanse /Wash your face twice a day (Morning and Evening):
Men generally have oilier skin than women. So, cleaning it twice makes a lot of sense. When you clean you face you are removing dirt and impurities from your skin. Subsequently making it look clean and supple.
There is a way to cleanse your skin.
- Wash your face with warm water; it will open the pores of your face.
- Take a dollop of a Face wash and gently massage your skin gently in the anti-clockwise direction for a minute.
- Clean your face with warm water, it will close the pores and there you go, you have a fresh and supple skin.
Men with dry and normal skin can substitute a face wash with a good quality Rose water. Rose water not only has nice fragrance but also work very well in removing dirt from your face.
Faces wash Recommendations:
Normal/Dry skin: Nivea Men All in 1 Face Wash
Zofla Organic Rose water
Oily Skin: Clean and Clear Face Wash
Step # 2: Moisturize your skin
Most men tend to avoid moisturizing their skin. Moisturize is very important part of a skincare routine. You should always moisturize your skin right after you use a face wash. Moisturizing skin protects it from wrinkles, acne, pimples and improves the texture of your skin.
Moisturizing your skin before a shave is very important. When you moisturize your skin before shaving it prepares your skin for that smooth and close shave that you desire. Also, men with sensitive skin should always use moisturizer before shaving as it will prevent itching and irritation before and after shaving.
Normal/Dry skin: Garnier Skin Naturals Sun control Daily Moisturizer
Aloe Vera gel
Oily Skin: Garnier Men Sweat and Oil control Moisturizer
Step # 3: Use Sunscreen for UVA and UVB rays
After applying Moisturizing your skin, it is very important to apply sunscreen to your face. I have mentioned almost all the times in all my skincare routine that Sunscreen is must have product.
Sunscreen protects your skin from UV A and UV B rays (Click here to read more about them) and prevents aging that is caused due to harmful rays. It doesn’t mean that you have to apply sunscreen only when you go outdoors. Artificial lights from the bulb, laptops, mobile and other sources also affect our skin.
I have been using Lotus sunscreen from last years. It is the best sunscreen in India for all types of skin.
Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before leaving outdoors so that sunscreen settles in and your skin is protected from 360 degrees.
Step # 4: Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation is the most underrated part of a skincare routine for men. It should be very important part of it. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and impurities from your skin. It rejuvenates your skin and also brightens the appearance of your skin.
When exfoliating your skin, gently take the face scrub and scrub your skin in an anti-clockwise direction for about 2 minutes. The coarse texture of the scrub helps in giving the skin perfect scrub and makes your skin radiant.
Exfoliation should be done minimum twice in a week. Men with sensitive skin should restrict scrubbing their skin only twice.
My favorite Face Scrub is Apricot face scrub from patanjali. It works very well on all skin types.
Step 5: Use Skin anti-Tanning Cream
In summers, tanning is imperative and most men don’t know what to do about it. So, after your strenuous gym session or after you come from office with all the sweat and grime dripping from your face and neck. It is very important to use a Skin anti-tanning cream right after you come home.
Rinse your face and neck. Take the anti-tanning cream and apply gently to your face and neck for 5 to 7 minutes. Leave the cream for another 5 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
You can use it every day you want.
My personal favorite is LeOVs professional tan removal cream. This is one of the cheapest and best anti-tanning creams for men with all skin types.
Step# 6: Use a Beard wash to clean your beard
Bears trend is catching up a lot of traction amongst men these days. In summers, beard care regime becomes ever so important with sweat and dirt that cause irritation on the beard.
Take some warm water and gently roll over you beard. After that, take an ounce of face wash, also gently massages on roots of your beard for 2-3 minutes or until you see dirt coming out from your beard. Take cold water and wash your beard and gently pat dry your beard.
You must wash your beard with beard wash every morning, night and after you come home from the office.
My personal favorite is Himalaya Beard wash. It is very subtle and goes deep into roots and cleanses your beard effectively.
All these skincare routine I follow diligently during summers and also all year around. Apart from these skincare routines, you must hydrate your body and drink water throughout the day. Maintain balanced diet which is full of protein, fiber, Carbs and little fats.