I really need to cleanse, tone and moisturize?”;
“Isn’t water and soap sufficient?”;
“It’s so cumbersome.” These are
the typical answers you will get when posing skin
care questions to a group of men. You can call them
nerds, skin care idiots or grooming junkies. Do you
belong to any of them?
share a few tips on “saving” the face
of yours if you have not done so.
You can throw away the bath soap that you have been
using all this while. They are hurting your face.
Ouch! No matter what skin type you have, you have
to clean your face every day. An oily complexion needs
and can tolerate a stronger cleanser. As for dry skin,
the drier your skin, the creamier your cleanser should
be. A cleanser should be as chemical free as possible.
And remember do not over-wash your face. You should
cleanse no more than twice a day as over-washing will
stimulate your oil glands, making our skin even slicker.
Michele Probst, founder of the Menaji product line
and internationally known make-up artist, stated that
toning helps keep your face clear and firm. As skin
ages, it needs to work harder to maintain its elasticity.
Astringents and toners with glycolic or alpha hydroxyl
acids work the best for toning the face. These acids
can reduce the pore size, and help avoid ingrown hairs.
After shaving, you need a moisturizer to smooth on
your skin. Choose one that has absolutely no alcohol
in it. Moisturizer protects your skin’s top
layer by holding in water, making the skin on your
face more supple. Moisturizer formulated with alpha
hydroxyl acids appears to make your skin look smoother
and brighter. Some moisturizers do have skin-rejuvenating
properties, like Retin-A, which can be used to treat
acne and fight wrinkles.