With the skincare industry historically geared toward women, it’s hardly surprising that the majority of the skincare tips out there focus on female skin. However, times are changing with modern men becoming increasingly intrigued when it comes to understanding how to keep their skin looking its best.
Can’t a man simply follow skincare tips aimed at women? Yes, but only to a certain extent. Male skin actually differs from female skin in a few ways. It’s vital to take these differences into consideration when putting together a grooming and skincare routine.
So, without further ado, let’s give male skin some of the attention that it deserves! Read on as Venofye shares some top skincare tips for the modern man.
Cleanse Your Face Twice a Day
While more and more men are putting effort into building a good skincare routine, the majority of them try to keep things simple. There’s nothing wrong with this at all, so long as you have the basics covered.
The first, and most important, step of your skincare routine is to cleanse. This is something that you should be doing twice a day. It’s vital for women too, although many choose to cleanse once a day instead. However, testosterone levels in men mean that male skin tends to be oilier. As a result, men are more prone to clogged pores and acne, much of which can be prevented by cleansing twice a day.
The good news is that you don’t need to let gender dictate your choice of cleanser. There’s nothing wrong with using a cleanser designed for women, as long as you pick one that’s suitable for your skin type.
With that said, some cleansers are quite universal in nature. They work well on all skin types, as well as for both genders! The Venofye Blossom Bee Clarifying Cream Cleanser is one. Although it has a creamy consistency, it’s still a lightweight formula that’s packed with a long list of natural ingredients. From aloe vera leaf extract to chamomile extract to bee venom, which is our signature ingredient because of its antioxidant properties, this product will deeply rejuvenate your complexion with each cleanse.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
In addition to cleansing, moisturizing is another essential step that your skincare routine needs to have. Your skin cells require moisture in order to function properly. Without enough of it, they’ll struggle to thrive, which can lead to a variety of skin concerns.
While it’s true that male skin isn’t as prone to dryness and dehydration as female skin, there are so many factors in the modern world that interfere with skin hydration levels. From dry indoor air due to air conditioning or heating systems to the air pollution that’s all around you, these all deplete the skin’s moisture. Using a moisturizer on your skin each day will help to keep your skin feeling sufficiently and consistently hydrated.
Again, just like when choosing a cleanser, feel free to use a moisturizer that’s designed for women. However, don’t forget that women are more susceptible to dry skin, and many female-oriented products will be designed to cater to that.
The key to choosing a good formula is to look for a moisturizer that hydrates with humectants. These are lightweight compounds that bind moisture to the skin. Unlike many of the heavier oils and butters that are sometimes used in face creams, humectants won’t leave your skin feeling greasy.
If you could do with a new moisturizer, check out Venofye’s Beehive Silk Cream. It’s an oil-free formula that contains sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, soluble collagen, and algae extract, all of which are some of the best humectants around! It’s also filled with vitamins and antioxidants to keep your skin looking smooth and healthy.
Serums Can Help Tackle Specific Visible Skin Concerns
Although men aren’t quite so prone to dryness, this doesn’t mean that they don’t have other skin concerns to contend with. From acne to discoloration to fine lines and wrinkles, most people have at least one aspect of their complexion that could do with some improvement.
That brings us to the next of our skincare tips; using serums to tackle your individual complexion concerns. Why serums? Because these potent solutions contain powerful active ingredients, making them capable of transforming the appearance.
Serums are also usually quite targeted, meaning that you can pick and choose the formula that’s best suited to your skin’s needs. For example, if some areas of your skin look a little discolored, whether due to acne marks, sun damage, or anything else, the Venofye Blossom Bee Vitamin C Serum would be a great addition to your grooming routine. It contains two forms of vitamin C, an ingredient that has been proven to help prevent and lighten the look of excess pigmentation in the skin.
Meanwhile, if you’ve been concerned about fine lines appearing around your eyes, give the Royal Jelly Bee Luminescent Eye Serum a try. With peptides, humectants, and antioxidants, this serum is a superstar at smoothing and firming the look of the skin. Even better, it contains licorice root extract too, making it great for lightening the visibility of dark circles around the eyes.
Exfoliate…But Not Too Much
Have a read through some of the various skincare tips for men out there and you’ll notice that most of them stress the importance of exfoliation. This is vital for a few different reasons. It keeps the skin looking smooth and bright, prevents the appearance of clogged pores and acne, and enables the rest of your grooming and skincare products to work more effectively.
However, what those skincare tips often don’t mention is how over-exfoliation can do so much more harm than good. This is when you either exfoliate your skin too much or you exfoliate with an overly harsh cleanser. Either way, both strip and damage the natural protective barrier that lies on the outermost layer of your skin. This then leaves the skin more vulnerable to environmental aggressors, which will only exacerbate your skin concerns.
So, while you definitely don’t want to miss out on the benefits of exfoliation, you need to do this carefully. Start by finding an exfoliator that’s able to deeply cleanse your skin without drying or damaging it, just like the Venofye Blossom Bee Facial Peeling. This is a physical exfoliator, meaning that it exfoliates the skin with an abrasive substance. In this case, that would be finely ground nutshell powder. It sloughs off dead skin cells while leaving the skin’s surface and integrity feeling strong and intact.
In terms of how often to exfoliate, this all depends on your skin type. Most men tend to exfoliate two or three times a week. However, if your skin is dry or sensitive, you’ll need to exfoliate a little less. Pay attention to how your skin responds and adjust your regimen based on that.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
One of the most important skincare tips to remember is to keep your skin protected from the sun. Why is this so crucial? Because the sun causes so much damage to the skin. You may not be able to see this at first but the harmful effects of UV rays accumulate, meaning that they’ll all suddenly make an appearance later on in life.
UV damage manifests as everything from wrinkles to dark spots to loose skin. Of course, there’s skin cancer to worry about too. So, if you want to keep your complexion as healthy as possible, sun protection is a must.
Sunscreens can be split into two categories; mineral and chemical. Both are effective when it comes to shielding the skin from UV damage. However, make sure that you know which type your sunscreen is because this influences when you should apply it. If you’re using a mineral sunscreen, this needs to be applied underneath your moisturizer. Meanwhile, a chemical sunscreen should be layered over the top.
Be Smart About Shaving
Shaving is something that many men do on a regular basis. However, this can often irritate the skin, making it vital to be smart about shaving.
For starters, give your skin a cleanse before you start shaving. Use a gentle cleanser to remove surface impurities and soften your hairs, both of which will give you a cleaner shave.
Then, apply a shaving gel to your skin. Unlike foams, gels are much gentler and are fantastic at softening hairs.
It goes without saying that your razor should always be clean and sharp too. You should be changing that blade after every six to eight shaves to prevent bluntness, which will only irritate your skin and leave you more susceptible to ingrown hairs.
Once you’re done, splash on an alcohol-free aftershave and then finish with a moisturizer. Venofye’s Iron Bee Transforming Cream is a great product to use post-shave because it contains a number of complexion-soothing ingredients that will calm the feeling of irritation and sensitivity.
Make the Right Lifestyle Choices
Finally, it’s important to remember that skincare isn’t solely about the products that you apply to your skin. You need to care for your skin from within as well, and for that to happen, you need to be making the right lifestyle choices.
Your diet, for example, plays a significant role in how your skin looks and feels. Fill your plates with balanced and nutritious meals while avoiding heavily processed foods that are high in sugars and salts and you’ll soon find that your complexion starts to improve. It goes without saying that the excessive consumption of alcohol should be avoided too. Not only is this bad for your health, but it will dehydrate your skin cells while accelerating the skin aging process.
Staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and making an effort to keep stress to a minimum will also go a long way in helping you maintain healthy-looking skin.
Skincare Tips From Venofye
If you’ve been struggling to find suitable skincare products for male skin, you’ve come to the right place. At Venofye, our formulas can be used with success by both men and women. So long as you keep the above skincare tips in mind when it comes to understanding how male skin differs from female skin, you’ll be on the right path to giving your skin all that it needs to thrive.