5 Essential Skincare products every Man should have

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There is a mind boggling array of skincare products on the market, and it can be difficult to determine which of the thousands of offerings your skin actually needs, and which are being snapped up by customers due to nothing more than slick marketing. Here I demystify five essential skincare products that every man should have in their bathroom.


Cleansing oil

Many people mistakenly believe that using a cleanser is sufficient to guarantee the cleanliness of their skin. However, many cleansers don't do that great a job of removing oil, dirt and residue from products such as sunscreen. It sounds counterintuitive, but cleansing oil helps to remove oil, dirt and residue your regular cleanser might not be able to.

Cleanser

Soaps meant for the hands or body are too harsh for the face. While they may remove dirt from your face, they will also dry out your skin and might leave behind residue that can irritate sensitive skin. A gentle cleanser formulated for your skin type can remove dirt and grime while ensuring that your skin does not get stripped of moisture. Cleansers from Cetaphil and Dermalogica are known for their gentleness.

Exfoliating product

If you’ve been heaping expensive creams on your face without first exfoliating, you might just be wasting your money. Before your skin is able to properly absorb serums and creams, the layer of dead skin cells on its surface must be removed. Using exfoliating products regularly will brighten your complexion and enable your skin to make the most of any products you apply to your face.

Moisturizer

Even for people with oily skin types, using a moisturizer is always necessary. Your skin can produce excess oil

even when it is dehydrated, and washing your face with harsh soaps without later applying moisturizer can cause your skin to produce even more oil to compensate. The trick is to find a moisturizer that suits your skin type. If you have oily skin, a light gel-based moisturizer might be more suitable than a heavy moisturizing cream.

Sunscreen

It’s been said ad nauseum that one should always wear sunscreen. Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays that cause premature aging, pigmentation and a whole host of other skin woes. If you want to prevent skin cancer and avoid looking older and more weathered than you should at your age, sunscreen is absolutely essential.

Brands such as vbeauté combine sunscreen with anti aging ingredients that will keep you looking youthful.

In order to see real improvement in your skin without breaking the bank, it is crucial that you know which skincare products actually benefit your skin and what they do. While some products such as toners, serums and whitening creams benefit only certain people with particular skin types, the four types of skincare products listed above are absolutely essential for virtually anyone who cares about the condition of their skin.
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