6 things men could learn from women about skincare
Taking the time to learn a thing or two from the fairer sex's "beauty" playbook may just be good for your health.
"Women care about how they look while men don't" is a contentious statement. We believe it to be true and for the most part so have brands that make beauty products. But the very term "beauty product" is a bit of a misnomer because these products tend to have benefits that go beyond feeding your vanity.
While grooming is done to look clean, presentable and just outright fine, taking the time to learn a thing or two from the fairer sex's "beauty" playbook may just be good for your health. So, suck it up, try these 6 things and never admit your girlfriend was right, because that would just be unmanly.
1. Face Wash
Let’s start with the basics: don’t wash your face with soap. Your average soap dries out your skin, so unless you want to look like the Cryptkeeper, getting a face wash that suits your skin is the smart way to go.
Even with a good face wash, chances are, especially if you spend most of the day in an air-conditioned office or get over-exposed to the sun, your face is still going to be dry. A good moisturiser will keep your face from flaking off.
While men apply sunscreen at the beach to avoid turning into barbecue, women apply sunscreen every day to avoid melanoma. Applying and reapplying a proper sunscreen will reduce your risk of skin cancer, especially if you’re always out in the sun.
If you think we’re traveling way too deep into women’s territory on this, just trust me. Exfoliation is the last step in keeping your skin healthy, because it removes the outermost layer of dead skin. Use a scrub, a mask or just book a facial.
5. Lip care
There’s not a whole lot to say here except – your other half will thank you for being so considerate and clean. Use a moisturizing lip balm and exfoliate to avoid having to lick your lips endlessly to fight off drying.
Getting a good shampoo is only half the game; get a good conditioner to go along with it to keep your hair looking healthy and shiny. As bonus, you could even get conditioning oil for your beard, and you'll have the mane of a lion.
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