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5 Steps to Healthier Skin

For most men, skin care isn’t a high priority. A splash of cold water on the face and you're good to go for the day. However, the skin is the largest and most noticeable organ of the body. Like it or not, people form a first impression based upon what they see -- and skin can play a huge role in that. Healthy skin will make you look healthier and keep you looking younger. Gentlemen, here are some simple tips for taking care of your skin.

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1. Wash Your Face It seems so easy, right? But simply reaching for the bar soap will not do. In fact, that will dry out your skin beyond belief. And when your skin dries out, it over-produces oil, resulting in blemishes. Invest in a quality face cleanser for men that will help wash away dead skin cells and keep your pores clean. Aim to wash twice a day (maybe at the same time you brush your teeth), but at least wash once a day, and you will be on your way to a healthier you. 2. Moisturize Why should moisturizer be just for the women? The answer is: it’s not. Everyone’s skin dries out when exposed to the elements, and a little moisturizer once a day will help prevent dry, flaky skin. It will also make shaving an easier task, hopefully with less nicks. 3. Shaving Speaking of shaving, make sure you do it properly. It's important to wet your face with hot water prior to shaving to soften the hairs. Apply shaving cream and be sure to use a sharp razor in the direction of the hairs. After shaving, the face should be rinsed to remove excess shaving cream, and a good aftershave lotion should be used. 4. Protect Your Skin From the Sun The sun’s harmful UV rays can be your skin’s worst nightmare. Be sure to use sunblock when outdoors. It's recommended to use at least SPF 30, and a shot glass worth of lotion is the general rule of thumb when it comes to how much you should apply. You can also protect your skin by wearing a shady Panama hat when in direct sun. 5. Pay Attention to the Lips Cracking and peeling lips are never attractive. Invest in a nice lip balm, particularly one with SPF protection. Taking those five simple steps will help you look and feel your best, so why not give it a go? Image source: The Men's Room
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