At 18|8 Oakley, we’re more than just a barbershop. We go above and beyond basic haircuts to give you an unforgettable barbershop experience. From manicures to straight shaves, we offer a variety of men’s grooming services as well. Consequently, we know that women aren’t the only ones who preoccupy themselves with skin care. Though men may not spend as much time worrying about it as women do, they do care about the appearance of their skin, which is why we’ve put together a few tips from our experts on how to keep your skin looking clean and fresh.

Improve Your Shaving Routine

1. Improve Your Shaving Routine

One of the most common annoyances that men face regularly is the skin irritation that comes with shaving. Unbeknownst to most, there are actually several ways to protect against nicks, cuts, and razor burns. Softening your facial hair is a good way to prevent your skin from getting irritated. You can do this by using shaving cream with aloe in it, shaving during or after a hot shower, or applying a pre-shave oil beforehand.

Also, it’s important to remember that not all razors were created equally. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, battery-powered razors can actually cause more harm than help. Nine times out of ten, your safest bet is to stick with a multiple blade razor since they can help reduce razor burn on even the most sensitive skin. We also provide shaves tailored to fit your individual needs if you’re in need of a professional’s touch.

2. Use A Facial Cleanser

Using face wash consistently is absolutely key to keeping your face looking as clear as possible. Regular cleansing removes dirt and and oils that can lead to breakouts. However, it’s important to make sure that you’re using a cleanser that’s good quality and suited for your skin type. Harsh soaps and scrubs will only cause further damage your skin. To easily implement a facial cleanser into your hygiene routine, we recommend using one during your daily shower.

3. Exfoliate

Exfoliating regularly does wonders for improving the appearance of your skin. It removes dead skin and cleans out the dirt that gets stuck deep within your pores. You don’t need an expensive exfoliating mask or anything like that. Using a cleanser or soap that’s made for exfoliating should do the trick, or you can buy an inexpensive exfoliating glove or washcloth from your local drug store.

4. Moisturize

Moisturizing is incredibly important for all skin types. It hydrates your skin and makes it look more youthful and healthy. Plus, it does an excellent job of preventing razor burn. There are many types of moisturizers out there for every type of skin, so do a little homework ahead of time to find out which ones are the best for you.

5. Drink Water, Get Sleep, & Eat Right

Perhaps the most overlooked solution to improving your skin is to simply take good care of yourself. Avoiding foods that are greasy or low in nutritional value can help make your skin look cleaner and healthier. That phrase “get some beauty rest” isn’t just a saying, it’s actually true. Not getting enough sleep keeps your cortisol levels high, which stimulates your oil glands and eventually leads to breakouts. And finally, drinking plenty of water is essential to your skin’s health. It flushes out toxins and keeps your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Contact Your Oakley, OH Men’s Salon Today!

If skin care still seems too daunting for you, we invite you into our men’s salon for a facial treatment from our skincare experts. Feel free to contact us at (281) 393-0118 or simply swing by for a visit. We’re happy to address any questions or comments you may have about our services or your individual grooming needs. We hope to see you soon and have you on the path to looking like a new man!