When it comes to skin care, guys don’t necessarily have the best track record. If you want to look your best, you need to take care of your skin. It takes only a tiny bit of time and effort out of your day, and some quick essential skin care will help you look and feel healthier and more lively. The key is consistency, so dedicate yourself to a daily routine so you can always be looking sharp. Here are some quick and easy skin care tips that you can use at home to bring some much needed care to your skin.

man drying faceWash & Exfoliate

Simply having a good hygiene routine will help your skin stay clean. Just showing or splashing some water on your face will help wash away some dead skins cells that can accumulate on your skin, causing your skin to look dull. Add an exfoliating scrub into the mix to get a bit of a deeper clean to clear you skin of dirt and oils while exfoliating your pores and helping prevent acne. However, over exfoliation can be bad for your skin, so limit using scrubs to at most 2 days per week.

Make Sure Your Moisturize

If you don’t like dry and flaky skin, use a moisturizer. Your skin needs moisture, and things like working out, being out in the sun, and just going about your day will eventually dry your skin out. Putting a moisturizer on your skin will help lock in moisture so your skin can stay hydrated and looking healthy.

Hydrate

As we said, you skin needs moisture, and other than using a moisturizer, nothing is going to help keep you skin hydrated that drinking a steady amount of water every day. It’s recommended that you drink 8 glasses of water per day, but if you can’t reach that amount, just do your best to drink more on a consistent basis. Instead of reaching for that soft drink, grab a refreshing glass of water instead; your skin will thank you for it.

Watch What You Eat & Drink

Your diet plays a huge role when it comes to how your skin looks.  You know that saying “you are what you eat.”? Well, you can bet if you’re eating a bunch of greasy fast food and junk, your skin is going to show it, most likely in the form of acne.  Try to improve you diet with some more healthier options, just like choosing to drink more water, and your skin will start to look and feel a lot healthier! If you want to look your best, make sure you eat right!

Get Professional Skin Care At 18/8 Westwood!

Even when you nail down a consistent skin care schedule, sometimes you need a deeper cleanse that you just can get at home. That’s why 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon of Westwood offers professional facials just for men, so you can get that deep clean that your skin needs. Just book your appointment with us and we’ll give you the full 18/8 experience, and you’ll leave our salon feeling classy and healthy.