Keep It Simple: Skincare Tips for Men

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Skincare has become one of the most important daily activities and is receiving attention now more than ever! Good skincare is important as it helps your skin stay in good condition. Your face sheds skin cells throughout the day, so it’s important to keep your skin glowing and in good condition.

A skincare routine can help you remove dead skin cells so you can naturally replace them with newer, more youthful cells and prevent any skin problems.

While it is a common concern for women, it is just as important that men properly take care of their skin as well. When it comes to skincare, men have traditionally kept it simple. However, only cleansing your skin with soap is not enough to keep male skin healthy and clean. But don’t worry, you don’t have to go to a salon or spend hundreds of bucks for a good skincare routine.

We here at VALLEY have just the right skincare routine for you that is easy and can be done at home.

CTM Routine

Just like women, the CTM routine is very important for men too. Don’t worry it’s not something complicated! It’s just cleaning, toning and moisturizing (CTM) your face. Cleansing is essential to sanitize your skin and eliminate dead skin cells. We recommend using a mild cleanser that cleanses the skin without drying it. The Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser is an alcohol-free cleanser and can be used for all skin types. Cleansing your face would avoid whiteheads, blackheads and acne on your face all while making your skin look radiant.

The next step is to tone your skin. Skin toning will help increase the blood supply to your skin. It will make sure that any residual cleansing product is removed from your face. Toning will help restore the natural pH level of your skin and prepare your skin for moisturizing.

We recommend rose water. You can buy rose water from a store or simply make it at home! Just soak some rose petals in warm water and leave it for a couple of hours.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Don’t skip the moisturizer. It will help prevent dry and dull skin. VALLEY recommends the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. And don’t forget to moisturize your lips with any of your favorite chapsticks!

Your cleansing routine shouldn’t be reserved just for the evening. You can also do it in the morning after you wake up or at night before you go to sleep. Just make sure that you do this routine at least thrice a week. For the best results, we recommend doing this routine every day before you go to bed.

Exfoliating

Eliminating dead skin cells from accumulating may sound like a medical procedure but it is something that you can do really easily at home. You just need to scrub your skin with some granulated face scrub. Yes! You heard it right. Exfoliating is often ignored but it is really necessary because it unclogs your pores and prevents bacterial infections.

To eliminate dullness and smoothen your skin, exfoliate your skin once a week. If you are wondering which face scrub to use, we recommend this homemade scrub for a vitamin-rich, chemical-free face scrub.

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What You’ll Need
  • 1 bowl of blueberry or strawberry
  • ground oatmeal or rice
  • mango chunks
  • pineapple chunks
  • lime juice
What You’ll Do
  1. Grind either your oatmeal or rice making sure particles are not too big to avoid skin irritation
  2. add your choice of berry, mango and pineapple to the grinder
  3. Finally, add some lime juice to reach a paste consistency
Masking

Who doesn’t want smooth and soft skin? We all do. So, we have good news for you all! No matter what your skin type is, using face masks can rehydrate and repair your skin cells and make your skin really smooth and soft.

It is super easy to make a face mask with the ingredients available at your home! VALLEY recommends this face mask for a once a week instant rejuvenation. The mask is also able to be refrigerated for up to a month.

Photo from aylahotel.com
What You’ll Need
  • orange juice
  • instant coffee
  • honey
  • lime juice
What You’ll Do
  1. mix all ingredients to form a paste
  2. add lime juice to keep fresh after refrigeration

The orange juice will deep cleanse your pores and enrich your skin with Vitamin C. The coffee will remove dead skin cells and the honey will moisturize your skin. Along with all the benefits of this face mask, you also save a lot of money.

We encourage others to no longer think that men’s skin is more resilient than women’s and doesn’t need to be taken care of. Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated and be done on a daily basis. Indulging in self-care and pampering sessions once in a week will make your skin radiant and smooth!

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