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Why Men Should Add A Moisturizer To Their Daily Routine

While many skin care products have traditionally been marketed to women, men's skin care is growing in popularity fast – and it's no wonder! Putting on your best face isn't just about meeting new people and making a good first impression. Taking care of your skin helps you look and feel your best.

Skin types vary from person to person, and it's possible for both men and women to have oily skin, dry skin, or other types of skin. But men and women also face some different challenges when it comes to skin care. For instance, women's skin tends to show the effects of aging more readily, while men often experience irritation from shaving. There is a great benefit from using moisturizers to take care of men's skin, and daily moisturizing should be a part of every man's routine. Here's why:

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Here are a few things to consider
  • The environment we live in has a negative effect on our skin. We're exposed to wind, sun, dry air, and chemicals like car exhaust and indoor cleaning chemicals every day, and skin is our first barrier against these elements. That means your skin is fighting a battle every day to keep you safe, and it's feeling the brunt of the effects. Through all of this, your skin loses moisture, which contributes to irritation and signs of aging. A moisturizer can help repair irritated skin, and make it more resilient against these challenges.
  • You may want to change how you understand skin. Your skin naturally secretes oils and releases sweat in response to environmental factors. Healthy skin oils are one of the body's defenses against micro-organisms, and if you strip them off when you wash your face, you'll be left more susceptible to these tiny pests. Some natural oils, such as coconut oil, have an antibacterial effect in addition to moisturizing.
  • As your skin releases oils, sweats, and reacts to the environment, its pH also changes. According to the National Library of Medicine, the natural skin surface pH is about 4.7. When exposed to the elements, men's skin tends to drop lower than the natural pH, whereas women's skin tends to become higher than the normal pH. Moisturizers for men can be pH-balanced to bring them back to a healthy baseline, whereas women's moisturizers won't serve men's skin in the same way.
  • If you shave, you should pay special attention to moisturizing, because shaving can exfoliate and remove a layer of dead skin cells. While exfoliation is a wonderful thing for healthy skin, it also takes away some of the natural oils which form a protective barrier on top of the skin. After any kind of exfoliation, you should replenish your skin with healthy oils.
  • As men age, their skin also tends to become drier. When this happens, moisturizing can help to retain a more youthful appearance, and can also protect against skin damage – whether that damage comes from a razor nick or from the rays of the sun.
  • Finally, moisturizing helps skin feel soft and rejuvenated, and increases your comfort throughout the day. Dry, itchy skin can be a major distraction, but taking care of your body can induce a sense of well-being and comfort which reduces stress and improves your mood. Moisturizers for men are only one part of living a healthy lifestyle, but in conjunction with healthy eating, stress management, hydration, and exercise, skin care can help you radiate health inside and out.

Subtle Green has moisturizers for men, and plenty of resources if you want to learn more about the importance of skin care. Our products are designed to meet the needs of a variety of skin types, as well as those which protect against the sun and wind. For more up-to-date information and gift ideas, join us on Facebook!

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