Skincare Tips & Tricks for MEN
Skincare has always gone hand-in-hand with women. Somehow it is forgotten that men have skin too. Males and females should have healthy skin and take care of it in a similar way. Although, there are some differences as to men and women’s lifestyles and features that may change their specific skincare routines, beyond using moisturizer and sunscreen daily.
What is Different about Men’s Skin?
Men have bigger sebaceous glands. These regulate your body temperature with sweat production and moisture maintenance. This can cause men to be more prone to oily skin, blackheads and clogged pores. Many do not know this because quality products are typically targeted towards women. Males are usually never educated about required skin products for their skin types either. With this being said, it’s always better to avoid fragrances and to use light weight products and matte finishes.
Facial hair is another obvious distinction between women. It is important to keep the follicles clean. Improper shaving can lead to folliculitis barbae, causing bacterial infections under the skin. This creates redness and inflammation. There are skin care products that help prevent ingrown hairs and treat inflammation such as GlySal pads from Visual Changes.
Fragranced products are heavy and can be too abrasive or filled with unnecessary chemicals. You will want to look for products that have more healing and calming ingredients such as aloe, seaweed, glycerin, algae, hyaluronic acid and chamomile. Areas that are constantly shaved are also constantly exfoliated. Other areas of the face are being deprived of the same exfoliation.
Finding a proper and appropriate skincare routine and products for your skin is vital to improving its health and appearance. A first step is finding a sunscreen and applying it daily. Suntegrity has a variety of mineral face sunscreen with clean ingredients. This is a necessary step in preventing aging, maintaining healthy skin tone and rejuvenating your skin. Investing in a face cleanser can also keep men’s pores unclogged with oils, sweat and dirt from throughout the day. Following this by a hydrating moisturizer, you will be practically golden. Talking to Anika Skincare can also help point you in the right direction regarding products and treatments for your existing skin conditions. Finding a realistic skin routine that you are able to stick to is important.
Teresa Paquin, Licensed NH Aesthetician and Makeup Artist - offers skincare and makeup consultations by phone for individuals who cannot come into the Hudson, NH location. Or, have product questions. See what Anika clients are saying! Testimonies . Please call 603.595.0224. Appointment only Monday through Saturday. No walk-in's please.
Teresa's background and education
Teresa has worked in the makeup industry since she was 19 years old. Her education was in Boston and NYC in Film, TV, and Fashion & Beauty makeup. Teresa’s work has been featured in national magazines where she also served as a Beauty Contributor for Allured Publishing in the beauty industry. She was chosen by Allured Publishing to be their Creative Director for several years, creating the covers of their magazines, doing the model makeup, choosing the photographers, models and themes according to their editorial calendar. She has been a freelance Makeup Artist for film, television, weddings, beauty makeovers which included teaching beauty industry professionals classes.
In addition to her makeup work, Teresa is a skincare formulator, and NH Aesthetician, where she provides skincare and makeup services for her NH & MA clients, and operates an e-commerce beauty store.