Moisturisers for men have been appearing at an alarming rate on the shelves. There are loads of them next to your usual razors and deodorant but no instructions on what they are, how often to use them and why you should.
Women have been using moisturisers for years. A moisturiser protects your face from the elements and also keeps your skin soft and younger looking and stops it looking like leather. There are many different types of face cream and now there are more. You can buy energiser creams for men as well as hydrating ones and regenerating and there will be more soon so what does what?
First of all a moisturizer should be applied to a clean face after shaving and after exfoliating or using a scrub (which you should do once a week). Take about half a teaspoonful and massage into your face and neck and if there is any surplus just go down your chest until it is all rubbed in. If you have a greasy look either get a tissue and just put the square on to your face and pat it. It could be that it is the wrong type for your skin if it looks to shiny.
Moisturizers are really important for all skins. They hydrate your skin and also protect it from the elements Most of them now have Sun Protection (SP) in them but this is not a Sun Screen. I think men need to apply bit more than ladies do. Make sure you buy the right one for your skin. Most moisturisers are for normal skin but you can get them for specific types. Normal Skin and Combination skin are very similar. Combination skin is when the T Zone (the centre of your face and nose) is oily and the rest is either normal or dry.
For lower budgets:
All available in Boots the Chemist and Supermarkets.
If you have dry skin then you could use a hydrating gel or cream.
A greasy or oily skin could use Dermalogica products.
A combination or normal skin can use pretty much anything
An after shave balm should be instantly absorbed and be soothing and repairing.
Also look at Serums and Boosters