Thinking that facials are just for women? Think again. With all that wear and tear from regularly shaving, men actually have to take even better care of their skin to make up for the damage. That means that facials are, if anything, more important for guys. And, because men’s skin is thicker with larger pores and beard growth, it can be worth buying products designed for men's unique skin.
To keep your face healthy and glowing, getting a facial once a month is ideal. But, careful not to do it too often. Some parts of the process, particularly exfoliation, can irritate your skin if done too often.
If you’ve never considered getting a facial or don’t know the first think about how to give yourself one at home, below is a basic guide to get you on your way.
Step 1: Cleanse
Step 2: Exfoliate
To really clean your skin, you need to take it a step further. Splash your face with warm water, and then massage an exfoliator into your skin, avoiding the space around the eyes. While it's tempting to put some muscle into this step, use your finger tips and let the product do the heavy-lifting. Using excess force can end up irritating rather than helping. For sensitive skin, look for chemical rather than
Step 3: Steam
Step 4: Mask
Step 5: Close Your Pores
Step 6: Moisturize
Clear, healthy skin is always a confidence booster and a regular skincare routine is a great way to get started. Try giving yourself a facial once a month to get your skin in good condition. If you have very congested skin, you might find that a weekly cadence helps. One note, it's common to experience a light breakout after a facial as your skin purges, however this should disappear after a day or two. Just don't do your first facial a day before your date or interview.