This article was published on July 19th, 2014
Summer can wreak havoc on your skin. Sweat, mixed with bacterial, pollution and sticky oil all create a messy cocktail for breakouts and blackheads. After a long, sweaty day or a hard workout, you need to treat your skin and bring it back to life. It’s can be quick and easy to get back to a beautiful summer glow.
Guys typically produce more oil because they have extremely active sebaceous glands. The key to keeping great, healthy looking skin is to have a good skincare routine to remove surface debris and dead skin cells. This is done through daily deep cleanses and weekly exfoliation. Using the right cleansers will help penetrate under the skin and give perfect results every time.
How do you know what cleanser to use?
This is why it is important to understand your skin type, and also know how your skin deals with seasonal changes. Your skin can change based of the season and lifestyle choices. A skin expert can help determine your skin type and identify skin concerns. Using harsh soaps or chemicals dehydrates the skin, which results in the skin overproducing sebum, making guys think that they have an oily skin type.
Once the correct cleanser is selected, it should be used twice a day. A morning cleanse will wash away sweat and debris that transfers from your pillow and sheets, which is normally oils from your hair and hair products. It also preps your skin for daily moisturizers, toners and SPF’s.
In the evening, double cleanse, especially if you are prone to breakouts and blackheads. The first cleanse should be an oil based cleanser to remove surface oil, products and other debris like city pollutions. Dermalogica PreCleanse will emulsify and not leave a greasy film behind that would otherwise clog skin pores. The second cleanse should be a water-soluble cleanser because it penetrates deeper. Priori AHA Gentle Facial Cleanser is an fantastic product that uses pH to correct lactic acid and essential vitamins to remove residue, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth and clean.
If you find your skin always on the oily side, try Dermalogica Dermal Cleanser. The clay based cleanser gives you a deep clean using kaolin and green clays, calming cucumber and sage to keep skin feeling soothe and refreshed.
Twice a week follow with Dermalogica Agesmart Thermafoliant, an exfoliator to slough off the dead skin cells and refine the skins texture making it feel soft and silky. Always follow up with a hydrating moisturizer or masque.
There you have it. Simple and easy ways to wash away summer pollutions for beautiful, glowing skin.
Guys are welcome to stop by Bare Essentials Skin Bare at 790 Richards Street to get a complimentary skin analysis and to play at the skin bar to try out all the products on your own skin. For a limited time, purchase two Agesmart products and receive a free Agesmart limited edition travel pouch with travel size products.