Facial cream for men

Who says that women are the only ones who look after themselves and care about how they look? Women are definitely no longer the only ones who need and use facial creams. Men need them too! Although most creams and moisturizers commonly sold in stores used to be available for only women, nowadays, there are a variety of brands that are catering to the needs of facial care for men because men not only need them but want them as well. After all, just because men do not care as much about face care does not mean that they actually do not need it.

Men, do not worry, facial care is no longer only “a girl thing.” On the contrary, you are likely to reap many benefits out of using facial creams as moisturizing your face daily will help to keep your skin hydrated, help healing and regeneration of skin cells, and prevent your skin from getting damaged by environmental effects. In doing so, you will no longer have to worry about the formation and development of fine lines, wrinkles on your skin, and even, in the worst of cases, skin cancer.

When it is such a jungle out there when trying to select the best moisturizer for your face, it is vital for men to ensure that they make the correct choices when searching for products to apply on their faces. More so, skin conditions are also much harder for males to maintain and control, as their skin is more vulnerable to inflammation, redness and other external damage. So, how exactly do you know and choose the perfect facial cream for men?

First and foremost, it is advised for men to avoid using face creams which have petroleum-based mineral oils contained inside them, which may clog your pores by leaving a greasy, oily film on your skin. Also, be careful to not choose products containing formaldehyde and SD alcohol, which dry the skin instead of nourishing and moisturizing it.

Keeping that in mind, the best way to start off would be by experimenting with a number of different creams and lotions used for application on the face and see which suits your skin the best and successfully provides your skin with that perfect look you desire. Also remember that the more highly concentrated and rich the cream is, the better suited it is for your skin. Nowadays, although slightly more costly, you will find rich cream facial moisturizers which are non-greasy, easy to apply and very potent.

You should also keep an eye out for facial moisturizers made with certain types of ingredients, which are beneficial for the male skin. These include Glycerin, which retains the right amount of water needed to properly keep the skin balanced, Shea Butter which is a strong hydrating agent and is great for moisturizing and penetrating the skin easily to keep it smooth, Silicone which is a slippery substance that acts as a water-binding agent offering long-lasting skin protection, Green tea, a popular cosmetic ingredient that works great with the use of antioxidants, Jojoba Oil which effectively retains moisture in the skin by reinforcing the hydrolipidic film of dry skin, Omegas, which are fatty acids that help to keep skin exceptionally moisturized and replenishes it, fighting signs of aging, and of course, Aloe which contains nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids that regenerate and heal facial skin.

Whichever cream you may end up choosing, keep in mind that you should always consult a dermatologist before using the cream especially if you have sensitive skin that is prone to acne. Also, it is wise to avoid the use of heavily perfumed or fragrant creams or even those containing preservatives as they may cause allergic reactions.

At the end of the day, when it comes to choosing the perfect facial cream for men, it is best to do your own research and discover for yourself through various experiments, which cream is best suited to your facial skin needs. Just keep in mind the more important ingredients to look out for, the ones to avoid and the ways in which you can best use your cream to your face to give it that perfect look!

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Last updated on Sep 22nd, 2010 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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