From CoverGirl’s first male spokesmodel, James Charles, to male beauty vloggers dominating Youtube and Instagram, men have begun to take the beauty world by storm. As more men dip their toes into the world of beauty and skin care, Advanced Skin and Body Solutions thought to share some truly helpful, basic skin care and beauty tips. While some of these tips are not news to many women, it’s time we have the essential beauty tips talk with our male counterparts. Whether you’ve never cared for your skin or know your way around a makeup counter, here are some beauty tips for men that will keep you groomed and feeling good.

1. Exfoliate

Every day in our normal lives we accumulate oils, dirt, and dead skin cells on our skin. This can cause your face to break out with whiteheads, blackheads, and acne over time (or, unfortunately, sometimes overnight). Gently exfoliating your face with a natural scrub or cleanser reduces build-up and helps keep your face blemish-free. Be sure to do so in moderation as cleansing too often can strip the skin of natural oils that moisturize and help prevent wrinkles from forming.

Exfoliation is also great for reducing ingrown hairs. Eliminating harmful bacteria before running a razor against your skin is always a good idea. It also frees up the hair root and allows for a closer shave. With warm water, gently scrub the area with an up and down motion. Then scrub in a circular motion to increase blood circulation. Once you rinse you’re safe to shave!

2. Sunscreen & Moisturizers

Protecting your skin from flakes and sunburns is just as important as protecting your skin from dirt and unwanted oils. If you’re looking to keep your morning routine short, you can purchase a moisturizer with SPF. Be sure to use sunscreen with at least SPF 30!

3. Care For Your Beard

You should treat your beard as you treat the hair on your head – by shampooing and conditioning it regularly. When you step into your shower, extended your hair care treatment from the top of your head to the bottom of your face. Your significant other will thank you for removing any excess oil and bad bacteria that could be passed over to them or make you sick.

4. Tweeze

No one should never deal with a unibrow or a few rogue hairs with a razor. Tweezing is the most effective and least drastic method of removing unwanted eyebrow hairs. If your eyebrows are especially unruly, you can always turn to a professional to wax them for you.  

5. Fight wrinkles with Botox

Sometimes our eye creams and preventative skin care isn’t enough to do the trick. Botox can be used to relax crow’s feet and other wrinkles and lines. Some doctors believe that starting with botox earlier on can actually help botox users age better in the long run.

6. Ask for Help

As the modern man journeys into the world of beauty, it may feel overwhelming. The biggest tip we can offer is to ask for help. There are countless beauty products, treatments, and services. Save yourself time, and possibly some money, by turning to a beauty expert for advice or recommendations.

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