Gone are the days when skincare was only for women. As more men are increasingly becoming aware of the benefits of following a skincare routine, many new products are being made specifically for men and their skin. Men cannot get away using the same skincare products as women as they have thicker skin that produces more sebum than that from an average woman's skin.
Regular shaving causes the skin to become more sensitive and reactive as compared to a woman's skin. It causes them to become more prone to skin-related issues such as the skin's ingrown hair and redness. Daily use of products specifically made to target these problems in men's skin can show fast results when used consistently.
Skin Care Tips for Men
Men deserve the same level of pampering available to women. Your skin deserves to feel fresh and hydrated so that you can take the day head-on and with confidence. Following is a quick guide that allows you to make better skincare related decisions when choosing the right product for yourself.
1. Understand your skin type
Before you can choose a product for your skin, you need to understand your skin type. Using a product for a skin type that is not yours can exacerbate the condition. For instance, using products made for oily skin can be too drying for your dry skin type. On the other hand, using products formulated specifically for dry skin can increase sebum production in your already oily skin.
So, if you are unsure what your skin type is. In that case, you can fix this by cleaning your face thoroughly and removing any sebum that may have accumulated throughout the day. Wait 30 minutes, and check the state of your skin. Ensure you don't partake in any intense physical activity that may change your skin's normal sebum production.
Observe your skin after 30 minutes. If it feels parched, and if changing your facial expression to smile or frown is uncomfortable, your skin is most likely dry.
On the other hand, if you see a shine on your forehead, cheeks, or chin, the chances are that your skin is oily.
You can also use a blotting sheet to determine the skin type. Take a piece of blotting paper and gently press it against your skin. If the sheet has a lot of oil on it, it points towards an oily skin type. Whereas, if the sheet has little to no oil on it, you are most likely someone with dry skin.
2. Try products made for your specific skin problems
You will be better off selecting products made to tackle whatever specific problem you are suffering from, such as acne and blackheads or dull skin.
Not a lot of products will tackle all your skin problems. However, suppose you do not have a specific skin problem that you want to work on and want a good face wash or moisturizer. In that case, you can go for general purifying products.
3. Read the ingredients carefully
Do not just trust the brand name of the product. It is crucial to read and research the ingredients used in the face wash or cleanser.
Many big-name brands seem to get away using products that are not safe and may cause irritation post-application. These ingredients include but are not limited to:
Parabens are used in skin care products as preservatives to keep them fresh for longer. Parabens can cause mutations in the body that can cause cancer. These parabens are not just harmful to humans using the product; studies show that there has been a recent surge in parabens in sealife. The parabens in their body most likely come from the products that we use and dispose of.
It is also a very common antibacterial preservative used by brands in their skincare products. Like Parabens, Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen and may lead to various health issues.
4. Exfoliating goes a long way
Exfoliating once or twice a week can be very beneficial for your skin. By exfoliating before you shave, you are essentially removing the bacteria on your skin, leading to post-shave irritation.
Exfoliation also removes the build-up of dead skin that accumulates on top of your skin daily. If these dead skin cells are not removed often, it can lead to razor bumps and ingrown hair that can be very painful.
If you have sensitive skin, you should do a patch test with your product before adding exfoliation to your skincare routine.
Remember not to overdo it. Exfoliating your skin every day can be harmful to your skin if it removes too much of its natural oils. Removing natural oils can cause a breakout and exacerbate your skin problems.
5. Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!
Moisturizing your skin has a lot of benefits and can prevent any possible skin problems from developing. Moisturizing prevents your skin from getting rough and ensures your skin looks radiant by keeping your skin cells hydrated and healthy.
When using a daily moisturizer, make sure you are gentle with your skin and evenly distribute the product on your skin without rubbing your skin too much.
Many people think moisturizing is an optional step. In contrast, the truth is that moisturizing every day can help fight wrinkles and keeps your skin looking young and radiant.
BAD ACE – MADE JUST FOR MEN
Bad Ace represents everything that real masculinity should embody. These days everyone has their idea of what masculinity should be, which necessarily is not a wrong approach. However, at Bad Ace, we believe that real masculinity is not toxic and focuses on taking care of others. To take care of others, you need to take care of yourself, using Bad Ace.
Bad Ace has the following products that help your skin in feeling its best:
- Activated Charcoal Face Scrub
- Activated Charcoal Facial Moisturizer
This multi-purpose face scrub is everything you need in a scrub. It has a natural and gentle formula without containing any adverse ingredients for you or the environment. It is 100% natural and safe for your skin.
Following is a quick guide on all of its ingredients and their benefits for your skin:
1. Charcoal powder
Charcoal is gaining popularity in everything skincare in recent times. Charcoal works by binding with the skin's dirt and impurities, leaving your face feeling very fresh and pure.
Bad Ace uses the power of charcoal to allow you to have skin that is blemish-free and clear.
2. Walnut Shell Extracts
Walnut shell extracts act as a gentle natural ingredient, ideal for exfoliation. It works by gently removing all the dead cells and bacteria from the skin, ensuring that your skin is left smooth and glowing after application.
3. Pine Extracts
Pine extract has extraordinary antioxidant properties that keep the skin protected and preserved from harsh environmental conditions. It has an antibacterial and antiseptic formula to balance the skin's pH and prevent it from puffiness and uneven skin tone.
Pine extract works wonders for acne-prone skin due to its antibacterial abilities.
The bamboo extract in Bad Ace Products helps keep the skin feeling firm by restoring its outer layer. Besides maintaining the skin's elasticity, it also helps fight breakouts by strengthening the outer layer and preventing bacteria from infiltrating the skin.
Bamboo is also specifically useful in protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, all thanks to the antioxidant compounds it contains.
Aloe is an ideal ingredient when dealing with sunburns and cuts you might get from shaving or otherwise. Aloe is full of vitamins and compounds that soothe the skin and keep it hydrated for long periods.
It is a natural exfoliant with many other benefits from consistent use, such as slowing down signs of aging, fading dark spots, and healing acne scars.
Like many of the ingredients mentioned above, peppermint extract also contains anti-microbial properties that fight acne and skin irritation.
Peppermint is especially helpful for people with dry and itchy skin. It has a cooling effect that may decrease the discomfort.
Every good skincare routine contains a step that emphasizes the emphasis of Moisturizing the skin daily. There is simply no way around this step. Bad Ace includes ingredients that help to keep your skin glowing and moisturized all day long. Other than containing the charcoal in the formula, it also contains:
1. Black Hoof Mushroom
Like most mushrooms, black hoof mushroom has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that keep your skin blemish-free. Its anti-inflammatory properties keep your skin looking even-toned and healthy.
2. Camellia seed oil
Camellia seed oil is rich in Vitamin A and B that ensure healthy and glowing skin. Its anti-aging properties keep the skin looking nourished and locks in the moisture for hours, enabling you to take the day head-on.
The cherry on top? Camellia seed oil is a light oil that keeps your pores from getting clogged while providing you the protection you need against harmful UV rays.
Rosemary extract has anti-aging properties that keep the skin looking young and fresh. It is also incredibly beneficial for eczema and acne-prone skin.
The Bottom Line
Bad Ace ensures that it gives its users the confidence they need to take on their daily adventures. It believes in real men's courage and understands that even the strongest of all men need to be taken care of, which Bad Ace does.
Not only is our formula 100% natural, but it is also ethically made. At bad ace, we believe in treating every living being with kindness as real strength comes with compassion.