Natural skin care sees no gender

I regret taking care of my skin - said no one ever..

When speaking about skin care, the first picture popping up in our head is that of a woman. The notion is, only women need skincare. Men deny the need for it, but secretly, they want to try out their wife’s or girlfriend’s skin care stuff too! When any product, specifically made for men launches in the market, men tend to be driven towards it because the “formula” is for the tough skin.

But do men really need skin care products?

Wouldn’t it be very girly if a man starts taking care of his skin? The answer is, no! It is advisable for men to take care of their skin as well, maybe not as much as a woman does. It is said that a man’s skin is much younger as compared to the skin of a woman of the same age. But factors such as sun exposure, skin aging due to UV radiation does not make this apparent enough nowadays.

It is as important for men too, to be well-dressed and well-groomed as much as having a clean skin, that is not dull and blotchy. After all, cleaning out impurities can’t be a bad option. We have 7 simple steps that men can slip in their day-to-day schedules to take care of their skin.

Let your eyes speak

Working hours can be tiring to your mind as well as your skin. Like our body, our skin needs time to rejuvenate, which happens while we are asleep. Sleeping for a good 7 to 8 hours will help in getting rid of those baggy under eyes and dark circles.

Using a good under-eye gel can be very relaxing and soothing to your eyes. 

Under Eye Gel By Alanna

          Under Eye Gel By Alanna

Sweat it out to bring a glow

It is not necessary that you have to join a gym to follow this step. All you need is a good amount of physical activity like jogging or brisk walking, enough for you to sweat and get rid of those toxins from the skin. Blood circulation throughout the body will help in making you glow. Do not forget to take a shower sometime after the workout. Cleaning out the toxins that the body exudes will help unclog and clearing pores to help your skin breathe better.

Eat right, feel bright You are what you eat - Our health and skin are a byproduct of what we intake. Consuming food made in excessive oil, food that cannot be digested easily can cause breakouts and make you feel exhausted overall. Fruits are high in anti-oxidants that can help skin from aging, wrinkling, and cellular damage. Eating every 2 hours instead of eating a lot at once can help you remain a lot more active.

Likewise, water is essential too! We are all aware that consuming plenty of water throughout the day can help get rid of toxins. Not only that but also helps in making the skin flexible that helps in keeping wrinkles at bay. Water also helps in keeping or mind fresh and active and boosts metabolism.

Shed the dead layers - Exfoliate Shaving is a form of exfoliation. Men have been practicing and unknowingly exfoliating their faces. Exfoliation gently removes the dead layers of the skin, revealing a fresh, soft and healthy layer. It is healthy to exfoliate twice in a month. It is always better to get rid of the unwanted layers forming on our body. You can also get rid of discolored, tanned skin through this process. Using a natural scrub will shed off the dead skin without irritating it and causing any bruises.

Detox Facial and Body Scrub By Alanna

Detox Facial and Body Scrub By Alanna

Shield yourself from the sun Now that you have shed off all the unwanted layers of the skin, it is also important to protect it from the harmful UV rays. Sunburn, discolouration, redness of the skin are results of the harmful UV rays. A good sunscreen is very important to be used on a daily basis to keep the skin protected. Understanding what is SPF p++ and terms like that are also very important.

Estrange stress, welcome peace

We all are aware of the adverse effects that stress can be in our lives. Not only does it drain down our mind but also causes visible damage to our hair and skin; Premature graying of hair and dullness of skin, to name a few. Get time to revitalize by spending time with nature. It is not compulsory to sit for hours in meditation for bringing peace; learning to balance out thoughts and living every moment to the fullest is one way.  

Get rid of bad habits

Habits such as smoking and consuming alcohol are harmful to your body as well as for your skin. It is advisable to get rid of these habits slowly for the environment as well as for your own self.

We all might have heard or read some or the other factors mentioned above but this is just a reminder for all the men who really wish to take care of their body and skin, that it is never too late to start taking care. For that matter, using natural products, to maintain your body and skin is also a great option. Natural skin care products do not have any side-effects and are not gender specific. Alanna offers a range of skin and hair care products that not only smell great but also help the skin to revive and heal naturally. Follow the 7 steps along with taking care of your skin with the help of nature, it will definitely bring long lasting results. Until next time, stay happy, feel happy! 

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