Guys, you deserve to look dapper and attractive while giving off a sense of style. Whether you are in your early twenties or are reaping the fruits of success in your thirties or fourties, you must pay attention to your skincare regime to level up your allure for the ladies or even just for your own confidence and satisfaction. A smart skincare regime takes into account your age and skin type, so be sure to factor these details into your planning. Here are 5 simple mistakes to avoid when grooming your face.

USING ANY PRODUCT

Let’s be real, most men did not care about what products they applied to their skin until recently. They usually apply whatever they find lying around to their face. They may even buy random unheard-of brands from the supermarket for lack of better knowledge. This may sometimes lead to irritation, acne outbreaks and many other skin problems because the product might not be suited to their skin type. You must understand your specific skin type before buying any product. For example, if you have oily skin, choose a product suited to oily skin. If you have dry skin, be sure to choose something suited to bring out the oil hiding beneath your skin surface.

IGNORING MOISTURIZERS

Most men feel that moisturizers make their skin oilier, which eventually leads to acne. In reality, this is simply not true. Moisturizers do exactly what they are meant to do –– they hydrate your skin and protects it from rough outside elements. Moisturizers keep your skin hydrated and work as anti-aging control for your skin to keep it more elastic and firm. If you believe your face is oily, several moisturizers are available to cater specifically to oily skin. Like our Double KO, which gives you a matte finish with no oily residue.

DRY SHAVING

Yeah, shaving can be one of the most mundane chores for men, but it is a necessary evil if you want to look well groomed. Although dry shaving does save a lot of time, doing it repeatedly will lead to rashes, skin irritation and ingrown hair. A simple way to avoid this is to use shaving cream or gel that prevents cuts and rashes on your face. After shaving, wash your face with warm water and wipe with a clean towel. Once you’re done, apply some aftershave and let it rest for a few minutes, helping out with any rashes or ingrown hair.

FORGETTING TO APPLY SUN SCREEN

Men with skin that is very sensitive to the sun often forget to apply some sunscreen. Skin exposed to UV rays can be seriously damaged and can even lead to burning. To avoid this, use proper sunscreen depending on the sensitivity of your skin. The sunscreen should ideally have good UVA and UVB filters to protect your skin before your step out into the sun. You want look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher for the most effectiveness.

ASSUMING EVERY PRODUCT HAS NATURAL INGREDIENTS

The truth is, most over the counter personal product will include some type of chemical ingredient in their formulation. This could range from a thickener which makes the consistency quality better, to a preservative keeping your product shelf stable of more than one year. When brands claim they are all natural, it is always good to confirm it yourself with research. The word “natural” is not regulated by the FDA and can be used to describe any product. Always go through every ingredient before buying any skincare product. Make sure there are enough natural ingredients to outweigh the chemical ingredients if that is a concern. If you are still unconvinced, contact the brand to inquire about the product and its ingredients before buying. They should break it down for your if they legitimately care.