Male Grooming 101 – Even Toned Skin
Men and women all want to have beautiful, even skin, which is why Vaseline takes skincare for men seriously. Due to things like sun damage and scarring from injuries or pimples, a lot of men find that they have dark marks and uneven skin tone. With the lack of proper male skin care habits and the process of ageing, it can be hard to avoid ugly skin conditions. However, with the help of Vaseline MEN, we can definitely try to avoid and reduce the appearance of dark marks and uneven skin tone.
Dark marks on the skin can be caused by many different things. The biggest problem is the sun. Living in Ethiopia means that you will often be outdoors, where you’ll spend time in the sun. Unfortunately, even though you enjoy the sun, it has dangerous ultraviolet rays that penetrates your skin and cause damage. Our body responds to sun damage by producing melanin (the pigment that gives skin its color) to protect the skin and this results in the formation of dark marks, and this is even more visible on darker skin tones.
Scar tissue from injuries and acne marks from squeezing pimples and ingrown hairs can also create dark marks and blemishes on the skin. However, even though it may seem like the odds are against you, you can have healthy skin too.
Here are some tips on male skin care to help you achieve beautiful and evenly toned skin.
Moisturize every day
Your skin needs water to hydrate itself, just like your body does. Aside from drinking a lot of water to keep well hydrated, your skin needs its hydration too – in the form of a moisturizing skin lotion. Moisturize your face and body daily with skin products that hydrate the skin, minimizing dark marks and uneven skin tone.
Eat a healthy diet
Fresh fruit and vegetables protect the body’s cells, making them more resilient whilst lean protein like chicken and fish are super foods for the skin, helping it to rejuvenate and give off that beautiful, healthy glow.
Drink enough water
Doctors recommend that you drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day to hydrate your body and flush out any toxins. It may seem like a lot, but if you have a glass before and after every meal, you’ll be able to get six glasses down by dinner time. Adequate water intake is also a great way to restore dry skin.
Moisturise. Moisturise. Moisturise.
During winter, your skin loses moisture at a much faster rate, which can damage the protective layer of your skin. You may find yourself having to apply lotion more often to maintain the same comfort level. For immediate relief, carry a lotion in your bag or put one on your desk at work, and keep skin restored by moisturizing after showers and before bed. Using a lotion regularly will help to replenish the moisture that winter takes from your skin.
If you incorporate these simple yet effective tips into your lifestyle, you’ll be well on your way to restoring that even toned complexion that we all aspire to have, and that the ladies like to see!