You’ve likely got a morning routine that involves coffee and commute, and a gym routine that includes weights and cardio, so what about your skin? Whether you’re religious about your skin regime or a ‘now and then’ kind of guy, a regular skin routine designed around your own skin needs is going to help keep the signs of ageing at bay and deliver the best skin you’re in. As with weight training at the gym, consistency will give you the results, so try to stick to a good daily routine for optimum skin health.
Laying the foundation
Due to testosterone levels, men’s skin is thicker and stronger than women’s, with larger pores producing more sebum and often resulting in an oily complexion. Despite increased sebum, the thicker epidermis also requires more hydration and exfoliation as layers of dead skin cells build up, even resulting in areas of dryness. But it’s not all doom and gloom as a basic skincare routine — think cleanse, treat and protect — aims to keep your skin in the best shape possible with minimal fuss.
A good daily routine should cleanse, treat and protect
Adding special features
With your skin routine in order, it’s time to get results-focused with an advanced regime that builds on the basics to specifically target your skin concerns and amp up anti-ageing benefits. It’s about going above and beyond simple maintenance with specialised treatments and products for your skin type and texture including our star performer, Even Skintone Serum that delivers a less coarse and healthier looking complexion. Used regularly, it diminishes the look of discolouration and pigmentation to reveal strengthened and clarified skin tone.
Ultra for Men skincare regimen
The skin is your largest organ so what’s going on inside can appear (and often wreak havoc) on the outside. This means lifestyle can play a major role in health of the skin with several daily factors at play, including keeping stress at bay and ensuring you get at least 7-8 hours sleep a night. Quitting smoking will not only significantly reduce your risk of developing lung cancer but help prevent yellowing and premature ageing of the skin; similarly monitoring your levels of sun exposure and taking the necessary precautions to cover up, including wearing a daily sunscreen, will assist in improved skin health.
Just like you want the best ingredients in your skincare so too does your skin, and body, want the very best in terms of nutrient value. Hydration is key for layers of the dermis and epidermis to look and function effectively so keep an eye on alcohol and caffeine intake and ensure to balance with at least 8 glasses of water a day. Similarly nutrition plays an important role in overall skin health. It’s not just about limiting sugar but ensuring adequate intake of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants across a wide variety of fruit and vegetables — the more colours the better.
Great skin really is about inside, outside and all around; and a great routine will last you a lifetime.
To start your journey to your best possible skin and discuss how you can get the most out of a skincare routine, visit your local Ultraceuticals expert clinic for a consultation with one of our qualified Skin Technicians.