6 Reasons You Need Skin Care (for a Bro)

1. Looking good means higher confidence.

Guys are more aware of the way they look than ever before. Fortunately, there are things you can do to boost your confidence, while improving your health and making you more handsome, because looking good means feeling good. Guys, you should be washing and moisturizing your faces at least once a day to keep your skin looking fresh and smooth. Both the Skin Mechanics Face Cleanser and the Face Moisturizer are like vitamins for your face; you need these vitamins to look and feel healthy, according to Dr. Terrence Keany MD, director of W for Men dermatology clinic.

2. Gets rid of unwanted pimples and unclogs your pores.

All that hiking, biking, and running in the hot, humid weather over the summer leaves its mark on your skin in the form of pimples and acne. “I see a lot of male patients who come in with acne...I know immediately it’s being exacerbated by sweating,’ says Dr. Jason S. Reichenberg, MD, FAAD, associate professor of dermatology at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Washing your face with face cleanser before and after you exercise prevents the oils and dirt on your skin from plugging up your pores. Our use of coconut oil in our products kills any bacteria (goodbye, pimples!), hydrating skin to keep it looking and feeling fresh, while glycerin, also found in our products, helps chemically and mechanically clean out the gunk.

3. Best practice for preventing ingrown hairs.

Keeping your skin clean and moisturized not only makes it easier to shave, but it can help remove dead skin and hairs that may clog the hair follicles, says Dr. Elbuluk, assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Wash the area with a non-abrasive cleanser, containing glycolic acid, to exfoliate the surface skin cells and reduce the likelihood of new inflamed spots.

4. Look younger, longer.

A great skin care routine is essential at any age and can strengthen and prepare your skin for the effects of aging down the road, says Steven Nwe, DO, a dermatologist with Northwestern Medicine. In your 20s and 30s your skin has strong collagen and elastin production, which keeps your skin looking plump and plays a major role in the replacement of dead skin cells. At the end of the day, a skin care routine involving a cleanser and moisturizer will go a long way.

5. It will repair your dry and overworked skin.

According to Dr. Cynthia Bailey, a dermatologist and skin care expert, always apply a really good moisturizer within three minutes of washing your skin with a cleanser and toweling it dry, to hold the skin moisture inside the layers of your skin. This is the best say to hydrate your skin because when exposed to water, your damaged dry skin will absorb water. Locking that water in with the moisturizer kick-starts your skin into healing. You want to choose products that contain mostly water-binding and trapping ingredients. These include:

  • Coconut oil: it is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, moisturizing, and it can penetrate hair better than other oils
  • Sunflower oil: has demonstrated to be effective in alleviating a number of skin conditions including dryness, acne, sun damage, and premature aging
  • Jojoba seed oil: it is commonly used to treat acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin by soothing the skin and unclogging hair follicles
  • Glycerin: it is used to treat many oily skin conditions, like acne, skin infections, wrinkles and fine line.
6. A low cost way to have a large impact on your life.

Many men don’t want to spend the time or the money shopping for skin care products, and wonder if there’s an inexpensive alternative. The answer is yes. When it comes to price, don’t always assume the higher the price, the more efficient it will be. Trust the ingredients above all else. That way you can look handsome for less without overcomplicating your grooming routine. Fight pimples and wrinkles and everything else in between, discover how to handle skincare like a man - without throwing all of your money away, with Skin Mechanics.