Care for your skin with moisturiser – but get it right!
Moisturising your skin is the most important thing you can do to protect it! To find out which products are suitable for your skin and when you should use them, read on for our advice:
Step 1 – Get to know your skin type!
As its name suggests, moisturiser is designed to supply your skin with moisture and to keep it healthy and hydrated. But it also does more than just that!
Because dry skin is generally more prone to premature ageing, a moisturiser that matches your skin type is your best weapon against lines and wrinkles. Don’t think that you just because you don’t have dry skin you can do without moisturiser! Oil and water are two completely different things! Remember, even oily skin can become dehydrated and needs to be maintained by using a good moisturiser.
Your skin will change over time and this is caused by a number of factors, including hormonal changes, weather conditions or even a change in your diet. It could also be the case that your normal moisturiser suddenly stops working. This can be due to different seasons as well as the simple fact that you’re getting older! As you age, your skin’s natural oil production slows down and therefore your skin needs more comprehensive care. If you use beviro - Intensive Face Moisturizer - Feuchtigkeitscreme or 66°30 - Extreme Cycle - Essential Anti-Age Face Serum , you can tackle this problem effectively.
Step 2 – Choose your weapons!
Just as a properly fitting tailored suit always looks good, a moisturiser tailored to your individual skin type takes care of your skin’s appearance.
To make searching for the right product a little easier, Heldenlounge will help you to find the specific skin care brands for your skin type. However, as a general rule, if you have dry skin, you need a cream that gives extra moisture. You can also treat your skin with a nourishing skincare product that instantly adds moisture to your skin through its valuable ingredients and even transforms "dry and arid” skin types, restoring your skin to top condition.
Tip: Don’t forget that skin cells can only stay healthy when moisturised. Therefore, try to drink at least five large glasses of water every day to make up for water loss. By the time you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated!
However, if you tend to have oily skin and notoriously shiny patches on your face, you should use an oil-free moisturiser, such as the men-ü Matt Moisturiser. This product provides your skin with enough moisture, without overburdening it with too much oil.
For sensitive skin, choosing the right moisturiser is particularly important. If in doubt, you should use a product like Jack Black - Clean Break Oil-free Moisturizer - Feuchtigkeitscreme . This soothing moisturiser has been specifically designed to meet the needs of sensitive skin.
So what you do when you have oily areas on your forehead and chin but areas around your cheeks and neck are dry (combination skin – a common problem among men)?
Well, you should consider using a combination of moisturisers – one that’s oil-free for oily areas and a nourishing and moisturising cream for dry areas. Although this may initially sound complicated, it’s worthwhile. After all, you don’t polish your car with the same cloth as your use on your furniture, do you?
Step 3 – Remember your sunscreen!
Many modern moisturising treatments such as Speick Sun - Sun cream SPF 30 and Korres - Sun emulsion Yoghurt for face and body SPF 20 "incorporate" a sun protection factor.
The sun is responsible as much as 80% of wrinkles. This means that moisturisers with SPF are your personal old age pension! Obviously, these creams aren’t for use at night, unless your name is Edward Cullen. Simply use these creams with a sun protection factor every morning and in the evening use a cream without a sun protection factor.
Step 4 – How to use these!
Since we’re men, it’s tempting to quickly squeeze a large blob of moisturiser onto your palm and slap it onto your face.
However, it’s better to use a little less cream and "blend it in" for about a minute using your fingertips in gentle circular movements. This is time well spent! Make sure you include your forehead up to your hairline and carefully apply the cream under your chin and around your neck (if you aren’t already wearing aftershave there).
The only area where you shouldn’t apply cream is to the eye area as your skin is delicate around the eyes. You need a special eye cream, such as the Jack Black - Protein Booster Eye Rescue .
Step 5 – Spend the time!
You’ll soon find out that it’s worthwhile using moisturisers as part of your daily skincare routine. Moisturisers keep your skin hydrated for about six to twelve hours. When this time has elapsed, you’ll notice that your skin will start to feel dry and tight again. Therefore, it’s important to moisturise your skin twice a day. It's best to do this in the morning after cleansing and / or shaving and in the evening again before going to bed.
The second application in the evening is especially important! This is because studies have shown that at night the skin at night loses most of its moisture through its surface. Also, moisturisers work better in a warm environment - including a warm bed. You’ll get an equally good effect when to applying the moisturiser within two minutes of washing your face and leaving it wet as it’s getting an extra dose of moisture!
If you have extremely dry skin or spend time in a dry, air-conditioned workplace, you should “top up” your skin’s moisture content in between times. For example, use your lunch break to quickly apply some moisturiser. It’s ideal to have a moisturiser with a handy-size tube that fits into your pocket or your desk. If you’re looking for a compact care product, try men-ü Matt Moisturiser, which is a mattifying moisturiser in a travel size container. The added advantage with this is that your skin will stay nice and matt.
Follow these simple steps and give your skin care routine the best possible base. You’ll also create the perfect environment for your skin to fight the ravages of time!