Skin Care Tips: Why every man should moisturise their skin

From quenching thirsty skin, to smoothing lines and making your skin feel comfortable, a moisturiser should be part of every man’s grooming routine. Read on to discover how introducing extra hydration to your skin can help you look and feel better.

Moisturiser for men: Why it’s so important

As we get older, our skin naturally starts to deplete in collagen and elastin – the proteins responsible for hydrating the skin and giving it its plump, smooth appearance. As this happens, you may start to see more and more ageing signs, such as sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that you can help the skin replace some of this lost hydration with a daily application of moisturiser. This extra hit of moisture will also help improve the look of ageing signs.

Moisturiser can protect men’s skin from the environment

Changes in season and humidity can also affect moisture levels in the skin. In the winter, the skin is faced with very cold temperatures outside and warm artificial heat inside – both of which can dry out the skin. Applying the right men’s moisturiser product each morning and evening will work to keep your skin soft and supple.

Additionally, free radicals created by environmental aggressors such as pollution and the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can cause deep structural damage to the skin, accelerating the rate that collagen is broken down naturally. This is why it’s very important that you wear a moisturiser on your face all year round with added UVA and UVB protection (UVA rays can damage your skin even when it’s grey and cloudy). The higher SPF, the more protected you are and the better your skin will look over time. You should also look for formulas that contain antioxidants such as vitamin C as these will help defend the skin against free radical damage.

Find the right moisturiser for you

It’s also important that you find a moisturiser suited to your skin type. Drier skins require a formulation rich in lipids and gentle ingredients such as shea butter and glycerine, while oiler skin types should opt for lightweight water-based formulas with matte finishes. This will help to control sebum levels and congestion, especially if you are prone to breakouts.

The above article is provided for informational purposes only. Colgate does not accept any liability should the below recommendations have a contrary result to the intended result. Always seek the advice of a qualified doctor or dermatologist. Never disregard professional advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read in this article.