When you draw a comparison between men and women’s skin care habits, the former often fall short. However, that will soon change as men are becoming more aware about their skin care routines. So it would be a shame to see them still making some common skincare mistakes mentioned below. If you’re guilty of any of them, it’s time to break these bad habits today...
 

Being unaware of their skin type

Being unaware of their skin type

Most men are unaware whether their skin type is normal, oily or combination. Unfortunately, this ignorance leads them to making bad skin care decisions too! That’s why men, it’s time to identify your skin type and figure out the kind of skin you have. Based on this, you’ll be able to find products that are best suited for you.

 

Disregarding a skin care routine

Disregarding a skin care routine

Whether it boils down to sheer laziness or cluelessness about their skin type, many men ignore a skin care regimen with the right products. It’s time to change that by sticking to a disciplined routine for a healthy and fresh face. Like many males, if your skin is oily, enlist the help of the Pond’s Men Oil Control Face Wash and Moisturiser. The Mineral Clay enriched formula of this duo absorbs oil instantly and reduces large pores for a clear, oil-free complexion.

 

Ignoring facial hair

Ignoring facial hair

What men fail to realise is that their facial hair deserves its own special care. When washing your face, go behind the hair follicles for the skin to get completely cleansed. Choose the right beard or moustache oil so that your facial hair stays moisturised and grows healthily. Whether you choose to trim or shave, ensure your hair stays groomed and free from unruliness.

 

Forgetting sunscreen

Forgetting sunscreen

Many men spend hours exposing their skin to the sun on their weekly commute, their football game and their lunch break, during which they often forget to apply sunscreen. In the long run, this can cause premature ageing, darkening and in severe cases, even skin cancer. So boys, take heed and slather yourself with sunscreen before your step out.

 

Overlooking basic hygiene

Overlooking basic hygiene

Beyond everything else, it’s important to maintain a basic sense of hygiene. That means, washing your face and neck when you perspire, changing your razor blade or cartridge when it gets blunt and keeping your hands and mobile phone clean as they can transmit bacteria easily. Upholding a basic sense of hygiene will ensure your skin stays clear, fresh and healthy.

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