Looking good and presentable is important not only for women but also for men. Men normally might not like going into prolonged processes to get that perfect glowing skin but they are sure to cherish one. Perfect and glowing skin can add a lot to the overall appearance of any man which in its turn can boost your self- confidence helping you to become more successful in your personal and professional endeavors. The good news is that to get that perfect glowing skin you really need not to opt for expensive parlor treatments or spend hours on taking care of your skin. There are some simple routines, tips and tricks which can actually give you naturally healthy and glowing skin when followed religiously. Being completely natural, these treatments have no side effects and hence you can use them without worry. Here you will be provided you with some easy tips and treatments that can be the key to get naturally healthy and glowing skin.
Know your skin type
Yes, this is important and is the first tip for getting glowing healthy skin. You cannot really use the right product on your skin unless you are completely aware about your particular skin type. Every skin type has its particular needs and hence a specific skin type can be best treated only by the products and treatments that are formulated for meeting the exact needs of that particular type of skin. Just like you cannot treat a common cold with a medicine for intestinal infection, you cannot treat a dry skin with products formulated for oily skin; rather it might work on exaggerating the issues. Oily, normal, dry and combination are the basic skin types determined depending on the amount of oils naturally secreted by the glands on your skin. So, first check out under which category your skin comes in and then only chose only your products and treatments to get the maximum results.
Treat the skin problems
The key to a glowing skin is hidden in making it problem free. Many men suffer from problems like acne, black heads, white heads and others. So, if you have any of these or all of these your first aim should be to treat these problems. There are cosmetic products available in the market that claim to offer benefits, but depending on the severity of your case, it is important that you consult a dermatologist and opt for medicated treatments that can show effective results. You can also opt for home treatments for treating problems like acne, but in order to get prominent results you will need to continue with the home remedies religiously for few months or a whole year at a stretch, depending on the condition of your skin and the severity of the problems. The best thing about the home treatments is that they come without any side effects and will not make a hole in your pocket either.
Maintain CTM routine twice a day
The Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing routine is as simple to follow as it sounds but this simple routine when followed religiously with proper products that suit your skin type and needs can actually transform your skin within months. In case, you are suffering from pimples or excessive oil on the skin, following a religious CTM routine with the right products can actually save you. Even in case you have a dry skin, the same CTM routine, with products that suit your skin type can be highly helpful. The products you use in your CTM routine needs not to be all cosmetic, rather opting for natural products for these steps can be most effective and side effect free. Only keep in mind that you have to choose the right home treatments depending on your skin type.
For oily skin, fuller’s earth or multanimitti can be a very effective cleansing agent. Following with a concoction of neem and basil leaves as a toner can work effectively to control the excessive oil secretion from the skin. As a moisturizer you can use Aloe Vera gel to get the best results. For dry skin types, using multanimitti mixed with honey and curd for cleansing the face can be effective. Following up with a natural rosewater toner and then using a heavier moisturizer like sheabutter can be the right way to go.
Do not forget to scrub twice a week
Skin cells die as they age and the space of the dead cells are taken over by the new skin cells. This is the natural regenerative mechanism of the skin. However, the dead skin cells often do not shed naturally, rather they populate the upper layer of the skin preventing the new skin cells to regenerate and clogging the pores. Scrubbing is the most effective way to get rid of the dead skin cells. However, at the same time, excessive scrubbing can damage your skin severely. So, while it is really important to scrub your skin at least twice a week, over-scrubbing of skin can be damaging. For men, the need of scrubbing is lesser than women, because during shaving naturally the dead skins are removed from the upper layer of the skin. So, if you have just shaved, use the scrubber only on the unshaved skin. Scrubbing the shaved skin has high chance of damaging the active skin cells.
If you have oily skin, coarse orange peel powder with coarse fenugreek seed powder can be a very effective scrubber for your skin. For dry skinned guys coffee scrub with a pinch of honey can work wonders.
Do not miss out the sunscreen
When you are concerned about getting a glowing skin, it is really important that you must be concerned about protecting it. Sunrays can actually harm your skin in the worst ways. It is not only the tanning that you should be worried about, harmful sun rays can damage your skin cells and can result into immature skin aging and a number of other skin problems including skin cancer. So, taking the best care for the protection of your skin is very vital to get a healthy glowing skin. Sunscreens are particularly formulated to ensure the best protection from the harmful sunrays. To get the best results and to ensure maximum protection of your skin chose a sunscreen that has sufficient amount of SPF and can shield your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. If it is one product on which you should spend without budget, it is on the sunscreen. Also make it a point to reapply the sun screen in case you stay out under the sun for really long. Using a physical protection from direct sunrays, like a hat, cap or an umbrella while going directly under sun, can also be highly effective to ensure the best protection for your skin.
Start using a night cream today
At night, when you sleep, your skin goes through a reparative phase and to boost this natural regenerative process it is important to provide your skin with proper nourishment during this time. So, to get glowing skin and face it is important to start using a night cream daily after cleansing and toning your face before going to the bed. A night cream does not necessarily mean an anti-aging cream. If you are in your twenties, and the signs of skin aging are not actually bothering you, you can start simply by using a night cream which does not contain retinol or other active anti-aging ingredients. While picking the night cream, also consider your skin type and chose accordingly.
Some homemade effective face packs for glowing skin
You can see the changes in your skin within one week of following the above tips religiously. Here are some easy, homemade treatments that can speed up the natural regenerative process of the skin and can be highly effective to give your skin a healthy glow that comes from within. Use these packs, daily, on alternate days or at least twice in a week to get visible results.
Sandalwood and Turmeric
If you have oily skin, you can actually reap the best benefits of this face pack. Take 1 inch of fresh turmeric root grind it to paste and mix with sandalwood paste made by rubbing the sandalwood stick on the sandstone. Apply this pack onto your skin and let it set for 10 minutes and then wash off with plain water and pat dry. If you have dry skin but you would like to get the best skin benefits of sandalwood and turmeric, just mix some whole milk with cream with the pack.
Sour curd with Tomato
A face pack made from sour curd and tomato can give a boost of nourishment to your skin and can give it a healthy glow instantly. Take 2-3 spoons of home prepared sour curd and mix it with the pulp of half of a tomato. Apply this pack onto your face. Leave on for 20 minutes and then wash off with water. This face pack can also be very effective to negate the effect of skin tanning.