Let's face it - dealing with skin and hair problems is embarrassing. And there's a lot of common skin problems.
Pimples, dry skin, oily hair, eye bags - you've probably tried everything under the sun when it comes to solutions.
And you've probably given up and accepted these imperfections as inevitable.
And today, in conjunction with Antonio Centeno of men's style and lifestyle channel Real Men Real Style, we're showing you what those five common skin problems are, and how to fix them overnight.
Cold Water - Using a towel wet with cold water can help reduce puffiness. The cold towel will act as a compress and reduce blood flow to the puffy areas of skin, reducing puffiness.
Coffee or tea - Apply a wet tea bag to the face/coffee grounds. It will help to stimulate the skin and constrict blood vessels - reducing puffiness.
The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties of green tea may effectively treat acne and oily skin.
Use a matte moisturizer for men in the evening that is light to help dry up and prevent excess oil. Don't overdo your skincare routine before you go to sleep.
You only need to wash your skin twice a day to keep excess oil at bay, and you only need to moisturize a maximum of two times a day (morning and night)
You only need to use a facial scrub 2-3 days a week.
Red and tender skin
Keep your skin clean and wash before you go to sleep. Sometimes skin redness can be caused by a lack of hygiene. 'Sweat Rashes' are generated when sweat irritates the skin.
To prevent this, cleanse your face before bed with a good, natural men's face wash and water. It would be best if you did it once or twice a day. Use gentle products in your pre-sleep skincare routine and ensure the products you are using are not too harsh or heavy for your skin.
It's always good to avoid using fragranced products - these will contain some form of perfume or alcohol, which will irritate the skin after multiple uses.
Natural ingredients always trump synthetic ingredients. If possible, pay a bit more for naturally sourced products that will soothe the skin rather than potentially irritate it.
Dark circles and bags under eyes
Apply a cold compress to help reduce swelling and shrink dilated blood vessels. It can reduce the appearance of puffiness and help eliminate dark circles.
Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean washcloth and apply them to your eyes. You can also dampen a washcloth with cold water and apply it to the skin under your eyes for 20 minutes for the same effect. Repeat this process if the cloth becomes warm or if the ice melts.
Invest in a good men's eye serum - applying an eye serum in the evening before bed takes only a few seconds. Still, it can make a world of difference.
An eye serum hydrates the thin skin under your eyes, helping to keep it elastic and smooth.
Acne / pimples
Although you cannot cure acne, you can control it with treatment. Use a fragrance-free water-based face wash and gently Exfoliate with a men's exfoliating face scrub before you go to sleep. Be careful - the fragrance is terrible for the skin and can further dry it out.
Change out your pillowcase nightly and wash your hair before you go to sleep, and try to avoid letting your hair fall across your face. Hair is naturally oily and can cause problems in the skin overnight.
Evening shave razor burn
Take the first steps and solve the razor burn before it begins. If you don't take steps to prevent razor burn, you'll find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle.
Ensure that you take a hot shower before you shave and exfoliate the skin to open the pores. If your skin is already in the middle of a breakout, avoid shaving.
As you continue to shave over razor-burned skin, the problem will only get worse. Some people are more prone to razor burn than others.
Know your skin and ensure that you are using the appropriate level of shaving cream for your face. If you have dry skin, you may need to use more shaving cream than someone with oily skin.
Use a natural aftershave balm after your shave before bed to soothe, calm, and hydrate your face after shaving to prevent irritated, itchy rashes and blemishes.
To deal with one of the most common skin problems, you have to moisturize before you go to sleep to improve the natural barriers created by the skin. It promotes water retention, which means the skin will stay hydrated for longer. Using a fast-absorbing, natural men's moisturizer overnight can be very beneficial. The skin has time to rest while asleep, and the moisturizer can help promote swift recovery from the previous day.
Use a natural face wash before you go to sleep. Washing the face before bed can help to remove dirt and grime and also moisturize overnight
Avoid any soaps or washes that contain the following drying ingredients:
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Sodium laureth sulfate
- Ammonium lauryl sulfate
All our Award-winning men's grooming products use natural and organic ingredients enriched with native Australian botanicals you won't find anywhere else. We never use aluminum, toxins, baking soda or chemicals, or anything else that could irritate your skin.
Here you go, gents. The most common skin problems and ways to fix them overnight! Make sure to implement some of these and you will look better instantly.