You may recall that last week we presented a handy guide on the do’s of great skincare. The guide included advice like shave less, invest in a good eye cream and exfoliate regularly. Well we think that the don’ts are just as important as the do’s so here is what you must not do if you want your skin to look its absolute best.
Don’t forget your lips
There is nothing worse than having great skin all round but having horrid chapped lips. Avoid that problem by carrying lip balm in your suit pocket. Ignore those that would suggest that there is something not very masculine about doing this as the plus points include combating dehydration and preventing excess loss of moisture. To keep your lips looking healthy, we recommend the Intense Therapy Lip Balm from Jack Black, which is only £7.25 at Boots.
Don’t neglect your beard
There are many men out there that think having a beard makes skincare and grooming much easier. In ways, they are right. Beards can hide acne, generally require less upkeep than smooth skin and can look pretty damn good too. However, we recommend that the bearded readers out there ensure that they apply moisturiser to their beard daily. This will avoid brittle hair and leave it soft and healthy. The skin underneath should not be neglected either. The beard moisturiser from Murdock is one of the best on the market. It contains aloe vera which retains moisture in the skin and also keeps it looking clean and refreshed.
Don’t forget all your hard work when travelling
It’s easy to check into a hotel and rely on them to provide you with shampoo, conditioner and shower gels while you are there. Avoid this – these products are never the best quality and the constant changing between different brands will play havoc on your skin and hair. Instead, buy travel sized versions of the stuff you use daily and keep them in a slick wash bag. Asos have a huge selection but we especially like this incredibly slick looking Ted Baker design.
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For more grooming advice see below:
How to transform your skin – the do’sFirst Instinct by Abercrombie & FitchSkin saviours for men