Top 5 Skin Mistakes Men Make And How To Fix Them

It's time to face the facts. For far too long, we men have ignored skin care. And oh boy! Colossal mistakes were made. But times are changing. We now appreciate how much a good skincare routine and grooming products for men matter. But with so much information and skin care products for men, many of us can easily fall into the traps that can ultimately damage our skin in the long run. That's why Wild Stone CODE Grooming here to share men's top 5 skin mistakes and, more importantly, how to avoid them. After all, who doesn't want healthy, glowing skin that'll make you feel like a million bucks? 

1. Avoiding sunscreen

Sun damage is a threat. It causes burns, spots and skin cancer. What's scary is men are more likely to get melanoma, a type of skin cancer, than women, as reported by the American Academy of Dermatology.

What's the solution? 

Your skin needs good sun protection, particularly outdoors - at work or while chilling at the beach. Use sunscreen with SPF between the 30-50 range. It'll keep harmful UVA and UVB rays at bay. We recommend you apply during those peak sun hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

2. Using Soaps

We get it. Sometimes it's tempting to reach for that soap or body wash to cleanse your face, but these harsh soaps do not favour your complexion. Our skin has something called an 'acid mantle'. Soaps have an entirely different pH level, messing up the chemical balance and leaving your skin dry, flaky and wrinkly. 

What's the solution? 

Use a mild face cleanser engineered for your skin type. It kicks out grime and bacteria effortlessly and keeps skin cells healthy. If you are on the lookout, we recommend our much-loved face cleanser used by millions of Indian men.

3. Not moisturising

Want to avoid wrinkles, flakes, and acne? Moisturize!

But don't just take our word for it. Research from the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology found that regular moisturising improves skin hydration and elasticity, reducing fine lines and preventing wrinkles. 

What's the solution? 

If you are too busy, apply moisturiser before bed. Your skin will thank you in the morning!

Check out our non-sticky face moisturiser if you dislike sticky creams.

4. Using products with Paraben

Parabens in skin creams are preservatives that can disrupt hormones and cause skin issues and cancer.

What's the solution?

Read the labels of skin care products for men without fail. They are printed as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, or ethylparaben. Don't let these sneaky chemicals sabotage your health. You deserve better than that.

Do check out some paraben-free products that we have been making for years:

5. Bad Diet

Let's discuss something near and dear to our hearts - food and drinks. We hate to break it, but excessive alcohol consumption and processed foods dehydrate your skin, leaving it dry, dull, and ageing faster.

What's the solution?

Include foods rich in antioxidants, such as leafy greens and citrus fruits crucial for collagen-rich skin. Avoid processed foods and snacks with refined sugars that mess up your body's insulin levels and cause hormone-related breakouts we hate.

By avoiding these mistakes, your skin will be glowing and radiate confidence, making you feel like a champ every day. So, what are you waiting for? Make these life-changing habits from today!

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