Every one of us has had a morning where we wake up feeling groggy and gross. The mirror on these mornings usually has nothing reassuring to show us about our physical state: shiny, oily skin; a new pimple here or there; baggy eyes. Coffee or other types of caffeine help lots of people get going from this initial morning slowness and grumpiness.
However, there are lots of ways to prevent the morning grogginess to begin with. Rather than just pushing past the morning discomfort, take a proactive approach instead. You can take steps the day before an early morning to make sure you wake up feeling happy and healthy.
Not Just for Women
Though women more often have a specific interest in their skin looking good, men too often struggle with unhealthy and unattractive skin. Luckily, it is no longer frowned upon as effeminate for men to take an interest in skin care. If you are male, you don’t need to feel embarrassed for wanting to find a skin care routine that helps your skin look healthy and attractive.
Oily Skin Woes
Skin that suffers from too much oil looks shiny and is prone to developing pimples, blackheads and other acne blemishes. This is primarily due to an over production of oil. Oftentimes, this can be helped by changing the things you eat, but there are ways to manage oily skin, too.
Washing your face gently several times a day can greatly decrease that unattractive shininess that comes with oiliness, but you should be careful not to wash too often. In particular, make sure you aren’t washing with harsh soaps.
Cleansing Made Simple
Since oily skin attracts dirt and dust, cleansing is important. Beyond washing your face with a gentle soap and a clean towel at least once a day, deeper cleanses are key to making your skin as attractive as possible. For an around the house fix, simply use lemon juice or a mashed up kiwi to clean out your pores. You can mix these fruits with milk, yogurt or oats to make an easy to apply treatment.
If you are looking for a commercial product to address the appearance and health of your skin, you will want to look for the specific ingredients used to address oily skin. The most common are salicylic acid, silica and benzoyl peroxid. These three ingredients each help soak up oily residue.
After you have cleansed your face, you will want to apply a skin toner to close your pores against future encounters with dirt. A skin toner will also help your skin look firmer and generally more attractive. You can use a toner multiple times a day, even without using a cleanser first.
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