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Dove Men+Care skincare for men

Routine skincare is not just for women. Developing a male skincare routine is beneficial for men of all ages. Caring for male skin requires special attention to the areas of your body that can become irritated from washing, shaving and grooming, such as your face, chest and underarms. A proper daily skincare routine includes deep cleansing your skin in the morning and before you go to bed. Caring for your skin twice daily will help keep it looking supple by reducing the signs of aging, such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A good skin care routine will also help you maintain a healthy-looking glow by using products that hydrate and moisturize your skin.

We know that it can be difficult to incorporate a skincare routine into your busy schedule. But, it’s much easier when you use the right products and keep it simple. When you take care for your skin in the morning and evening, you will reap the benefits of having healthy-looking skin with a glowing complexion. We’ve put together some of the best tips and tricks for the optimal men’s skincare routine.

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    Healthy-looking skin begins in the shower 

    Lathering your body with soap is not enough if you want healthy-looking skin. An ideal men’s skincare routine begins with knowing your skin type. If you have dry skin, using a bar soap may further dry out your skin after showering. Look for a body wash that hydrates your skin as well as cleansing it, like Dove Men+Care Hydration Balance Micro Moisture Body Wash, which is clinically proven to help protect against skin dryness. It hydrates and locks in your skin’s natural moisture while washing for healthy-looking skin. If you have sensitive skin, try Dove Men+Care Sensitive Shield Body Wash. The easy-rinse formula is gentle enough to use on your face. Both dermatologist-tested products contain Micro Moisture technology that activates upon lathering. A great body wash for men moisturizes skin as it cleans. Our special hypoallergenic body wash formulas hydrate skin, cleanses thoroughly and rinses easily, leaving it feeling balanced and refreshed. Pro tip: hot water can dry skin out further because it melts your skin’s natural oils. Try to keep your showers short and use warm to cool water to help keep natural moisture locked in.

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    Facial skin care is important    

    Your face is the first thing people see every day. Having a healthy-looking, glowing complexion makes a great impression and can give you the extra confidence you need to face the day. Daily washing, grooming and shaving can irritate the delicate skin on your face, causing breakouts and/or dryness. Here’s some tips and tricks that will keep your face clean and refreshed.

    First, it’s a good idea to wash your face in the shower or shortly after because your pores are open from the warm water. If you have normal to dry skin, a face bar is perfect to use after the shower, shaving or for a morning pick-me-up. Choose a product that hydrates as well as cleanses, like Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body & Face Bar. The fresh scent combined with ¼ moisturizing cream, cleans your face while keeping it hydrated and smelling super fresh. If you have oily skin, try a face bar that will eliminate that greasy feeling on your face, like Dove Men+Care Oil Control Body & Face Bar. It contains Oil-Neutralizing technology to neutralize oily skin without drying it out. It also rinses easily, leaving skin feeling clean and fresh. Remember to minimize dryness, wash with warm, not hot water. Doing this last in the shower will also mean your face is damp for shaving, which helps give smoother results.

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    Take care of your underarms 

    You can get tough on sweat without also being tough on skin. Daily washing with antiperspirant use can cause dryness and irritation to your underarm skin. Find an antiperspirant that helps combat dryness, as well as offering long-lasting protection while keeping you smelling fresh.

    If you have sensitive skin that’s prone to dryness and irritation, try Dove Men+Care Sensitive Shield Antiperspirant or Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Antiperspirant. Both antiperspirants fight odour and wetness for up to 48-hours, while caring for male skin. These Dove antiperspirants are also dermatologically proven to be suitable for men’s skin and are 100% free of alcohol, which is known to cause irritation, especially on sensitive skin. They also contain ¼ moisturizer technology to decrease dryness and roughness in your underarms. Waiting until your body has cooled down after a shower before applying antiperspirant will help these antiperspirants perform to their best potential. Hot showers open skin’s pores, making it less receptive to any antiperspirant applied afterwards. If you prefer an application with less friction to your underarms, try Dove Men+Care Sensitive Shield Dry Spray Antiperspirant. If offers the same great protection against sweat and odour, but in a frictionless spray.

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    Exfoliate for a healthy-looking glow

    A good men’s skin care regimen should include regular exfoliation. Gently sloughing off dead skin cells on the surface of your skin unclogs blocked pores from dead skin cells. This helps to achieve healthy-looking, glowing skin on your body and face and also deeply cleanses your skin, leaving you with a fresh, rejuvenated glow. It is not necessary to exfoliate every day, in fact, too much exfoliation can dry out your skin, which will result in the opposite effect—dried out, irritated skin. To achieve best results, it’s best to exfoliate one to two times a week, using warm water. Exfoliation is usually done with a “rough” sponge or tool, like a gritty cloth or sponge. If you want a tool with an easy grip, try Dove Men+Care Dual Sided Shower Tool. The dual-sided tool, gives you two levels of scrubbing power and builds the perfect amount of lather. The ergonomic grip makes this deep-cleansing tool efficient and easy to use.