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Healthy Skincare Routine: 10 Skincare Hacks for Men

Healthy Skincare Routine: 10 Skincare Hacks for Men

Healthy Skincare Routine: 10 Skincare Hacks for Men

 

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Practicing a healthy skincare routine goes above and beyond using topical products that you apply in the bathroom: it’s about practicing healthy habits for your physical and mental wellbeing every day. 

Skin reflects the stress (and the care) we inflict on our minds and bodies. Likewise, if you are not treating your body right by not exercising or eating like a teenager, your skin is going to show for it, and not in a good way. 

As far as a topical skincare routine goes, ensure you’re always hitting the big 3: cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting the skin from UV light damage and aging with a sun block. Furthermore, it should include several healthy practices to ensure you’re treating your body right and setting yourself up to be the most confident, joyful version of yourself. 

Healthy Skincare Routine: The Big 3

At the most basic level, a skincare routine requires 3 main steps. Your skincare routine should include cleansing, moisturizing, and a sun protection product, with SPF

Cleansing is the first essential step to a healthy skincare routine as it washes off the dirt, oil, bacteria, and pollutants that accumulate on the skin throughout the day or night. If those pollutants are not washed off and linger on the skin, it can cause irritation, breakouts, and redness. Ensure you’re keeping your complexion clean and clear. 

Next, moisturizing provides the necessary moisture and hydration the skin needs. Our skin is easily susceptible to dehydration. Moisturizers effectively lock in moisture to the skin, allowing skin cells to regenerate and protect themselves from future damage. The Disco Hydrating Face Moisturizer uses Vitamin E and Vitamin C to brighten the complexion, prevent the formation of wrinkles, and infuse moisture into the skin.

Last, a healthy skincare routine always includes an SPF or topical product that protects from UV light damage. The skin is sensitive to the sun and UV light. With prolonged exposure, the skin can experience photodamage and premature aging. Always use face sunscreen or sunblock and apply it once in the morning. The Disco Mineral Sun Block uses all-natural Zinc Oxide to physically block the damaging effects of UV light. 

10 Skincare Hacks for Men

  1. Wear Sun Protection: It’s essential to wear sunscreen and protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV light and sun damage. Always apply an SPF product in the morning to protect your skin – even if you’ll be inside all day! The skin can still be affected by light through a window, or from our phone and computer screens. Try the Disco Mineral Sun Block for a moisturizing, protective SPF 30. 

  2. Get 15 Minutes of Sun Exposure in the Morning for Vitamin D: While we advocate for sun protection, it is also important to expose your skin to sunlight for at least 15 minutes in the morning. It’s a mood-booster, and your skin actually benefits from Vitamin D. 

  3. Don’t Smoke: If this is your sign to quit – take it! Smoking breaks down skin cells over time, leading to premature aging, wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots on the skin. Avoid second-hand smoke too, which can affect the skin. 

  4. Take a Probiotic: Gut health plays a huge role in the state of our skin health. The gut-skin axis refers to this physical connection, and by taking care of the gut with a healthy, well-rounded diet, and contributing good bacteria, you can ensure your complexion glows from the inside out. Try the Disco Fountain of Youth Skin Supplement for a 5-strain probiotic blend, specifically optimized to improve men’s skin and promote a vibrant complexion.

  5. Use the Sauna: Sweating is like a powerful workout for your skin. When we sweat, our pores open up, and can practice excreting dirt, oil, and bacteria with sweat. After sweating, the pores close back up, similar to flexing a muscle. Using the sauna regularly will help regulate your oil levels if you struggle with oily skin

  6. Practice a Well-Rounded, Healthy Diet: Diet plays a huge role in your skin health, similar to your gut health. If you eat a lot of fried foods, you’re likely to develop chronically oily skin and break out in acne. Stick to whole, all-natural, and unprocessed foods that are rich in proteins. Fish, greens, and leafy vegetables are excellent for skin health. 

  7. Change Your Pillowcase Weekly: Our pillowcase is carrying all of that drool, sweat, and bacteria from our deep slumbers. Ensure you’re changing that pillowcase weekly (at least!) to avoid breaking out. 

  8. Stay Hydrated: If you’re dehydrated, your skin will likely look dry and dull. Avoid chronic dryness by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Overcompensate hydration when you work out or drink alcohol or caffeine.

  9. Cleanse Your Skin After Exercising: We are big fans of sweating and exercise here at Disco, however – a post-sweat can result in a lot of bacteria, oil, and gunk lingering on your skin. Ensure you cleanse after a hard workout or a big sweat. We designed our Face Cleanser Stick to be a great travel and gym companion in its stick form. Simply throw it in your gym bag with your Deodorant, and use a swipe or two after getting your lift in. Formulated with Charcoal and Phytic Acid, it will absorb all of that excess oil and bacteria, and leave your skin soft, smooth, and nourished afterward. 

  10. Avoid Touching Your Face: This can be a hard habit to break, but once you do, you’ll reap the benefits with fewer breakouts. Avoid skin picking and touching your face with your fingers. We carry thousands of bacteria on our hands throughout the day and touching our face risks infecting our pores.

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