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Skincare for Beginners: Men’s Skincare - Baina Essentials

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Who said rugged looks and dapper charm can’t coexist? Not us at Baina Essentials! 


Whether you're an expert at men’s skincare, a man that secretly uses his lover’s products, or someone who uses a basic bar of soap (no shade, though), you can look the most handsome you’ve ever looked before by taking these key steps to elevate your skincare routine. So, what are you waiting for?! No, really?! 


It all begins with the skincare products you use. What have you been washing your face with all these years? It’s time you level up your skincare routine, or better yet, start one! 


The key to looking your best begins with our line of Baina Essentials skincare products. 


At Baina Essentials, we want you and your boys to have the healthiest radiant skin and possess the proper know-how on how to take care of it.


Sure, you have that bomb smelling 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash. But the results are lackluster. More importantly, you’re not giving your skin what it really needs: Nutrients! 


Being that your skin is the largest body organ in your body, it needs to be well taken care of. Yes, you can use the 2-in-1 here and there, but building a champion-level skincare routine doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. 

Now you’re probably asking, “How do I do that?”


Let’s break it down into 3 steps. 


  1. Cleansing

Men’s skincare has come a long way. Gone are the days of body washes that were strictly geared towards women with an even more feminine scent. Skin cleansers now come in various forms, not just for females, but for men, too!


From gels, creams, bars, and oils, there’s bound to be a men’s skincare option you’re going to love using. A cleanser is and will always be your first step in your daily skincare routine.


Water temperature is essential when starting your cleansing routine. We won’t go into water temperature too much here (we’ll leave that for another blog).


Hot water can irritate and dry out your skin, which is the complete opposite of what we want here. When your skin is dry, its protective barrier weakens, leading to significant irritation, sensitivity, and vulnerability. Think of your skin as a defensive wall whose main job is to create a barrier to keep toxins, pollutants, and chemicals out. 


When beginning your cleansing routine, you’ll want to start off by turning those knobs to a nice lukewarm temp and begin wetting your face with lukewarm water. 


Depending on the cleansing product you’re using, put the appropriate amount of cleansing product into your hands and begin to massage it away gently in controlled, circular motions. Avoid getting the product in your mouth and eyes because you’ll feel the burn if you do! Not every cleanser is for you. 


It’s essential to know your skin and what ingredients may cause it to become sensitive or what ingredients it’s allergic to. For best results, you’ll want to separate your products. Having a separate cleanser for your face and body is the best way to maximize results. Always keep in mind that the skin on your face is more sensitive than the skin on your body. 


Selecting the best products for you is easier when you know what they do and what you need. Using bar soap or gel body wash for your body can leave your skin drier than before. In contrast, a quenching body wash will lock moisture in and will be of great use for those with sensitive skin. 


Bottom line: Face and body washes don’t have the same ingredients, and your delicate face is not used to handling them.


  1. Exfoliate 

Men, take it from someone who knows, you can greatly benefit with exfoliation! Exfoliating your skin helps in toning, softening, removing dead skin cells, and is key to reducing acne breakouts. 


Exfoliating is just as important for men as it is for women. The other benefits exfoliating face scrubs have over cleansers is that they keep skin issues at bay and pores clean. That face wash you just used this morning doesn’t do a deep clean that you periodically need. Like deep cleaning your car or your house, you need to do a deep clean of your face from time to time.


Did you know that with exfoliation, you can also get a better shave with less irritation? Yes, men, it is possible! We only speak the truth over here! Face scrubs that are made for men help prep your skin for, you guessed it, shaving!


But how do these exfoliating scrubs do this? Exfoliating scrubs allows for a closer shave without the eye-rolling effects of in-grown hair and those irritating razor burns. Of course, we want to keep you looking dapper for the ladies, and exfoliating aids in reducing those pesky under-eye bags and fine lines. You can achieve these results by exfoliating your skin just twice a week! Men, take notice!


But how do exfoliating scrubs work to deep clean more than a face cleanser? Exfoliating scrubs deep clean due to those semi-coarse, micro fine exfoliation beads. This is what sets exfoliating products apart from simple cleansers. 


After an intense workout at the gym, quick cardio running around the block, or a pickup game of basketball, you’re going to be sweaty, dirty, and, well, gross! But if you exfoliate your face and body regularly, it’s all good! You become proactive in ridding your skin of bacteria, oil, and junk, while helping to open your pores and allowing your skin to breathe.


As men, you benefit more from exfoliating than women as you have thicker skin that needs more help with softening. Unfortunately, countless men tend to use a bar of ordinary soap to cleanse their faces. But isn’t my face clean, you ask? Yes, it’s clean, but just not healthy AND clean. It’s all in the ingredients, which can block pores and give your face a rougher appearance. 


Exfoliating is best done before you shave. You’ll apply a face scrub the same way you did the face cleanser in the first step of your skin cleansing routine. You’ll want to start by rinsing your face with lukewarm water and then applying the scrub with gentle massaging motions. Put extra attention to your T-zone and areas you shave. Simply finish the routine by rinsing!


Do this twice a week, and you’ll have a cleaner and smoother appearance bound to get the ladies’ attention and make your friends jealous!


  1. Serums & Moisturizers

The biggest reason men don’t use serums and moisturizers is that they don’t like how these products feel on their faces throughout the day. Guys, don’t worry, I hear you! 


But, there are options like lightweight moisturizers and other formulas that quickly absorb into the skin. Keywords to look for are “gel” and “lotion” as opposed to the word “cream” for the gloppy stuff you don’t like. Overly oily skin is not ideal, but neither is overly dry skin. How to get to that sweet spot in the middle is to include a moisturizer and serum in your new skincare routine. 


When you properly moisturize your face, it won’t feel uncomfortable or greasy; it will feel soft. 


Fine line trouble? The key is to moisturize and feed your skin with a boost of nutrients from serums and moisturizers.


Voila! Just like that, you just went from the typical guy who says, “I’m not supposed to wash my face with that!” to “Where do I level up my skincare. routine?!”


You’re no longer a beginner anymore! You’ve learned how to wash your face properly and understand why certain products aren’t good for you and your skincare needs. You also learned how to clean out your pores while making for an easier, smoother, and less irritating shave. Finally, you also learned how to lock-in that age-defying moisture.


Handsome men of the world, rejoice! You’ve graduated and are ready to start your skincare routine to elevate your good looks, and we here at Baina Essentials will be with you for every step of the way!

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