Vaseline takes skincare for men seriously, men and women alike want to have beautiful, even skin. Due to factors such as sun damage and scarring from injuries or pimples, a lot of men find that they have unsightly dark marks and uneven skin tone. With inadequate male grooming and the process of ageing, it can be hard to hide from unpleasant skin conditions. However, with the help of Vaseline MEN, we can definitely try to avoid and reduce the appearance of dark marks and uneven skin tone.
Dark marks on the skin can be caused by a number of factors. The biggest culprit however, is the sun. Living in South Africa equates to an outdoor lifestyle, one where we enjoy the warmth of the sun and frolic in oceans and swimming pools in a pleasant climate. Unfortunately, irrespective of how you’re enjoying the sun, those dangerous UV rays are penetrating the skin, causing irreparable damage. Our body responds to UV damage by producing melanin to protect the skin and this results in the formation of dark marks and pigmentation, and is even more prominent in African skin. Similarly, scar tissue from injuries and acne pock-marks from squeezing pimples and ingrown hairs can also create dark marks and blemishes on the skin. However, even though it may seem like the odds are against you, you can have healthy skin too.
Here are some tips on male grooming to help you achieve beautiful and evenly toned skin.
Moisturise every day
Your skin needs water to hydrate itself, just like your body does. Aside from drinking a lot of water to keep well hydrated, your skin needs its hydration too – in the form of moisturiser. Moisturise your face and body daily with skin products that hydrate the skin, minimising dark marks and uneven skin tone. For the face, try Vaseline MENface HYDRATE moisturiser, clinically proven to reduce dark spots in just two weeks, while protecting the skin from any further damage with a moisturiser that contains SPF, such as Vaseline MENface SPF Moisturiser.
Vaseline MENface SPF moisturiser contains Vitamin B3 to help even out dark marks. It effectively protects the skin from the harsh sun – even in winter. For your body, Vaseline MENBody Body Lotion is a first choice as it hydrates the skin while improving skin tone.
Eat a healthy diet
You’ve heard it before, but we’re going to tell you again because it’s that important: Eat healthy, look healthy. Fresh fruit and vegetables protect the body’s cells, making them more resilient whilst lean protein like chicken and fish are super foods for the skin, helping it to rejuvenate and give off that beautiful, healthy glow.
Doctors recommend that you drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day to hydrate your body and flush out any toxins. It may seem excessive, but if you have a glass before and after every meal, you’ll be six glasses down by dinner, just like that! Adequate water intake is also an excellent tool with which to heal dry skin.
In addition to daily cleansing, gently exfoliate your skin two to three times a week to get rid of any dead skin cells, which can give it a dull, ashen appearance. Exfoliating also allows the skin products that you apply thereafter to work more effectively. Use Vaseline MENface FACIAL SCRUB DEEP CLEANSE face scrub with gentle exfoliating micro beads.
Moisturise. Moisturise. Moisturise.
During winter, your skin loses moisture at a much faster rate, leading to the weakening of the protective top layer. You may find yourself having to apply lotion more often to maintain the same comfort level. For immediate relief, carry a lotion in your bag or put one in your desk at work, and keep skin restored by moisturising after showers and before bed. Using a lotion regularly will help to replenish the moisture that winter steals from your skin.
If you incorporate these simple yet effective tips into your lifestyle, you’ll be well on your way to restoring that even toned complexion that we all aspire to have, and that the ladies like to see!