Step 3: Get Enough Sleep
Again, we know this is a tall order, because you have already vowed to sleep when you’re dead, but getting eight hours of sleep every night is key to keeping your skin in great shape.
When you don’t get enough sleep your skin “can become dull and pale,” and the lack of shut-eye “actually causes our bodies, including our skin, to generate free radicals,” says Gross.
Free radicals are responsible for a lot of the aging you see on your face, such as dark spots and sagging.
Step 4: Be Consistent With Your Skin Care Routine
If you want to see a noticeable difference in your skin, “follow good skin care habits every day and you’ll reap the benefits,” says Gross. Four simple steps will keep your skin in great shape — if you do them every day.
Cleanse: Wash your face morning and night with a cleanser suited to your skin type.
Use a cream or lotion cleanser if skin is dry or normal, like Neutrogena Continuous Hydration Cream Cleanser ($8 @ Amazon.com). Or foaming cleanser if skin is oily or acne-prone, like Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash ($5.50 @ Amazon.com). And “avoid aggressive cleansing of the skin,” says Gross. “Although clean skin is very important, over-cleansing the skin will not reduce breakouts. In fact, it might dry out the skin, which can cause MORE breakouts,” he says. Post-face cleanser but before moisturizer, it is best to use a serum. Here is a list of the best men’s face serums.
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