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Skincare has always been a cause of concern for most women – fine lines, wrinkles, dead skin, saggy skin, and so on. But whenever it comes to men’s skincare, the general view is that they don’t need it. Men only have to decide whether to keep their facial hair on or to remove it. This is unjust since a man's skin is thicker, oilier, slightly rougher, and has bigger pores than women's skin. It stands to reason that men will also have skin concerns; just because men don’t share skincare tips the way women do, it doesn’t mean they don’t need it too. 

Be Proactive – Care for Your Facial Skin 

Yes – this is 2017, we live in a metro-sexual world where men can care for their skin without being embarrassed about it. Still, many men are concerned about the harmful chemicals that are present in most products that are available in the market today – rightfully so. If you like to use ready made products that are natural and trustable, like Premier Dead Sea, which are made from the vitamins and minerals of the Dead Sea to rejuvenate and invigorate your skin. You can check Premier Dead Sea Reviews for an unbiased opinion by customers, or check their Instagram page for a more personal view. If you’re a DIY kind-of-a-guy, here are a few handmade recipes for a-la natural facial skin care.

Homemade Pre-shave Oil

Pre-shave oil softens the skin, minimises irritation and allows for a smoother, closer shave. Made from Almond and Olive oils, and Lavender and Lemon essential oils, this pre-shave oil is a boon for most men with its softening properties and nice scent. Start by mixing 3 spoons of almond oil with 1.5 spoons of olive oil. Then add 12 drops of lavender oil and 6 drops of lemon oil. Mix and transfer to a dark tinted bottle. Rub a small amount onto your face and leave for a minute before you lather to shave.

Homemade Moisturiser

This homemade moisturiser leaves your skin feeling soft, supple and smooth. This moisturiser is perfect for healing skin, rejuvenating pores, and nourishing skin all day long. Use this moisturiser daily to see visible results. Make an infusion of lemon balm flowers in 300ml water. Then strain and reserve the infusion. Melt 20gms of beeswax and gently add 25 ml rosehip and 45ml almond oils. Now add the reserved herbal infusion. Remove from heat and keep stirring. Once cooled add 3 drops of bay oil, 12 drops of clary sage oil and 5 drops of cedar wood oil. Mix and store the moisturiser in a cool dry place.

Homemade Toner

Homemade toner requires a little patience. Mix all the ingredients together, shake vigorously and allow to sit in a cool place for 24 hours. Shake again and strain through a paper filter to store in a fresh bottle. Always remember to shake your bottle before use to mix all the essential oils well. Use toner daily to keep your skin fresh and supple all day long. Combine 150ml of rose water with 2 drops of juniper berry oil and 2 drops of rose essential oil. Follow the procedure given and use this toner as often as you’d like to refine your skin and protect it from oily residual buildup.

Homemade Face Mask

Homemade face masks help improve skin tone and texture. This mask contains lemon juice that brightens skin, controls facial oils, and has astringent properties to protect skin. Mix together 3 teaspoons of honey with 2 spoons of lemon juice and 4-5 drops of olive oil. Mix this together to a paste-like consistency and apply to face and neck. Leave on for 20-25 minutes and wipe off with a moist cloth. Use this mask once a week for best results.

Time to Care for Your Skin 

Men should also be given a chance to pamper their skin the way women do especially since, if we may risk making a generalisation, men tend to take lesser care of themselves and actually abuse their bodies more harshly than women. Alcohol consumption is one example where men tend to drink more heavily than women (we’re talking about social drinking). Even the recent widespread popularity of hip flasks for men as a fashion accessory hints to a tighter relation between man and his tipple. As it is well-known, alcohol isn’t the best remedy for smooth and radiant skin. Toning and moisturising your skin will help improve skin texture – after a hard night of drinking - over a longer period. Pollutants tend to clog the skin and can cause irritation and rashes even to tougher male skin. This can make the skin dull and can clog pores to increase acne. Use these homemade recipes regularly to keep your skin healthy and fresh. Regular use will assist in eliminating critical skin tone and skin care problems.

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