What Guys Can Do About Tired Looking Skin
Your alarm buzzes you awake. You stumble out of bed, amble towards the bathroom, and flip the switch.
Ugh… You catch a glimpse of your face in the mirror. And it’s not a pretty sight. Your skin is looking awful - tired, saggy, dull. Everything bad.
But that’s OK - you just got out of bed. With the right skincare routine you can be looking good as new before you leave the house. Right?
The trouble is that - well into the afternoon - some guys still look like they just rolled out of bed. Those tired eyes, that dull skin, and the generally worn out look won’t go away on their own. Use these 4 tips to keep your skin looking its best - not its most exhausted.
Get More (or Better) Sleep
Tired skin… the obvious solution is to get more sleep. And this might be your problem - most guys are so busy and stressed that there’s little time for beauty sleep. But your skin needs it. During your body’s natural sleep cycle, your skin is rejuvenated. The less sleep you get, the harder it will be for your skin to stay healthy.
More sleep is great. But there’s more to sleep than just quantity. Are you getting quality sleep? Here are some things you can do to ensure your resting hours are as beneficial as possible:
- Keep your bedroom cool. That makes it easier to fall - and stay - asleep.
- Quiet rooms are best. You’ll get deep, restful sleep in a quiet room. If you live in a busy area and quiet just isn’t an option, consider getting a white noise machine or fan that cancels out the stressful sounds and replaces them with something more relaxing.
- Limit lights. Light pollution is a common problem for guys who don’t get great sleep. Invest in blackout curtains to prevent city or street lights from flooding in. Chargers and household appliances can emit a surprising amount of ambient light. Shut them off at night - or at the very least, cover them up.
- Slowly wind down. The hour or so before you go to sleep is critical. Put screens down, dim the lighting in your home, and start to relax. That will help your mind get into a more restful, sleep-ready state.
Exfoliate Often - Unless You Have Dry Skin
Tired, dull skin can also be caused by the over-accumulation of dead skin cells. Shedding skin cells is a natural, necessary process. The problem occurs when you have too many old cells covering up the new skin beneath. They can also clog pores and put you at risk for breakouts.
Reveal the bright, clear skin beneath that top layer of dead skin with face scrub for men. Exfoliating removes all the junk covering your skin - including oily buildup, bacteria, dirt, and other debris. For the best results, use face scrub for men every other day after washing your face. Then follow with a face moisturizer for men.
One caveat - exfoliate less often if you have dry or sensitive skin. If that’s your case, you should only exfoliate once or twice each week. That way you’ll enjoy the benefits of a face scrub without irritating or drying out your skin.
Focus on Your Eyes
Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and thought, “Wow, they look exhausted”? You don’t want to look that way.
If you had a long night - or just look like you did - eye cream for men can help. Choose a cream that is specifically designed for the sensitive skin under and around your eyes. Our Restoring Eye Cream is made with caffeine and other hydrating ingredients to prevent and reduce dark circles, inflammation, and dryness.
For the best results, use your eye cream for men each evening before bed and again in the morning after washing and hydrating your face.
Mask the Problem
One of the most powerful ways to enliven your skin is with a face mask for men. If you’ve never used one before, you’re in for a treat. A mask covers your face, dries, and pulls out everything that can dull your skin before being rinsed away. Our Purifying Charcoal Face Mask is made with activated charcoal and kaolin clay - both of which are excellent at removing dirt, toxins, bacteria, and other gunk.
You only need to use a face mask once or twice a week. You’ll get a deep clean that also leaves your skin toned and refreshed. Always use a face moisturizer for men after rinsing off your mask.
Tired or Not, Look Your Best
You can’t always get a great night’s sleep. And some days you just have to endure being tired. But your skin doesn’t have to suffer as a result. Use these tips - and the best skincare products for men - to keep your skin looking its best.