]]It’s easy to find skin care tips for women, pop culture magazines and television commercials are littered with products and advice. For men, however, there isn’t a big emphasis on skin care. Our dermatologists’ at the Knoxville and Lenoir City Dermatology offices want you to know that taking care of your skin is important too!
- Wash your face daily and after exercise: Regular soap often contains harsh ingredients that can dry the skin, instead, wash your face with a mild facial cleanser and lukewarm water.
- Moisturize daily: Moisturizer traps water in your skin, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and make your skin look brighter and younger. For the best results, apply moisturizer to your face and body immediately after bathing, showering or shaving while the skin is still damp.
- Check your skin regularly: New spots or moles that itch, bleed or change color are often early warning signs of skin cancer. When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable.
- Wear sunscreen whenever outdoors: Apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin, including your scalp, ears, neck and lips. You can also protect your self by also wearing sunglasses that have UV protection and wide-brimmed hats.
Here are dermatologists’ tips to help you get a clean shave:
- Before you shave, wet your skin and hair with warm water to soften it.
- Next, apply a shaving cream or gel.
- Be sure to shave in the direction that the hair grows.
- Change blades or throw away disposable razors after 5 to 7 shaves to help minimize irritation.
- If you often experience razor bumps, razor burns or ingrown hairs, use a single- or double-blade razor instead and do not stretch your skin tight while shaving.
Men who have acne should take special care while shaving. Shaving can irritate your skin and make acne worse.
- If you have acne on your face, try experimenting with electric or disposable blade razors to see which work best for you.
- Use a razor with a sharp blade.
- Shave lightly to prevent nicks and never try to shave off the acne as both can make acne worse.
If you have questions or concerns about caring for your skin, make an appointment to see our Board Certified Dermatologists Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, Dr. Quyn Rahman, or Dr. Adam Wright today!