Although acne and spots are predominantly associated with teenagers, they actually affect men of all ages and skin tones. According to experts there are a number of reasons why your skin can be prone to acne and spots – stress, lifestyle and your diet are some. No matter your age they are unsightly annoying and can knock your confidence, the way you feel and portray yourself. As a gentleman it is key we keep ourselves looking our best. With that in mind we have put together a list of some simple changes you could make to your lifestyle to keep your skin clear.
- Diet – This is not the part where we tell you that you must never eat chocolate again. It’s all about having a balanced, nutritional diet. Focus on including vitamins and protein into your diet and keep away from fried and oily foods. Vegetables, fruit and brown rice are essentials when it comes to keeping your skin clear.
- Exercise – Lack of exercise causes your blood circulation to become sluggish, ultimately resulting in spots. It is recommended that you should exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. By doing this you are increasing blood flow around the body that naturally aids skin health. We understand that many of you have a busy schedule and may find it hard to exercise daily, a top tip is to plan your exercise routine into your week to make sure it doesn’t get left out.
- Stress – Stress can not only trigger acne and spots but in some people it can cause premature ageing to the skin. Yes, we will all have stressful times ahead, that’s a part of life, but there are small changes you could make to reduce your stress levels on a daily basis. Little things like allowing yourself enough time to get to work in the morning and not hiding things from people will relieve stress.
- Grooming – Many of us shower daily and wash our clothes frequently but more can be done. To give our skin the chance of looking its best we must stay on top of our grooming. In recent times beards have become the height of male fashion, that’s fine, they look great, but make sure you take extra time to clean the hairs and skin beneath. Further to this mens face scrubs and moisturisers are available to reduce oil and remove any elements that may be harmful to our skin. Related: What is beard oil?
Simple, easy changes to ones lifestyle can make a massive difference to your skin and ultimately your confidence. We hope this information has been useful. If you have any other ways of keeping your skin in tip top condition then please leave us a comment below.