Women are not the only ones who want to look fabulous. Both genders have the right to look their best. It can be difficult to distinguish between myths and facts in a sea of effective skincare products. But don’t worry. Kiran Lohia, a celebrity dermatologist based in New York, and Ankit Khurana (CEO and Founder of BeYouPlus), an aesthetic app for men, shared their beauty myths:
- Myth 1 – Chest shaving is good.
Reality: While bare chests are a yes, shaving your chest is not. This not only causes rashes, but also encourages faster growth.
- Myth 2 – Aesthetic treatments should be reserved for girls.
Reality: This is a mistake. From facelifts to blepharoplasty there has been a significant increase in the number men who choose to have the procedure done.
- Myth #3: Men don’t need to moisturize their skin because it is already oily.
Reality: This is a false notion. Your skin will produce more oil to compensate for lack of adequate hydration. This can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and a higher risk of developing eczema. Instead of using greasy creams or ointments, consider buying liquids, gels, and serums.
- Myth #4: Body soap is the best method to clean your face.
The truth is that your body soap is drying your skin. Body soap can dry out your skin, making it more sensitive and irritated.
- Myth 5: Men don’t need shaving gel or cream to shave.
Reality: Dry shaving is not the best option as it can cause skin irritation, dryness and roughness. What is the best choice? Apply a mild cleansing lotion to the affected area and then shave in the opposite direction.
- Myth 6 – Men should wash their faces at least three to four days a week to remove skin greasiness.
Reality: Overwashing your face can dry your skin, which causes the oil glands in your skin to produce more oil. You can stimulate the oil glands again by washing it again. Use a pH balanced cleanser to wash your face no more than twice or three times per day.
- Myth 7 – Men don’t need sunblock indoors.