I once overheard two men talking. One jokingly told the other that his wife was seeing a 'younger man with softer skin' as of late. To my surprise, a few minutes later I realized that this "younger man" he was referring to was his three-month old son.
That conversation got me thinking. I was raised in traditional family with a stay at home mom and a hardworking father so I always thought men’s skin should be a little rough as to portray a man’s ability to perform hard labor and therefore provide for his family. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. And unfortunately, a lot of men think the way I used to; that only women need (and ought to have) soft skin.
And I am here to tell you that women love men with soft skin. There is something about a man with soft and smooth skin that makes them more attractive. Most women will confirm that coming home to a warm hug from their man with a soft skin can be as helpful as a massage after a hard-day's work.
Women love to be touched and hugged by men they like and are close to. And the feeling gets better when the man's skin is soft. They may not tell you, but your soft and smooth skin could be the one thing that makes your touch and your presence irresistible.
The good news is that you don’t have to back to your diaper wearing age to have baby-soft skin. (I obviously won't recommend that either). There are a lot of easy-to-do options available today to get you that soft skin women may even be envious of.
But, before we dive into tips and steps to get you a soft skin, let me start by letting you know some basic facts about a man's skin.
- High collagen in men's skin makes it about 20% thicker and tighter than women's.
- Men’s skin collagen drops faster with age than that of women’s.
- Men’s skin tends to be oilier due to higher sebum production.
- Men tend to sweat more due to more active sebaceous glands and greater number of pores.
- Men’s skin is more prone to impurities and acne.
- A man’s facial skin cells are likely damaged due to regular shaving. As a result, your skin becomes more reactive to skin disease
Now, we can look at a few tips to help you get a softer skin.
Regular Clean Close Shaving
It is undeniable that getting regular clean close shaving using high quality shaving products is very important as they can help soothe and repair damaged skin. If you are a razor type, your razor blades should be sharp enough to cut hairs while preserving skin cells and natural oils.
Use Facial Moisturizers
Regular use of moisturizers and anti-oxidant products should be recommended especially for men whose skins have be sensitized by shaving.
Use Face Wash
You may be tempted to use soap and water on your face to clean it probably after a shave or as part of your cleaning process. This is a terrible idea. Instead, use a mild face wash to clean your face.
You may be thinking sunscreens are for women. Well, that is not so. Too much sun exposure will get your skin to burn and age faster. Make sure you have some sunscreen handy if you are going to spend time in the sun.
Treat Acne Fast
As you may realize already, you are slightly more prone to acne as you age. The problem with some men is that they never treat their acne completely. There are many effective acne treatment products that are useful for many skins. It is important to use the right shaving and moisturizing products for your skin that will not make your acne prone skin worse.
Apply Body Lotion Daily
Applying body lotion after showering of before going to bed at night is the last thing on the minds of most men. However, it is undeniable that applying body lotion daily and especially before going to bed keeps your skin smooth throughout the next day. Make sure to use a high quality body lotion that does not contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin.
Scrub Your Feet Before Showering
The sole of the feet and the toes get dry and hard with time. And truth be told, women do not like feeling dry, cracked, feet touch their carefully cared for skin. It is recommended to get your feet scrubbed regularly.
Soaking the feet in a hot salt and water bath for 10 minutes followed by a scrub of the feet with pumice stone and shower gel can take of your feet.
Use Hand Cream
Last but not least, as much as women love the warm touch of a man’s hands, they do not enjoy it when it feels like there are been giving an exfoliation treatment rather than a soft caress. Use a fast absorbing hand cream twice a day and reapply before seeing your loved one.
Now that you know that soft skin for men is achievable and desired. Try some (or all) of the tips above and you might just find that your sweetheart can’t get enough of you!