The skin is the largest organ in the human body and one of the hardest working. It is very commonly seen that men do not care their skin as compared to women. Skin care is no longer only a concern shared by women; men from all age groups now care about their skin. The demand for skin care products specifically designed for men’s skin is on the rise. Mens skin care products include moisturizing creams, cleansers, fairness cream, whitening cream, face and body wash, scrubs, exfoliates and night renewal cream with a variety of natural ingredients for example sea salt, coconut, Aloe Vera and even beer. Men’s skin is 20% thicker than woman’s skin because its richer in collagen and elastin.

Here are some glowing skin tips for men:

The most basic of all male skin care tips is clean your face twice a day: in the morning and at night. Wash skin twice a day gently with mild soap or face wash but never over do it. It is better to shower and shampoo right away after a workout as the sweat can combine with oil can create clogs and black pores.

Women have to worry about the sun, diet and weather, but men also have to worry about the razor blades they use on their faces. To compensate, men need to use shaving gel that contains lots of minerals to help protect their skin from burns and rashes, as well as keep the skin from drying out. Using alcohol-free aftershave is best because it won’t be harsh on the skin nor dry it out. Steam your face before shaving. It opens up hair follicles. Then splash cold water on your face after shaving to close the pores on the skin. Aloe Vera is a wonderful post shave moisturizer.

Sunscreens are not only for women, men’s skin should also be protected against the sun. Sun is responsible for premature aging therefore; its advised to use a good quality sunscreen, a hat, sensible clothes, in order to avoid sun exposure. A good sunscreen should have an SPF of at least 15.

The use of the correct oils for oily and acne prone skins can be very helpful. Essential oils like lavender, sage, mint and tea tree are naturally antiseptic, active and help heal the skin.

Exfoliation process helps get rid of dead skin cells. Therefore, try to exfoliate your skin at least once a week, lather up a loofah or scrub and slough off the dead skin cells to reveal smoother, softer skin.

An ideal skin which is firm, clear and glowing needs adequate protein, vitamins and minerals. Eat fruits and vegetables which often contain a good number of anti-oxidants that can delay skin damage. Take a multi-vitamin that is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E. Vitamin C helps the skin fight against harmful effects and damages caused by sun’s ultraviolet rays.

These are few simple tips that men can easily implement in their regular routine to ensure good skin care. Diligent practice of the above tips will make your skin will look healthier and younger, allowing you to feel better about yourself.

Lauren Thrope is contributing the article for