Who says men don’t have to take care of their appearance? Everyone prefers a prim, proper and clean look!
Taking care of a man’s appearance in terms the beauty products they use does not mean that men have to wear makeup like girls. Simple skincare routine like cleansing, moisturising and exfoliating is enough for men to look clean and refreshing. Handsome even!
If you ever wonder if women actually do like men who takes care of their skin and appearance, just remind yourself of all those handsome actors and singers’ women like. Know that those men took care of their appearance, that is why they appeal to many and it does not make them any less manly!
So, in this blog, we will be sharing with you several beauty oils and essential oils that are beneficial to our gents.
- Argan Oil
For starters, Argan oil is the most basic and the best oil anyone can find that has benefits you can reap from top to toe. As a skincare product, many might think that using oils is a definite no-no when it comes to treating acne-prone skin. In fact, Argan Oil has a comedogenic rating of zero, meaning it will never clog your pores, and contains 37% Linoleic Acid, a nutrient that many acne-prone skin lack. This oil is also a great aid for anti-aging and a great moisturizer that is absorbed faster than average, leaving very little oily feel on the skin.
Apart from that, Argan oil is also known to be able to encourage hair growth, as well as giving it a natural shine. Hence, for those who wants to grow beard and/or moustache, you can apply this oil along your jawline every night before bed! Read more about the benefits of Argan Oil here.
- Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower oil is probably the best oil for acne prone skin, not only due to its comedogenic rating of zero, but it also contains a whopping 65.7% Linoleic Acid! This oil is also packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, fatty acids and many more. Not only is it a great oil for acne prone skin, but it is also an amazing skin moisturizer and conditioner, is readily absorbed by the skin and can even treat dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and damaged skin.
- Virgin Coconut Oil
Everyone knows the main benefit of virgin coconut oil is to promote hair growth and lush. The same oil can be applied on the jaw area to encourage beard growth! Virgin coconut oil is one of the top oils experts recommend to help grow your beard fuller and faster. Its natural properties promote soft, healthy beards, and keeps the skin underneath your beard moisturized and hydrated. It is extremely important that the skin underneath your beard is healthy as it is the foundation of beard growth. Be sure to use naturally fermented virgin coconut oil instead of the cold pressed virgin coconut oil to avoid clogged pores.
- Frankincense essential oil
Frankincense essential oil has many benefits that we don’t even know where to start from! Rich with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits, this oil benefits you from top to toe, inside and outside. Starting with physical health, Frankincense essential oil can be used as moisturiser when mixed with a beauty oil. The oil has the ability to generate healthier skin cells fast, balances skin moisture and reduce appearance of scars. For internal benefits, Frankincense essential oil has the ability to reduce arthritis and asthma with its anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers believe that frankincense can prevent the release of leukotrienes, which are compounds that can cause inflammation.
- Peppermint essential oil
The refreshing minty scent of Peppermint essential oil surely does capture a man’s heart like no other. Adding one drop of this essential oil into a cup of water to be used as a mouthwash will retain the freshness of your breath longer than a typical mouthwash. This essential oil can also be used to alleviate cold and flu symptoms, as well as headaches, heartburn and irritation when applied diluted on the skin. Peppermint essential oil is also known to be able to increase focus when doing work and stimulate your brain activities.
- Chamomile essential oil
Chamomile has two common varieties, German and Roman, and both have rather different benefits. Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs and can be used in many ways to heal multiple ailments. When inhaled or diffused, chamomile essential oil can lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease, maintain liver health, and aid in digestion. Chamomile essential oil can also be used to relieve pain and swelling, skin irritations, wounds, burns, bruises, eczema, frostbite, and even hemorrhoids when applied diluted to the ski as it acts as an antiseptic and antibiotic. All the gym junkies can use chamomile essential oil to relief muscle spasms, and pain in muscles and joints.
- Sandalwood essential oil
Sandalwood is added into men’s perfume almost all the time due to its strong, woody and rich scent. This oil has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Sandalwood essential oil can be used with Golden Jojoba oil to be used as a skincare to rejuvenate and rehydrate dry skin. It is effective in repairing damaged cells, moisturizing and detoxing your skin to give a fairer complexion by preventing acne, balances sebum production, unclog pores and reduce inflammation. Sandalwood essential oil can be inhaled or diffused to improve memory, stimulate concentration, and eliminate stress. It is also particularly effective at treating coughs and chest infections, as well as fighting infections that cause colds and flus.
- Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil is popularly known for its ability to not only help those who have trouble sleeping at night, but also improve sleep quality. By simply diffusing and smelling it, the soft, sweet and herbal scent, one sure will feel like they were lulled to sleep. The essential oil can also be used in baths or foot soak to soothe irritation and even fungal infections.
There you go, gents! These are a few oils that you can consider adding to your daily routine, it’s an easy way to take care of your skin and overall well-being!