Half of All Dudes Don't Wash Their Faces, What's The Deal?
At DUDE HQ, we have a sneaking suspicion many guys haven’t gotten over the trauma of that one time they got soap in their eyes when they were a toddler.
It’s time to man up my oily-faced compadres, for a reason that has nothing to do with you.
Clean, clear skin is essential because bad skin signals infection, disease, and poor health to the opposite sex. We can also confirm women aren’t interested in snuggling up with a face that feels like a slice of pizza. Younger DUDES tend to have more oily skin than women, because their testosterone releases a lot more oil.
But fear not, this is a hygiene issue that can be corrected with common sense and some basic skin care products. If you're worried this will add too much time to your hygiene game, you can probably wash your hair and shower less to even it out. We can also help you with your butt wiping technique.
Most dermatologists recommend washing your face twice a day with a face wash. No matter your skin type, yu should not skip washing at night like half of America does. There is a ton of dirt, oil, and sin sells that accumulates on your face throughout the day that contributes to blackheads and breakouts. And sorry, you can’t use your body wash, bar soap in the sink, or as some insane DUDES have reported, the dish soap at the kitchen sink. Just stick with a facial cleanser.
This is because the key ingredient in most soaps is lye, which destroy the natural oils and acids that protect your face from bacteria and viruses. Plus, most bar soaps and body washes have harsher ingredients that face cleansers, which will cause dry skin and leave you susceptible to breakouts, especially if you have sensitive skin. Not to mention the fact that the bar of soap you’re using on your face just gave your junk a nice scrub.
This should go without saying, but don’t wash your face with hot water, it will dry out your skin and leave it red. And don’t rub your face try with a towel, let the club do the work and pat dry.
Another, less bandied about factor in having crystal clear skin is your diet. Avoiding sugar, soda, refined carbs, and caffeine goes a long way to preventing pimples and acne.
Along with washing your face in the morning, you should add a facial moisturizer with sunscreen, which prevents aging, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Would you rather have your face age like George Clooney or Nick Nolte? We thought so.
If you want to take your skin care game to the next level, exfoliate your face once or twice a week. Exfoliants will remove dead skin cells and pollutants that accumulates throughout the day. They also help to prevent pimple formation. Exfoliating is even more important for DUDES because we have larger pores that can trap a lot more oil and dead skin than ladies.
That wasn’t so bad, was it? Now that you know how key that baby face is to your game, keep it fresh at all times with DUDE Face Wipes. When you’re short on time, on-the-go, or had one of those days, DUDE Face Wipes are your new secret for conquering the day.