Health & Beauty: Pamper your dad on Father’s Day

Health & Beauty: Pamper your dad on Father’s Day

By RoxyK

Although it should not take just one day to spoil and pamper your dad, Father’s Day is here to make him feel extra loved and extra special. I am aware of some children that save for this big day, so now let’s look at a few ways to make your dad feel like a king.
It is official that men are now taking extra care of the way they look and especially their skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body, which serves as a protective layer against the elements. Men’s skin care involves more than just grooming; it requires an investment for health and longevity. This may require the use of hypoallergenic cleansers to wash away dead skin as well as proper moisturizers and sunscreens to protect your skin against UV radiation and dryness.

A lot of dads work in hazardous conditions, or simply love the outdoors and this causes the skin to become dry and flaky. The best way to combat this is to find a sunscreen that covers both UVA and UVB rays. If you are athletically active, try and avoid the sun at peak hours. If you sweat a lot make sure that you re-apply your sunscreen. Your sunscreen will moisturise your skin and prevent premature aging. Hygiene and cleanliness is very important; most men shave and wash their faces in the morning, but it should also really be done before you go to bed, because you are exposed to the environment during the day, which will invariably involve hugs, hand-shakes, telephones and people – in short, bacteria vessels.
The worst of all is the cell, phone which has lots of bacteria that rests on the face, so also make sure to clean and wipe your phone daily.

It is a fact that some men sweat more, so an exfoliator would remove dead skin to give you a cleaner skin. This must be followed by a toner and a moisturizer, which will soften the skin. The fact is that men have a one third thicker skin than women so they usually do not wrinkle as much. However, protection against this is still necessary, particularly to soften lines around the mouth area, especially if you are a smoker; and also for fine lines around the eyes, if you are constantly working on the computer or frown a lot.  When it comes to choosing products, choose the one that is suitable for your dad’s skin type, whether that is dry, oily or normal. The cosmetic industry has catered well for the concerns of men and some products are of the highest quality.

Men are often impatient and less likely to follow a complete maintenance procedure, so an aftershave that can provide a moisturising effect and have a macho fragrance would be ideal. Razor burns and skin cuts can be reduced by using a good cleanser in the shower, but always leave this for last and never use a shower gel on the face. Men are definitely taking notice of how they look and having a clear, spot free skin has definitely become a priority.
Happy Father’s Day to all our loving dads.

roxyk@48hours.co.za