The growing popularity of personal care
One may wonder: What’s the hype about? Why is it so extensively talked about? Well, things have changed, and it’s really important to note that as the current climate, our hormones, and lifestyle evolve over time, so do our personal care needs. Personal care is indeed an investment you make to boost your health, wellness, and morale.
We see a lot of women posting about their journey, their routines, and what practices they incorporate to achieve optimal health or the skin of their dreams! But how often do we see men talking about it?
Men, get your head in the game!
Men have kept things simple; they eat right, go to the gym, and groom themselves. But the best and most important things you can do are quite simple—all it requires of you is to be consistent and focus on the details!
Here are 8 holy grail tips and tricks that men can use to elevate their skin, health, and wellness routine.
1. Make skin care a part of your health and wellness regime
Dear men, skin care isn’t complicated! Most of the time, just washing your face with water is not enough! Think of it as an exercise, but for your skin. Your skin has more collagen and elastin than a woman's skin, which makes it thicker and more firm.
Start by understanding what your skin type is: sensitive, oily, or dry. According to that, stick to the best men’s skincare routine with men’s skin products through 3 core steps –
1. Cleanse –
Wash your face, first thing in the morning and again in the evening to remove the dirt and sweat accumulated over the day. We recommend Cocoon Man 4-in-1 Face Wash – it’s suitable for all skin types and is enriched with natural ingredients which deeply hydrate and moisturise your skin!
2. Moisturise –
A moisturiser does more than just protecting your skin's natural moisture. It fights pollutants, hydrates, and soothes your skin. For best results, use it after taking a bath.
3. Sun protection –
Make SPF your BFF. Shield against the harmful sun rays by applying sunscreen twice a day. Dr. Sheth's Ceramide and Vitamin C sunscreen has SPF 50, specially formulated for Indian skin. It’ll protect your skin from UV rays and blue light.
Sounds easy to follow, right?
2. Eat right, get more fiber
Eat more fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, or lean protein. Fiber helps control inflammation, blood pressure, cholesterol, and helps with digestion. Also, never skip a meal! You’ll end up consuming more calories.
Try to reduce your daily intake of processed foods and items with high sugar content. If you feel the cravings kick in, fill your pantry with simple meals like whole wheat bread, yoghurt, and wraps.
3. Catch up on sleep
Your work can wait. Staying up late will dull your mood and energy the next day. Of course, there’s coffee, but that’s not helpful in the long run! Getting less than 6 hours of sleep a day can lead to short or long-term health issues. Hence, getting 7-8 hours of good sleep is just as important as a healthy diet or regular exercise. This can help you recharge, detox from toxins naturally, and function at your best potential for the day.
4. Pick a hobby
We may not realise when things start to get monotonous. Add a little fun to your life! The options are plenty—think of something you’ve always wanted to try but never had the time for. Or, pick up your old hobby again. Miss going on treks? Go for it on a weekend. Adapt to some soothing habits like reading a book, exploring more music artists, and diving deep into cinema!
5. Drink what’s right, and stay hydrated
Sip on water, and flush the toxins out. It’s ideally recommended to drink 8–10 glasses of water every day. This helps with digestion and keeps your skin more fresh and healthy.
Start your day with a glass of warm water on an empty stomach. Squeeze a lemon and pour a scoop of honey into your warm water.
Want to quench your thirst? Pick your water bottle. Limit your intake of alcohol and aerated drinks.
6. Meditate to feel zen
A method for calming the mind and achieving a state of zen, meditation will help us understand our difficult thoughts and help us reach a level of happiness and calm that’s usually unattainable with the daily rush.
Your mind will become peaceful, clear, and relaxed through meditation. You'll be awake and aware, leading to a boost in your wellness. Spare some time every day to loosen up and meditate with lo-fi music.
7. Move around and exercise
Not moving around and just sitting in one place can make your body stiff and lead to joint pain. Adopting a regular exercise routine will enhance your circulation and digestion, and reduce tension in the joints.
Sweating really helps in the detox process by increasing your blood flow throughout the body. Exercise also enhances the benefits of mental and emotional detoxification by reducing stress and energising you.
8. Lower your screen time
Lastly, stay away from the screen from time to time! Don’t overdo anything that strains your eyes. Excessive usage of phones, TV, laptops and video games has been linked to health issues like obesity and depression. Take a break and rest your eyes. If it’s difficult for you, install an app that locks your devices for a particular period of time.
The final takeaway
Remember this: everything you do adds up to a happier and healthier you. Do yourself the kind service of stepping up your game! Your quality of life is determined not only by your ambitions but also by how well you care for yourself.
– Salonee Salian