Happy Tuesday Gorgeous!

Father’s Day is less than a week away and this holiday always gets me thinking about the role that fathers have in their kids’ lives.  Dads impart their wisdom on their children in so many ways.  From teaching you to ride a bike to giving you away at your wedding, fathers are there every step of the way.  However, I rarely meet a client who learned about how to take care of their skin from their dad.  That’s why I encourage all my clients to make a role reversal and to teach their dad’s about how to treat their skin properly.  I actually find that this can lead to some amazing one-on-one bonding time.

I encourage you all to take some time to talk to your dad (or husband or any special man in your life) about his skin and to remind him that his skin is his largest organ and taking care of it properly is essential for optimal health and wellness.  In honor of Father’s Day, I decided to put together some tips for you to pass on to your dad to help him achieve a flawless complexion.  The products mentioned in this article also make great Father’s Day gifts, as does a gift certificate for a facial at Cecilia Wong Skincare.  Remember: all dads deserve some pampering!  Here are three steps to help your dad formulate a skincare routine:

Exfoliate
All too often, I come across men who have irritated skin and ingrown hairs on their face.  Shaving daily, especially with a cheap or dull razor, without properly prepping your skin can leave redness and irritation.  I recommend exfoliating prior to shaving to help prepare the skin’s surface.  I love Alchimie Forever’s Gentle Refining Scrub for this situation.  It can be used as either a quick scrub or it can be applied to dry skin, left for 5 minutes or so, and then scrubbed and rinsed off in order to get rid of dead skin.  If your dad has sensitive skin, exfoliate the night before he plans on shaving.  Even for those that don’t shave, exfoliating regularly helps to get rid of dull and dry skin to have his skin looking amazing!
Use Sunscreen Daily
If your dad is really stubborn and does not want to follow a multi-step skincare ritual, at the very least he should be applying sunscreen daily.  According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, after the age of 50, significantly more men develop melanoma than women.  Therefore, it is imperative that men are diligent about their sunscreen application.  I’ve heard all of the excuses as to why men don’t like wearing sunscreen, the most common one being that they don’t like the sheen it gives their face.  That’s why I recommend COOLA’s SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Finish Sunscreen, which leaves the skin looking completely matte.  No one has to know that he’s keeping his skin protected.

Have Him Pampered

Though I tend to see more women for facials at my Fifth Avenue skincare studio, I do have some loyal male clients (including the ultra talented fashion designer Zac Posen, who recently mentioned me in a Wall Street Journal article that can be read here) who absolutely love coming in for professional skincare treatments.  While it’s a much more relaxing experience than some may think, it is also a professional treatment that will help to clear, lift, and tighten his skin so he’s looking his best.

If you’re located locally, I recommend purchasing a gift certificate for a facial at my skincare studio to totally pamper your dad.  Just call 212-213-8520 or email hello@ceciliawongskincare.com to purchase one.  Not nearby?  Find out if any nearby spas offer a facial geared toward men and treat your dad for his special day!

Overall, I hope you have an amazing Father’s Day celebrating with your family this Sunday!  Any holiday that is devoted to showing a member of your family explicit appreciation is wonderful in my book!  No matter what you do for the holiday, be sure to express your gratitude to the ones that you love!

Have you talked about skincare with your dad before?  Would you try teaching your dad about how to keep his skin looking and feeling healthy?  Let me know if you try any of my recommendations and how they make your father’s skin look better than ever!

I would like to thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing!  It’s always amazing sharing these wonderful tips with you all!

With all my love,

Cecilia

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