We’ve got the perfect gift for Dad: Father’s Day skincare!
Your dad may care more about how his skin looks and feels than you think. Men like to appear young and vibrant, and wrinkles and sagging are things they may be just as concerned about as you are.
If you’ve got an active dad, all the more reason to put skincare on your list of potential gifts. Men who are outside working and playing hard often have to deal with skin issues they’d rather not—like chafing, sunburn, dryness, and breakouts.
We’ve got some ideas below for how you can help Dad feel better inside his own skin this Father’s Day.
Father’s Day Skincare Tip #1. Stop the Itch
Itchy skin is one thing men really don’t like. It’s uncomfortable, distracting, and often unsightly, particularly after scratching.
Itchy skin can be caused by several factors. One of the most common is dryness. When the skin lacks moisture, it can quickly become irritated, flaky, and itchy.
Pass these tips along to Dad to help treat dry, itchy skin:
- Get a gentle liquid cleanser for him—one that has moisturizers in it. Men often don’t think twice about their cleansers and simply use whatever soap is around. But soap is drying, as are liquid cleansers that have harsh detergents and fragrances in them. Find a creamy body wash that will get rid of dirt and grime while keeping skin hydrated.
- Give him some of our Rescue + Relief Spray. It helps immediately calm the itch while providing cooling moisture. Plus it doesn’t have any fragrances so he won’t have to worry about a scent he doesn’t like.
- Suggest he use our Body Repair Lotion right after his shower. Applying this soothing lotion right after a shower helps lock in moisture. He’ll get the maximum benefits this way—the lotion helps reduce itchy, flaky skin—and find that his skin soon looks and feels a lot better.
- Give him our multi-tasking Restorative Skin Balm. It can help speed healing of chafed, red, irritated skin. He can also use it to help heal sunburned lips, cuts, scrapes, and rough chapped hands, and to help soothe skin after a tattoo.
Father’s Day Skincare Tip #2: Soothe the Burn
Studies suggest that men, when they are severely sunburned, are more at risk of developing melanoma—the most serious type of skin cancer—than women. That means your dad needs to be careful to protect his skin when he’s out in the sun.
- Give him safe sunscreen. Look for formulas made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These are less likely to penetrate the skin and cause damage than chemical sunscreens like avobenzone. Then choose one with an SPF of 30 or higher, and encourage Dad to use it every time he goes out in the sun, particularly on sensitive areas like the ears, back of the neck, nose, and belly. If he’s losing his hair, don’t forget those bald spots. They can be particularly painful if they burn.
- Keep the Rescue + Relief Spray in the refrigerator. This soothing spray helps remove heat on contact. Keep it in the refrigerator for Dad to use to cool hot skin on a summer day. Since it includes our potent Tri Rescue Complex, which is infused in an aloe emulsion, it can help soothe and heal skin after a sunburn. Apply frequently!
- It’s important to moisturize any skin that has been burned. It can help reduce peeling and flaking and encourage faster healing. Start with our Rescue & Relief spray and then follow with our Calming Moisture for burns on the face and scalp, and our Body Repair Lotion for other areas of the body.
Skincare Tip #3: Banish the Breakouts!
Hot summer weather causes the skin to produce more oil. Combine that with sweat and grime and you have the perfect conditions for acne breakouts.
If your dad suffers from summer breakouts, try these tips:
- Make sure his sunscreen is oil-free. Some sunscreen products can encourage breakouts if they clog pores.
- Cleanse carefully. Men may be tempted to wash repeatedly during the summer months to avoid acne, but this can backfire. Washing strips the skin of its natural oils, causing it to produce more in response. Instead, choose a clarifying cleanser twice a day. Look for those with salicylic acid or tea tree oil (if your dad’s skin isn’t sensitive to it). Outside of that, choose a clean towel or wet towelette to remove excess oil and sweat.
- Don’t stop moisturizing. Skin still needs moisture in the summer. The key is to use a light, non-clogging moisturizer. Our Calming Moisture will help balance skin oils without exacerbating breakouts.
- Avoid triggers. For some men, tight-fitting clothing can trigger breakouts. Use loose-fitting clothing with natural fibers. Petroleum or mineral oil skin products can also make acne worse. Choose CV Skinlabs products to avoid that issue.
Father’s Day Skincare Tip #4: Prevent the Psoriasis Flare-Ups
Although some sunshine can be good for psoriasis, air-conditioning and chlorine in swimming pools can trigger a flare-up.
To help Dad avoid that discomfort, share these tips:
- Be cautious with the sun. Some sun exposure will be good for your skin. Just make sure you don’t burn. Even a mild sunburn can cause a major psoriasis flare-up.
- Protect against bug bites. But bites cause everyone to suffer itchy skin, but that itching is a lot worse if you have psoriasis. Be sure to use bug repellant when outdoors. And if you get a bit or run into some poison ivy, apply our Restorative Skin Balm for a speedy recovery.
- Rinse off and moisturize after swimming. Swimming can provide some relief from psoriasis symptoms, but the chlorine in the water can also dry out your skin. Just be sure to rinse off and apply a safe skin moisturizer immediately after getting out of the water. Use our Body Repair Lotion to provide moisturizing comfort – it’s full of moisturizing, healing and soothing ingredients to provide comfort to dry, itching skin.
- Keep cool. Sweating, particularly on the face and scalp, can trigger a flare-up. Try to stay inside when the temperatures are high. If that’s not possible, keep our Rescue + Relief Spray with you to cool down skin on the face and scalp, dry off frequently with a clean towel, and drink water to stay hydrated.
Do you have ideas for skincare solutions for Dad this Father’s Day?