Do you use a razor or clippers? Perfume or cologne? Shower gel or soap? Whatever your personal preferences, there are 8 steps that every man needs to follow to get to the ultimate skincare routine. Take the first step towards your perfect skincare routine today!
First thing’s first:
The difference between men and women’s skin
This is an important place to start. Until recently, it was thought that men and women could approach their skincare routines in the same way. Well, that was then. Today it is clear that there are major factors that differ between male and female skin. “Like what?” you may ask.
For starters, generally male skin is thicker and produces more oil than female skin. The result is that men tend to wrinkle less (at earlier stages of adulthood, at least) and their skin texture is often a lot rougher than that of women.
At the same time, male expression wrinkles are deeper. Women often experience superficial wrinkles at an earlier age (especially around their eyes) but men experience deeper wrinkles, especially on their foreheads. In addition to this, due to the generally higher density of hair on a man’s skin, it also has more pores of sweat and fat.
The end result is: Men need a daily skincare routine designed just for them! Start 2021 the right way by looking and feeling better.
Here are our 8 steps to perfect men’s skincare:
You definitely need a skincare routine
Did you think you were the exception? Think again. Every man needs a daily skincare routine. Caring for your skin, especially your face, is an essential part of maintaining your health and wellbeing.
Firstly, it helps to know exactly what skin type you have. Your skin may be normal, dry, oily, or a combination of dry and oily in different zones. If you don’t know what skin type you have, you can consult a beautician or skin doctor.
Know your skin type? Start cleansing
So now you know what your skin type is. Excellent.
Time to choose the right cleanser for yourself. If you have been cleaning your face with regular soap or shower gel, you are making a big mistake. Solid soaps are intended for use on your body and are generally much too harsh for your face skin. They can upset the balance of your skin’s pH level and damage it.
What you need is a facial cleanser that actually works — removing dirt and excess fat without damaging the skin or irritating it!
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Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!
This is key! Not only is moisture important to your skin’s appearance, giving it wrinkle-free smoothness and glow, but it is vital to your overall health. Skin that is dehydrated can become red, irritated, and inflamed. Not only that, your skin needs moisture to excrete properly, and to clear out dirt that might be stuck below the surface.
We recommend that you choose a facial cream that is rich in vitamins, stimulating, and refreshing to the facial skin.
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The Eyes Have it
Eye cream is a must-have product for a man’s skincare routine. The skin around and under the eyes is much thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the face and requires special attention.
The eye area regularly suffers from swelling and wrinkles as a result of insomnia, fatigue, and stress. This is usually the first part of the face to wrinkle for men.
You need a product that really works, and treats the appearance of tired eyes. Some treatment sticks contain the stimulant caffeine, which gives an immediate feeling of coolness in the eye area while providing moisture and reducing the appearance of signs of fatigue and stress. The result is the disappearance of bags under the eyes and dark rings.
Our top product recommendations for men’s eye creams:
One for the advanced!
Once you have mastered the essentials of men’s skincare, you should consider stepping it up and exfoliating once a week. Exfoliation is very important as it effectively removes dead skin cells and allows the renewal of cells in the facial skin.
Once you’ve exfoliated, don’t forget to follow up with a face mask that cleanses the skin and gives it a fresh look. For example, a white clay mask helps to cleanse and purify the skin, and shrinks the pores without drying the skin too much.
Don’t forget your hands
Finally, we recommend you apply buttery hand cream every night before bed, to soften the palms and provide moisture for a pleasant and soft touch, especially if you do outside work or heavy labour.
Perfumes for Men: The sweet smell of success
Every man needs a scent that is his personal signature. One that goes with him everywhere, pleases the senses, and sparks the imagination of whomever he is with. It is an essential part of men’s body care. However, many men struggle to understand the products available on the perfume market. What is the difference between Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and cologne?
And, more importantly, which one is right for you?
Here are our essential men’s perfume tips:
It all comes down to the strength and concentration of the scent. This affects how long your favourite fragrance stays on your skin. Eau de Parfum (EDP) is the most highly concentrated option, designed to stay with you for 8 hours. Eau de Toilette (EDT) is a lighter tone and tends to endure for around 4 hours. Cologne is the lightest option and usually only stays for an hour or two. The strength of the perfume is generally reflected in the price point, so the choice is up to you!