This one’s for the boys! If you have been skipping out on a proper skincare routine, it’s time to join the big leagues. When it comes to skincare, we know how tempting it can be to just reach for the nearest bar of soap or your S.O.’s scented body wash. But the truth is, the complexion goes through a lot. Between the sweat, dirt and grime of the day, our skin acts as a barrier for the rest of our body—and for that it deserves the best attention.
While men are just as prone to breakouts, oil and texture as women, their skin type also comes with its own set of needs. So ,whether you are a skincare newbie or a seasoned skincare “professional”, keep on scrolling to discover our best tips for a grown man’s skincare routine:
Wash Your Skin After You Workout
Hopefully (by now) everyone understands the importance of a good cleanse both morning and night…so let’s take it a step further. While your body might feel revitalized after hitting the gym or breaking a sweat, your skin is another story. Leaving sweat to dry on your skin is a big no-no for anyone hoping to maintain a clear and healthy-looking complexion. To help avoid congested pores, make sure to wash the skin post-work out to help remove any dirt or impurities that could potentially clog pores.
Reach For: Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser
A daily cleanser packed with Grapefruit Oil and Sandalwood Oil, Benefit Clean washes away dirt, oil and impurities while helping to soothe skin and balance it’s natural moisture levels.
Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
Exfoliation is another important step in an effective men skincare routine. Whether you prefer a clean cut or full-grown beard, properly exfoliating the skin will help you achieve a smoother shave and an overall softer complexion. Because men’s skin tends to be thicker than women, it can usually tolerate a physical exfoliant/scrub 2-3 times a week. Adding this step into your skincare routine is an effortless way to help lift away dry skin and prevent stubborn texture.
Reach For: Purity Detox Scrub
This multi-layer detoxification system combines chemical exfoliants with jojoba, poppy and date seeds to help polish away dead skin from head-to-toe.
Treat with a Serum
No man’s skin is made the same. Adding a serum into your daily routine is a fool-proof way to target specific skincare concerns with one easy application. Whether you’re trying to improve the look of dull skin, blemishes, texture or wrinkles (yes, we know men worry about them too), you can bet that there is a serum for that!
Reach For: Cell ID Nutritive Defense Serum or Serum 16 Rapid Renewal
If you are a serum newbie, Cell ID and Serum 16 is the perfect place to start! Both of these multi-tasking serums are formulated to help improve the look of uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Cell ID contains a blend of age-defying properties that help refine pores and improve the look of pigmentation, while Serum 16 is a retinol-based hydrator that helps encourage healthy skin renewal
Hydration is Key
Normal, oily, sensitive or dry—every skin type needs a good moisturizer in their daily skincare routine. You’ve probably noticed by now that a smooth shave starts with the condition of your complexion. The less texture and the more moisture, the easier your razor will glide across your skin and the more supple your skin will feel. Help quench the complexion by incorporating a moisturizer into your morning and night skincare routine. Even better, aim for multi-tasking formulas that hydrate and help protect with SPF!
Reach For: Hydrate + Broad Spectrum SPF 17 Moisturizing Sunscreen
This 2-in-1 moisturizer deeply quenches all skin types with vital hydration while arming the complexion in UVA/UVB protection to help prevent redness or future sun damage.