It only takes a few tweaks to refine your skincare routine, even if you’re a man on-the-go. By looking after your skin, you’ll look better and feel healthier. The good news is that you don’t need a cabinet full of cosmetics to get that youthful glow either. The trick is picking the right products for you and sticking to a routine that works with your skin and your lifestyle.
Washing your face daily, especially after exercise, will cleanse your skin of pollutants, dirt and sweat. Rather than opting for harsh soaps and hot showers, make sure to go for a cleanser that’s gentle enough for daily use. Your skin type will dictate what sort of cleanser will suit you too. Jack Black’s Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser is a perfect addition to your shower caddy, or if you want something for a deeper clean, check out products like Elemis’s Men Deep Cleanse Facial Wash.
Have a shaving routine
With the right shaving accessories, you’ll be able to keep your grooming technique in order, and your skin fresh and razor-burn free. Avoid cheap disposable razors at all costs and swot up on shaving techniques before you put a blade to your skin. All this will help you avoid unsightly lumps and bumps post-shave. Depending on your style, there are clever electricals like the BaByliss For Men i-Stubble 3, and the Braun Series 3 Style n Shave 3 In 1 Shaver. Pre-shave products like foams and shave soaps will help razors glide over your skin, and post-shave balms and lotions, like American Crew’s Post Shave Cooling Lotion, will soothe and protect.
Whether you’re a man who shaves every day or not, moisturising is an essential if you want to look younger and keep your skin healthy. Think of “cleanse and moisturise” as part of your immovable daily routine, and you can’t go wrong. Again, look for a moisturiser that works with your skin type. If you’re unsure what that is, check out typical traits for different skin types and familiarise yourself with what you need. Great moisturising products include the NUXE Men Moisturising Multi Purpose Gel, and Jack Black’s Clean Break Oil Free Moisturiser.
Use SPF creams
Sun damage is one of those things that can really add years to your face. More importantly, protecting your delicate skin from harmful UV rays is just common sense. Even during the gloomier months, it’s good practice to add a little SPF to your skin. Look for higher factors for better protection, like Ultrasun’s Face Anti Ageing Sun Protection Sensitive with SPF30.
Get the odd pamper product
Who’s to say men can’t have a bit of pampering at times too? There are plenty of great products designed for men’s skin that enable you to indulge every once in a while. BARBER PRO’s Under Eye Mask With Activated Charcoal reduces puffiness and calms irritated skin, and little treats like NUXE’s Merveillance Expert Lifting Eye Cream are a simple, luxurious addition to your daily routine.