Men’s skincare should be straight forward and easy. There is no need for five-step peels or multiple layers of creams. Buy high quality, all natural products and your face will thank you (and the woman of your life will probably steal your products too).
The following men’s skin care routine should be performed daily- most likely upon waking up and before going to bed. It’s easy to follow and will guarantee a better looking complexion.
Men’s Face Care
Splash warm water on your face or even better, take a shower to open up your pores to allow dirt out.
Apply a dime sized amount of men’s face wash to your face, any more is just a waste of your hard earned dollars. DO NOT use soap as the vast majority contain chemicals that are too harsh for the face.
Lather up your face for 30 seconds with your face wash by lightly rubbing in a circular motion. Try not to pull down on the skin as you don’t want to help gravity and expedite the natural occurrence of wrinkles/loose skin.
Rinse with cool water as this will shrink your pores, preventing new dirt and oil from entering.
Pat your face dry as rubbing your face encourages premature wrinkling from stretching the skin.
Avoid washing your face more than twice a day as this can cause unnecessary dryness.
You should also use a men’s face scrub 1-2x a week to exfoliate your skin, which removes dead skin cells from clogging up pores and dulling your complexion. Also, avoid using face scrub more than twice a week as it can severely dry out your skin.
Moisturize your skin with a men’s face moisturizer by adding a dime sized amount to your entire face. Hydrating your face keeps it generally looking good, prevents aging and wrinkles, and prevents excess oil production.
If you’re worried about your forehead wrinkles and crows-feet around your eyes, a small amount of anti-aging cream can help smooth them out and tighten your skin. For even better results to repair and restore aging eyes, use an eye cream for men, as it will not only smooth wrinkles around the eyes, but reduce bags and puffiness. Want more anti – aging tips for men? Read our Top 5 Anti Aging Tips for Men and Top 3 Reasons to Use an Eye Cream for Men.
If you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period of time (over 30 minutes), apply SPF30 or higher designed for the face to protect the skin from sun damage.
Men’s Body Care
Like face care, men’s body care starts with a hot shower, which opens up your pores, allowing dirt and bad oils to be easily excreted.
Bar Soap vs. Liquid Cleansers for Men
The choice to use bar soap or a body wash is purely preferential. If you have dry skin though, you should try a body wash as they usually have more moisturizers in them including Vitamin E, olive oil, and jojoba oil.
Most guys don’t use a body moisturizer and that’s ok since many guys have oily skin. However, for guys who have dry skin or parts that are really dry, a men’s body lotion is the perfect remedy. Apply the lotion immediately after showering to your skin and focus on areas that dry out the most, including elbows, knees, shoulders, lower legs, and hands.
Men’s Hand Cream
Hands can be a unique body part for men as many professions and sports require frequent use of hands. Thus, guy’s hands are susceptible to becoming dry, chapped, and cracked quite easily. The best men’s hand lotion should offer rich hydration, without a greasy feel.