Men’s skin is 22% thicker than that of their female counterparts, therefore pores tend to be larger and carry more dirt, oil, and bacteria. Most men are minimalists when it comes to their skin care regimens, when in fact they should be taking the time to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize just like women. Here is a streamlined skin care regimen to keep men’s skin clean, wrinkle- and blemish-free.
Cleansing is an important step to remove all the junk that has accumulated in the pores. I highly recommend investing in the Clarisonic Alpha Fit Men’s Facial Cleansing Device. It cleanses the skin 6 times more effectively than just the hands, by oscillating 300 times per second and flexing the pores to remove all dirt, grime, and bacteria. The cleanser I’d recommend is the Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser. Its 2-in-1 cleansing and toning formulation is perfect for removing dirt and oil, and has ingredients like witch hazel, sage, and rosemary to keep skin toned and clear.
Exfoliation is important; not only does it remove dead skin cells and excess oil, but it also lifts facial hair, helping to prevent ingrown hairs and provide a closer shave. Menscience Microfine Face Scrub provides physical and chemical exfoliation. The ultrafine beads slough off surface cells while glycolic acid works to treat and prevent wrinkles. Lastly, salicylic acid clears pores of oil and acne-causing bacteria.
Using a shave cream helps reduce friction and provide a smooth shave. A rich formula like Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Shave Cream will provide a comfortable, pain- and nick-free experience, while leaving skin soft and supple.
If you have a beard or are working on growing one, beard oil is essential to soften and smooth facial hair and moisturize the skin underneath. Billy Jealousy Gnarly Sheen Refining Beard Oil is a great option.
Skip the aftershave, as it tends to dry out the skin rather than provide moisture. After shaving, apply the Art of Shaving After Shave Balm, which not only moisturizes, but helps reduce skin irritations as well.
Eye cream isn’t only for women. Applying a hydrating eye cream or serum around the eye twice daily will help treat and prevent wrinkles. Menscience Eye Rescue Formula is a customer favorite. It tightens the eye area and reduces puffiness, while providing hydration.
Every guy should be applying a daily moisturizer with sunscreen to protect skin from harmful UV rays and keep the skin healthy and wrinkle-free. Billy Jealousy Combat Lines Face Moisturizer SPF 30 provides all-day sun protection without being greasy or leaving white residue.
Our skin is in repair mode while we sleep, so a night cream is optional but recommended. Lab Series Night Recovery Lotion will work to firm and hydrate the skin while you sleep.