Rain or shine you must wear an SPF daily!
Most men aren’t conditioned to take care of their skin or have a daily skin care routine. If you want your skin to be healthy and protect it from early signs of ageing and sun damage you gotta take care of it. Think of it like going to the gym or a workout for your skin!
The good news is that it’s never too late to start caring for your skin. Studies say the number one reason for skin damage and premature ageing is the sun, yet very few men use an spf before they get out of the house.
Let’s outline a simple 3 step skin care regime for you, we all know men don’t have too much time on their schedule for the skin care department (if you do, we love you). Once you see the benefits, you won’t even realise how a few minutes a day can go a long way to keep that skin supple, young and healthy.
STEP 1 ~Cleanse ~ A good face wash is essential to any skin care routine. It washes off all the dirt and removes bacteria that gets collected in your pores through the day. If you’re using a soap or your shower gel on your face, please stop!
You are over drying your skin and ripping it off it’s natural oils, even if you have oily skin. Try and use a gentle soap-free cleanser like Fresh Soy Face Cleanser or the fabulous Biotherm Facial Cleansing Gel.
Both these brands are fantastic and leave your skin clean and hydrated! If you have sensitive skin go for Fresh and if you’re normal to oily, try the Biotherm.
STEP 2 ~ Shaving Routine~ A shaving gel isn’t enough to get the job done! Give your skin beneath that course hair some tender love and care. Men who are into grooming dig the Art of Shaving products. The two must haves from their line are the Pre-Shave Oil and the After-Shave Balm.
I can’t tell you how awesome it is, all I’ll tell you is that some women use it secretly! The pre-shave oil prepares your skin for the tough razor while giving you a close shave. The essential oils in the product protect your skin from razor irritation and minor burns. The after-shave balm has shea butter and grape seed extract that are like super foods for your skin, they replenish the skin with moisture and leave it hydrated.
STEP 3 ~Moisturize and Protect~ Everyone is lazy to use a moisturizer, including me sometimes, but what if I told you they have a product just for your kinda type, yeah, the ones who don’t like to take time in slapping all those awesome products on the face! It’s true, there is a product that hydrates, nourishes, firms and protects your skin. The best stuff that you can get your hands on is the Anthony Facial Mositurizer. It works for all skin types and should be post the cleansing and shaving routine. Over time it reduces the appearance of pores and keeps the skin looking healthy.
So before you step out remember this last product – just squeeze, apply and you’re ready to go!
If you’re a grooming guru or a dude who loves skincare, please share your macho tips and your man-fave products with us! And if you’re the ‘I just wash my face with water’ kinda guy we’re trying to convert, then tell us how you liked this minimalist routine to get you started.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to – CLEANSE, MOISTURIZE and PROTECT!