Why Skin Care for Men Is Essential Plus, Simple Tips for Achieving Clear, Healthy-looking Skin
Know Your Skin
The best skincare routine for men starts with understanding your skin type. This will help you choose the right products for your skin’s needs and for best results! Some fast facts on men’s skin:
Men’s skin is thick, on average about 20% to 25% thicker than women’s skin.
This is partially due to higher levels of collagen which leaves skin feeling firmer and looking more youthful for longer.
Men’s facial hair follicles are large (that’s for growing facial hair) but it leaves room for a combination of bacteria, oil, product and dirt to build up on the skin. This can also leave men more prone to ingrown hairs on their face and neck.
Men have larger oil glands than women that produce more oil than women too. This feature makes men more prone to acne, sometimes for longer than women.
When you consider the above information, it is no surprise that men are frequently searching for “face cleanser for men oily skin”!
It is also important for men to know that lifestyle, what we eat and several environmental stressors affect our skin’s vitality on a day to day basis. When you look good, you feel good, as the old saying goes.
For many of these reasons, you might want to consider adopting a daily men’s skincare routine to help keep skin clear, less prone to break outs, irritation and even acne. Even though men’s skin starts with dense collagen levels, this will change and collagen can start to decline as men hit their 30’s. Starting an anti-aging skincare routine early can help men maintain younger-looking skin for longer.
So how can you manage excess oil, protect your skin from pollution and promote healthy and youthful-looking skin -- keeping premature signs of aging at bay? Check out our guide to facial care for men below. Our skincare experts have prepared tips and easy-to-follow men’s skin care routines that any man can incorporate into his busy schedule to look and feel his best.
Start the day with Men Face Wash
With men’s skin more prone to oiliness, build up and break outs, cleansing is key to remove dirt and excess sebum which will in turn help skin to “breathe” better. Traditional soaps can be too harsh for sensitive facial skin, which can lead to irritation and dryness. Also, do not forget to cleanse your face thoroughly in the evening to wash away the impurities and pollution residue. According to the our skincare experts, the best facial cleanser for men depends on skin type.
For gentle everyday cleansing, try our MICELLAR WATER FACE & EYES which is effective for removing dirt, build-up and other impurities while preserving skin’s hydrolipidic film, helping skin stay balanced while infusing skin with hydration.
When it comes to oily skin men should try our PURIFYING LIGHT FOAM from the PURITY collection. It is proven to help visibly reduce excess sebum with one use thanks to a micro-alga extract. It helps keep skin balanced and promotes clearer skin without stripping away the skin’s moisture levels.
Regardless of which formula you choose, usually a dime-sized amount does the job.
A Gentle Shave & Face Moisturizer for Men
Whether you use an electric shaver or not, never shave a dry face. For gentle yet best results, shave after showering (or even while showering), as this will soften your hair. Use a shaving gel to soothe your skin and provide lubrication and, with a clean razor, shave in the direction of your hair growth. After each stroke, rinse the blade with warm water. After shaving, to hydrate and soothe skin for men face moisturizer should be applied! Try our HYDRATION DAY & NIGHT CREAM with our proprietary Phytodermato Advanced Formula® featuring natural ingredients such as Purslane and Tomato stem cell extracts which help provide a shield against aggressors, pollution and other irritants.
Pay Attention to the Eye Area
The delicate skin around the eyes is often the first place that shows signs of aging and fatigue. As a result, eye skin care for men is essential to help prevent the early formation of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. Men can opt for a all-in-one anti-aging serum which is also safe to apply around the eyes or a more targeted treatment for the eye area. Our EYE AND LIP CONTOUR isn’t just a men’s eye cream – it is a unisex approach to addressing two highly delicate and visible areas for aging skin. It features a built-in antioxidant shield and powerful phyto stem-cell extracts proven to improve skin moisture and visibly aid skin in looking firmer with less noticeable wrinkles. Remember to apply only a small amount (size of a rice grain) of product to your eye contour using gentle movements; lightly tapping from outward to inward to ensure a lymphatic drainage.
Hydration is Essential: Choose the Right Men’s Facial Moisturizer
A key step in any man’s skincare routine is definitely using a men’s face moisturizer. Hydration ensures that skin stays healthy and youthful. As men are prone to oilier skin, do not fall for the myth that oily skin does not need to be moisturized! Daily hydration will in fact prevent your skin from developing excess sebum which can cause your face to look shiny or contribute to clogged pores and breakouts. An oil-free water-based moisturizing cream can be a nice option as a men’s moisturizer. Our OIL-FREE EMULSION is formulated to not only hydrate but also help manage excess sebum that can sit on the surface of the skin. It includes excellent ingredients, such as shea butter and raspberry leaf extract! While applying your moisturizer, please keep in mind that a nickel-sized amount is enough for your whole face.
Treat Your Skin to a Pick-Me-Up
After a long night or travel, your skin might need some quick TLC. Serums and face masks designed for revitalizing skin and boosting hydration can be your best friends during these times. Our HYDRA MASK is not specifically a men’s face mask, but it is most definitely a face mask men will love when their skin needs a boost!
So ‘mask on’ and apply an even layer of the product to clean, dry skin. Say good-bye to fatigue and jet lag, all in under 15 minutes!
Healthy Skin Inside and Out
Healthy looking skin is a result of various factors and skincare products alone will not offer the perfect result. In addition to a good skincare routine, healthy, youthful skin is a result of your overall lifestyle, eating habits and how active you are as a person. Find your perfect balance and choose products with plant-based ingredients, avoiding harsh or toxic chemicals, and your skin will be at its best!
If you are new to men’s skincare routine, we hope all of this information has been helpful. Our goal is to make it easy for any man to get started with a simple yet effective routine. We want everyone – men, women, young and old to experience a positive change in the look and texture of their skin, helping them achieve an even, vibrant, youthful complexion!