Skincare is no longer just for women. In recent years, men have been paying more attention to their skin, and rightly so. Taking care of your skin helps you look better and improves your overall health. However, with so many products and information, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. In this blog, we will discuss some skincare hacks for men that are easy to follow and effective.
Cleansing is the foundation of any skincare routine. It removes dirt, oil, and other impurities that clog your pores and cause breakouts. Men's skin tends to be oilier than women's, so cleaning your face twice daily – morning and night is important. Use a gentle cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. Our Reviving Face Wash will cleanse, protect and awaken your skin with its powerful mix of essential oils and vitamins, and it's suitable for all skin types.
Exfoliate at least once a week
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. It helps to unclog pores, prevents ingrown hairs, and gives your skin a smoother, brighter appearance. Our Brightening Face Scrub will help you tackle the challenges life throws at your skin and contains our unique exfoliating ingredient, Ecuadorian Ivory Palm Seed.
Moisturising is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. It helps to prevent dryness, flakiness, and premature ageing. Men's skin tends to be thicker and oilier than women's, so choose a moisturiser that is lightweight and non-greasy, just like our Nourishing Moisturiser. It contains our power pair ingredients, peppermint & tea tree, to combat acne, soothe irritation and inflammation and relieve discomfort.
Protect your skin from the sun
The sun's UV rays can cause a range of skin problems, including sunburn, premature ageing, and skin cancer. Men who spend a lot of time outdoors should wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day. Apply it generously to all exposed areas of your skin, including your face, neck, and hands. If you have sensitive skin, look for a mineral-based sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are less likely to irritate.
Find a great shaving gel
A high-quality can protect the skin from irritation, razor burn, and other shaving-related issues by helping the razor glide smoothly over the skin, reducing the risk of cuts, nicks, and razor burn. Shaving can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and flakiness, but a good shaving gel can contain moisturising ingredients that help hydrate the skin and prevent it from drying out. Our Hydrating Shaving Gel is the one for you to beat the shave day dread. It soothes, protects, and repairs the skin simultaneously to provide a smooth, clean shave.
Look after your beared face
Beard oil can protect your skin by moisturising and hydrating it, regulating sebum production, protecting it from environmental damage, and preventing ingrown hairs. The natural oils in beard oil help to hydrate and prevent dryness and flakiness, while regulating sebum production keeps your skin balanced and healthy. Antioxidants and vitamins in beard oil also protect your skin from environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution. Additionally, beard oil can prevent ingrown hairs by softening both the hair and skin, making it easier for hair to grow out without becoming trapped beneath the skin. Our Conditioning Beard Oil is a lively, refreshing beard oil that stimulates growth for a stronger, fuller beard.
Remember your lips
Your lips are also prone to dryness and cracking, especially in winter. Use a lip balm or a lip conditioner to keep them soft and hydrated. Look for a product that contains natural ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil.
Get enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. When you sleep, your skin repairs itself and produces collagen, a protein that keeps your skin firm and elastic. Lack of sleep can lead to dark circles, puffiness, and a dull complexion. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night to keep your skin looking its best.
Drinking enough water is essential for healthy skin. It helps flush out toxins, improve circulation, and hydrate your skin. Men should aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. You can also incorporate hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Regular exercise is not only good for your overall health but also for your skin. It helps increase blood flow and oxygen to your skin, improving your complexion. Exercise also helps reduce stress, leading to acne breakouts and other skin problems.
Eat a healthy diet
A healthy diet is important for healthy skin. Eating a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains can give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Some specific foods good for your skin include salmon, avocados, sweet potatoes, and nuts.
Smoking is not only bad for your overall health but also for your skin. It can cause wrinkles, premature ageing, and a dull complexion. Quitting smoking can help to improve your skin's appearance and reduce your risk of skin cancer.
By following these additional skincare hacks, you can help to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Remember that taking care of your skin is a long-term commitment, and results won't happen overnight. So be patient and follow a consistent skincare routine to achieve the best possible results.