Starting something new is always scary. We all fear the unknown. What if it doesn’t work, what if the outcome is not what I expected, what if I fail? But what if these new patterns you introduce into your life were guaranteed to improve it?
Habits apparently account for approximately 40% of our behaviours on any given day. Understanding how to build new habits, and why we need to is essential for personal growth, for making progress in all aspects of our life, body and mind.
Like anything new, there needs to be a plan, a strategy. We must start small, break it up into little chunks, be patient and learn how to get back on track if we fall off.
Let’s talk skincare. How many of you guys have a routine? How many of you have a selection of skincare products that you use day in day out, without fail? How many of you pamper your skin every morning before the day ahead and again every evening before bed? We’re men, we don’t need to do this stuff, right? Wrong. The market for men’s skincare has skyrocketed in recent years and men are finally making a stance and taking notice of their skin’s health.
It's not rocket science, it’s not hard, any man can do it and we’re here to help you forge new habits, which you will stick to, and which will enhance the condition of your skin. Hands up who wants to improve their looks?
If you're not sure about where to start or how to put a skin-care routine together (no judgment here), or maybe you're simply looking to brush up on the basics, let’s take a look at a simple and easy skincare routine, which you can start today.
If this is the first time you are considering starting a routine, be sure to keep it simple. Start with the basics and go from there.
>Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing twice a day, morning and evening is the general rule of thumb. The morning will remove any build-up of sweat or oil left from your pillow and your hair during your beauty sleep, and the evening dose will get rid of the days built up grime, dead skin, oils and sweat.
When choosing a cleanser, be sure that you get one that suits your skin type. Lucky for you, MESOA Cleansing Face Wash is suitable for all! Wash away your impurities to reveal a perfectly soothed, toned, and moisturised complexion with your skin rejuvenated and ready to shine.
>Step 2: Exfoliate
If your aim is fresh skin, a good place to start is with exfoliation. With our Deep Cleansing Exfoliant you will manually scrub away dead skin cells, excess oil, and build-up of the bad stuff, and our premium essential oils will work wonders to cleanse, nourish and invigorate without damaging your skin.
>Step 3: Moisturise
Moisturising is the final piece of the puzzle. Our Revitalising Moisturiser ticks all the boxes. It repairs, nourishes, and leaves your skin feeling invigorated after every use. This premium moisturiser will help prevent spots and acne, plus it will minimise fine lines and wrinkles as well as promoting skin regeneration.
If you’re a clean shaved guy, this Hydrating Shaving Gel should be on your list. It will soothe, protect and repair your skin all at once, leaving you with a perfectly smooth and clean shave, just the way you like it.
If you’re rocking facial hair, finish off your routine with our Rejuvenating Beard Oil, specially formulated to soften, hydrate, and moisturise your beard whilst protecting and nourishing the skin underneath. Plus, it will work wonders to encourage a thicker, longer and stronger beard. Be sure to team it up with our Boar Hair Beard Brush, which will detangle and stimulate growth.
Less is more. Stick to products that do not have too many ingredients and are fragrance-free and try new products one by one so you can see how your skin reacts. You don’t need a ton of products, just the basics above that are perfect for the job.
Be patient. Like anything, things take time, and a skin care routine is no different. If it doesn’t seem like its working straight away, just keep going. You must give your skin a chance to get used to a new product for a month or two before switching it up. If, of course, a product gives you any sort of irritation or allergic reaction, you should discontinue immediately.
Stay consistent. As with most things in life, consistency, where we are going through the same skin-care routine steps every day and every night is key to producing and maintaining real results. You must trust the process and you must follow through with the plan.
If you’re ready to start up your skin care routine, be sure to check out the products above. Suitable for all skin types, these basic, signature range skincare must-haves will 100% improve your skin’s look and feel and make you the modern man you were meant to be.
What are you waiting for?