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The Ultimate Skincare Routine for Men

Posted by Ellie Swain on Jun 28th 2024

The Ultimate Skincare Routine for Men

Let's face it, gentlemen - when it comes to skincare, many are basically stumbling around in the dark. Maybe you’ll splash some water on your face, throw on some aftershave, and call it a day.

Well, it's time to turn on the lights and get serious about skincare. After all, your skin is the largest organ you've got, so it’s important to treat it right so you can still look as handsome as ever as you age. If you’re unsure where to start, we’re here to help. Keep reading for the ultimate skincare routine for men.

Step 1: Start with the Basics

Before we dive into the fancier stuff like serums and sunscreen, let's get two things straight: you need to cleanse and moisturize. They're like the bread and butter of skincare - a duo that goes hand-in-hand.

You wouldn't paint a masterpiece on a dirty canvas, so why apply anything to your face before giving it a good clean? A gentle cleanser will eliminate the day's dirt, sweat, and yesterday's pizza.

And a good moisturizer works to keep your skin saturated, providing it with the hydration it craves.

Step 2: Elevate Your Game with Serum

"Serum? What's that? Something from a sci-fi movie?" Nope, it's not an anti-aging potion from a futuristic society. Serums are concentrated liquids filled with active ingredients that address specific skin issues. Think of it as the VIP section for your skincare routine.

Apply your serum after cleansing and before moisturizing. Because serums contain highly concentrated, active ingredients, they're perfect for targeting specific concerns like redness, dark spots, or wrinkles.

Selecting a serum can be like navigating a maze blindfolded while juggling - you need focus. Are you looking to fight the clock? Opt for a serum with anti-aging properties like retinol or hyaluronic acid.

Are you facing an uprising of acne? A serum containing salicylic acid might be your best bet. The NeoCutis BIO GEL FIRM is a great all-rounder, delivering skin-plumping hydration, supporting collagen and elastin production, and improving skin tone and texture.

Step 3: Don't Forget the Eyes

Whether your schedule includes endless meetings, late-night gaming, or Netflix binges, our eyes are the first to betray our lack of sleep or stress. But don't despair; that's where eye cream comes in.

Eye creams are designed to be lighter and absorb quicker than regular moisturizers. They often include ingredients like caffeine, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to tackle problems like dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.

Using your ring finger (it's the weakest and most gentle), dab a small amount of cream around the orbital bone, avoiding direct contact with your eyes. Do this morning and night to keep those peepers looking fresh and alert.

Adding an eye cream to your routine is simple, but it makes a world of difference. Trust us, your eyes will thank you, especially after those late nights and early mornings.

Step 4: Shield Up with Sunscreen

Unless you're a vampire, you're going to face the sun. So, let's make sure you're not only facing it but also protecting yourself from its blazing glory.

UV rays are like the school bully of skin health - unwanted, damaging, and always lurking. Sunscreen offers your skin the protection it needs.

Be sure to slather on broad-spectrum sunscreen daily with at least SPF 30, fifteen minutes before stepping outside. And don't just apply it in the summer; this is a year-round commitment. We’re a fan of the Colorescience Total Protection™ No-Show™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 for the ultimate coverage.

Step 5: Smooth Moves

If you're still using soap or – gasp - going in dry when it comes to shaving, we need to talk. A quality shave cream not only makes the process smoother but also doubles as a skincare product.

Choose a shaving cream packed with skin-loving ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E. Steer clear of products with alcohol, as they can dry out your skin faster than you can say "razor burn." Containing pure aloe vera and coconut oil, the GlyMed Plus For Men Essential Shave Cream is an excellent option.

When it comes to the application, wet your face, apply the cream generously, and let it sit for a minute or two. This primes your skin and softens the hair for a smoother, less irritating shave. Once you're done, wash off any remaining cream and pat your face dry.

Step 6: Make It a Routine

You can't hit the gym once and expect a six-pack, and the same goes for skincare. Consistency is key. Make these steps a regular part of your morning or nighttime routine, and your skin will thank you.

Remember, skincare isn't just for the ladies. Men can and should have a dedicated routine to keep their skin healthy, vibrant, and ready for whatever life throws at them. So go ahead, invest in that serum, slap on some sunscreen, and make your shave smoother than a jazz saxophonist on a Saturday night. Your future self will thank you.

Do you want more skincare advice? Here’s the ultimate guide to vitamin C.