It’s not that men and women have different skin (your skin type is not determined by your gender), it’s that they have different skin care needs. Whether you’re a daily shaver, have been rockin’ a beard for years, or panic at the thought of slathering on a heavy moisturizer, we’ve got the skin care solutions for men. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Let Your Cologne Do Its Job
Products marketed as being “for men” are often heavily scented. When it comes to skin care, perfume oils and alcohol-based fragrances are a big no-no.
Try a Toner
Active toners formulated with salicylic acid can be a lifesaver for those struggling with razor bumps, while hydrating toners serve as a great alternative to moisturizers for guys who can’t stand the feeling of product on their skin. Our picks: Rebalancing Toner for a clearer complexion and the Dry Skin Toner for added hydration, without the weight.
SPF: It’s an Everyday Thing
We tell this to all our clients, men and women, but wearing a daily SPF is especially important for guys. So many makeup formulations have SPF built in, which only gives limited protection, but still more than wearing nothing at all.
With so many different SPF options — from liquid sunscreens, ultra-sheer formulations and even mineral powders — there’s no excuse for skipping this step.
Keep it Clean
Facials are not just about looking good. They’re about ridding your skin of buildup and deep cleaning your pores. Bare minimum, try and get in quarterly. If you’ve never had a facial, you should change that sooner than later.
Serums Can Work Wonders
Nothing can transform your skin quite like a serum. Bonus: they’re super easy to use and absorb instantly into the skin. Just avoid anything loaded with Vitamin C after shaving as it can cause irritation.
And if you don’t, you’re missing out. Opt for masks with ingredients like Zinc and Sulfur to keep breakouts at bay and Charcoal for its detoxifying benefits.