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Daily Skin-Care Routine for Men

Skincare-for-Men

Do you know that 65% of men have sensitive skin and it requires as much care as a women’s skin does (if not less)? Our skin is rough & coarse and it is high time that men start to consider a daily routine for their skin and treat it right but men do not like to complicate things especially when it comes to their regime for skin care.

The daily skincare routine for men should be simple, easy to follow and most important; effective. Most of the times, we unconsciously over-do things with our skincare and don’t even realize it until after a long time.

So, let me un-complicate it for you right away.

Here’s what you should do!

Wet your face with lukewarm or cold water depending on how you like it. Apply a small amount of face wash and gently work up a lather using a circular motion. Wash off and pat dry.

Take a small amount of toner on a cotton pad and clean the face with it to make sure there is no lather left on the face (this is optional; if you have time and patience).

Apply a moisturizer evenly to the face. Avoid taking too much of moisturizer. If you think it’s not enough in the first attempt, go for a second round.

Frequency!

This skin care routine should be followed twice a day; after you wake up and before you go to bed.

Why?

Using a face wash/cleanser in the morning will refresh your face by removing dull skin and make it ready for the rest of your day. Cleaning the face before bed will make sure you remove all the dust, dirt, bacteria from your skin and allow it to rest too when you rest.

A skin toner is normally used to balance the pH change in the skin but if you use an apt cleanser, you may not require a toner. However, if you get frequent acne I would recommend you to use a toner post-cleansing.

Moisturizing or hydrating the face is a must to do for all men. It settles down in the pores making your skin firm and hydrated. It also delivers essential nutrients and vitamins to your skin that prevents anti-aging. I strongly recommend using a moisturizer with SPF if you are out in the sun.

Daily Skincare Routine For Men

When it gets boring: Scrub!

Following this regime is extremely important no matter how tired or unwilling you are. Your everyday effort will add up and you will start to see the difference soon. But just to make sure you don’t get bored with the above routine I’m gonna suggest a change that you must include – Scrub.

Replace your regular cleanser with a scrub once every two or three days and follow the rest as stated above.

We tend to build dead skin cells which cannot be removed using a face wash. A scrub will exfoliate your skin and allow to form new cells that result in a glowing skin. I recommend using a scrub at night (I personally like it at night and your skin gets time to relax and form new cells).

Use lukewarm water when you’re dealing with scrubs as it opens the pores of the skin and makes it easy for a scrub to work. Never ever try to put too much pressure or rub extensively when scrubbing as it would lead to skin redness and may cause itching too if you have a sensitive skin. Rub it gently (dead skin cells are not that tough to remove).

Not to mention, hydrating your skin post scrubbing will make all the difference. Do not forget to do that.

Your Thoughts Matter!

If you have a regime that works for you or one that didn’t work for you, I would encourage you to share your experience here and do your bit in making other men’s lives easier.

I’m open to any feedback and suggestion and would be ecstatic to hear from you.

Happy Skin to You!


 

Anubhav

14 Comments

  1. After reading this, I never realized that men’s faces need as much attention as the women, although I’m sure most of us guys don’t pay as much attention to the face as women do. Moisturizing and hydrating is important. I am going to start implementing what I read here, because it’s the first thing people see and it’s important to look and feel better and help with the ageing process.

  2. All my life I never thought of this. But I guess since I am getting older I need to consider it. I wash my face but I never thought about conditioning it like you mentioned. It is not that big of a task sounds like. do you think the regime would change due to the nature of the skin in a ethnic way?

    • Hi Ronnie,

      It is better late than never. 🙂
      The routine will become a part of your lifestyle before you will even realize it.
      The regime is standard and stays the same for any skin type.

      Cheers!

  3. I am almost 40 years old and am starting to kick myself for not applying the sunscreen like mom used to always yell at me about. As fate would have it, my wife recently bought a men’s skin care system (maybe an implied task)… In any case, I have a question for you about this. I, like a lot of guys, have to shave every day because of my job. I mostly shave upon waking. Based on your expertise, should I still wash and cleanse my face in the morning, or will shaving cover it? If not, what do you recommend I do? Additionally, any after-shave recommendations for one with a fairly normal, slightly sensitive skin base? Thanks!
    Howard

    • Hi Howard,

      Moms are always right! 😉
      I know the PAIN of shaving everyday. Been there, done that! And if you have sensitive skin, it gets worse.
      But when you have to do it, you have to do it.
      Coming to your questions now:
      1. There’s no alternative to cleaning face as it also covers our forehead and nose area (T-Zone) which is very important for overall cleaning of face. But there are a couple of things you should keep in mind in this regards.

      First, you should always wash your face before you begin the shave. With benefits mentioned above, this will also soften the stubble for a better shaving experience.

      Second, use a natural face cleanser like Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser to save your skin from chemicals.

      Also, always use a natural face moisturizer like Alba Botanica Jasmine & Vitamin E Moisture Cream to complete the process.

      After-Shave Recommendation:
      You can choose between Dove Men + Care Post Shave Balm, Sensitive or Ahava Soothing After-Shave Moisturizer.

      I hope this helps you. You are welcome to share your experience.

      Cheers!

      • This is great, thank you! I’m always up for conducting some research, especially if it’s something that is beneficial. Also, I’m a big fan of natural products and I’m guessing that the Pineapple enzyme is bromelain, which is an anti-inflammatory and works wonders on skin, so you’ve already proven credible to me. Thanks again for the advice, I’ll keep you posted on the results!

  4. I have to admit, as a guy I honestly neglect my skin, especially my face! I do wash daily and use lotion, but that’s about it.

    I can benefit from starting a daily regimen regarding skin care. Do you have a specific brand of face wash & moisturizer that you prefer or recommend?

    • Hi Christian,

      I know, right! We men, do not like to give too much of our time and importance to our skin. It is extremely important to follow a daily routine for our skin to remain healthy and young. You will notice a change in months after starting a regime. I can recommend you a face wash and moisturizer but I would need to know your skin type. If you do not know what it is, find that out here and leave in comments. I will be glad if I could be of any help.

      Cheers,

  5. Hello,
    I never thought of doing any of these if I am honest with you. I mean sure, I wash my face with water before I go to bed and in the morning, but this is the next level. How important would this routine be for me and do you have any products that you would suggest to me? I am totally new to this and have no experience whatsoever.

    • Hi Dejan,

      Glad that you liked the info. Water is incapable of dealing with all the dirt and germs that get stuck to your face alone (we need detergents to wash our clothes, remember?). I know, a lot of men tend to ignore their skin and regret it later. But it is only good that you start as and when you realize it. This routine is standard and works for any men. Products can be dug around for you once after knowing your skin type. Is it dry or oily? Is it normal or combination? I have a post to find that out. Check out The Skin Type Test and take your first step to a glowing, smooth and happy skin.

      Cheers!

  6. Honestly…. i never thought of my skins like that :). So, your info : pure gold. Thanks for the eye opening, will follow your activity, valuable information.

    • Hi Nicu,

      Thanks for stopping by. I am glad that you found the information helpful.

      Cheers!

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