A Guide to Men's Face Products
Facial products are just as important for men’s skin as they are for women, but you may not be sure what your skin needs or which type of men’s face products to choose when confronted with large shelves stacked with different bottles. It may also be hard to sort through and identify which products are high quality, and contain ingredients or formulas that suit your unique requirements. This blog post will break down various types of products, so take note if some of them sound like they’d be perfect for you!
Addressing Your Skin’s Unique Needs
Your skin type will determine which products you will need, and what type of formula to look out for. If your skin is oily, often appearing shiny even soon after you have washed your face, you may want to include face masks or mattifying creams in your routine once or twice a week. These will control how much oil your skin produces, avoiding extra shine or skin impurities. Oily skin is common in men, since men tend to produce more sebum on average.
Meanwhile, if your skin is dry and regularly feels tight and irritated you will need to pay extra attention to keeping it hydrated, as described in the next section. Dry skin can also be a common problem in men who shave often, as shaving can dry out and irritate your skin. If your skin often feels uncomfortable after shaving, you may opt to use a special men’s shaving cream that helps your razor glide across your skin more gently without damage.
Just like keeping your body hydrated is essential to your health, so is keeping your skin hydrated. Hydrated skin looks plump, healthy and youthful. In fact, moisturising your skin regularly slows down the appearance of wrinkles as you age, and makes them less visible when you are older since your skin is more plump.
If your skin is very dry, you will need an intense moisturiser or a rescue cream to replenish it. If you often get breakouts, it may be best to use a light formula like a gel moisturiser or a specialised oil-free moisturiser to hydrate your skin without clogging your pores. Finally, always try to apply your moisturiser within 30 minutes of showering or washing your face, as this is the time when your skin is most absorbent.
Exfoliate Old Skin
If your skin looks dull, you may need to help cleanse it of old skin cells using an exfoliator or a skin peel. It’s important to exfoliate to remove excess sebum, oil and dead skin from your pores, which helps avoid blemishes like acne or blackheads. It will also help reduce the production of excess oil and even out your skin, helping you look brighter and younger.
Exfoliants are an ancient product that has been around since ancient Egypt, visibly providing immediate results as buildup and old skin are rinsed away to reveal young fresh skin. Blood flow to the skin is also enhanced, and the skin is prepared to be more absorbent to any products your use afterwards. Physical exfoliants contain grains that physically dislodge buildup, while chemical exfoliants use chemical and enzyme ingredients to achieve the same results. This means that physical exfoliants should be avoided if your skin is irritated or sensitive. Chemical exfoliation is also said to have better anti aging results.
Be sure to moisturise right after exfoliating for best results, and because your skin will be dry and sensitive after exfoliation!
Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
While especially important during the Summer months, protecting your skin from sun damage should be a year-round habit. Sun damage causes dull, dry, uneven skin. It may cause an increase in clogged pores and reduce your skin’s elasticity making you look older. It can even lead to greater health concerns like skin cancer. As a result, it’s important to include sunscreen in your routine if you will be spending time outdoors that day.
Say Goodbye to Blemishes
Cleansing your face from the regular buildup of oil and pollution is an important part of a men’s face routine as well. Cleansers can come in a milk formula which is ideal for dry and sensitive skin, a cream formula which is intensely hydrating and won’t strip the natural oils away from your face, or a gel formula ideal for oily skin since it cleanses pores deeply of any buildup.
If you work or live in a high-traffic area you may also want to pay special attention to cleansing your skin of pollution. You can regularly use a pollution-targeting men’s face mask and follow up your men’s face care routine with a specialised pollution face cream.
Keep Your Skin Young and Healthy
As you get older, your skin may need more help to remain elastic and smooth. Anti-aging creams will boost collagen production and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin. You will also find anti aging products specifically for around your eyes to help reduce undereye puffiness and dark circles. These eye creams are specifically formulated to be gentler and more effective on the undereye area which is more delicate than the rest of your face, more prone to becoming dry and more likely to show signs of aging.
If you do not yet have aging skin, you may opt for creams that prevent skin from showing signs of aging in the first place, that can be found in cream or serum form. Sun damage also accelerates the aging process, so using sunscreen is important. You can even find antiaging products that include sun protection as part of their formula.
As you now know, there are a range of men’s face products that may be suitable for your unique needs. We hope this article has helped you better understand which ones might be perfect for you!
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