These days, it’s easier than ever to build a skincare routine for men - especially with the extensive range currently on the market. The best part? You don’t need much to put together a meaningful regime - all you’ll require is a cleanser, moisturizer, and a few other essentials.
If you’re looking to kick your skincare regime up to the next level, you’re in the right place. We’ve put together a simple, 8-step skincare routine for men - easy enough for anyone to follow.
Morning Skin Care Regime
The foundation of any skincare routine for men starts with a clean palette - which is where a facial cleanser comes in handy. They work to remove any dirt, oil, and other impurities from your skin - unclogging pores and preventing acne in the process.
The Deep Cleansing Charcoal Face Wash by Beau Brummell is a worthy addition to your grooming arsenal. The activated charcoal and hyaluronic acid help to remove dirt and grime, without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Now that you’re working with a clean base, your skin is primed and ready to be exfoliated.
An exfoliator will help you to physically rub-away the dead cells on the surface of your skin. This process will unclog the pores, reduce acne, and even the skin tone. Plus, with all of those dead cells out of the way, your other skincare products can work much more effectively and penetrate deeper into your skin.
Check out this Facial Scrub, also by Beau Brummell - containing walnut shells to help slough away the dull skin cells and reveal a radiant complexion. Since it only needs to be used weekly, it’s an easy addition to your skincare line-up.
When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, the skin under your eyes is much more sensitive than other regions of your face. This is because under-eye skin is much thinner, and therefore needs a bit of extra attention.
Eye creams are designed to assist with fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and a variety of other skin conditions - helping to maintain youthful-looking skin.
Less is more when you’re applying eye cream - all you need is a pea-sized amount. Start by dabbing it over the skin. Instead of rubbing the cream in, try gently patting it into your skin until it’s absorbed.
A moisturizer does just that. Moisturises! Though the benefits of moisturizing extend far beyond dry skin relief.
Moisturises create a barrier over the skin to lock in the nutrients from our skincare regime, while stopping dirt from coming in and clogging-up our pores. On top of this, they replace the nutrients our skin loses during the cleansing phase of our routine and helps to provide us with a firmer complexion.
They’re clearly an essential of every skincare routine for men.
This Matte Finish Facial Moisturiser is light-weight and perfect for any skin type. It contains activated charcoal and argan oil to encourage a soft and hydrated complexion.
Especially during the colder months of the year, it’s easy for your lips to dry-out - and before you know it, they can begin to feel chapped and crack.
Having a lip-balm nearby is an easy way to keep your lips feeling fresh and smooth. It’s as simple as applying a thin, even layer to your lips as required.
Evening Skin Care Regime
Finish off your day just how you started it. Wash your face and get rid of the dirt and grime that built up over your day. Create a lather in your hands and apply the cleanser to your face - followed by a rinse with warm water.
The final product worth adding to a skincare routine for men is a face mask.
Using a face mask can be a very luxurious experience, providing you with a hefty platter of benefits. They can soothe the skin, draw out impurities, and help to remove excess oil.
After cleansing, rinse your face with warm water to open up your pores. From here, you can apply the face mask with a soft-bristle brush or your (clean) fingers.
This Charcoal Face Mask by Beau Brummell contains kaolin clay and activated charcoal to encourage softer skin. It’s perfect for getting rid of any impurities while leaving behind all the good stuff. And since it only needs to be used weekly, slotting it into your skincare regime couldn’t be easier. (Editor's note: This is something you want to do at night or on a day off because it can leave your skin a little red after use.)
A face mask can be a great rejuvenator, though it can leave your skin feeling a bit dry afterward.
Though this is an easy fix - reach for your moisturiser again to rehydrate your skin and soothe any dryness.
If you’re ready to upgrade your skincare regime, get started with these 16 grooming essentials that every man needs.
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About The Author
Nicholas Hastie is a Brisbane-based writer/photographer, with a passion for anything and everything related to men's style and fashion. If he's not hunting for new additions to his EDC arsenal, you'll probably find him chasing those wild Aussie landscapes with his camera at the ready.