We all know how important it is to take care of your skin from the teenaged years to the golden years and all the wonderful decades in between. However, we also hear men want a skincare routine that is convenient, simple and easy to follow.
So it’s good to know that there are many different steps we can take to promote clear and healthy skin beyond just what products we use. In this article, we’ll be highlighting some easy steps you can take to keep your skin looking young, clear, and healthy, as well as some products to consider for kickstarting or adding to your skincare routine.
First, we’ll go into some of the basics of skincare. These are some of the small, simple changes you can make to your morning or night routine to promote better-looking skin.
Washing Your Face
The most basic level of skincare is washing your face and if nothing else, it is the one thing you should be doing as part of your skincare. In the morning, after a sweaty workout, at night, or all of the above are great times to start taking less than a minute and washing your face. This can be done with a splash of water, but to truly cleanse the skin, you should invest in a drugstore or high-quality face wash or cleanser. Washing your face regularly helps remove dirt, oil, and other debris from your face and can leave you feeling as fresh as a daisy.
Washing Towels and Pillowcases Frequently
Another major component of skincare is making sure the materials that come into contact with your skin are clean. Towels, especially those which are used, air dried, and reused, can be a hotspot for bacteria, dead skin cells, debris, and oils. Using a fresh, clean towel or at the very least using proper air-drying methods is important for maintaining clear skin and avoiding things such as acne.
Pillowcases, which collect sweat, dirt, and oil while you sleep, also need to be washed frequently to prevent damage to your skin. Alternatively, using a silk pillowcase can also promote healthy skin by improving hydration, preventing wrinkles, and reducing inflammation such as acne and dermatitis.
Use a Cleanser Specific to Your Skin Type
Everyone has a different skin type and it’s important to listen to your skin when choosing a cleanser. If you have really dry skin, using an oil regulating cleanser can cause further drying, flaking or itchiness. The same goes for oily skin and the use of a hydrating cleanser which can cause more visible pores and a greasy or shiny look. It’s also important to pay attention to your allergens and sensitivity as well when choosing a cleanser.
Moisturizer and SPF Use
Using a moisturizer and sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF can really help to improve your skin. Your skin can be damaged by the sun’s harmful rays even if you are only outside for a short time each day.
Moisturizing daily can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness, which can lead to acne. Using SPF helps prevent your skin from sun damage and prevent wrinkles and fine lines as you get older.
Products To Consider
Now that we’ve gone into some of the basics related to your skincare routine, it’s important that you know about some great options for products to use for better-looking skin. These products range from skincare sets to cleansers and moisturizers for all skincare types and needs.
Vivalui Activated Charcoal Deep Pore Cleanser
Bamboo-activated charcoal, rosehip, aloe vera and calendula are some of the super star ingredients in this easy-to-use natural face wash by Vivalui. There are so many reasons to try it including a clearer complexion, softer skin and natural glow that only healthy skin can have. This gentle cleanser is ideal for all skin types and since it’s made from organic ingredients even sensitive skin types will be able to use it every day.
Skincare Sets - Easy Made for You Routine
Clinique for Men offers multiple skincare starter kits for a variety of needs, including hydration, oil control, and anti-aging. These are amazing made-for-you skin routines for someone looking for a one-stop easy routine to follow. If you are traveling you can often pick up starter kits at duty free. It is a great way to try a new brand without committing to buying all the full-sized products in the range.
Sensitive Skin Products
Brands like Cetaphil and Cerave are dermatologist recommended for sensitive skin. They also offer options for both dry and oily skin and acne-prone skin.
Cerave’s Hydrating Facial Cleanser is great for normal to dry skin and can be paired with their Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Their AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion is a great option if you’re looking for an everyday moisturizer with SPF. Cerave’s Foaming Facial Cleanser is meant for normal to oily skin and can be paired with their Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 to achieve moisture and protection without a super thick moisturizer. Their Renewing SA Cleanser for normal skin is a great option for normal and acne-prone skin due to the salicylic acid in the product.
Cetaphil offers a Gentle Skin Cleanser for sensitive, dry to normal skin, which can be paired with their Moisturizing Lotion or Moisturizing Cream. They also offer moisturizers with SPF ranging from SPF 20 to 50. Cetaphil also offers a Daily Facial Cleanser for sensitive, combination to oily skin types as well as a DermaControl Oil Removing Foam Wash. These products can be paired with their Daily Oil-Free Hydrating Lotion or the DermaControl Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30.
Jack Black Products for Dry, Oily and Acne-Prone Skin
Jack Black offers a Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser for oily skin as well as a Balancing Foam Cleanser which can be paired with their Oil Control Toner and Clean Break Oil-Free Moisturizer.
For dry skin, Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser that can be paired with products such as the Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 or Overnight Repair Moisturizer with 1% Salicylic Acid and AHA Blend.
Jack Black also offers a ProSeries Acne Remedy Collection that focuses on providing an easy 3-step collection for clearer, healthier-looking skin. Their ProSeries Age Control Collection also helps to reduce visible signs of aging and defend skin against future damage.