If you get your skincare ideas from the Internet, you might assume it’s a deep scientific rabbit hole similar to astrophysics or neurology. If you only get your information from the men’s care section of your local big-box retailer, you undoubtedly believe that a single multi-purpose product can do it all as long as it contains charcoal. However, the truth of men’s skincare guide is somewhere in the middle.
Because of the sheer number of product options available, skincare may be intimidating at best and confusing at worst. Perhaps this is why many men have no skincare regimen at all—they don’t want to put in the effort to figure it out. Or perhaps they simply don’t care. They, and you, should be concerned. Good skincare is one of the most effective weapons we have against the majority of the typical facial concerns that men confront.
Cleaning your face with whatever soap you have on hand and hoping for the best isn’t enough for effective skincare. It takes commitment, consistency, and attention, not to mention a fair amount of experimenting, to find the correct items for you, just like everything is good. That’s why we are here; this is a safe environment, and no one expects you to know the difference between hyaluronic acid and niacinamide overnight.
In any case, starting a skincare regimen from scratch requires only a few basic steps, and you’ll be astonished at how much of a chance you’ll see after only a few weeks of doing so. We’re going to lay it all out for you, from beginner to intermediate, since you won’t want to go back after you see your face after a few weeks of moisturizer.
A cleanser for the Face
When we think of clean skin, we expect it to be dry and squeaky-clean. That may feel wonderful on your body, but it is harmful to your face. It signifies your skin’s protective barrier has been compromised, and you’ve removed the healthy oils that keep it hydrated. Instead, use a face cleanser that has hydrating components but also contains salicylic acid and maybe witch beryl to gently manage oil. It should be used twice a day morning and night.
Cream for the Eyes
Eye cream is the Multipurpose army knife of a man’s skincare regimen: it’s a basic item that may solve a slew of issues. What about dark circles? It may aid in their removal. Puffy bags from a late-night rager? It has the power to send folks packing. Are you starting to see wrinkles and fine lines? Eye cream might help you seem younger. Because the skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face, it requires more concentrated chemicals and loses moisture fast and easily. Even if you don’t do anything else, start applying an eye cream after cleansing in the morning and at night.
Cream for the Night
Wearing a specific moisturizer at night may seem counterintuitive at first, but your skin is attempting to repair itself while you sleep. Night creams are often extremely moisturizing and contain active compounds such as collagen to aid in the renewing process. Wearing the same moisturizer throughout the day and at night is OK, but having a different cream at night is a true pro move.