Discover The Best Men’s Skincare Products: Elevate Your Grooming Routine To The Next Level
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In the ever-evolving world of grooming and self-care, the quest for the best men’s skincare products has never been more relevant. Now, men are embracing the power of a tailored skincare routine more than ever – and if you’re on the lookout for the best men’s skincare products to enhance your grooming game, you’ve come to the right place. Here, Beauty Daily speaks to Clarins Retail Trainer Julie Unwin for her top men’s skincare picks.
Importance of skincare for men
Healthy skin is not just about appearance, but also about confidence and well-being. The rigours of daily life, environmental factors, and stress can take a toll on your skin, making it essential to have a tailored regimen that addresses your skin’s unique needs. “Men don’t tend to suffer with hormone related skin issues after puberty, so unless they have a specific skin condition, it’s mainly environmental factors that will wreak havoc on their skin,” explains Unwin.
Plus, signs of ageing don’t tend appear in men’s skin till around the age of 40. “Therefore, up until this point, it’s not necessary to use anti-ageing products. Instead, your best bet is to choose products that provide the skin with hydration for a more radiant complexion,” she adds.
How often should I use certain skincare products?
Determining the frequency of product use is crucial for optimal results. Consistency is key in any skincare routine, and most products should be used twice per day – particularly cleansers and moisturisers. Plus, men’s skin is resilient enough to be exfoliated every day, too. “Men’s skin is 20 per cent thicker than women’s skin, meaning it’s strong enough to have an exfoliating product every single day, which will help to slough away at dead skin cells, promote cell renewal and keep pores clear,” explains Unwin.
Key stages for men’s skincare routine
A well-rounded skincare routine is built upon a foundation of key stages, each serving a purpose in nurturing your skin’s health. Cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising form the pillars of an effective routine. Cleansing clears away dirt and excess oil, while exfoliating removes dead skin cells so you can wave goodbye to dull skin. Moisturising provides hydration and nourishment, and eye cream works to perk up your peepers. By using the right products for each stage, you can optimise your routine for maximum benefits.
Best men’s skincare products in 2023
Whether you’re a skincare novice or an aficionado, these products are designed to cater to various skin types and concerns.
This exfoliating cleanser is designed for the unique qualities of men’s skin and can be used every day. “To use, wet your face, squeeze out a coin-sized amount of product and apply to the skin in circular motions before rinsing off with a splash of lukewarm water,” Unwin recommends.
With a simple but effective formula that cleanses skin from deep within, you can wash with this refreshing cleanser day and night. Enriched with purifying ingredients, it effectively removes impurities and excess oil without stripping the skin’s natural moisture and has been formulated for normal to oily skin types.
ClarinsMen Foaming Shave Gel, £17.50
If you’re a wet shaver, make this your new go-to. Packed with bison grass, it’s ideal for energising and soothing the skin while also providing you with a clean, comfortable shave. “For men that have a lot of stubble or facial hair, apply the ClarinsMen Shave and Beard Oil, £19.20, to the beard first before applying the shave gel on top. This will provide more slip and ease when shaving,” Unwin adds.
“Choosing a moisturiser is all about texture preference and lifestyle needs,” says Unwin. “Using this weightless gel twice a day will energise and revitalise lacklustre complexions and is ideal for busy men who want to ‘get up and go’, as it’s designed to be absorbed quickly by the skin.”
Prefer a cream texture? The Super Moisture Lotion can be used day and night for the ultimate moisturising experience. Enriched with leaf of life and bison grass, this formula deeply hydrates while simultaneously soothing the skin. It’s also got the added benefit of an SPF to protect the skin from UV rays, which happen to cause major damage that not only leads to signs of ageing like lines, wrinkles, and age spots but can also trigger the development of skin cancer.
“For the younger man that doesn’t have ageing concerns, this gel is ideal,” shares Unwin. “Not only is it packed with ginseng to instantly de-puff and perk up the skin around the eyes, but it also has a metal ball applicator, making it super easy to use,” she adds.
“For anyone concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, this formula works to tighten and firm the delicate skin around the eyes,” says Unwin. “It’ll also work on any darkness around the eye area that’s caused by hyperpigmentation.”
So, there you have it, the best products, regime and application techniques to take your skin care to the next level and revitalise your appearance.