A lot of men want to take care of their skin but for some reason, skincare advice for men always seems to be a bit taboo.
The reality is, a solid skincare routine will curb acne, thwart wrinkles and minimise irritation. Incorporate this into your grooming routine and you're guaranteed to look the handsomest you've ever been.
Gents, you can stop hiding your desire to learn about skincare, because we’re going to let you in on everything you need to know.
From the best products to use, to the tips and tricks that will make taking care of your skin a breeze, just doing some of these steps will make a hefty difference.
Sensitive skin? Opt for fragrance free skin care products.
If you have sensitive skin, then you know that finding the right skin care products can be a bit of a challenge.
The good news is that there are some great options out there for those with this skin type, you just have to keep an eye out for the ingredients list.
One important thing to keep in mind when shopping for products is to look for those that are fragrance free.
This is because fragrances can often be one of the main culprits when it comes to irritating skin and causing an allergic reaction.
Another great tip is to look for products that are labeled as 'hypoallergenic'. This means that they have been specifically formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin.
For all men, a moisturising shaving cream is a cornerstone for smooth skin but this is especially the case if your skin is a little sensitive. Shaving without a shave cream can:
- Produce razor bumps.
- Encourage ingrown hairs.
- Create dry and tight feeling skin.
- Irritate skin's texture with razor burn.
There's no doubt that when it comes to skin care, a shave cream is a must-have. Our energising shave cream, ensures a smooth, close and comfortable shave.
A cleanser is your best ammunition against oily skin.
If you have oily skin or acne prone skin, then you know that using a good cleanser is essential to keeping your skin clean and clear.
The right cleanser will help to remove excess oil and dirt from your face, without stripping away the natural oils that your skin needs to be healthy.
It's a bit of a minefield out there when it comes to picking a cleanser that doesn't contain parabens and harmful chemicals.
Unlike those products, SCRUBD's Energising Face Wash contains only natural, purifying and soothing ingredients that will upgrade your skin care routine by a long shot.
Formulated with Vitamin C, silk peptide proteins and aloe vera it removes grime and dirt from men's skin whilst buffing away dead skin cells to reveal clear, smooth skin - no matter your skin type.
It's not just about preventing sun damage, sun screen drastically lowers your chances of getting skin cancer.
Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and more than 90% of cases are caused by sun exposure.
It's a no brainer then that it's important to use a sunscreen every day to prevent harmful UV rays from the sun.
Besides the risk of skin cancer, UV rays can harm your skin in other ways:
- dark circles and crow's feet
- redness and irritation
- fine lines and wrinkles
- saggy skin and dark spots
In short, sunscreen is important for everyone no matter your age. Whether you have normal skin, dry skin or combination skin, a sunscreen is worth adding to your skin care routine.
How do I get rid of under eye bags and tired looking skin? One word - hydration.
They're dark, persistent and age you by years. Yes, we're talking about under eye bags and they really wreck havoc on your appearance.
Out of all our skin care tips, an eye gel or eye cream comes out on top.
SCRUBD's anti-ageing eye gel visibly reduces fine lines, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. It hydrates the epidermis of your skin but also the skin underneath so your eyes are bolder and brighter.
What's the ultimate skin care routine?
Good question. Let's break it down.
Skin care routines often start with a few basic steps and before you know it you're down the skin care rabbit hole, cramming salicylic acid, glycolic acid, a retinol serum and everything in your medicine cabinet into your morning routine.
We're all about using a simple daily routine that works wonders on your skin. Here are our recommendations for the ideal skin care routine:
- wash you face with a cleanser
- apply moisturiser
- shave with a shave cream
- finish with sunscreen
If you have specific skin concerns, it might be worth investing in a face serum that can improve your skin's appearance. For example, those with dry skin or sensitive skin could benefit with products containing the renowned skincare ingredient, hyaluronic acid.
SCRUBD's award winning anti-ageing face serum uses hyaluronic acid to replenish dry skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, delivering a brighter, intensively hydrated and naturally plump texture.
Great skin starts from within.
Yes, skincare products can help your skin, a lot. But you can save a lot of hassle by making small changes to your diet that result in healthier skin.
If you're looking to up your skincare game, make sure you're eating plenty of these skin-loving foods:
Omega-3 fatty acids: These healthy fats are essential for maintaining skin health by minimising signs of ageing and preventing breakouts. Foods rich in omega-3s include salmon, walnuts, and chia seeds.
Vitamin C: This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Citrus fruits, bell peppers, and broccoli are all great sources of vitamin C.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is another antioxidant that's beneficial for the skin. It can help to protect your skin from UV damage and keep it looking young and healthy. Foods rich in vitamin E include almonds, spinach, and avocados.
Lycopene: This powerful antioxidant is found in red fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, watermelons and pink grapefruits. Lycopene has been shown to protect the skin from sun damage and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
So, there you have it! If you want to have clear, smooth skin, make sure you're eating plenty of these skin-loving foods. Your skin will thank you for it!
Man up and take care of your body's largest organ.
So, there you have it, the skincare advice that you’ve all been waiting for.
Whether you have oily skin, dry skin or in between, there's a general rule for every skin type.
Shave cream, face wash and sun cream are essential, but adding a face serum to your routine is the key to getting seriously good-looking skin.
And don’t forget about what you eat - foods with high omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants will give your skin an extra boost.
With these skin care tips, you're on your way to having the best skin of your life.
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