Facial Care Routine For Men
Time to look after your skin
Essential tips for having a good facial care routine
Life for the modern gentleman can be pretty hectic, so it’s no surprise that a proper skin care routine often falls to the wayside. However, caring for your complexion now can help prevent premature ageing and skin damage further down the line.
A good facial care routine doesn’t have to cost the earth in time and money. From choosing the right cleanser for your skin to perfect beard grooming, our simple, fuss-free grooming guide will tell you all you need to know to get that healthy, youthful glow.
The best skincare for men
Your skin is often the first things people notice when you walk into a room. No matter how dressed-to-impress you are, if your skin looks dull, tired or dry, you’ll end up looking more drab than dapper. This can be easily remedied by giving your skin some TLC. Here’s how:
Step One: Cleanse your face both morning and night
Cleansing both morning and night will help to neutralise your skin’s PH levels and will reduce any excess oil that builds over night or during the day. Environmental factors, such as dirt and pollution, also cause buildup of residue that can cause outbreaks of spots if not regularly removed.
Cleanse your face using an alcohol-free face wash, such as Men Extra Hydra Sensitive Face Wash, which removes any toxins from the skin. The formula, which is enriched with Birch Tree sap, leaves the skin feeling soothed and protected.
Apply a walnut-sized amount of face wash, lathering with warm water. Rinse off all residue and splash your face with cold water to close your pores. Then pat dry with a clean towel.
Step Two: Moisturise
Regardless of whether you have dry or oily skin, you can benefit from moisturising. Apply your moisturiser to damp skin, which helps to lock in moisture – making your moisturiser more effective.
For very dry and sensitive skin, try our Men Extra Hydra Sensitive Face Wash, which provides 24 hour hydration. The soothing moisturiser reinforces the skin’s natural defences and leaves it more resistant to external aggressors.
Need an extra boost? Our L'Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Recharging Moisturiser (Turbo Booster) is our first moisturiser enriched with Taurine. It’ll give your skin some extra oomph for tired, lacklustre and dehydrated skin. Recharge your skin instantly for a healthier glow.
Step Three: Don’t neglect your eyes
If not treated, your eye area can be the first to show signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and puffiness. Spend a few minutes in the morning and night giving your eyes some TLC. After you’ve finished moisturising, tap three dots of eye cream under your eyes and across your eyelid, forming a C shape.
You can then swipe our Men Expert Hydra Energetic Eye Roller under your eye. This helps to revive tired eyes each morning and is designed to combat bags and dark circles.
Step Four: Care for your beard
If you have facial hair, it’s important to keep your beard trimmed and well-groomed. The skin around your beard, although not always visible, should also be cared for.
For long beards, prevent it from feeling coarse with a beard oil, such as the Barber Club Long Beard and Skin Oil. This soothes and calms any itchiness you may have as your beard grows, while nourishing the hair and skin beneath. Infused with natural essential oils, the Barber Club Long Beard and Skin Oil tames and conditions your beard, without making it greasy.
How to apply beard oil
Use the beard oil every morning after you’ve finished your daily facial routine. Follow these steps to a luscious, well-groomed beard:
1. Dispense 2-3 drops of beard oil to into your palm and rub your hands together to emulsify
2. Massage the product evenly into your facial hair so the oil makes contact with the skin underneath
3. Wash your hands after application
How to groom your beard
Pruning and shaping is essential to achieving a well-groomed beard. Invest in a quality trimmer: even if you’re growing your beard out, you’ll want to keep it well-groomed and looking healthier.
Comb your beard so all hairs are facing the same direction. Choose your setting on the clippers, dependent on how long you want your beard to be and trim all over for a even finish. For the cheeks and neck, change to a smaller gradient and fade into your beard.
Trim your moustache and any stray hairs using scissors for accuracy.
You don’t have to spend a lot of time on your facial routine to get the results you’re looking for. A little bit of love each day will go a long way.
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