If your morning routine needs a bit of a pick-me-up, it might be time to try out some new products. Although it can be easy to find yourself overwhelmed while browsing the skin care aisle at your local drugstore, there are really two core products that every man needs: an effective but gentle cleanser and a hydrating moisturizer.
If you’re still looking for the best facial cleanser and moisturizing products to provide “facial fuel” for your skin type, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite go-to men's products here:
Between break-outs, oil build-ups, dry skin and fighting off the signs of aging and sun exposure, you have more than enough to worry about when it comes to your skin. You don’t need the extra stress and discomfort caused by pesky razor bumps. If you shave regularly, you likely already know how nicks, razor bumps,and irritation can not only be a nuisance but can also keep you from looking and feeling your best.
The right shave cream can help you rejuvenate your skin and avoid any future irritation. If you are ready to change up your current shave routine, we offer three products that not only double as a cleanser, but also cater to three different skin care needs: sensitive skin, acne prone skin, and anti-aging.
Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin
If you struggle with acne and oily skin, you will need products that specifically cater to your needs. While many moisturizers are oil-heavy and can make your skin problems worse, our two-step system features a moisturizer that is specifically designed for acne-prone skin and doubles as 30 SPF sunscreen to offer further protection.
Just because you don’t use a product daily, doesn’t mean it isn’t working wonders for your skin.
Clay masks might be a bit of a trend right now, but they’re also effective, absorbent cleansing solutions that can help revitalize your skin.
Although it will differ from brand to brand, most clay masks should be worn anywhere from once a week to just a couple times each month, making it a great option for those who would rather invest an hour every once in a while on pampering, rather than making it a daily ordeal.
Two-Step Sensitive Skin System
If you have sensitive skin, it can be frustrating to shop for products, as many effective solutions for others can be irritating and unpleasant for you. In fact, people with sensitive skin often find everything from popular bath products to certain clothing fabrics intolerable. Unfortunately, many cleansers and moisturizers are too intense and harsh for men with sensitive skin to use everyday.
Our two-step sensitive skin package offers both a 2-in-1 face wash and cleanser and a 2-in-1 moisturizer and sunblock. The end result is a complete skin care routine, without the irritation from products that aren’t catered to your skin’s sensitivities.
If scars, uneven skin tones, or stretch marks are a concern of yours, Bio Oil might be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Although it acts as a moisturizer, it’s specific formula also focuses on the evening out your skin tone and reducing the appearance of scars and other types of discoloration.
Daily use is recommended for best results, although the good news is that you will likely find it can replace your everyday moisturizer.
Aging is natural and unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make the process a little smoother with the help of the right products. It is typically easier to prevent signs of aging than it is to reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles or sun spots, meaning that it’s never too start incorporating anti-aging products in your skin care routine.
Not to toot our own horn, but our two-step anti-aging system offer an effective, affordable and vegan preventative solution to help you age as gracefully as possible.
Oil Blotting Sheets
Not every product has to be a scrub or a cream in order to work. If you struggle with oily skin, especially during warm and humid days, you might benefit from oil blotting sheets, which are tailor-made to absorb excess oils so you can stay clean and fresh between your morning and evening face washes.
Although dermatologists recommend indulging in no more than two face washes every day, oil blotting sheets do not technically count, meaning you can use them as you need throughout the day.
Activated charcoal is certainly a trendy product right now—and for good reason. Despite sharing the same pitch-black tone, activated charcoal is not the same product you can find in the barbecue section of your local hardware store. From toothpastes to diet pills, charcoal is popping up everywhere, although it first grew to popularity as an exfoliating cleanser.
It is super absorbent (to the point that it is even used in medical settings to absorb toxins), making it a great way to prevent oil and sebum build-up. The only downside is that the product can be intense—so it’s often best to use just a small amount on your skin to avoid irritation.
Tea Tree Oil
This popular essential oil has long been used as a natural cleanser. Although the scent might be something of an acquired taste for certain users, tea tree oil is well-known for being gentle on the skin, and most products are appropriate for sensitive and combination skin.
Another benefit is that tea tree oil can be used in shampoo products as well, meaning you may just have found the perfect solution to both your hair care and skin care problems. Sunscreen Sometimes, the best skin care products are the ones that you have been using your whole life.
Even if you do not have the luxury of living in a tropical paradise, sunscreen is still an essential tool to combat the signs of aging, sun damage, and, of course, unsightly sunburns.
If for no other reason, every man should wear sunscreen on sunnier days for this important benefit: it’s an important tool to prevent skin cancer.