The ultimate men’s skincare routine: Comprehensive guide

Hey pal! As we all know, us modern men are constantly looking to improve our looks, and one of the main ways of doing so is skincare. Improving our skin's health is key to achieving good looks and confidence. But when we are starting out, there's a big question: what is the perfect skincare routine for me? Let's talk about it since it's not as simple as it looks. Enough talk, let's get to it.
Men's skin

 

Understanding Your Skin Type:

Mixed Skin:

This is a combined skin type that features both oily and dry areas around the face, especially in the well-known T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry cheeks. This skin type can be very challenging when it comes to skincare routines for men since it requires balancing multiple needs.

Oily Skin:

Characterized by high sebum production, resulting in very shiny skin and acne breakouts. Some ways to identify this skin type include large pores and a greasy feeling in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). Men with oily skin tend to get shinier skin throughout the day. Learn more about oily skin at Medical News Today.

Dry Skin:

This skin type lacks moisture, often resulting in flaky and rough patches. Dry skin in men can feel tight, especially after cleansing, so it needs a specific skincare regimen steps. This skin type is prone to wrinkles, so moisturizer is a must to prevent their presence at a young age. You can find more information about dry skin at Medical News Today.

Sensitive Skin:

Sensitive skin tends to be prone to redness and irritation in different areas of the face. This skin type often reacts to certain products and environmental conditions such as pollution and salty air. Men with sensitive skin might experience a burning and stinging sensation when using certain products. We highly recommend visiting a doctor who can deeply investigate what is causing this condition and what needs to be done to improve it over time using the right routine for men with sensitive skin. According to the National Library of Medicine, 50% to 60% of men have sensitive skin, making it a big concern for men.

 

Daily Skincare Routine for Men by Skin Type:

Men’s facial care routine for Mixed Skin:

Cleanser (Morning-Night):

Use a gentle pH-balanced facial cleanser suitable for all skin types. This cleanser needs to be able to remove dead skin, provide oil control while giving balanced hydration. The perfect cleanser for mixed skin is a Charcoal Lather Soap. This cleanser accomplishes all of the previously mentioned benefits: it cleans the skin without stripping it of its natural properties while keeping the oil and dead skin in check.

Tip:

– Avoid using harsh cleansers that strip the skin of its natural properties; these can exacerbate dryness in the skin and stimulate oil overproduction in other areas of the skin.

– When washing your face, focus on the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) and use lukewarm water.

Moisturizer (Morning-Night):

Men’s mixed skin needs a lightweight and non-comedogenic (Does not clog the pores) moisturizer. This moisturizer needs to provide hydration without giving a heavy or greasy feeling. As we mentioned before, mixed skin is kind of tricky. So, when moisturizing, try to focus on dryer areas and avoid overapplication on oily areas.

Sunscreen (Morning):

For mixed skin, opt for an oil-free or a mattifying sunscreen to prevent excess shine in the T-zone. While we are more focused on applying sunscreen only in the morning, the truth is that if you’re spending time outdoors, you should reapply every three hours.

 

 

Men oily skin being showed on picture

 

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin:

Cleansing (Morning-Night):

Use an oil control facial cleanser made out of natural and pure ingredients that help control the excess of sebum like the Natural Tea Tree Healing Soap. This soap naturally helps to reduce the overproduction of oil while keeping any acne breakouts in check without stripping the skin of its natural properties. This is the perfect complement for a skincare routine for men with oily skin. Apply and rinse with water then dry with a clean towel without scrubbing.

Tip:

– Scrubbing our facial skin with a towel stimulates oil production.

Moisturizing (Morning-Night):

When we talk about oily skin, it would be almost reasonable to ask, “Why do I need moisturizer in my skincare routine if I have oily skin?” Well, the truth is that even oily skin needs moisturizing to maintain a healthy balance. Choose an oil control moisturizer that can hydrate the skin without clogging your pores and stimulating more oil production.

Sunscreen (Morning):

All skin types need sunscreen, but oily skin needs a specific type of sunscreen for oily skin that helps to keep sun exposure damages in line while keeping the face oil-free. You can find the best sunscreens for oily skin here.

 

Men's dry skin picture

 

Men’s Facial Care for Dry Skin:

Cleansing (Morning-Night):

Men with dry skin should opt for gentle and hydrating cleansers specially formulated for this skin type. Our Natural Aloe Rich Soothing Soap is the perfect option for those men with dry skin looking for a very hydrating and gentle cleanser to add to their skincare routine. With the mixture of Aloe, Shea Butter, and Goat milk, this cleanser will provide instant relief and return the feeling of elasticity to the skin.

Exfoliation (1-2 times per week):

Exfoliate with a gentle chemical exfoliant that contains alpha hydroxy acids to remove dead skin and help promote new cell generation. Choose exfoliants with moisturizing properties to prevent drying the skin even more.

Tip:

– Avoid using physical scrubs as they can be too harsh for the skin and could cause irritation among other damages.

Moisturizer (Morning-Night):

For the skincare routine for men with dry skin, a highly hydrating moisturizer like the Extreme Moisture Blend is completely necessary. Men with dry skin need to look for moisturizers that contain ingredients like shea butter, ceramides, or squalane, as these ingredients help to lock in moisture and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.

Skincare routine for men with sensitive skin

Cleansing (Morning-Night)

Choose a fragrance-free cleanser that’s delicate with the skin, able to remove impurities without stripping it of its natural properties, and calms irritation. The cleanser for this type of skin should be made from natural ingredients, and the user should avoid any cleanser that contains oils, acids, or alcohol.

Moisturizing (Morning-Night)

Moisturizing is essential for all skin types. It keeps the skin hydrated and creates a barrier to protect against environmental stressors like pollution. The moisturizer for sensitive skin should be soothing, fragrance-free, and include calming ingredients like chamomile.

Tip

Even though you are purchasing products for sensitive skin, we recommend doing a patch test for every single product since allergic reactions vary from person to person. Patch testing involves applying a small amount of the product to a small area of the skin and waiting until it absorbs to see if there is any negative reaction.

This is are some basic skincare routines for men for each skin type. Once you get into these you can then add a little more instruments to it until it becomes perfect for you and we would love to be part of your journey.

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