Mens Skincare Regime
Cleanse:One thing men have right is actually not washing their face every morning. Washing too much can ruin your skin’s natural oils.
But this only works if you wash every night. We start each day with a clean slate, so why not let your skin end with that fresh feel. Remember dirt and pollution soak into your pores overnight.
“Beyond the Razor” recommends using a mild foaming cleanser like our Mens Chamomile Facial Wash before you shave to help reduce surface oil. As long as you don’t have sensitive skin, you can alternate between an exfoliating cleanser for an enhanced shaving experience and a mild wash.
BTR tip: If you have oily skin, you can use a hot towel to clean your face in the morning. Splash with cold water for a refreshing boost.
Repair:Mens skin takes a beating over time, thanks to free radicals causing oxidative stress. Without going into a chemistry lesson, oxidative stress relates to our bodies’ negative reaction to bad things like:
- air pollution
- cigarette smoke
- industrial chemicals
- UV rays
Apply after your shaving routine.
BTR tip: Before bedtime, “Beyond the Razor” recommends a retinol cream for those in their 30s and up. “Retinol helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles”
Moisturize and protect:In the morning, follow up your antioxidant serum with a moisturizer that has at least SPF 30. Sunscreen isn’t just for the beach or outdoor sports. Incidental sun exposure, like the time you spend walking to the train or sipping a beer on the patio after work, adds up and causes skin damage.
At night, opt for a lightweight moisturizer without sunscreen.
BTR tip: You don’t have to moisturize at night if your skin isn’t dry! Moisturizing is a lot like drinking water. Do it when you need it.