How To Create the Best Men’s Skincare Routine

We may think spontaneity sounds like an attractive quality, but most of us thrive on routine. Think of the regular plans we pencil into our diaries – weekly grocery shops, gym, haircuts and other activities that help us feel productive (and, well, pretty good about ourselves). Which brings us to skincare. Now, we know what you’re thinking: why follow a men’s skincare routine when you can splash some water on your face and be done with it? Wrong.

Men’s skin requires effective hydration, purification and support to stay looking and feeling healthy. The good news is that the best men’s skincare routine is also often minimal. In this article, we’ll explain how to best build an easy skincare routine for men for your skin type and needs.

What should a men’s skincare routine be?

A good skincare routine for men doesn’t have to be complicated. Beginners can stick to the essentials – a cleanser, serum, moisturiser and SPF each protects and promotes visibly healthy skin. This combination is enough to provide a solid foundation for your skin, but if you’re looking to elevate your skincare game, then you can consider adding facial scrubs, masks, eye creams, and even serum layering to your men’s skincare routine.

Looking for a basic men’s skincare routine to make your own? Learn more below.

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Hydra Energetic vs Power Age: Which is the right range for me?

First, let’s explore two skincare ranges – both designed for men. Here are the key differences:

Hydra Energetic

The ultimate boost for tired skin, the Hydra Energetic range is drenched with invigorating Guarana and Vitamin C to reveal a fresh, healthy complexion. The cooling formulas have been formulated to fight the signs of fatigue – for a full-body wake up call.

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Power Age

The Power Age range is specially designed for men with dry skin and signs of ageing. All three products are loaded with two types of Hyaluronic Acid to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, decrease the appearance of dark circles, and hydrate the skin under the eyes to reveal an even better looking you.

So – what does a good skincare routine for men look like? Allow us to demonstrate:

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Step 1: Wake up with a cleanser

Combat sleepiness with the Hydra Energetic Wake Up Boost Wash. This refreshing gel formula is enriched with Guarana and Vitamin C to provide an instant energy kick. Simply wet the face, apply, gently massage over the face … and seize the morning looking sharper than ever.

Step 2: Scrub up nicely

Powered by anti-bacterial Salicylic Acid to fight against stubborn blackheads and oiliness, the Pure Carbon Anti-Blackhead Daily Face Scrub instantly washes away oil and dirt, eliminating dead cells to unclog pores and stop future blackheads. Those with dry or ageing skin may prefer the Hydra Energetic Unclogging Pores Scrub. True to its name – this scrub unclogs pores, softens and cleanses the skin, leaving you with comfortable, healthy-looking skin that’s ready to turn heads.

Step 3: Smooth the skin with a serum

The Power Age Men Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid smooths, firms and revitalises the skin to help reduce visible signs of ageing. Loaded with a powerful combination of two types of hyaluronic acids, this multi-action facial serum is what your thirsty skin has been craving.

Step 4: Give the eyes some love

A good skincare routine for men involves caring for the fragile area of skin around the eyes. Enriched with Caffeine and Vitamin C, the Hydra Energetic Cool Eye Roll-On treats your eye area to that icy cool feeling to reveal instantly refreshed and awakened eyes. Simply roll the product over your upper eyelids gently and the area under your eyes. Blink twice if you’re in love with this product. (Yeah, we thought so).

Alternatively, if you have wrinkles or dryness around the eye contour area, Power Age Eye Serum Roller with Hyaluronic Acid is the eye serum for you. This cool gel textured anti-ageing eye roller not only feels soothing to the skin, but it provides hydration that lasts. This product is designed to be used as the final step of your Power Age men’s skincare routine (after moisturiser and followed with SPF).

Step 5: Moisturise your heart out

The best men’s skincare routine involves a moisturiser that energises the skin. Hydra Energetic 24 Hour Anti-Fatigue Moisturiser not only has a non-greasy texture revered by many, but it also fights the 5 signs of fatigue:

  • Dark circles
  • Tired features
  • Loss of firmness
  • Roughness
  • Dullness

 

For a moisturiser that targets dry skin and signs of ageing, the Power Age Moisturiser with Hyaluronic Acid is your holy grail. This uber-efficient anti-ageing moisturiser:

  • Firms and strengthens the skin’s elasticity
  • Provides intense moisture for fresher and rejuvenated skin
  • Increases skin smoothness

 

Now that you’ve learned all about men’s face care routines, it’s time to build a routine of your own.

 

By following this easy skincare routine for men, you will be well on your way to moisturised skin and a glowing complexion. For additional men’s skincare tips, check out our Men’s Grooming Guide.

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