An Easy Skin Care Routine for Men

Let’s face it, skin care isn’t exactly the most popular topic of discussion amongst men. As such, it’s quite unlikely that a high maintenance, 10-step skin care routine would be the talk of a boys’ night out. Even if skin care isn’t your favourite hobby, there’s no excuse to skip out on looking after your skin altogether. You don’t need a complicated, time-consuming skin care routine to get the job done. All it takes to keep your complexion healthy looking and energised is a few simple steps, plus using a small selection of essential skin care products, like a facial cleanser and moituriser. Sound doable? We’ve created an easy skin care routine for men to help you get started. Read on learn how!

Kick it off with cleanser

Regardless of gender or age, you’ll want to start off by using a facial cleanser. It’s essential to wash your face both in the morning and at night, in order to clear out any dirt and excess oils that have built up on the skin’s surface. The Men Expert Pure Power Charcoal Wash is a great choice of cleanser for all skin types. The formula acts as a deep-cleansing magnet to capture and remove any impurities (like dirt and excess oil), and it helps to deal with problems caused by everyday grime: oily skin, roughness, dry skin and clogged pores. Gently massage the face wash onto your skin, focussing on the oily areas (the forehead, nose and chin), then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

If you’re rocking a moustache, some stubble or even a full beard, don’t skip cleansing it, and make sure you work the face wash gently into the hair before rinsing away. Remember, there’s skin hiding under there! The Barber Club 3-in-1 Beard + Face + Hair Wash is designed to cleanse the skin under your facial hair.

Moisturise and protect

After cleansing, the next crucial step in our men’s skin care routine is moisturising. To lock in hydration and brighten your complexion, smooth the Hydra Energetic 24 Hour Anti-Fatigue Moisturiser on damp skin after cleansing. Take an extra moment to apply the product down to your jaw and neck.

If it’s the morning, always reach for a moisturiser that’s formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen, as this will help protect against both UVA and UVB rays. We all know the Aussie sun is no joke – make sure you never skip this step! Sun protection is important for everyone, every day of the year. Did you know you can get sunburnt year-round? Even on cloudy days, or whilst walking to the office, your skin is at stake.

 

Give your eyes some TLC

Word on the street is that the eyes are the window to the soul, which means they can also be a dead giveaway that you’re feeling flat or exhausted. Adding a separate eye product to your male skin care routine is highly recommended—and we swear you’ll find this next step enjoyable.

Instead of waking up and splashing your face with cold water, try using the Men Expert Hydra Energetic Cool Eye Roll-On. The roller’s cooling effect is equally refreshing in the morning or at night and the easy-to-use applicator helps to de-puff eyes and reduce the look of under-eye bags. Formulated with Vitamin C and caffeine, this eye serum helps combat other common signs of tired eyes, including dark circles, and roughness. Gently roll the applicator under your eye, beginning at the bridge of your nose and moving towards your temple.

Editor’s Tip: When you’re tight on time or experiencing a heatwave, place your eye cream of choice in the fridge overnight to create a similar effect. Grab the cream when you wake up, and apply for an extra-cooling treatment.
 

Show your lips some love

We can all agree on this: dry lips aren’t exactly an attractive feature. Give your lips the love and attention they deserve! (If not for you, for that lucky someone in your life). Keep a hydrating lip balm in your pocket or desk drawer, so you can reapply whenever necessary as an essential part of our face routine for men. We’ll also throw in some bonus points if your lip balm is formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Use post-shave products

Do you often get red or irritated skin after shaving? This is where skin care can help. If you head out the door without using an after-shave balm, you could be leaving your skin further exposed to external aggressors. The Men Expert Barber Club After Shave Balm helps to prevent and relieve the five signs of shaving discomfort: razor burn, tightness, irritation, redness and dryness. It’s formulated with Cedarwood Essential Oil to soothe and replenish skin, without leaving a sticky residue. After shaving, apply the balm all over your face and neck—now off you go!

By following our simple skin care routine for men, you will be well on your way to hydrated, smooth skin that’s sure to turn some heads. For additional grooming tips, check out our Men’s Grooming Guide.