Why Men’s Skin Care Is Important

There’s a common misconception that men’s skin is hardier and more resilient than women’s. In reality, men are equally as prone to skincare concerns as their female counterparts, making a good routine just as important in order to achieve happy and radiant looking skin. Common skincare concerns include unwanted lines and wrinkles, sun damage, as well as acne caused by clogged pores. And when it comes to a daily routine, proper care is especially required for men. Men produce double the amount of sebum (our natural oil) than women, and as a result pH levels are lower, leaving skin prone to blemishes and acne. Men’s skin is also on average 20% thicker than women’s. This means that men require a tailored approach to skincare – our Men Expert range targets and supports the unique makeup of men’s skin. Think of caring for your skin in the same way as brushing your teeth. By sticking to a daily regimen you’ll stay on top of your skin needs, and maintain a clear, youthful-looking complexion. After all, your skin is your body’s biggest organ and requires as much attention and care as your nutrition and fitness. Developing a consistent skincare routine doesn’t require a never-ending line up of products. By focusing on your skin type and goals, you can create a simple routine that still brings a big impact. Read on to learn about your skin type and the products that will do the most for you.

1. Minimise Acne, Pimples and Skin Blemishes

In our day-to-day lives, skin is exposed to air pollution, dirt and bacteria. Couple this with the natural oils that our skin produces and we can be left prone to breakouts and acne. Ingrown hairs that arise from shaving your facial hair also contribute to blocked pores, which can further irritate skin and lead to unwanted breakouts. 

If your skin is prone to blemishes or often feels oily, using a cleansing face wash or scrub will help to balance oil and even prevent future breakouts through the effective removal of dirt and excess oil. The Men Expert Pure Charcoal Scrub contains Salicylic Acid, with antibacterial properties, which fights blackheads by sloughing away dead skin cells that can clog pores. For guys with sensitive skin (if your skin is reactive, with frequent redness, or stinging) opt for a gentler face wash like the Hydra Sensitive Soothing Daily Face Wash.

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2. Fight the Signs of Ageing

Men experience premature signs of ageing just as much as women. By the time everyone hits 30 years of age, our skin has already started to lose collagen and elasticity. To put up a solid fight against the signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles, use a moisturiser each morning and night after cleansing. By adding topical moisture to your skin, you’ll allow the epidermis (your outer layer of skin) to defend itself against the dehydration that leads to an increase in signs of fine lines and wrinkles. For those who would like to focus on tackling their premature ageing signs, opt for an anti-ageing moisturiser.

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3. Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

We all know that everyday exposure to the sun’s rays can cause major damage to our skin. This is especially true in Australia where we have some of the highest levels of UV in the world. Protect yourself from cumulative exposure to the sun by applying sunscreen each day after your moisturiser. When it comes to men’s skin care, adding sunscreen to your daily routine will be one of the best things you can do for skin. 

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4. Look and Feel Your Best at Any Age

No matter your age or how late to the men’s skin care game you arrive, creating a simple daily routine and sticking to it will have massive benefits for your skin. Make sure to include the above recommendations to ensure your skin looks and feels it’s best. If you’d like to target under-eye circles, try also including an eye cream in your routine. 

For more expert advice, including hair care and shaving aftercare, check out Men’s Grooming 101.

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