For those who want to give their skin a glow up, we’ve recommended some of our favorite tips and products to ensure you’re always feeling fresh. It’s time to upgrade your routine - skip the cheap bar soap and opt for something a little more refined. There are a host of offerings on the market tailor-made to target specific needs. Whether you want to nourish dry skin, exfoliate and de-clog your pores, or brighten your complexion, there’s a perfect product made just for you. Though you may be tempted to save money by pilfering from your girl’s beauty stash, men’s skin has different needs. With slightly thicker skin, daily shaving, and naturally higher collagen levels, our skin can benefit from products made with just us in mind. Here are some of our must-have products and tips to upgrade your grooming regimen:
Stock Up on Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash
For the perfect start to your day, wake up with this refreshing face wash from skincare legend, Kiehl’s. A cult favorite, this product effectively cleanses the skin while providing you with an invigorating and energizing experience. The formula has three key ingredients that revive the skin while preparing it for a comfortable shave: coffee, to energize and reduce dullness, vitamin E, to neutralize skin-damaging free radicals and moisturize, and menthol, for that skin-tingling, fresh feeling that everyone loves.
Commit to Routine
Make cleansing your skin part of your daily routine. Be religious about washing your face morning and night, but most importantly, always, always, always (we can’t stress this enough) be sure to cleanse your skin after a workout. This is key not only to prevent the sweat and bacteria from clogging your pores but also to remove the salt contained in sweat that can cause irritation and dehydration.
Create the Perfect Shave
Take a little extra time to warm up your water to create a softer base for your razor and stock your cabinet with a high-quality shaving cream. Though there are cheap options on the market, a luxe shaving cream will prevent razor burn, ingrown hairs, and will help the overall texture and appearance of your skin. We’re partial to the Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather, which is known to “lift hair up and away from the skin for a smooth, close shave that leaves skin soft, hydrated, and refreshed. Three hydrating layers create a protective cushion between the skin and blade, helping reduce razor burn, irritation, and nicks for a pain-free shave.” Not only do we love it for its effect on our skin, but we also love the fact that it’s vegan and cruelty-free. When you’re all lathered up, use long, even strokes to move the razor and gently shave against the grain. Rinse after each swipe and remember to change out your blade after about five to seven uses.
Never Forget the Sun Screen
Because nobody has time for premature wrinkles, it’s key to always slather on the sunscreen before stepping outdoors. This quick simple step will help prevent sun damage that can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and even scarier, skin cancer. For the best protection, choose a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. For the ultimate protection, ensure that you’re wearing sun-protective clothing, such as merino wool. Not only will it help keep you cool, but its fibers also block out harmful rays from the sun.
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