* Improving the appearance and health of your skin requires the right products
* A great skincare routine isn’t as hard to achieve as you think
* Start with one product, then add on more as you get used to it
The modern man understands that some ideas from the past that were once thought to only be meant for the opposite sex, are simply outdated ways of thinking today. Take, for instance, skincare, and wonder aloud for a moment why only women would need to take care of their skin. It doesn’t make much sense, does it?
While you may already be using a daily moisturizer, which is a great start, proper skincare, like anything worthwhile, takes a bit more effort in order to achieve desired results. But don’t let the number of items on this list deter you – they require a few minutes, sure, but you’ll thank yourself (and us) in the long run. Oh, and so will your skin.
1. Lubriderm Men’s 3-in-1 Fragrance-Free Lotion
Apply Lubriderm’s 3-in-1 fragrance free lotion after you’ve toweled off because your face isn’t the only bit of epidermis that needs some love. Your skin will feel rejuvenated from the minerals and other essential moisturizers and the aloe will help soothe the skin after you’ve shaved. More importantly, it’s non-greasy, lightweight and will absorb quickly. And, the 3-in-1 formula means it can go on your body and face in addition to being a solid aftershave balm.
2. L’Oréal Hydra Energetic Charcoal Cream Cleanser
You won’t believe the amount of unseen filth that manages to penetrate your skin on a daily basis, especially for those that live in densely populated cities like New York. In order to combat that sort of abuse, you’re gonna need a heavy-duty face wash like L’Oreal’s Hyrda Energetic Charcoal Cream Cleanser. The activated charcoal helps pull dirt, grime and other toxins out of your pores leaving your skin looking and feeling clean.
3. Anthony Mint & White Tea Lip Balm SPF 25
Throw Anthony’s Mint & White Tea Lip Balm with SPF 25 in your everyday carry and apply liberally. Because dry, chapped, and cracked lips are never a good look. The added stevia will even freshen your breath.
4. Rugged & Dapper Daily Power Scrub Facial Cleanser
Though you could use a charcoal face wash on the daily, it’s not a bad idea to mix it up and throw in a face wash like Rugged & Dapper’s Daily Power Scrub Facial Cleanser, a triple threat face wash that’s an exfoliator, cleanser and astringent. We suggest trying both to find the right mix for your skin type.
5. Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20
Jack Black’s Double-Duty Face Moisturizer’s lightweight formula is a great daily moisturizer that’s neither heavy or oily and it doubles as a broad-spectrum sunscreen against UVA and UVB rays. Jack Black – the skincare company, not the actor – recommends applying twice a day to protect against the sun and to hydrate and moisturize your skin. The blue algae extract and sea parsley might sound odd for a moisturizer, but they’ll help keep reduce inflammation and redness in the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
6. Shiseido Total Revitalizer Eye Cream for Men
Apply Shiseido’s Total Revitalizer Eye Cream to combat the appearance of lines and wrinkles and eradicate any dark circles before they even have a chance to form. Because we all have those days.
7. MenScience Androceuticals Anti-Aging Formula
It’s never too late or early to consider using an anti-aging specific lotion like MenScience Androceuticals Anti-Aging Formula. Chock full of ingredients like retinol, peptides, GABA, alpha lipoic acid, green tea and Vitamin E, this lightweight cream is specially formulated for men and is said to support the production of collagen and elastin to help keep your skin looking the best it can.
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