Mens Daily Skin Care Routine

Yeah, we know. Deailing with men’s skincare advice is as exciting as watching “The Notebook” with your girlfriend. Women are introduced to skin care at an early age, but men don’t get the same basic training. We’re excited to be able to offer you an easy to understand guide to basic skin care — from eliminating razor burn, controlling acne, fixing blackheads, to which men’s moisturizer to use, we’ve got you covered. Take a minute to read over the mens daily skin care routine below.  Once you’ve done that, choose the best products for your skin.

These days, however, we’re more aware of the benefits of a solid skincare regimen. The benefits of proper skin care include: healther looking skin, smoother shaves, fewer wrinkles, and a younger apperance. If you follow a proper routine, you may be able to avoid many of the common men’s skin problems.  We’d all like that, right?! Spending just a few minutes a day on that mug is worth it.

Here’s what we recommend:

Know Your Type

The first step in putting your best face forward is knowing what kind face you’ve got in the first place. Look at the chart below and pick your type.

Dry Skin

Oily Skin

Nomal (Combination) Skin

Small pores

Dry skin

Tight and sometimes uncomfortable

Rarely breaks out

Shiny appearance

Large, visible pores

Frequent breakouts

Blackheads

Mostly problem free

Average skin

Possibly a bit dry and a bit oily in certain areas

Know Your Routine

Now that you’ve got your skin type figured out, it’s time to figure out your routine. Here are the basics:

Dry Skin

Oily Skin

Normal (Combination) Skin

1. Clean Up

Clean your face with a light gel or foaming cleanser. Never use bar soap, which will dry and tighten skin. Wet your face, lather, and rinse with warm water. Don’t get too warm as water that is too hot will dry your skin. I love Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser for this task.

1. Clean Up

Clean your face daily with a light cleanser. Stay away from bar soaps which can dry the skin and clog pores. Wet. Lather. Rinse. Use warm, not hot, water to avoid excess drying. I love Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser for this task.

1. Clean Up

Clean your face with a light gel or foaming cleanser. Never use bar soap, which will dry and tighten skin. Wet your face, lather, and rinse with warm water. Don’t get too warm as water that is too hot will dry your skin. I love Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser for this task.

2. Tone Up

Using a cotton pad, apply a toner to refresh your skin and remove residue. This will help your skin absorb moisturizer better. Anthony Logistics Astringent Toner Pads are great.

2. Tone Up

Using a cotton pad, apply a toner to refresh your skin and remove residue. This will help your skin absorb moisturizer better. Anthony Logistics Astringent Toner Pads are great.

2. Tone Up

Using a cotton pad, apply a toner to refresh your skin and remove residue. This will help your skin absorb moisturizer better. Anthony Logistics Astringent Toner Pads are great.

3. Get Moist

Apply a good extra moisturizing lotion (with and SPF) Stay away from fragrances products or those containing alcohol. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 is what I recommend.

3. Get Moist

Even oily skin needs moisture (don’t confuse moisture with oil). Use an oil-free moisturizer every day. Cellex C Sunshade SPF 30 Sunscreen for Oily and Acne Prone Skin is a bit expensive, but good stuff.

3. Get Moist

Okay, normal guy. Your moisturizing routine can be a bit more complicated. Use a hydrating moisturizer for the dry spots and an oil-free moisturizer for the greasy places. If your skin is even all over, stick with a light hydrating moisturizer. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 is what I recommend.

4. Re-Surface

On a weekly basis, exfoliate and resurface skin by removing dead skin cells with a gentle face scrub. This will also help clear your pores. MenScience Androceuticals Microfine Face Scrub is perfect for the this task.

4. Re-Surface

On a twice weekly basis, exfoliate and resurface skin by removing dead skin cells with a gentle face scrub. This will also help clear your pores. Stay away from sensitive skin areas. MenScience Androceuticals Microfine Face Scrub is perfect for the this task.

4. Re-Surface

On a twice weekly basis, exfoliate and resurface skin by removing dead skin cells with a gentle face scrub. This will also help clear your pores. Stay away from sensitive skin areas. MenScience Androceuticals Microfine Face Scrub is perfect for the this task.


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