Men's skincare focus - a few quick wins to good skin
MEN’S SKINCARE FOCUS – A FEW QUICK WINS TO GOOD SKIN
If you or the man in your life is new to skincare, don’t over-think it! A good skincare routine doesn’t need to be over-whelming or measured on the sheer volume of products used. Getting the basics right is easy and can make the world of difference.
Here’s a few simple steps to get you on the right track to a healthy, radiant complexion.
WASHING YOUR FACE
Splashing a bit of H20 on the face does not cut it. Oily skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin, you need to clean your face, twice a day. In the evening it’s important as you need to remove all the dirt and grime from the day, including environmental pollutants and sunscreen (which you need to wear daily). In the morning, while it may be tempting to splash a bit of water to wake up, it’s really not enough. A refreshing facial wash will cleanse away the oil that your skin has secreted over-night and wake up your complexion.
AVEDA – BOTANICAL KINETICS ALL-SENSITIVE CLEANSER
An aroma-free cleanser that is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Just a small amount is all that’s needed to gently remove impurities and environmental pollutants from the day.
The gentle plant-extract ingredients help to maintain the skin’s protective barrier and leave the skin feeling moisturised. Just gently massage onto damp skin and rinse.
JOSH ROSEBROOK – COMPLETE MOISTURE CLEANSE
This ultra-gentle, gel facial cleanser is suitable for all skin types. It uses natural, ethically sourced ingredients to clear dirt and impurities. The anti-bacterial plant and herb actives help to calm the skin while protecting its natural barrier. Skin is left feeling clean, moisturised and refreshed.
AVANT – BLUE VOLCANIC STONE PURIFYING & ANTIOXCYDISING CLEANSING GEL
This mild, non-drying gel cleanser is rich in antioxidants which help to repair skin cells and neutralise harmful free-radicals (external pollutants that damage the skin). With a heady mix of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant extracts, this cleansing gel helps to prevent breakouts and soothe irritation.
REMOVE DULL, DEAD SKIN CELLS
Exfoliating helps to take your skincare routine to the next level! Your skin is constantly renewing itself, by the time it gets to the surface it’s effectively dead. Not exfoliating regularly can result in dry flaky patches, a dull appearance or congested skin. A good face scrub gently polishes away the dead skin, provides a deeper clean and leaves your complexion feeling revitalised.
Don’t be tempted to over-use an exfoliator, especially the type that contains granular beads. Just a couple of times a week is more than enough to keep your skin looking bright and feeling good.
AVEDA – BOTANICAL KINETICS RADIANT SKIN REFINER
A creamy clay-based product that uses bamboo extract to energise and boost the skin leaving it looking radiant. Massage a small amount onto damp skin, rinse away with warm water and pat the skin dry.
LERNBERGER STAFSING – VOLCANIC ROCK SCRUB
A unique blend of exfoliating rejuvenators instantly smooth and polish the skin, leaving a brighter complexion. Salicylic acid, bamboo, charcoal, jojoba beads and volcanic rock sand work together to dissolve dead skin cells, detoxify the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. No scrubbing needed here, just apply a thin layer, gently massage in a circular motion for 30 seconds and rinse.
MOISTURISERS FOR MEN
Whatever your skin type, you should be applying a moisturiser, day and night. Whether you have normal skin, dry skin, oily or acne prone, combination skin or sensitive skin, it needs some type of moisturiser.
This may sound a step too far for beginners; however, you should consider a different moisturiser for the day and night. Your day cream needs to have some level of protection from external aggressors such as pollution, ideally an SPF (all through the year, not just in the summer months) and be hydrating. At night, your skin doesn’t need all of the above, instead something to repair, soothe and replenish while you sleep.
JOSH ROSEBROOK – NUTRIENT DAY CREAM SPF30
A dual-action day cream that acts as a regenerating moisturiser and natural, broad-spectrum sunscreen. Nutrient Day Cream is a lightweight cream that has a matte, comfortable finish on the skin. The herbal ingredients release to repair, protect, firm and reduce redness.
AVANT – PRO-INTENSE HYALURONIC ACID ILLUMINATING DAY CREAM
Pro-Intense Hyaluronic Acid Illuminating Day Cream is loaded with magnesium, potassium and calcium to help skin retain moisture and tone. It penetrates the skin to hydrate, soften and soothe, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This velvet textured cream has light citrus tones so smells fresh as it nourishes the skin. It contains a protective anti-oxidant action that helps to preserve youthfulness, leaving skin feeling hydrated and smooth.
Written by: Jayne
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