The importance of getting into a daily skincare routine is often overlooked by men because many of them don’t consider their skin a top priority. Now is the time to understand that in order to look your best, you must feel your best!
Besides the given of making sure you drink plenty of water and get enough sleep, taking care of your skin makes a noticeable difference to how it looks. For clear and smooth skin and an even complexion, cleansing, toning and moisturising your face every morning and night is essential.
A cleanser is first used to clean the face, removing dead skin, oil and dirt. Then, a toner is applied, to shrink the appearance of pores, so the skin looks more balanced. Once the toner has dried, moisturiser is put on, leaving the skin soft and hydrated, as dryness can lead to irritation and the development of pimples.
What’s tricky is finding skincare products suited to your skin type – either dry, sensitive, oily, combination or normal. You don’t want to be putting too much oil on your skin when you already have oily skin! A lot of the time, skincare products state the type of skin they cater to on the front of their packaging, which makes the search so much easier.
These skincare products are our ‘must haves’ of the moment:
Perricone ‘MD Gentle Cleanser’ – Dry/sensitive skin
Aesop ‘Amazing Face Cleanser’ – Oily/combination skin
Lab Series ‘MAX LS Daily Renewing Cleanser’ – All skin types
Ren Skincare ‘Clarimatte Clarifying Toner’ – All skin types
Ren Skincare ‘Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel-Cream’ – Oily/combination skin
Clinique For Men ‘Moisturizing Lotion’ – Normal skin
Penhaligon’s ‘No. 33 Moisturiser’ – All skin types
All images via Mr Porter
You know what they say – practice makes perfect! Once you get into a daily skincare rhythm, everything becomes natural, and soon after you start seeing positive changes in your skin!
Ms Chinoiserie Says: A great list of ‘must haves’ Perfect wedding day skin – here you come!