Ever take a peek through your girl’s extensive range of beauty products and seen something you thought might be beneficial for yourself? Perhaps a moisturiser for that dry skin? Maybe an exfoliant could take a few years off? Well, you’re not alone.
More and more, men are waking up to the fact that hair care, skin care and styling products should not remain the sole domain of women. These days there are entire product ranges dedicated to men, as we have different skin, and requirements than women.
Here are just a few items you should consider yourself:
Cold air, strong winds, even a draught from an air conditioner or open window in a car can quickly lead to dry skin. Excessive exposure to the sun, even in winter, can also lead to a rapid drying of the outer layers of the skin, particularly the sensitive areas on the face. There are some great options now made specifically for men that can help re-vitalised and re-hydrate your skin.
We often forget just how much work our skin does for us, allowing our body to breathe and expel unwanted toxins. It’s up to us to regularly deep clean the outer layer of our skin with a good cleans-er in order to free up our pores.
Men who regularly cleanse their skin experience fewer outbreaks and a fresher appearance. Add begging and ending your day with a cleanse, your skin will thank you for years to come.
Toners act to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores. This makes it harder for irritants and dirt to impact your complexion. Working as a seal for your pores after cleansing, toners reduce the occurrence of breakouts. Toners also leave your skin looking brighter and feeling fresher.
Even with regular cleansing, the outer layer of our skin gets dirty, particularly on our face. Cold weather, strong winds or other outdoor conditions can exacerbate the situation, clogging up the pores of the skin with oil and other detritus. A good exfoliant will scrub away that dead outer layer of skin, revealing the shining, robust skin underneath.
Some men enjoy masques at the end of a long and stressful day as the perfect way to unwind. Other men use masques as part of their regular facial care routines, knowing how beneficial it can be to periodically tighten and refresh the skin on the face.
Whether you’re looking to add a little gel, foam, or cream to help shape and sculpt your hair, there are a wide variety of hair styling products on the market for men.
Even though most of us keep our hair fairly short, conditioner can still be beneficial in softening the hair, helping to make it more manageable. By making hair more manageable, conditioners can also help keep your hair healthy for longer.
Fun fact: Modern hair conditioner (created at the turn of the 20th century in Paris) was actually presented as a product intended to soften men’s hair, including beards and moustaches!