Men also have the right to their beauty routine! Moisturizing cream, after-shave lotion or scrub: here are our top 10 men’s face care products to maintain and protect your skin, according to each person’s needs.
A daily face day cream
The moisturizer is primarily intended for normal or combination skin types. Dry skin will prefer a nourishing cream with a richer formula. A moisturizer is intended to hydrate the skin, but also to soften it and make it more comfortable, especially after showering. Ideally, the moisturizer should be applied every day in the morning, after cleansing the face. It can also be used as UV protection, if it is a sun face cream.
The nourishing cream is a daily care product for dry skin. Thanks to its nutritious formula, it nourishes the skin and repairs it in case of very dry skin (peeling, with frostbite or redness). It also helps prevent feelings of discomfort related to dryness, such as tightness and itching. It is applied morning and evening, after cleansing the skin, massaging well until completely absorbed.
Mattifying and purifying creams are men’s face care products that are intended for oily skin with imperfections. Their purpose is to purify the skin, but also to smooth it. Oily skin is skin that tends to produce too much sebum. The mattifying cream will help regulate this overproduction and prevent shine, especially in the T-zone. This treatment is applied in the morning and can be supplemented with a targeted anti-acne treatment, to reduce the appearance of pimples, for example.
The soothing day cream is made for sensitive skin, which tends to blush easily, or show signs of irritation. It then helps to reduce redness, soothe the skin and calm any reactions. It is applied every day, as daily care and when needed, especially during periods of cold and wind, when the skin is weakened.
How to define your skin type?
There are four main types of skin: oily, combination, dry or normal. Oily skin will tend to shine and often has blemishes. Dry skin is uncomfortable, tight and can sometimes peel or crack. Combination skin is a mixture of dry and oily areas on the face, often on the T-zone.
A face lotion to wake up the skin
There are face lotions for all skin types. Depending on their composition, lotions serve to soothe, awaken or refresh the skin. Cornflower lotions, like a hydrosol, can soothe the epidermis and decongest dark circles. Conversely, a tonic and energizing lotion, based on citrus fruits for example, will wake up the skin and restore its radiance. Lotions can be used every day, after cleansing, before applying face cream, or simply to refresh the skin, in summer for example.
Get rid of impurities with a facial cleanser
Men’s facial cleansers can be found for all skin types. The ideal is to take a soft one, for daily use. Its purpose is to gently cleanse the skin. For reactive or sensitive skin, for example, it will be less aggressive than traditional body soap. There are also purifying cleansers, recommended for blemished or oily skin.
Scrubs and masks: once a week
Masks and scrubs are primarily intended for oily skin with imperfections, as well as normal skin. It is recommended to do this once a week. This type of care should be avoided on sensitive skin, which may tend to overreact. The scrub is a facial treatment that is used to unclog pores and fight against imperfections, thanks to its formula which contains a fatty agent and an exfoliating agent (apricot kernel extracts, etc.) which rubs the skin. It is applied to the entire T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), using circular movements to remove dead skin, then rinsing. A mask, for example based on clay, is applied to the entire face, leaving it to rest for a few minutes. It cleanses the skin, purifies it and restores its radiance.
How often should I use a scrub or mask?
It all depends on your skin type. Skin that tends to get greasy quickly will appreciate a purifying mask or exfoliation once a week to deeply cleanse pores. Conversely, on normal or combination skin, a mask once every 10 days will suffice.
Aftershaves to perfume the skin
Aftershave is a men’s facial treatment for people who shave daily, in the form of a lotion or balm. It is applied after shaving, in order to soothe the skin and prevent burns or redness. Aftershaves generally have a fresh scent and can be used as a light eau de toilette to complete your beauty routine for the day. Because of their smell, they are best applied in the morning.
Targeted care for skin problems
Anti-wrinkle or anti-aging creams are men’s facial treatments that are intended for young or mature skin, which has the first wrinkles or has established wrinkles. Depending on age, they help either to prevent the onset of wrinkles or to fade them by smoothing the skin and filling in the furrows dug by time. Their composition can vary and contain agents that stimulate the production of collagen. This type of care is a daily cream, to be applied as a day cream in the morning.
The latest targeted men’s facial treatment, the anti-acne cream is made to treat problem skin and oily skin. It treats mild acne, blackheads and pimples that usually appear on young skin. It is used as a basic treatment, for problem skin, as a daily care.
The skin is a sensitive organ of the human body, exposed to all kinds of external factors: pollution, wind, sun, etc. Taking care of it with suitable products such as face care for men allows you to better preserve it and bring comfort to your daily life.
The three key points to remember about men’s facials:
- Each skin type has a day cream dedicated to it. You have to choose your cream carefully so that it caters to the specific needs of your skin;
- Daily cleansing and moisturizing are essential for skin comfort;
- Exfoliations and targeted treatments can be added to the routine.