As a general rule, men seem to pay much less attention to their skincare. In honor of Father's Day, we are sharing the benefits of improving your guy's routine. We'll also provide inspiration by showing how a few simple changes can provide serious results.
Men Are From Mars
Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between men's and women's skin? The answer is most definitely, YES. The main difference is that men have more layers of skin on their face than most women. One reason for this is because oftentimes they are not even washing their face.
Even when taking the most basic steps, most men are not layering on serums, moisturizers or refinishing products which reduces their number of skin layers. Since they already have more layers their absorption level is also higher. This means they need to use significantly more product than most women.
The Sensitive Type
Men's skin tends to be a lot more sensitive to refinishing ingredients like Retinol
, and other AHAs. These skincare superstars simply don't make it into their products. However, lower dose product options like our Glycolic Skin Brightening Pads
are a great way to upgrade a routine. For a mild dose of AHA, we recommend White Sage + Charcoal clarifying cleanser
. By adding just one of these products to a routine, men can see a huge difference in their skin's overall appearance without having to take a huge step. The lower doses of key ingredients will provide immediate results without risking skin sensitivity possible from jumping right to something more intense, like Retinol Serum.
Keep It Simple
There is no need to start with a 10-Step routine when men can achieve so much by doing so little. Our suggestion is to start with a clarifying cleanser with AHAs
in the shower, using White Sage Toner
as an aftershave, then finishing with a great hydrating product like Desert Aloe and Jojoba Cream
. These items have more neutral aromas and can be of assistance with ingrown hairs and other skin irritations. If you're OK with sharing, let them try Lemon Peel Vitamin C Serum
or Prickly Pear Seed Serum
These serums are both really great for them and assist in cellular turnover.
Exceptions To The Rule
Now, there is most definitely a category of guys who really care about their skincare and who are fully educated on the best ingredients. They know that there is usually not a difference in products marketed to men vs. women, other than packaging and sometimes, smell. They realize the important thing is to know how to best use products and to be aware which ingredients nourish and protect skin. These men know to value our Core 5 ingredients. They know hydration, exfoliation, and sun protection are paramount to skin health. Serums and refinishing products are non-negotiables in their routine.
Starting a new skincare routine is fun because the results are visible and dramatic. Once they make it their own, a guy's skincare routine will become addictive. They won't understand how they ever lived without such amazing skin. Start with small steps, make it a habit, and constantly be reminded that you are worth it. That's a win we can all celebrate.