For years upon years a mans skin care routine has been a conversation not widely spoken about, until now. Very commonly a gents skincare routine consists of solely a body wash that was apart of a fragrance set or a last-minute Christmas present from a distant relative. We are here to change that.

Every gentleman stands to gain from proper skincare, weather it is moisturising daily or keeping hydrated with a face mist. Soft skin and blemish free benefits are surprisingly easy to achieve. We have compiled a simple and easy step by step guide to achieve flawless skin that will boost your confidence for your social and work life.

Step 1: Exfoliate (2-3 times per week, 30-45 Seconds)

Breaking it down, exfoliating removes dead skin cells, dirt, and sebum from the skin. The deep clean that exfoliating products offer also penetrates deep into your pores unblocking any lying pollutions and stops blockages that contribute to forming unwanted sports and blackheads. Hence exfoliating being vital to maintaining your flawless skin health preventing breakouts.

An important thing to know is that there are two types of exfoliators:

Chemical Exfoliators Chemical exfoliants are acids that react with the skin, removing built-up layers of dead cells and excess oil that can cause dull skin and blemishes.

Abrasive Exfoliators (or scrubs) Abrasive Exfoliators calls for the use of a tool or product that will act to physically remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface.

For people who do not suffer from sensitive skin, it is recommended to exfoliate 2-3 times per week for 30-45 seconds per time. However, if your skin is sensitive, we recommend not using an exfoliating scrub but in fact a chemical based exfoliant. use a scrub once per week as this will reduce irritation. On the other hand, if you skin is often oily, you may benefit from exfoliating more frequently.

Step 2: Cleanse (Daily, 30-45 Seconds)

Facial cleansing is an essential, it is the most important aspect to your skincare routine. Without cleansing your face, the other steps are not going to have the best effect on your skin. Throughout the day your skin is exposed to bacteria, dirt, and environmental contaminations, as well as producing sebum which builds up on the surface. Cleansing products remove this, helping to prevent breakouts and blocked pours.

Simply apply to cleaner to your damp skin first thing in the morning or after you have exfoliated, massage it into your skin and then wash away. This process should take no longer than 30-45 seconds and you will feel instant results.

Step 3: Toner (Daily, 30 Seconds)

An alcohol-free facial toner that is made from natural ingredients will compliment your skincare routine immensely. There are two benefits for using a purifying toner; one is that it gently clears pores, fine lines, dullness, skin elasticity, dirt and excess oil. But the main benefit is to help restore the pH balance of your skin. Think of it as your cleansers plus one. We would recommend using the toner in the morning right before you moisturise for the day ahead.

Step 4: Moisturise (Daily, 10 Seconds)

A moisturiser is the most common product in a gentlemen’s grooming cabinet. It is important but without the other products the benefits can not be as visible. A moisturiser restores hydration to the skin, firming it and replacing the nutrients lost during the process of cleansing and exfoliating. It also creates a protective barrier which helps prevent dirt from clogging the pores and acts as a shield against bacteria that can cause breakouts, which we do not want.

The amount of moisturiser to use depends on the season and your skin type. If you typically have oily skin, you should use a small amount making sure you work it into your skin evenly. Using too much may aggravate oiliness and create breakouts. On the other hand, if your skin is naturally dry, you should use enough to ensure your skin feels thoroughly hydrated.

Regardless of your skin type, we would recommend increasing the amount you use during the colder months, as lower temperatures slow the sebum production, this being the natural oils produced by the skin.

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