Alright, so it’s been quite a while since I was thinking on writing on something like this. It’s always better to protect your skin from not just various radiations and sun but even the harmful bacteria that are rightly present around us. So Gentlemen, go beyond your shave and pamper your skin with a good routine. Making it easier for you guys, I am going to list out the only products you require to start building your kit plus a tiny routine that you could follow and see some difference eventually. (Yes, that’s an extra bonus!)
The new day offering speaks for itself, bid goodbye to those ultra masculine shaving creams and intensely scented creams. The modern day is all about sleek packaging, minimal fuss and effective formulas.
1. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub
Kiehl’s offers a good range of products for men and this one has not just turned out to be a bestseller but also one of their most effective original product. Slough away those dead skin cells and feel refreshed and energized with this facial fuel.
2. Dr Jackson’s Face Oil
Dr Jackson never fails to impress. One brand that knows how to display the best of natural ingredients. One bottle many advantages. This blend is made of oils of baobab seeds, marula seed, calendula flower and arnica – is a versatile little thing. Works great post shaving, apply direct onto your face, rub on your dry cuticles, massage it through the hair – extra points to those extra benefits.
3. Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque
How I love that Aesop has this unisex line? Fashionably packaged and every man would be proud to display this product on his shelf. It deep cleanses your skin, absorbs excess oil and is normally used for troubled skin. You just want to make sure that your face may fetch a hue of pastel pink for around 10 mins but no biggie – it will soon settle down.
4. Clarins Men Smooth Shave Foaming Gel
Neat and clean, Clains provides great start up products to male skincare especially if you are new to the game. As mentioned by the British Vogue “No beard is too coarse for the Smooth Shave Foaming Gel, which allows the razor to glide across the skin without dragging or nicking. In fact, you may want to “borrow” it for shaving your legs – it’s that good”.5. Level Rose Fragrance Free Beard Oil and Leave In Conditioner
Use this daily for a good beard effect. What it does? Moisturizes beard hair and skin, eradicates itching and dandruff. Made of just two effective ingredients, i.e. organic jojoba oil and organic Moroccan argan oil. It has no fillers, fragrances, parabens or additives.
6. SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex
This company is not just great for men but even women. I personally am quite a fan of SkinCeuticals. Most of their products are amazing and this one in particular has won some laurels. It’s an anti- wrinkle eye cream packed with antioxidants and works wonders to get rid of crows feet, puffiness and dark circles. Most men tend to give this stage a miss but don’t, your eyes are one of the first parts that show – aging.
Pack it up with a good moisturizer and sunscreen. Don’t you give sunscreen a miss! As promised, here is your bonus – the routine. First you need to determine your skin type. Very Important! I came across this chart that clearly explained the scenario.
- Cleanse : Remove the impurities by using a face wash
- Scrub: Usually do it before you shave and ideally has to be carried out thrice a week only
- Hydrate: Apply a moisturizer according to your skin type
- Prevent: SUNSCREEN IS A MUST
- Rejuvenate: Use an eye cream to wake up fresh the next day with reduced under-eye bags and puffiness
DID YOU KNOW?
I hope this helps you in creating your new daily routine.
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