Men’s skincare products for those who don’t have a clue.

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Boys, this one is for you. We all know most of you struggle understanding which products suit your skins needs the best and it’s NOTHING to be ashamed of! This article is here to help you find out which products are worth your money and to give you more confidence in the skincare department. 

Men’s skin is very different to women’s, hence why there’s a split market between men’s and women’s skincare, women’s still seeming a lot more complex, but this doesn’t mean men’s is simple.On both their face and body, men’s skin is 20% thicker than women’s. It’s also a lot more oily than theirs too and ages differently, but it contains more collagen and has a tighter, firmer appearance.

So which category of the following do you fall under? More than one perhaps? Whichever ones these are take a minute to research which products are best for you to give your skin what it needs.

Active

If you’re an active gym goer, this means your skin will be be putting up with a lot of sweat and sebum passing through your pores which means you need a good cleanser for post workout showers. This will need to have a gentle exfoliating qualities to help with cell rejuvenation. A good cleanser I highly recommend for men is Origins’GinZing refreshing scrub cleanser. This is just £18 with a discount code “LFBEAUTY” for 10% off if you buy it off look fantastic. 

Low maintenance

If you’re a male who feels like you have pretty low maintenance skin with no concerns such as dryness, spots or oiliness, then you’re probably missing out on one key ingredient without realising. This is SPF, it’s frustrating how none of men’s skincare products have SPF in them. It is an essential ingredient for your skin to prevent it from sun damage or ageing-yes, even when you’re not sunbathing! Therefore a good moisturiser with SPF to use daily is a necessity. Now I know you wont want to be spending a small fortune on a moisturiser so I’ve got you covered, the CeraVe facial moisturising lotion has spf 25 and its great for all skin types. Win win!

Hairy

Now I know you men love a 2 in 1, and also love to grow a beard (or try in some cases.) This is all well and good but you NEED to know how to take care of both your beard and skin, so I’ve found a product for you. The L’Oreal Men Expert Barber Club Short Beard & Face Moisturiser is a product for both your face and beard, containing cedar wood oil it softens facial hair and smooths your skin. It’s currently on sale on Amazon for under £5 so grab it while you can!

Dry

Lastly, dry skin is a very common thing for both men and women so here’s products to combat it. No.7 do a fantastic moisturiser for men for just £9 at boots, it has an SPF of 15 which is ESSENTIAL. As well as protect from UV rays, it combats dryness to give you smooth, no longer flakey, skin. 

Written by Suzy Winson