Men’s Skincare: 5 Simple Steps to Optimal Skin Health

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Everyone can benefit from a regular skin care routine. In fact, a daily skin care routine is essential to maintaining the health and appearance of your skin. Plus, it can be a relaxing way to start and end your day. Here are five skincare steps that every man should incorporate into his daily routine.


Cleansing is the first step of any good skincare routine. It removes dirt, oil, and grime from your skin, which can clog your pores and cause breakouts. To cleanse your skin effectively, wet your face with lukewarm water, then apply a small amount of cleanser. Massage it into your skin, then rinse thoroughly. 

Remember: It’s important to cleanse your face twice a day – once in the morning and once at night.

Try this: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. This soap-free, foaming gel cleanser is perfect for all skin types. It removes impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.  Priced around £33.50 for 250ml


Exfoliating is a process that removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. These cells can make your skin look dull and can also block your pores. A good exfoliating scrub or brush can do wonders for revealing healthier, brighter skin. However, because exfoliation can be harsh on the skin, it’s recommended that you only do this two to three times a week, rather than daily. 

Don’t scrub too hard! A gentle massage is enough to get rid of dead skin cells.

Try this: CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser. This cleanser gently exfoliates while softening and smoothing the skin without disrupting the protective skin barrier.  Priced around £12.00 for 237ml.


Moisturising your skin is essential to keeping it hydrated. When your skin is dry, it can feel tight, flaky, and uncomfortable. Applying a moisturiser can help to lock in moisture and keep your skin feeling smooth and supple. 

Tip: Apply moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp to help lock in hydration.

Try this: The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. This formula contains 11 amino acids, hyaluronic acid and other compounds for maximum hydration. Around £9.90 for 100ml.

Sun Protection

Regardless of the weather or season, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sun exposure can cause premature aging, sun spots, and even skin cancer. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day. 

It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen in the morning. If you’re spending time outdoors, reapply every two hours.

Try this: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF50+. This sun cream offers high protection against UVA, UVB and Infrared radiation, and is suitable for all skin types. Priced around £17.50 for 50ml.

Eye Cream

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive on your face. That’s why it’s often the first area to show signs of aging. Using an eye cream can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. 

Remember: Be gentle when applying eye cream. Use your ring finger to lightly tap the cream into your skin.

Try this: Lab Serie Men Max LS Power V Instant Eye Lift. This lightweight cream works to soften the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet and dark circles. Around £47 fort 15ml.

Consistency is key in skincare. Do these five steps daily, and your skin will thank you!

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