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The Best Skincare Routine for Men

 

 

Taking care of your skin can sometimes feel like a complicated business because there’s so much
advice out there and so many products on the market. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all! But the
fact is that the best approach is to just keep it simple and be consistent.

The five steps here are easy to keep up and will give you great results throughout the year, whatever
the weather throws at you. All you need is a cleanser, an eye cream, an antioxidant serum, a
moisturiser and a sunscreen. Here’s how it’s done…

Step #1 – Cleanser

Use a cleanser morning and evening to unclog your pores and prevent breakouts. Apply a small
amount to a damp face and neck and then gently massage in a circular motion before rinsing off
with water. Don’t make the water excessively hot or cold though – lukewarm is just right.

All cleansers remove dirt, impurities and excess oil, but it’s very important to choose the product
that’s right for your skin type so you don’t disrupt the skin barrier and strip the skin of natural oils.
For example, oily, sensitive skin with pigmentation would do well using CeraVe SA cleanser.

Step #2 – Eye cream

We sometimes think of skin as being the same across the whole body, but actually each area is
different and the skin around the eyes is particularly thin and delicate, lacking collagen and elastin.
Over time, it’s prone to sagging, fine lines and wrinkles so is well worth taking extra care of.
Investing in a good eye cream helps to brighten and hydrate the eye area and to use it you just apply
a small amount around the eye contour.

 

Step #3 – Antioxidant serum

Now, this is a product that you may be less familiar with. The purpose of an antioxidant serum is to
protect your skin from environmental stressors. It also brightens the skin tone and enhances your
sun protection (more on that in Step #5). Regardless of skin type, the best serum to go for is always
one containing Vitamin C.

Step #4 – Moisturiser

The clue is in the name with this one – a moisturiser provides essential moisture to the skin and
helps keep it hydrated. Apply twice a day to the neck and face but pay particular attention to your
skin type here. For instance, if you have sensitive skin you’ll want to avoid products that contain
irritants such as denatured alcohol and if you have dry skin go for something that locks moisture in.

Skinceuticals Daily Moisture

Step # 5 – Sunscreen

This step should be obvious in the summer; but it’s equally important to protect your skin from the
sun in the winter months too. Sunscreen protects against UV rays that can accelerate the signs of
ageing. When choosing your product, go for a broad spectrum SPF to cover UVA and UVB rays as
well as pollution. Again, think about skin type here and if you have oily skin opt for a lightweight,
non-greasy product to avoid breakouts.

Skinceuticals Brightening UV Defense SPF 30

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About the Author: Lucinda Appiah

Dr Lucinda Appiah studied Medicine and Haematology at Imperial College London from 2003-2009. She later went on to attain her postgraduate certification in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary University in London with merit and trained with some of the top plastic surgeons and aesthetic medicine practitioners in the country. Dr Appiah also continues to practice as a GP and has extensive experience in treating a range of skin conditions. She has an empathetic approach to all skin concerns and has also had her own skin journey managing post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. She is passionate about working with brands that deliver results backed by science, empowering clients to explore new ingredients and grow their self confidence.

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Last update: January 16th, 2021

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