Men's skincare guide - Why men should look after their skin.
Unsurprisingly, men's skincare needs are very different from women's. Did you know men's skin is 25% thicker? It also tends to be more sensitive from shaving, prone to ingrowing hairs, and generally more oily, making it particularly tricky to treat with unisex products! Dedicated men's skincare brands treat your skin's needs with fewer products due to the perfect blend of targeted ingredients regardless of skin type and condition.
The phrase "men's skincare routine" sounds complex, but it doesn't have to be. The essence of every great routine is simplicity. Our four-step process provides everything you need to protect and nourish your skin daily. With a straightforward cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise routine, you'll get quick, effortless, exceptional results!
Step 1: Cleanse Morning and Night
Wash your face with a cleanser twice daily to remove the build-up of bacteria, sweat, dead skin cells and excess product. Massage one pump of cleanser into the skin and then rinse away, leaving a clean, refreshed surface for your next steps. We recommend the Gentlemen's Tonic Babassu & Bergamot Daily Foaming Cleanser, which uses Alpine Moss and Quillaja to create a natural foam that enhances cleansing while maintaining the skin's natural PH balance. It is the perfect foamy alternative to a drying bar of soap.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Exfoliating twice a week will remove dead skin cells and keep blackheads at bay. This step not only leaves skin looking bright and feeling smooth but also enables easy absorption of other skincare products, improving efficiency. Watch out as you can over exfoliate, so don't be tempted to use this daily as you will over-stimulate the skin, leading to sensitivity. We suggest using Gentlemen's Tonic Exfoliating Facial Scrub with bamboo particles to buff away dead skin cells, shea butter to soothe, and babassu to leave the skin refreshed and balanced.
Step 3: Eye Cream
The skin around the eyes is only a tenth of the thickness of the rest of your skin, meaning it is the first to show signs of ageing and when you haven't had the desired eight hours of sleep. Eye cream is lighter in texture and specifically formulated for the target area. A rice size amount of cream is all that is needed to rehydrate and refresh tired eyes. Include the Gentlemen's Tonic Revitalise Eye Cream into your routine. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to minimise the appearance of lines, dark circles and puffiness.
Step 4: Moisturise
A moisturiser is essential for the skin's overall health, comfort and look. Apply morning and night to the face and neck to protect, nourish, and reduce the chances of extreme dryness or oiliness, leading to possible acne, collagen breakdown, and accelerated ageing. We recommend the Power Packed Nourishing Moisturiser from Gentlemen's Tonic; this fast-absorbing formula provides all day protection against severe dehydration while active ingredients visibly lift, tighten and improve the appearance of the skin.
Want to take it a step further?
Compliment your new skincare routine with a facial. You will experience immediate results in under an hour. Perfect for special occasions or for getting on top of your skincare concerns. The UK's top spas for dedicated men's facials are The Langley in Buckinghamshire, The Londoner, Hotel Cafe Royal and the Gentlemen's Tonic Spa in Mayfair.
There you have it, four (sort of five) quick steps to brighter, healthier skin!