Over the last several years, men have come to realize that smooth, healthy, young-looking skin isn’t just for the female gender. One of the keys to attaining this great skin is to moisturize it regularly. This helps prevent wrinkles, sagging, and even general skin irritation. The question then becomes: What are the best face moisturizers for men?
It turns out that there is no single best face moisturizer for men. Instead, there are several that vie for this category. The main reason for this is that not every man has the same needs. One may need a product that’s good for soothing irritated skin, another may need extra moisturizing power, and yet another may need their product to have a cleansing aspect. Here are some of the products that meet specific needs and are also known for having high quality.
Moisturizer and Shine Remover
It’s easy to have a shiny face that also needs moisturizing. That’s because the shine comes from skin oil and sebum, which sit on the skin and cause shine and clogged pores. Underneath, the skin itself is often too dry. The dryness is what makes the skin product oil; it’s trying to protect itself from further drying.
Use Recipe for Men’s Anti-Shine Moisturizer to take care of both problems at once. A powder element absorbs the skin oil and sebum to leave a handsome, matte finish. Meanwhile, gel moisturizing ingredients work their way under the powder to keep the face hydrated.
Damage Repair and Anti-Aging
Skin damage makes the face look old, and dryness compounds this effect. Let Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh take care of both of these problems. It takes care of everything from spotting to flakes, while a combination of blueberries and milk thistle soothe and moisturize the irritated skin.
The Right Kind of Aftershave
Shaving removes a thin layer of skin as well as unwanted hair. This skin is sensitive and prone to damage. It’s also more prone to drying out since the skin’s moisture control is mostly regulated by its outer layers. Instead of using harsh, alcohol-based aftershaves – which only dry your skin out even more – try No. 7 Men Calming Post Shave Recovery Balm. It adds a protective layer that makes up for that missing and abraded layer of skin. This calms the face and prepares it – and you – to meet the day with ease.
A Good All-Rounder
Many men don’t want to spend time applying a large array of different products. If you’re one of the ones who wants to be able to just slap something on and go, choose Lab Series’ Pro LS All-in-One Face Treatment. This single product moisturizes, soothes irritated skin, decreases the appearance of lines, and leaves a matte finish. It’s good for oily, normal, and combination skin types, so almost everyone can use it with good results.
Sunscreen: A Hidden Gem
Since sunscreens are marketed for their ability to keep you from getting a sunburn, it’s easy to miss the fact that some of them are also decent moisturizers. Look for a lotion-type product that advertises high water resistance or that it’s “waterproof.” These sunscreens use bases that serve as great barriers to the passage of moisture – and that includes blocking from leaving your face as well as from coming in. Of course, you also get protection from the sun, and sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of the appearance of premature aging.
Tips for Preventing Facial Drying
One of the best things to do in terms of moisturizing your face is to prevent it from getting dry to begin with. While dryness can’t always be entirely avoided, it can be greatly reduced with a few good practices.
The first thing to do is throw out the alcohol-based aftershave. Alcohol in products like this causes dryness. It also stings, and seriously, who really wants that? Choose a soothing product that will make your face feel fresh and not like somebody slapped you.
Next, make sure you’re using a good, sharp razor. Dull razors scratch and irritate the skin. When the skin is in this condition, it can’t hold moisture well. The redness isn’t anything to look at, either. Investing in new razor blades as soon as they’re needed will ensure that your beard area feels and looks great.
Avoid harsh face cleansers. There was a time when harsh products were considered “manly,” but in this day and age, that is no longer the case. Your face isn’t subjected to anywhere near the amount of grime that your hands are, so it doesn’t need a super-strong cleanser. Choose a product that will clean the outside of your skin without stripping off all of the protective oil and without causing any irritation. In fact, unless you’re a mechanic or someone else that routinely works with grease, your hands will do well with a milder soap, too.
Use sunscreen. The sun causes the skin to sag, get spots, and become leathery. Block it out with a good sunscreen. There are both chemical and natural versions available, so you can pick the type that suits your lifestyle. As mentioned above, it’s a good idea to pick a water-resistant one so that you can get moisturizing effects from it as well.
These are just some of the products and practices men can use to keep their faces moist and supple. Contact us for even more tips and product suggestions. We’ll be glad to help you with your men’s skin issues!