It’s often overlooked, but the health of men’s skin is just as important as that of women’s skin. Men are prone to blemishes, ageing and a myriad of skin conditions, just the same as women- so why do so few men follow a skincare routine?
Looking after the health of the skin, while important, should never feel like a chore. For this reason, Sukin have formulated an effective, natural skincare collection created specifically to care for men’s skin. It only contains a few simple steps, is a quick routine to work through and each product will work to effectively care for the skin without fuss or complication.
Do men need different skincare to women?
Regardless of age, gender, skin tone or skin type, a skincare routine should be about ensuring the skin functions at its healthiest. With that in mind, no- everyone requires a healthy skincare routine and the principles and foundations of healthy skin remain the same across the board.
On the other hand, the everyone has different skincare needs! No two females will have skin in exactly the same condition, so the same goes for men.
Where men’s skin can differ, however, comes down to hormones. Testosterone causes an increase in both the thickness and the toughness of the skin, facial hair can lead to blocked pores and blemishes while regular shaving can lead to increased skin sensitivity. Plus, the reality is many men simply don’t show the same interest in caring for their body’s biggest organ, so complicated skincare regimes are much less likely to be followed!
What are the best ingredients for men’s skin?
To soften thick, rough men’s skin, look for naturally softening ingredients like Sesame Oil and Vitamin E. Men’s skin is usually naturally oilier than women’s skin, so ingredients such as Baobab Extract and Tasmanian pepper are perfect for removing excess oil and any dirt and grime build-up. Aloe Vera is another natural wonder for men’s skin thanks to its soothing properties, making it perfect for skin irritated by shaving. Men tend to be a bit wary of traditionally “feminine” scents, so instead look for products naturally scented by fresh citruses.
What skincare products should men be using?
Best face wash for men
A great cleanser used daily is non-negotiable. Sukin’s Men’s Facial Cleanser is gentle enough to use both morning and night, working to clear the pores and remove excess oil, dirt and grime that may have built up during the day or overnight.