Growing awareness for men’s grooming and hygiene products is on the rise. There are an increasing number of men embracing skin care routines to achieve healthier looking skin. While all skin deserves good care and daily maintenance, men’s specific skin care concerns can be unique as it relates to issues with shaving and uneven skin tone (aka 5 o’clock shadow). Fear not, Timeless Skin Care has products and recommended routines for gentlemen to achieve desirable skin results.
1. Cleanse Skin Daily
Keeping your pores clear of grit, grime and excess oils is essential to having fresh, vibrant skin. We recommend choosing a cleanser formulated for your skin type. As men’s skin is generally thicker and more oil-prone, a gel cleanser is an optimal choice. For dry skin, consider a heavier creamy cleanser.
2. Shave Less, Yet Better
Shaving is incredibly rough on skin and to minimize shaving, while not always possible, is best. Invest in a good, effective razor to allow for as few passes over the skin as possible. Consider the use of Squalane or Argan oil as a pre-shaving lubricant and moisturizer for a close, comfortable shave.
3. Make Use of Nourishing Serums
Men’s skin is prone to irritation due to shaving and therefore helping to nourish and maintain the skin's barrier is crucial. Higher levels of testosterone in men can also contribute to acne, increased sebum production, hence enlarged pores and for some men even dry and flaking skin. Choose Vitamin B5 Serum, Hyaluronic Acid with Vitamin C Serum, Coenzyme Q10 Serum and Squalane Oil to address these common skin issues.
A daily dose of vitamin C for the skin helps to strengthen and protect the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays and sun-damaged skin such as sunburn. Avoid use of the stimulating 10% or 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum within 24 hours of shaving to avoid increased irritation and inflammation. Our Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum contains a 5% concentration of a less stimulating Vitamin C, making it a gentle enough alternative for both pre and post-shave skin care.
4. Moisturize & Soothe
Timeless Skin Care’s Pure Line products such as Hyaluronic Acid 100% Pure, Squalane Oil 100% Pure and Argan Oil 100% Pure, increase hydration. This helps to boost moisture, resulting in balanced and more healthy skin. These products help to soothe and calm the skin, reducing inflammation which is the first line of defense in particular for men’s skin care.
5. Protect from Sun Damage
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days. This step will shield your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays helping to prevent premature aging, dark spots and most importantly, potential skin cancer.
Product RecommendationsTo summarize, here are some of our top picks for men’s skin care products (They also make a great gift for Father’s Day, or just because!)
Squalane Oil 100% PureA versatile plant derived oil that can be used as a pre-shaving lubricant, or as a moisturizer. Suitable for all skin types including oily and acne-prone.
Argan Oil 100% PureA nourishing oil that can also be used as a pre-shaving lubricant, or as a moisturizer. Ideal for dry skin types.
Hyaluronic Acid 100% PureA hydrating serum that can be added to any routine, and is soothing post-shave.
Vitamin B5 SerumOur calming, reparative serum that helps minimize redness, calm breakouts, and restore skin post-shave.
Coenzyme Q10 SerumOur anti-aging trifecta that boosts collagen while smoothing fine lines & wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C SerumA hydrating and brightening serum that boosts collagen production and moisture levels in the skin.