Men's Skincare: A Simple Guide to Start Caring for Your Skin

By Sarah Bell  •   4 minute read

Men's Skincare: A Simple Guide to Start Caring for Your Skin

Taking care of your skin isn’t just about looking good; it's about maintaining your overall health. If you've been neglecting your skincare routine, there is no better time than today to start. Simple steps can repair, protect, and pamper your skin. Essential products should cleanse, moisturize, and hydrate. Consistency is key, and developing a routine doesn't have to be daunting. Here’s a guide to help you get started and maintain healthy skin.

Step 1: Cleanse

Cleansing your skin is the foundation of any skincare routine. Wash your face every night to remove dirt and pollution. Use a mild foaming cleanser before shaving and alternate with an exfoliating cleanser if your skin isn't sensitive. For oily skin, cleanse with a hot towel in the morning and splash with cold water. Cleansing once a day might be sufficient for some skin types, but everyone should wash their face at night to remove impurities.

Step 2: Repair

To repair your skin, use an antioxidant serum like vitamin C in the morning under your moisturizer to combat oxidative stress from pollution and UV rays. At night, apply bakuchiol to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol, can significantly improve skin texture and tone over time while being gentle on the skin.

Step 3: Moisturize and Protect

In the morning, use a moisturizer with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. If your skin is dry at night, use a lightweight moisturizer without sunscreen. Consistent moisturizing helps to keep your skin hydrated and maintain its barrier function.

Identify Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is crucial in selecting the right products. Here’s how to identify your skin type and customize your routine:

Normal Skin

If your skin is not too oily or too dry and has a smooth texture, you likely have normal skin. Use a gentle cleanser, a basic moisturizer, and sunscreen.

Oily Skin

If your skin tends to get greasy, especially on the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), you have oily skin. To control oil, use a gentle cleanser, a non-comedogenic moisturizer, and products with salicylic acid and niacinamide.

Dry Skin

If your skin feels tight, flaky, or rough, you have dry skin. Opt for hydrating and barrier-supporting products like hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Consider using a humidifier at night.

Combination Skin

If you have oily skin in some areas and dry in others, you have combination skin. Use a gentle cleanser and moisturize the dry areas more heavily.

Sensitive Skin

If your skin reacts easily to products or environmental factors, you have sensitive skin. Choose products with soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredients and avoid retinoids and artificial fragrances.

Urthy Products Men Will Love 

KYŪR Face Oil

KYŪR Face Oil is a must for any skincare routine. This oil, made of 11 specially selected botanicals, promotes anti-aging firming by stimulating the production of collagen, rejuvenation and regeneration of skin, skin brightening, hydrating, and moisturizing. As a plus, it is safe for all skin types! This face oil is a great beard and face oil for men.

Kwench Body Oil 

Kwench body oil offers multiple fragrances and a fragrance-free option. It is light and absorbs quickly into the skin, infusing it with vitamin C. This body oil is one of the best ways to hydrate and moisturize skin, as the oil attracts water to the outermost layer of the skin to promote skin firmness and elasticity while lubricating skin. As a bonus, it won’t leave your skin feeling oily! 

Handmade Bar Soap

Our handmade bar soap is made with coconut oil, olive oil, and kaolin clay, and it lathers fluffy, refreshingly, and cleansingly to soothe and moisturize skin.

Kwench Body Sugar Scrub

Kwench body sugar scrub exfoliates, hydrates, and moisturizes skin, making it the perfect first step in any skincare routine. It calms and soothes skin, leaving it shiny and silky instead of dull and dry.

Breaking the Myths of Men’s Skincare

Men’s skincare has been growing in popularity, recognizing that skincare is for everyone. As more men refine their routines, they often ask about which products to use, how to reduce signs of aging, and the effectiveness of multipurpose products. The men’s skincare market was valued at $12.9 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow rapidly, so rest assured you are not alone in wanting to up your skincare routine. Don’t be intimated to start, a skincare routine doesn't need to be complex to be effective.

Routine Example

Morning:

  • Cleanse (skip if you have dry or normal skin and cleansed well the night before).
  • Moisturize. (check out our Body Lotion)
  • Apply sunscreen.

Night:

Conclusion

Building an effective skincare routine can be simple and quick, involving just a few steps. Consistency and patience are key, and consulting a dermatologist can help tailor the routine to your specific needs. By taking the time to develop a skincare routine, you're investing in your skin and overall well-being. Start simple, stay consistent, and adjust as needed to find what works best for you. 

Take care of your skin and make it the healthiest it has ever been by investing in Urthy products, your skin will thank you!


Live luminously & Live Urthy ~ J

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