Let’s Talk About Skincare Products for Men

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The world of skincare products for men is always changing. What was once considered something women do, has become popular for men as well.

Before we dive into the world of skincare products for men, let’s take a closer look at the choice of products. Proper skin care can easy add an hour to either your morning or night routine so you need to make sure you know what you’re buying and the steps required when using the product.

What are you looking for?

As you start to research all the different skincare products for men, you will begin to realize that there are a lot of different choices available. In addition to choosing a product, you’ll need to decide if you want to have a multi-step routine. In most cases, using the products starts with a cleanser that you follow with a lotion. Scrubs can be used either every other day or once a week. If you decide to invest in a mask you’ll be using them once a week. Masks can sometimes be used as a standalone product or with your moisturizer.

Eye creams, and eye rollers, are designed to be used nightly as they can reduce both puffiness and wrinkles. Some people swear by eye creams but others think that they can be skipped. You’ll need to spend some time testing different skincare products to find out what works for your needs.

Finally, is the after shave which is unique to the skincare products for men lines. It is used after your shave to condition and protect your skin. Some aftershaves inhibit hair growth while others simply soften the skin.

Before you decide on a product, you need to think about when you want to use it and how much time you are willing to spend on your skin each day. If you need SPF then you will have to do a morning routine for it to be most effective. However, a nighttime routine will allow your skin to rest and rejuvenate after you use your skincare products.

The Best Skincare Products for Men

As we were making our list of the best products for men, we had to consider that men have an already busy skin routine. For most men, shaving is a daily thing. Hair grooming is also something that can take a considerable amount of time, especially if the man has facial hair.

Second, We also wanted to look at the main focus of the product. Some men just need a light washing of their face while others need a full routine to keep their skin healthy. Men who work indoors need less UV protection than men who are always outside or on job sites.

Finally,  when we made this list of products for men, we listened to what the men were really saying. Men wanted to know if it was going to burn, itch, or otherwise make them uncomfortable. Usually, if it is for oily skin it is going to burn more because it is getting rid of the oil. Charcoal also tends to add a bit of heat as well. Women seemed to be less inclined to ask for this clarification so we felt it was important to note it with each item.

So without keeping you any further here are the top five skincare products for men.

Aria Starr Beauty Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask, 8.8 Ounce

This is a mud mask that you put on and leave on for three to five minutes. It dries within that time and then you simply wash it off. It should only be used about once a week. It is easy to use and easy to work into your weekly routines.

Pros:

  • This is super easy to use. You can put it on with your fingers and sit back and relax.
  • Great for all skin types. It will remove dead skin and leave fresh feeling skin but has just the right amount of oils to keep your skin from drying out.

Cons:

  • If it dries into your beard, it is difficult to get out.
  • There is a weird smell to it that you may not like. It isn’t bad, just strong.

Overall:

This is a great mask for men because it dries fast and is easy to use. However, it does burn slightly, which could be because it works to pull out imperfections. The burn isn’t unbearable and lasts only a few seconds. It is recommended that you wash your face before using this product. Moisturizing afterwards is completely optional.

All-In-One Anti Aging Daily Skincare Set for Men

If you are looking for an all in one to start off your regime with, then this is a great skincare products to choose. It has everything that you need for daily use and is perfect for all skin types because it has lotion to balance the body wash. You start your day with a body wash that can be used in the shower on both your face and body. Then you add the lotion after you pat your skin dry. The scrub can be used in the shower if you want because it doesn’t need to dry. However, it only needs to be used once a week at the most.

Pros:

  • You will like the way that it leaves your skin smooth and soft but not oily.
  • There isn’t an overpowering smell. In fact, it has a slightly chocolate like smell.

Cons:

  • It is a process. You have to add a few extra steps to your morning. Using just one product without the others will throw your skin off balance and leave it dry or oily.
  • The face scrub says that it may cause irritation if you use it after shaving, which can make things more complicated in the mornings.

Overall:

You will love the overall feel of your skin when you begin to use this regularly. However, you may want to get a mask to compliment it. There is no burn with this product because it has no alcohol in it. If you want a good skincare product for men, you should look at this for a complete option that won’t add too much time to your mornings. 

L'Oréal Paris Men's Expert Hydra Energetic Gift Set

L’oreal is known for making reliable products so it is little wonder that they jumped into the skincare for men arena. Again, this is a whole set that includes an eye roller. It is for sensitive skin and is safe to use twice a day. You start with the face wash which contains charcoal and is meant to have some heat in it. Then you follow with the lotion, making sure to avoid the eyes. The eye roller is used last which you rub it under your eyes.

Pros:

  • The complete package will help to ensure that you have everything you need to keep your face feeling great.
  • You aren’t confined to having to use it in the morning. It is great for anytime use and could even be used twice a day.

Cons:

  • The eye roller can be confusing and completely unnecessary.
  • There is no SPF. This means that you will have to add an extra step to this or not go outside.

Overall:

This product tends to burn a little and can be difficult to use. This is a complete kit but it does not include SPF or a mask. Also, the eye roller seems to have a problem with how much liquid it dispenses. However, if you want something for sensitive skin that you can use before bed, then this is your go-to product.

Clinique Great Skin to Go Set for Men

If you already use Clinique then you know that your skin is going to feel more refreshed and ready to go than with other products. When using this skincare product, you start with a small amount of face wash which foams up before you apply it. You follow with lotion, but not around your eyes. The eye cream is easy to apply under and around your eyes. Then you have the face scrub which you can use twio to three times a week. An additional purchase of a mask is recommended for once a week use.

Pros:

  • For men who work outside a lot, or just have naturally dry skin, this is a must. It will add moisture so that you don’t have the fine lines or wrinkles.
  • The smell isn’t overpowering nor is it going to mix with cologne to make you smell funky.

Cons:

  • Although this set has four bottles, it is not a complete set and recommends that you purchase additional products.
  • This is a multistep routine that makes you have to wake up earlier to get it all done. You can’t just do it in the shower and go.

Overall:

The products are self-explanatory but there are a lot of them. The bottles are small, but you don’t need very much with each use. There is no burn because it is for dry skin which means it is adding moisture instead of taking it away.

RUGGED & DAPPER - Face Mask for Men

The reason that this mask made the list is that it is so well loved. It boasts one of the easiest routines of any of the other products. This face mask supposed to be only used once a week. While there are other daily- use products that you can use with it, they are not a must have. You could literally use it once a week and love your skin. As with any other mask, you simply apply a layer around your face and avoid your eyes and mouth. Leave it until it is completely dry. Then you take a warm cloth and wipe it off.

Pros:

  • Easy to use. Does not mess up your morning routine.
  • It doesn’t get caught in your beard. It is so easy to wash off that you may wish you could use it more often.

Cons:

  • It does not have any SPF. That is disappointing but you can get some SPF lotion from the same company.
  • It does cause some facial redness which can be unsightly.

Overall:

This is a product that you will love to use. You will have to realize that it has a tinglingly type of burning sensation. It doesn’t have a bad smell, in fact it doesn’t really have a smell at all. Your pores will be smaller. Your skin will be softer. You will love it if you have normal or oily skin.

So there you have the top skincare products for men. This article is meant to help you to understand your choices and how to use each product. It may seem like a huge choice, but sometimes you just have to try several different ones until you find something that works with your day.

Everyone is different. Everyone’s mornings are different. If you decide that you just don’t want to fuss with a difficult morning, then go for a simple routine where you can wash your face in the shower and add a little SPF before you head out the door. Remember scrubs and masks are not usually daily and since they don't’ have SPF you don’t have to do them first thing in the morning. Your skin may actually benefit from resting after you do them.

(Last Updated On: December 18, 2017)

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