There are a couple of differences between men and women when it comes to skincare, but overall, skincare is for everyone regardless of gender. While some skincare is truly targeted towards women-specific issues, most skincare is gender-neutral, regardless of the packaging that it might use.
In our world, many people perceive skincare as girly, which is why so many products are targeted towards women. However, we believe it’s not a ‘feminine’ thing to take care of yourself and have good personal hygiene.
Grooming yourself is a universal way to practice self-care (and basic cleanliness). Everyone should have a basic routine that makes them look, feel, and smell great. Whether you want a simple everyday routine or a more extensive one for anti-aging or another specific issue, there’s a routine out there for you.
How Men And Women’s Skin Differs
Props to the men (and all people) who value their health and hygiene over the opinions of others. Anyone can suffer from skin problems on their face or body, and men typically have their worst skin throughout puberty.
Generally speaking, as men age, they don’t have as many skin issues as women, which is often the reason why they aren’t as concerned about skincare. One of the biggest reasons for this is hormones.
While both men and women experience a fluctuation of hormones through their teens, women have changing hormones for most of their life. Taking birth control, pregnancy, and menopause are just a few of the things that can affect women hormonally.
Now, we aren’t saying men don’t struggle with skin issues throughout their lives; we know some men do, and it’s totally normal. But we all know someone’s brother or boyfriend who uses shampoo to wash their hair, face, and body and whose skin is more perfect than a model’s.
It’s not fair, but some people really just don’t need an extensive routine. Having said that, we do think everyone should know some grooming tips that they can use daily. Read on to learn about body care for men and the best skincare routine for you.
What Products Should Men Use for Their Skincare Routine?
It sounds cliche, but everyone is different, and the products you use should reflect your personal skin type and the issues you’re having. You should also take into consideration any sensitivities or allergies you might have to ingredients used in products.
Basics And Every Day Use
For the guy looking for a simple routine daily, here’s what we suggest: facewash, moisturizer, and sunscreen. That’s it! If you don’t have any sensitivities or specific skin concerns, there are a lot of quality drugstore products that will do the trick. You don’t have to spend tons of money in order to take care of yourself.
Of course, there are countless brands out there that have specific skincare products and sets available to try. If you do want to spend money on super high-quality skincare, there are plenty of luxury products available as well.
The point is, you just need these three products as the absolute basics and essentials for an everyday routine. These products will help to cleanse your skin, moisturize it, and protect it from aging and skin cancer.
If you’re looking for an all-out full-body grooming and skin routine, we have the perfect products for you. Start with the basic routine we outlined above.
Depending on your skin type and preference, you’ll want to try our Super Buffer, Extreme Buffer, or Supreme Buffer. If you aren’t sure which one will work for you, you can try all three. The point of the buffers is to both simplify and act as an all-in-one body care product. It exfoliates, cleanses, and hydrates the skin at the same time. Now, you can have a full routine for your body without having to buy multiple products.
And don’t forget about your feet! Use our Pedi Buffer to scrub and freshen up your feet. The last step is to pick a moisturizing body lotion in a scent you love to use on your whole body (except your face—you already have a moisturizer for that). Then you can lock in moisture and keep every inch of you soft and smooth.
Anti-Aging Or Specific Concerns
Again, we suggest starting with the basic and everyday routine we mentioned above. The difference here is you will want to find additional products that will address your specific concern. Your best bet is a serum that you can apply alone or add to your moisturizer.
For anti-aging, you can also consider retinol or vitamin C, which both do wonders for wrinkles, spots, and fine lines. For other concerns, such as rosacea and acne, your dermatologist can prescribe products.
What Are Some Good Tips for Men Regarding Body Care and Skincare?
There are some tips that are recommended to everyone across the board. One of the biggest and most important things you can do for your skin is never going to sleep with dirty skin.
Makeup, oil, dirt, you name it, you need to make sure it’s not on your face or body when you go to sleep. The time for our skin cells to renew and for us to heal is while we sleep. Your skin can’t do that if it’s clogged and dirty.
Another tip (and this just applies to the skin on your face) is to avoid products with added fragrance. Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, to begin with, the use of fragrances can cause a reaction over time. There’s also no real purpose for having scents in skincare besides the fact that they smell good. Skip them if you can.
Consider having a routine and sticking to it. This is a great tip because following your routine once a week or every other week won’t help to maintain and improve your skin health. Even if it’s as simple as splashing water on your face and using sunscreen in the morning, and washing your face with facewash at night, that’s better than nothing and will still help to protect your skin.
Is Sunscreen Important for Men?
Yes, sunscreen is important for men. Male, female, sensitive skin, mature skin, it doesn’t matter. There’s one product that everyone should use daily, and that’s sunscreen. It is the best way to prevent aging and help prevent skin cancer, sun spots, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and skin discoloration from developing.
We can’t stress this enough—wear your sunscreen every single day! Winter, summer, rain or shine, you need to wear it. It’s not just for summer days at the beach, which is unfortunately what many people think. The biggest signs of aging in our skin can all be exacerbated and caused by sun exposure.
It’s not only important to help you age nicely and with fewer wrinkles, but it’s also huge for your health. Here is a startling statistic for you: men over the age of 50 are more likely to develop melanoma (the most dangerous type of skin cancer) than women and are more likely to die from it at any age than women.
This isn’t meant to scare you, but rather we hope it inspires you to protect yourself. Sunscreen is one of the best ways to keep your skin and body healthy and safe!
The one thing that’s working against everyone is time, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever too late to take care of your skin. As the saying goes, it’s better late than never. Whether you’re 20 or 60, you can always work on taking better care of yourself.
Working on your skincare and grooming is a great way to form a routine that you can follow daily, easily allowing you to fit self-care into your schedule. Using sunscreen is an essential part of any routine, as it helps with anti-aging and to prevent skin cancer (which men over 50 are at a higher risk for).
You don’t have to use ten products to have an effective skincare routine. It might be just one or two products that are essential for protecting your skin that will make all the difference. Don’t ever think that because you’re a man, you can’t take care of yourself!