Best Skin Care For Men? Here’s The Men’s Skin Care Guide

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Men’s skin care tends to get swept under the rug. It’s long been viewed as something that should be kept hush-hush, if even thought about at all. In the olden days (re: anything before the new millennium hit), men who wanted to take care of their skin were made fun of or told that they didn’t need to worry about it. But that’s just simply not true!

Skin is skin, no matter who you are. Men and women alike need to take care of their skin, from morning to night. It’s the thing that most helps us present ourselves to the world, and it’s also the thing that most protects us from the outside world. Therefore, men can, and should, pay attention to their skin care routine, making sure to give their skin the TLC it deserves. From sun damage to acne to age to just normal wear and tear, there’s plenty to consider. Keep on reading to find out what are the basics that men should be focusing on in their skin care routine. 

The Best Skincare Routine For Men

Man cleaning his face with a towel.

Man washing his face.

Some men have been doing the skin care thing for ages and are seasoned pros. But for many, even the notion of washing their face is a novel idea. So when it comes to starting off with a men’s skincare routine, it’s best to start slow and ease into things. 

The number-one item on the to-do list should be washing your face. No, this does not mean using some of your Axe body gel (I’m even cringing at the thought!). Regular soaps and shower gels can be harsh on your face, so you’ll want to look for something specifically geared towards face cleansing. Not only that, but you’ll want to pick a product that meets the needs of your specific skin type, whether it be normal, oily, dry, or combination.

The main thing to look for is a facial cleanser that will clear away excess sebum (your body’s natural oil) and balance out your moisture and pH levels. Washing your face after it’s been exposed to steam or hot water after a shower is the ideal situation, as the heat opens up your pores and makes them more receptive to cleansing. Once you’ve washed your face, you should apply a moisturizer to your skin to rehydrate and keep skin looking and feeling healthy. Make sure that whatever moisturizer you use has SPF in it (most do) so that you’re protected from harmful UV rays.

Anti-Aging Skin Care For Men Explained  

Man checking his hair line in the mirror.

Man looking in the mirror.

We all have a part of us that wants to turn back the clock and return to our more youthful appearance. And while we’re not there yet in terms of time travel, we can address certain issues of aging through skin care cosmetics. Whether your goal is prevention or treatment, there are plenty of products out there to help you achieve the look that you want (warning: they’re not total magic though!).

Start by taking a look at where you’re most concerned about signs of aging. Are your laugh lines worrisome? Does the area around your eyes reveal your true age? Noticing dark spots? Do you feel like everything’s deteriorating all at once?

Luckily, there are plenty of products that have got you covered. For instance, there are serums, which have a higher concentration than moisturizers and can be absorbed by your skin easily. Picking one with vitamin C is a good choice, as this vitamin has brightening qualities. It helps to fight dullness, uneven skin tone, brown spots, and hyperpigmentation. Using a nighttime serum with an exfoliating acid formula is also a great option for anti-aging benefits. Lactic acid and glycolic acid found in night serums can help fight wrinkles. As we mentioned before, using a moisturizer with SPF is essential in the anti-aging game. Sun damage can lead to wrinkles and discoloration, so stop this issue in its tracks with SPF.

Best Skin Care Products For Men

Man squeezing moisturizer tube onto finger.

Rugged and Dapped skin fuel.

When it comes to men face care, don’t forget about facial cream! You’ll of course want to select the best face cream for men. The cream of the crop, you might say. But alas, what qualifies as “the best” depends a lot on your individual needs.

The best face products for men will help you look younger, moisturize your face, and protect it from harmful pollutants and other debris. Take your skin type into consideration when selecting a cream, as you want to make sure to not under or over-hydrate your face.

When considering creams as well as any facial skin care product, take a look at the ingredients list. The more natural ones are usually the best. However, even some items which include manufactured ingredients in their formulas can be okay. Just make sure you do your research beforehand (stay away from things like parabens!). You can go a step further by researching not just ingredients you’d like to avoid, but also ones you specifically want to see in your products. This would be based on your specific list of priorities in a facial product. Whether you’re looking for all-day hydration, acne defense, protection from free radical damage, help with signs of aging, or a whole other host of issues, there’s a product for you.

If you’re new to all of this, start by considering the RUGGED & DAPPER Skin Fuel For Men. Specifically created with men in mind, it will fight dryness, signs of aging, breakouts, and environmental damage. Going back to the serums we discussed earlier, check out the TruSkin Vitamin C serum. Also packed with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and witch hazel, this serum will give you brighter, fresher-looking skin, minimize the look of pores, reduce breakouts, and target signs of aging. Pretty powerful stuff for such a small jar!

Basic Facial Kit For Men Explained  

Man applying face mask to face.

Man applying face mask.

The idea of a facial kit is to have a one-stop-shop every morning and night. This takes the guesswork and the nuisance out of skin care, so that you can go about your routine easily and smartly. Overwhelmed by the thought of having to make your own kit? Don’t be – several companies have heard your groans. They’ve even preempted them by making simple yet comprehensive kits for you to use.

We mentioned above the RUGGED & DAPPER brand, and I’m going to recommend their Active Regimen Grooming Set. It includes a face scrub and cleanser to clean your skin, which you can follow up with the moisturizer. The shaving cream will help you get a close shave while also soothing your skin. And the kit also includes a body wash, because we can’t forget about taking care of the skin on the rest of our body as well!

Perfect for the guy on the go is the Craig Connors Skin Care Anti-Aging Skincare Travel Kit. The facial cleanser will rid your face of dirt and impurities. Meanwhile, the eye serum will moisturize and protect the skin around your eyes. The moisturizer is for use during the day to soften your face. At night you can use the renewal oil to stay moisturized while you sleep. This kit is made with natural ingredients and promises no toxins or harmful ingredients.

One more kit to keep on your radar is the Brickell Men’s Daily Advanced Face Care Routine II. Its mission is to exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities (thanks in part to its inclusion of activated charcoal), cleanse your face and hydrate it. The company uses natural and organic ingredients, so you can feel good about what you put on your skin.


Listen up men- it’s time to be kind to your skin. You may have gotten by in life until now without needing to put in too much effort, but that won’t last forever. Or maybe you’ve already started noticing issues with your skin. Well, now we’ve looked at a few ways to start addressing these issues!

Whatever the situation may be, hopefully, you now see the benefit of using quality skin products to take care of that face of yours. No matter the age or gender, your skin needs attention. And the truth is that once you get into a routine, it’s easier than you think!

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