Skin Care Tips for men
We need less shit to worry about in our lives, not more. That’s why a simple skincare routine for men is essential. If you’re a minimalist with your grooming products, or if you’re wondering which products are mandatory for a blemish-free face, then take note: There are three key steps in any guy’s skincare regimen. We’ll make it as straightforward as possible for you.
So, no, you don’t need masks, serums, or toners, if you want clearer, younger-looking skin. All of those things do help, but they’re more for the enthusiasts out there. Anoque Men’s Skincare Kit is one of the best on the market.
Instead, focus your efforts on the baseline: Stock your sink ledge with the following essentials. You won’t add more than a few minutes to your daily routine, but that time spent can make you look years younger, and for the long haul.
1. Cleanse twice dailyWhen you wash your face, you remove the dirt, grime, and excess oil that has settled inside your pores and atop your skin. This will prevent clogged pores, breakouts, and will minimize shine.
It’s also imperative to cleanse before using any other products, otherwise you’ll limit the effectiveness of a moisturizer, exfoliant, or mask. Think of it this way: You need a clean canvas before you start putting anything on it, and cleanser cleans the canvas.
Do it when you wake up—to clean the grime you accumulated while you slept (since your pillowcase it a hotbed of bacteria). And then once again before bed, to flush away the day’s buildup.
GQ recommends: Brickell face wash
2. Exfoliate twice weeklyAfter you cleanse, you should scrub away any dead skin cells that would clog pores and otherwise lead to breakouts. This exfoliation also allows the healthier skin cells to live on the surface of the skin, giving you a “brighter” complexion while also minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. You should only exfoliate twice a week, to avoid too much abrasion. (Plus, your dead surface cells don’t pile up that fast.)
Pick a gentle scrub—some also double as cleansers—to put into rotation every few days, and you’re a few weeks away from a smoother complexion with fewer blemishes.
GQ recommends: Mavericks face scrub
See also: How to exfoliate your entire body
3. Moisturize twice dailyOnce you’ve cleansed and buffed the skin, it’s time to hydrate and protect your face. Thus, the final product in the standard “three-step regimen” is moisturizer. It delivers soothing vitamins and nutrients to the skin, while also creating a barrier atop the skin so as to shield you from complexion-compromising toxins (eg. smoke or smog).
Apply it in the morning to recover from lost moisture during sleep, as well as before bed to maximize the potency of the skin-strengthening nutrients while your body’s cells regenerate. You can even substitute a night cream for the bedtime, for a denser, ore protective and corrective barrier on the skin.
I have to apologise for the lateness of this review, but with the holidays right on top of us, I really wanted to spend it with family and not reviewing something. So I had to put it off, but the time did not go to waste. In order to do the review, I must try the product first, win win situation.
What am I reviewing?
The Instant Revitalizing Mask by Radical Skincare. Now I know there are tons and tons of masks to try out there, but someone my age needs to really try to find the best thing to preserve what beauty and youthfulness is left. So when I had the opportunity to try this highly recommended product, how can I say no?
So you are asking what is it? It is a multi-benefit, restorative mask that improves your complexion’s radiance by infusing with oxygen needed to increase the energy supply for skin. As you ladies and you gentlemen as well, know that on a day to day basis our skin is exposed to elements that depletes our skins energy. The sun, makeup, fumes from cars, smoke from others cigarettes, just so much your face is exposed to.
Radical Skincare has a large line of products to use, with the Instant Revitalizing Mask, so I can’t give you an accurate review of the entire line, but only the Instant Revitalizing Mask. I have used it over the holidays and have found it amazing, it’s really not a lot of time to really see a difference but with time I feel that I can accomplish what I want, and that is to restore, stimulate and boost my skins radiance.
My first time using it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I did get a nice size bottle, which I was happy about because it gives me more to continue trying to see some kind of difference, but after using it the very first time. During this winter days, my skin will dry up, as the moisture is pulled out of the air I am around, that’s another reason why we bought a humidifier, we needed to put the moisture back in the air, if only in the house. But Radical’s Instant Revitalizing Mask is doing this for me as well.
I needed a few pumps for each area I wanted to cover, it came out a light beige creamy substance, then turned into a lush foaming. I had to apply it quickly because it begins to do it’s magic oxygenate, a bubbling sensation, i seen it happen before my eyes at least that is how it felt to me. I could see it bubble then it began to disappear, so a few pumps to layer it on my entire face. It was invigorating to my skin, its supplying my skin with the needed key vitamins, in addition to that, the mask is formulated with a nourishing complex of beta-carotene and antioxidant-rich vitamins A, C and E, which is vital for collagen production and proper development of skin’s natural barriers. I think you get what I am trying to say, especially if you are out there looking for an amazing product. I only have to use it twice a week, rather than daily, that has to make a statement in itself.
Within 3-5 mins it disappeared, meaning I was ready to wash it off, as I washed it off, it felt very creamy, and when I dried off my face felt tight, I don’t know if that is a good thing, but I don’t normally feel my face tight, I felt like I needed to put on a moisturiser because of the tightness, but I didn’t. I left alone to see how it felt. I have to say I just love how it left my skin feeling, very velvety soft. Although it made my face feel soft, I still noticed dryness in some areas of my face. I will continue using this product, when I am done with the bottle I will return and give a quick small review of how I liked it after a long term use. You can see in these two photos (sorry I am raw in these photos, but it’s for the purpose of showing how the product disappears, sorry lol)
You can also check out Melanie Griffiths video on the product as well, use this link, and take a look at it. You can purchase these product at Sephora.com, RadicalSkincare.com and Barney’s, and of course all the social media sites Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, thanks again for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed my review, if you have something I should consider trying leave a comment and let me know and if I don’t get back here before New Years Day, Happy New Year everyone!