Men should never shy away from daily skincare, as like women, their skin is susceptible to age spots, blemishes and uneven skin tone that deserves to be kept under control especially during the winter when temperatures drop. Your skin’s health should be considered just as important as your health in other areas, so put aside any reservations you have about skincare and complete this winter skincare routine on a regular basis to avoid rough and dry winter skin.
Many men start their skincare regime off badly by choosing to wash their face with a bar of soap. Although this removes unwanted dirt and oil from your face, it can be very harsh and drying on the skin. A great cleanser should not contain harsh chemicals or detergents that strip away essential moisture.
Ferndown Business Network member ‘Dr Peter’ has two different cleansers – Infinite Hydrating Cleanser (Code 554) and Sonya Refreshing Gel Cleanser (Code 605) – both are excellent cleansing solutions for men, and the decision on the one you use should be determined by your skin type (dry, oily or combination) and whether you have ageing skin. Once you’ve chosen which skincare collection you’re going to follow, it’s time to start using the products daily so that you instil a habit. Always start with the cleanser, cleansing morning and evening, then follow through with the rest of the products.
The next step after cleansing is to exfoliate the skin. This will remove dead skin cells to make sure your moisturiser is penetrating your skin and working as effectively as possible. Aim to do this two to three times a week with Forever’s Smoothing Exfoliator (Code 559). This gentle exfoliator uses natural jojoba beads and bamboo powder to remove dead skin cells without harming the skin and added lemon essential oils which work as a rich moisturiser to hydrate the new skin beneath the surface.
Once you have removed dead skin cells, you need to add moisture back into your skin. Gentleman’s Pride (Code 070) is a great moisturiser to use each morning as it doubles up as an aftershave balm that’s extremely soothing on freshly shaven and sensitive skin. Feel the icy exhilaration of this unique blend of lubricants and moisturisers combined with pure, stabilised Aloe Vera gel. With conditioning agents like camomile and rosemary, this popular aftershave will leave behind a fresh and clean masculine fragrance that’ll last all day long.
Ideally you should aim to moisturise twice a day after cleansing but obviously an aftershave balm isn’t the best moisturiser just before bed. Instead we’d recommend you give Infinite Firming Serum (Code 555) a go. With powerful natural ingredients and our patented aloe, this cutting edge and rich moisturiser will make your skin feel smooth and firm, and your complexion appear visibly younger.
Whatever products you choose, consistency is key. Establishing a regular routine for the winter months is necessary for long term skin health so try to stick to your skincare schedule daily for noticeable results that last the test of time.