Guys, did you know that this time of year you need to give your skin some extra love, care and attention? Chillier temperatures, indoor heating and the party season all contribute to dry and lacklustre looking skin. It’s time to treat our thirsty skin with products that increase the moisture level and leave your skin soft and healthy.
But First, Do Men Need Different Skincare to Women?
You may be wondering… can’t I just use my partners/sisters/flatmates moisturiser etc? Yes, you absolutely can (but ask her first, obvs!) however, there are some differences between male and female skin to consider. Male skin tends to be about 20% thicker than women, as it has more collagen and elastin. Male skin also contains more hair follicles – which can lead to an oiler complexion. Then there’s shaving! Regular shaving can lead to skin irritation, which can be provoked by added fragrance often found in women’s skincare. So, where some skincare is absolutely universal, some will also cater closer to male skin.
So, guys, if you want your own space on the bathroom shelf with your own little arsenal of skincare products… check out some of our faves below.
Energise your Skin
Lacklustre looking skin can be a dead giveaway if you’re feeling tired or burning the candle at both ends. Treat your complexion to the B. Energising Hydrating Gel which not only gives your skin a moisture boost, but it’s also packed with antioxidants to help protect your skin from environmental stress and dehydration.
Turn Back the Clock
Male skin is actually more resistant to developing wrinkles than women! However, if you do need a little assistance in turning back the hands of time this pro-retinol packed moisturiser from L’Oreal is the one for you. It not only smooths the appearance of skin, but it also gives your skin an instant hydration boost.
Protect Sensitive Skin
Provide your skin with all day relief from irritation, redness, dryness and itchiness with this dermatological tested number from Nivea. It contains zero alcohol, so it won’t dry out your skin - making it perfect to use all year round.
Moisturise on The Go
Sometimes our skin needs a little pick me up throughout the day and that’s okay! Never be left with dry skin with the B. Moisturiser Tin. Perfect to moisturise problematic areas on your face or to sooth and hydrate your hands.
Mattify Oily Skin
Do you find your skin looks great at the beginning of the day but an oily mess by the end? This L’Oreal moisturiser will make that a thing of the past. It mattifies the skin and reduces any excess sebum that can leave your skin looking greasy.
Sun Rays for Days
Are you a bit of a sun worshipper? Or do you have a job which requires you to be outside all day? If so, choosing a moisturiser with SPF is a wise decision This one from Bulldog easily absorbs into the skin and features gentle ingredients such as aloe vera and green tea.