Great skincare products aren’t just for women anymore. Not only is healthy skin attractive and a great confidence-booster, but studies have shown that men who take care of their skin have a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.
While men and women’s skin has some similarities, there are some differences. For example, men’s hormones make their skin thicker and oilier than women’s, and repeated shaving makes men’s facial skin more prone to ingrown hairs and acne.
And that means men need products that will cleanse their skin without clogging their pores or making their skin overly dry.
And just like women, men’s skin is susceptible to premature aging and hyperpigmentation, even more so than women, because men often have more exposure to the sun and outdoor elements because of their jobs or recreational and sporting activities.
While some women’s skincare products can work well for men, there are many more products available now that address men’s specific needs than in times past. And even if they aren’t comfortable shopping for their own skincare products just yet, men have become more aware of the importance of total skincare and are more concerned about looking great and aging well than ever before.
And as the world has become increasingly image-conscious, more men are prioritizing creating their signature style, which includes presenting an overall well-groomed appearance so they can have the confidence to thrive in their professional pursuits and personal lives.
As the demand for and interest in men’s skincare products has risen, the skincare industry has responded by offering an array of amazing products to meet men’s unique skincare needs. And that’s a relief for men who don’t want to keep using their ladies’ products.
Here are five essential products men should incorporate into their daily skincare regimen, starting now, so they can have healthy, youthful, handsome skin.
Men need a cleanser to remove toxins and excess oil from their skin. The key is to select a cleanser that is not as harsh as regular body soaps and cleansers, which can strip away too much oil and moisture from men’s skin.
Look for cleansers that are free from harsh, drying chemicals like alcohol. And avoid regular body bar soaps because they tend to dry out the skin more than oil or liquid cleansers.
Our Adam Men’s Dual-Function Shaving Bar is made specifically for facial skin. It’s a highly nourishing cleanser that removes grease, oil and dirt. It also exfoliates dead skin with high alpha hydroxy acid content from goat’s milk, moisturizes with cocoa butter, and hydrates with coconut, sunflower, and avocado oil.
A moisturizer is essential for restoring protective essential oils to your skin that get stripped away during the cleansing and shaving processes. A great moisturizer also helps prevent wrinkles and gives skin a more healthy, attractive appearance.
For best results, determine your skin type and choose a moisturizer based on your skin’s specific needs. If you have oily skin, try a gel moisturizer. For dry skin, use a cream, and for normal skin, a lotion moisturizer may work for you.
If you’re looking for a gel option, our lightweight Adonis Men’s Youth-Preserving Face Gel helps balance the skin and prevents oiliness and breakouts. Its formula includes nourishing essential oils that help to prevent wrinkles and the appearance of aging, and it doubles as an effective, cooling aftershave, so that’s one less product you’ll need in your medicine cabinet!
Shaving cream is nothing new, but what’s changed are the formulations. Shaving creams have historically contained harsh chemicals that can strip too much moisture from the skin, but there are much better options available now.
Look for shaving creams rich in moisturizing ingredients like Aloe Vera for a gentler shave that leaves skin feeling moisturized. Our Nikao Men’s Multi-Action Beard Oil works wonders as a pre-shaving oil that preps you for shaving and protects from potential irritation without drying out your skin.
The beard oil pairs well with our Adam Men’s Dual-Function Shaving Bar, a sleek alternative to traditional shaving cream that’s packed with nourishing ingredients like goat’s milk, cocoa butter and avocado oil.
Beard oil is definitely having a moment right now. Not only does it improve the look and feel of the beard, but also alleviates beard itch and dandruff (yes, beards get dandruff just like your scalp does), reduces split ends and promotes healthy hair growth.
Since beard hair is quite different from the hair on your head and the rest of your body, soap, cleansers and conditioners made for normal hair and skin often leave beard hair feeling dry. Beard oil, on the other hand, combines the right amount of nutrients to moisturize and nurture your beard.
Since everyone is loving beard oils these days, there are a lot of options on the market. But the key to picking a great one is understanding the ingredients and formulations and finding one that works for your hair and skin.
Most beard oils are rich in vitamins A, D and E, which are essential for promoting healthy hair growth. Many beard oils also contain carrier and essential oils like sandalwood, cedar or vanilla for fragrance. Moisturizing agents like shea and cocoa butter are also common beard oil ingredients.
If you’re looking for a natural beard oil that has multiple uses in your skincare regimen-like the pocket knife of the medicine cabinet-you’ll love our Nikao Men’s Multi-Action Beard Oil. It not only tames unruly whiskers but also works as a deep moisturizer. You can also use it as a facial oil cleanser, pre-shaving oil and night moisturizer.
Not only can sun exposure lead to skin cancer like melanoma, but it also causes wrinkles and dark spots on your skin. To combat the sun’s harmful effects, men should wear a daily broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 25 or 30 to protect against UVA and UVB rays.
Some sunscreens include ingredients that have moisturizing and anti-aging benefits, so finding a product like this can be a major score because it’ll save a couple of steps in your skincare routine-and save you some medicine cabinet space.
If you follow this daily skincare regimen and couple it with regular exercise, plenty of sleep, and a healthy diet (full of vitamin A, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and water), you’ll be well on your way to healthy, handsome skin.