Fall Skin Care Guide For Men
Written by: Dion Xu
1. First and foremost, WASH YOUR FACE.
Cleansing your face is skincare no brainer, but it becomes more important during the end of summer and fall months as we are more active, spend more time in the gym sweat more. Ditch the bar soap, as it can strip your natural oils and leave you feeling tight and dry, and opt for a deep-cleaning face wash that’s formulated for daily use; like Dermalogicla’s Special Cleansing Gel. It’s soap-free and gently removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.
2. Tone & Exfoliate.
Toners and exfoliants are two of the most overlooked products in a man’s skincare regimen, but they shouldn’t be! Toners remove left-over dirt you missed from cleansing, restores your skins pH balance and tightens your pores. Exfoliants offer a deeper clean, refines skin texture, unclogs pores and lifts hair follicles, allowing for a closer shave. Incorporating both of these products is easy with The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. Yep! Two steps in one and it’s under $10. You’re welcome!
Washing your face can leave your skin a little under-hydrated so a daily moisturizer is a must, even if your skin is oily. Mario Badescu’s Oil-Free Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is perfect for the summer months as it offers all of the hydration without the grease, is vegan and packed with St. Johns Wort and Green Tea. A bonus is that it comes with a built-in SPF, which could mean you can ditch the heavy sunscreens in the morning. (And yes a daily SPF is necessary even for those of us that are highly melanated.)
4. Netflix and Mask.
When you are home chilling in front of the computer or TV take the opportunity to give your skin some love and pop on a mask. A creamy anti-aging mask-like Tatcha’s Violet-C Radiance Mask is packed with Japanese beauty berry, two types of vitamin C, and AHAs from seven fruits. You can literally get smoother glowing skin in the time it takes you to binge half an episode of The Office. Relaxation and simple self-care. It’s a win-win for you and your skin.