Blokes have been shortchanged on skincare, here’s a bar of soap, now bugger off!
And for the most part, blokes have been fine with this.
We don’t need all those fancy products, we’re good…
That is until you start looking a little older.
Your skin doesn’t bounce back the way it used to. There are dark circles under your eyes even with enough sleep. Your forehead crinkles more than an unironed shirt when you laugh.
In general, you’re looking a little worse for wear. Is there anything you can do about it?
Primary man has crafted three distinct skin care products designed to enhance your mug. A skincare routine can be really beneficial and doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when you’re using ours.
Cleanser – Clean up your mug
when it comes to skincare products, cleansers are the first step in a simple, yet effective skincare routine.
Before applying any additional products to your face, you want to make sure your face is clean, which is going to require more than just a quick splash of water.
These can buildup on your skin, which could potentially lead to breakouts, dehydration both of which can lead to you looking older than you really are.
Cleansers help by not only cleaning the skin but keeping it hydrated as well. by helping to manage our skin PH levels, the cleanser helps our skin to retain water. We want our skin to stay hydrated to ensure wrinkles and fine lines are reduced as much as possible.
Our cleanser leaves your skin looking brighter and can help to improve the absorption of moisturisers/ serums as well as helping to unclog pores.
Moisturiser – ideal for skincare
Even to those without a skincare routine, most have a passing familiarity with moisturiser. Moisturiser is useful to all skin types but it excels in treating and preventing dry skin. It’s not uncommon for this to be the only skincare product in a man’s routine.
It does this by holding water in the outer layer of the skin ( Know as the Stratum Corneum) As mostorisier sits on the top layer of your skin, it also creates a barrier on your skin that protects you from the elements ( especially with a moisturiser with SPF protection in it) and harmful free radicals.
Moisturizers help to fortify the surface of the skin, bind skin cells together more effectively, and work at the surface of the skin to increase hydration.
With the moisture retained in your skin and we hate to use this term, but your mug will have more of a natural glow to it. This means from the outset, you’ll be looking healthy from the head down. This can a long in not terms of skin health but confidence as well.
When your skin feels and looks good, you tackle your day with a higher level of confidence, knowing you look top-notch.
Remember, it’s important to match your moisturiser to your skin type. People with oily skin should look for an oil-free moisturiser, to avoid clogging your pores. Dry skin, look for a product that will lock in moisturise. Normal skin can look for something light on the skin with natural oils and sensitive skin people can look for fragrance-free and one with a small ingredients list.
Serum for skincare
Serums are skincare products intended to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver targeted active ingredients, these can be vitamins, minerals or nutrients that benefit the skin.
Serums are a topical product, but they are designed to penetrate more deeply into the skin than a moisturiser.
The skin has three layers, the most recognisable is our outer layer, known as Epidermis. The second is the Dermis, which contains blood vessels and hair follicles and finally, the Subcutaneous is the deepest layer of the skin made up of both fat and collagen
In order to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs, we need to go beyond the surface level of the skin. That’s why serums have a clear, gel-based liquid, that’s not as heavy as creams, allowing them to penetrate and hydrate the skin at a deeper level.
Serums generally contain antioxidant vitamins such as A (Which helps to reduce wrinkles by thickening and stimulating the dermis, which is home to your collagen and blood vessels) C (which is important for making collagen and works to reducing pigmentation) and E (Which helps soothe and calm the skin with anti-inflammatory properties)
Congratulations, you’re on the road to being your best you!
Remember, a skincare routine is just one part of the puzzle when it comes to looking your best. While we wish there was a magic cure-all potion, there isn’t.
Check out our other articles on exercise and diet to keep the good skincare going.