Thursday, February 28, 2013

Basic Skincare for Men

This article is for the guys. I know a lot of men do not like to spend the time to find their perfect serum or eye cream and would rather invest in other things than their skincare. But it is still important to take care of your skin even if it is by just using a great cleanser or basic moisturizer.
So for a basic skincare routine you should use a good cleanser, moisturizer and eye cream. And the time to do all of these steps will not take more than 5 minutes, I promise!

The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a great cleanser for any skin type, if you imagine yourself forgetting to cleanse your skin then leave it in your shower

The Acne Facial Cleanser is great for those suffering from any blemishes,; it will help to kill acne-causing bacteria without drying out the skin too much

For eyes an easy product is the roller ball applicator. Garnier has a great one and has a few formulas depending on your concern.
Anti-Dark Circle; Skin Renew; Ultra Lift Garnier Rollers can all be found at Target or any drug store

Mario Badescu also has a few that are great for those with very dry skin.
Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream is easily absorbed and non-greasy helps to reduce the look of dry and tired eyes and will help to smooth out fine lines

Special Eye Cream "V" is a very light formula that is great for more mature skin or dry skin

Moisturizers come in different types depending on your skin type. If you tend to be outside more often find a moisturizer with SPF (yes guys you need to protect your skin as well).

 There is oil free for oily skin, which is when your face is shiny usually in the t-zone (forehead and nose area). If only oily in the t-zone, then you can get away with a moisturizer for normal combination skin.
Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin is great for those who feel their skin gets very shiny throughout the day

This Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer (SPF-30) is great for Combination Skin, Oily Skin or even Sensitive Skin (It also comes in different levels of SPF)

Normal skin is when your skin is not overly oily and is not desert dry. You can get away with a light cream in the day and a heavier one at night (if you want the extra hydration—especially in the winter).
Aloe Moisturizer is great for non-clogging hydration 

Dry skin feels like your skin is tight and when you look at it closely it can resemble a desert. If there is flaking, you need to exfoliate to get rid of the extra skin so that you can properly hydrate the new skin under the dead skin. Use an exfoliator like St. Ives Apricot Scrub, which they also have a blemish and blackhead control version for those with the more oily skin. Leave it in the shower and try to do this 1-2 times a week.
The Moisture Magnet SPF 15 is great for locking in skin's natural moisture , it is non-greasy an d absorbs easily

Invigorating Apricot Scrub is great for all skin types; Blemish and Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub is great for those trying to clean out blackheads or keep breakouts under control

If you wash your face at night, then in the morning you can use cold water to rinse off any extra oil from your skin, if you do feel like your skin needs to be cleansed then just do your cleansing routine again (it really will only take a few moments).

Morning Routine:
  1. Wash face with cleanser (or exfoliate if it is that time of the week) if you feel you need it or use it in the shower
  2. Put on eye cream- gently and only under the eye and on the brow bone directly under your brow (use ring finger so you don’t pull the skin too much)
  3. Put cream or moisturizer on your face only use a small amount and keep it away from your eyes (you already got those moisturized)

Night Time Routine:

1. Wash face with cleanser

2. Put on eye cream (same as in the morning)
3. Put on face cream (avoid eye area)


So fellas, this really isn’t a very hard routine to insert into your daily life. Skin is skin and everyone needs to try to take care of their skin whether it be a simple routine or a complex routine.

Let me know your thoughts on these products! Also feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

If you would like to schedule your own consultation contact me through the contact page and I will help you create your hassle-free routine!

Other Products for Skin Concerns:

Oily skin: Try a toner (put on a cotton ball and swipe over skin after cleansing)
The Special Cucumber Lotion is a nice toner for combination oily skin from Mario Badescu

Enjoy & Be Handsome!

Brands to Check Out:

Photos from
Carolyn Thombs (Jon is the model :) )


  1. terrific blog! Very interesting, not too hard a routine to follow.

    Thanks for posting!

  2. I'd like to try this. I've had honey scrubs at the spa but never used it myself. Nice idea!

    1. Please do and let me know which products you found helpful! Thanks for reading!