A good skincare regimen only becomes more important as a man ages. It may not seem vital when you’re young, but moisturizing the skin and applying a sunblock when exposed to sunlight is the key for a lasting smooth complexion. Within this category we have everything needed to cleanse, moisturize and nourish for soft, supple skin.
Behold the key to younger looking skin. A good moisturizer should be at the foundation of every man’s skincare regimen. Moisturizers provide hydration and nourishment that your skin craves in order to regenerate skin cells, prevent wrinkles and improve your shave. We offer a variety of different moisturizers to fit any man’s skincare needs: SPF-infused, oil-free, oil-control/ anti-shine, anti-aging/ night creams and energizing moisturizers. Among all the options though, our favorite is our Grooming Lounge Mug Moisturizer because of its light weight, oil-free formula and quick absorption.
Put down that bar of soap you just used on your rear. Daily facial cleansers work much better to penetrate pores and gently remove dirt and oil without drying out the skin. Within this category we have cleansers for all skin types: normal, dry/ sensitive, oily and maturing/ wrinkling. Our favorite, and the highest rated by our guests is our Grooming Lounge Mug Cleaner Facewash – a gentle, everyday cleanser for all skin types that can even double as a body wash when called upon.
While a cleanser is necessary for every day cleansing on the surface, a scrub is typically needed 1-2 times per week to remove dead skin cells and provide super deep cleansing into the pores. Scrubs also soften coarse beard hairs and uproot ingrown hairs for a more comfortable shave. The main difference between scrubs is the grittiness of the formula, which determines how rough it will feel when rubbed over the dermis. We offer facial scrubs, body scrubs and scrub bars to take care of the entire body. Our top choice is Urth’s Face Scrub, which has a muddy texture and powerful granules to smooth out the skin.
Using a toner daily can go a long way for the health and appearance of your face. Toners get rid of the grime missed by cleansers, tighten up the skin’s pores, lock in moisture and improve the skin’s complexion. Toners should be applied after cleansing but before the moisturizer. Our favorite toner is Anthony’s Purifying Astringent Pads, which come in a convenient, portable jar for a quick refresher on the go that will save some time.
Excess exposure to the sun damages skin, causes the dermis to age more rapidly and might also lead to serious illness. If you’re outside for more than an hour a day, even if it’s cloudy, applying a sun screen is crucial. If you’re under any real sun exposure, go with a minimum of SPF 15 that has both UVA and UBV protection to shield yourself from those harmful rays. We have sunscreen for both the body and face (facial sunscreens have a lighter formula that do not leave the skin feeling oily) – our top picks are Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 15and Jack Black’s Oil-Free Sun Guard Very Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF 45.
Masks have become much more popular for men in recent years, and for good reason. Masks absorb excess oil, tighten pores, provide moisture and oxygen to promote skin renewal, add much-needed vitamins and improve blood circulation. Throwing a mask on a few times a week will make a major difference in the overall health and complexion of your face.
The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, leaving it susceptible to dark circles, puffiness, and aging. Luckily, there are products to help address these issues and restore worn-out peepers. Within this section we have eye creams and gels loaded with hydration and nourishment to improve the skin’s complexion and appearance. For dark circles, our go-to is Malin + Goetz’ Rice Bran Eye Moisturizer, while our favorite anti-aging eye cream is Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair. Insight & Advice on Eye Creams The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, leaving it susceptible to dark circles, puffiness, and aging. Luckily, there are products to help address these issues and restore worn-out peepers. Within this section we have eye creams and gels loaded with hydration and nourishment to improve the skin’s complexion and appearance. Eye creams should be applied in the morning and evening by gently tapping the solution into the skin under the eyes with the ring or pinky fingers. For dark circles, our go-to is Malin + Goetz’ Rice Bran Eye Moisturizer, a restorative solution that provides continual hydration throughout the day and night. For anti-aging, our favorite eye cream is Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair – Cousin to the super-popular Age Defender Moisturizer, this eye-focused treatment smooths out fine lines and lifts skin to reduce bags.
ACNE & OILY TREATMENTS
If you think you have oily skin, you’re not alone. The good news is, oily skin is less prone to the early signs of aging. In order to best manage oily skin, follow a consistent skincare regimen, ditch the bar soap on your face and avoid greasy foods that result in oily breakouts. Within this category we also have several facial cleansers and moisturizers that are designed to absorb excess oils and reduce the shiny appearance of skin.
PADS & WIPES
Pads and wipes are an extremely convenient way to get a quick cleanse when the face feels oily or grimy. Facial pads clear away dirt and oil, leaving behind clearer skin and a matte finish. The body wipes available are big and strong to cover the entire body and come in portable packs so they can be left in the car, office or gym-bag to provide a quick refresher when there’s no time for a shower.
Worrying about fine lines, tired-looking skin and brown spots that come along with aging doesn’t make you any less of a man. It’s best to start as early as you can, but If you need to catch up to smooth out fine lines or brighten dark circles, we have a wide variety of top-shelf anti- aging moisturizers, creams and serums that provide vitamins and nutrients to restore a vivacious complexion. Our top two picks are Jack Black’s RxSeries Protein Booster Skin Serum and Urth’s Antioxidant Face Complex – Oil-free Daily Moisturizer.