It’s the foundation of any respectable grooming routine, but still far too many men bypass regular use of a facial moisturizer. While a lot of this neglect can be attributed to an ignorance of the benefits (hydration, skin cell regeneration, wrinkle prevention and better shaves), a larger segment is simply overwhelmed by the vast array of options.
To cut to the chase a little – below please find the five main categories of moisturizers and a quality recommendation for each:
Since wearing a product with a SPF (Sun Protection Factor) daily is recommended, many men like to “kill two birds with one stone” by using a moisturizer containing an SPF. This type of combination product is even more appealing when realizing that premature aging (wrinkles, brown spots and such) is more prevalent in those who don’t protect their skin from environmental factors like the sun. Yes, even when it’s cloudy outside, the sun can still do damage and thus, a product with an SPF of 15 should be used daily no matter the weather. We’d like to recommend Urth Face Balm SPF 15.
Although it’s natural and healthy for skin to produce oil, there are some whose skin is too generous and produces oil beyond what’s required or looks normal. Many men have skin that continues to produce excess oil beyond their adolescent years, forcing them to battle greasiness and such well into maturity. For those whose oil issues are more a result of external stressors like UV rays or air dryness, oil-free moisturizers can add and retain proper moisture levels via non-oily ingredients that deliver appropriate levels of protection and balance. Can we suggest Grooming Lounge Mug Moisturizer?
For men whose skin produces excess sebum (which makes their faces feel and look oily and greasy), an oil-control moisturizer is the call. Quality moisturizers of this ilk not only keep skin supple and hydrated, they also “soak up” excess oil and help reduce shine in one fell swoop. In addition to using such an absorbing moisturizer, oily skin owners should also avoid over-cleansing, zit-popping or chowing down tons of greasy foods. Anthony Instant Fix Oil Control is a superstar in this category.
For the man who requires more than just a cup of coffee to get going, energizing moisturizers offer an extra boost. These self-starters are infused with antioxidants, blood circulation enhancers and most importantly, loads of caffeine. Such ingredients unite to tighten skin, erase signs of fatigue and create a generally healthier complexion. A great option for faces whose owners took them out too late. Try Kiehl’s Facial Fuel to get the part started daily.
Nothing’s going to stop a man from aging – but that doesn’t mean dermis has to look as old as its owner. Prevent wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots and other unsightly skin formations via regular use of an anti-aging skin moisturizer. Developed in varieties that are for both one-shot and ongoing use, these moisturizers are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and free-radical fighting ingredients that aim to stop the clock or slow it down a tad. How’s about picking up some Lab Series Age Rescue Face Lotion?