As men, we love to talk about staying healthy, eating right, and exercising. We’ll tell anyone who will talk to us about how much we lift, what’s in our protein, and how to make the best meal. Still, we aren’t talking about something that is an essential part of our health: our skin from head to toe.
Skin is the first defense we have against sickness, germs, bacteria, and pollutants. And yes – it does say a lot about who we are. A man with good skin shows that he takes care of himself, he smells good, and he’s trustworthy.
Skin is the first defense we have against sickness, germs, bacteria, and pollutants
That says a lot to potential employers, potential partners, and even friends.
So why don’t we actually talk about skincare? Is it because it falls into the “beauty” category? Or is it because we don’t know enough about the products? Well, let’s change that by looking over a good skincare routine.
Hair and Scalp
When in the shower, you absolutely have to think about what goes down the drain with the suds and the water. If you aren’t using high quality products, you are likely eliminating some of the important oils that help to keep your hair and skin supple.
If you aren’t using high quality products, you are likely eliminating some of the important oils that help to keep your hair and skin supple.
Our Dual Purpose Body Wash + Shampoo lathers extremely well (because the ones that don’t just don’t feel right) while still having natural and organic ingredients. You’ll feel the difference and smell it too. This body wash and shampoo combination eliminates the bad oils, dirt, and odor. It is replaced with the great smelling combination of olive, borage, oregano, tea tree, and rosehip oil. Since we typically let our shampoo run down our bodies, you must pay attention to what your shampoo does to your skin.
Follow that with our Hydration Remedy Conditioner. This will not only help to keep your scalp free of dandruff, it will help to keep the follicles clear and ready to grow. As an added bonus, it will condition your facial hair as well. This uses the miracle products of aloe Vera and coconut oil as well as jojoba, rosehip, and tea tree oil.
If you take care of the skin on your scalp, you will be eternally thankful.
Moving onto your face, and this is where you really have to pay attention. You want to use a skin cleanser that is tough enough to go after grime but won’t strip away the health of your facial skin.
The Daily Power Scrub walks that line, acting as a cleanser, energizing toner, and exfoliator. For men who sweat a lot or get dirty, it is gentle enough to use twice a day. Once again, everything we use is natural and organic – you won’t find those plastic microbeads here.
Don’t like the rugged look? Think about your shaving cream and how much it touches your skin and mouth. Many shaving creams use chemicals and alcohols that irritate your skin and strip the nutrients away from your skin. Our Moisture Shield Shaving Cream cushions the razor and helps to avoid nicks, cuts, and irritation.
If you are a bit more rugged, the Hydration Remedy Hair + Beard Oil is the best way to keep your hair soft and supple. The smell is fantastic and it will help your beard to grow longer and stronger.
we don’t often think about signs of aging until we look like our grandfathers, and then it is too late.
Once a day, make sure to moisturize your entire face. As men, we don’t often think about signs of aging until we look like our grandfathers, and then it is too late. Our Age + Damage Defense Facial Moisturizer can double as an aftershave and a moisturizer. All you need is a few pumps and you will be able to moisturize your face and neck.
Let’s end the lie once and for all: acne isn’t just a problem we had when we were teenagers. If you are still fighting against acne, the Detox Mineral Clay Mask is a once-a-week solution. This treatment helps to eliminate toxins, shrink your pores, and prevent breakouts. It only takes ten minutes or so, but you will be surprised at the difference. Our mask is completely fragrance free and won’t irritate sensitive skin.
The thing about having a skincare routine is that you get to personalize it and pick what you want to use and what you want to stay away from. Your skincare routine will only work as hard as you want it to. Still, skin is skin and men need to step up the plate to make their healthier. Sub par skincare can send the wrong message to everyone in your life – and it can lead to rashes, wrinkles, acne, and other problems.
Feeling confident and looking good is critical about our personality and success – no matter what anyone says. Don’t let your fear or confusion get in the way of making a better life for yourself. If you feel different about yourself, the world feels different about you, and you are able to do more for yourself and others.