As much as the rest of us want to pretend it isn’t happening, we all know that the end of summer is coming. The days are getting shorter and cooler, which means our routines need to change accordingly. To make sure you’re prepped and ready for the fall ahead, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide to some of the most essential skin care products for men this season. Whether you work in an office, mill about in factories, or spend your days with trees, creeks, and trails, it’s important to be prepared for cooler temperatures ahead. Read on for further details about why these products are so essential this time of year…
Morning routine: Shower and shave.
Most of us are creatures of routine, and that can be good news when it comes to maintaining good skin care habits. In the morning, we know a warm shower, can help open pores and improve circulation. It’s also important to shave at least once per week. If you’re unaware, shaving can be super rough on your skin, causing irritation and redness, as well as dulling skin over time. Try to find shaving products that are designed for sensitive skin, like a gel or cream, to help protect against irritation. Follow your morning shave and face wash with a natural toner. blissani Naturals Clear Face Toner is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. It combines licorice root, aloe and other botanicals to improve skin tone and ph balance.
Use a Natural Face Wash
While you're in the shower, or after you shave, use a natural face wash to reduce blemishes, zits and pimples. Our favorite is blissani Naturals Clear Skin Face Wash which includes a gentle blend of Aloe, Red Clover Oil, and Rosehip to open up pores and balance skin oil. It is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, which are two features in all of the best natural face washes. Either way, avoid using hand soap or bar soap on your face unless they were designed for that purpose. Harsh soaps can strip your face of important natural oils.
Dry skin care: Find a hydrating body lotion
Dry skin is an all-too-common problem, both in the fall and the winter. To help combat dryness and keep your skin looking healthy, we recommend finding a hydrating body lotion. These are designed to go on smooth, sit well under your clothes, and help keep skin moisturized for hours on end. Look for a formula that’s lightweight, free of fragrance, and doesn’t leave behind a sticky, oily residue. We recommend the Cetaphil Dermatologist-developed Body Lotion. It goes on smooth and light, leaving skin feeling nourished and hydrated.
Evening routine: Wash your face and apply an anti-aging moisturizer.
The end of your day is an excellent time to complete your skincare routine. We recommend washing your face before bed, which can not only help prevent breakouts, but also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. You can choose from a wide variety of cleansers, but we recommend finding one which works well with an anti-aging formula. We designed Very Toney Vegan Anti-Aging Serum for men to be used with a variety of sensitive skin face washes. Very Toney and natural or vegan anti-aging serums improve the elasticity and overall health of your skin, helping you avoid fine lines and wrinkles in the future. Very Toney is anti-aging and moisture all-in-one, but if you're choosing a separate moisturizer choose one that is lightweight, oil-free, and doesn’t contain any heavy fragrances. Anti-Aging serums are filled with antioxidants which will reduce free radicals and oxidative stress, thus improving overall male skin appearance over time.
As much as the rest of us want to pretend it isn’t happening, we all know that the end of summer is coming. The days are getting shorter and cooler, which means our routines need to change accordingly. All of the best natural wrinkle creams, best natural face washes and best natural toners for men should increase antioxidants and reduce toxins. Learn more about why in our short video below.