Ladies love skincare routines that leave their complexions smooth and acne-free. While most beauty advertising is directed at women, guys deserve nice skin too! Both men and women experience clogged pores, signs of aging, dryness, pimples, and damage from sun exposure. These skin issues are not unique to people without a Y chromosome. With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to discuss skincare for men.
Men can suffer even more from common skin problems because many guys are not taught to take care of their skin. The beauty industry has drilled into the minds of women that they need to wear SPF and take care of their skin (which is great!) but hasn’t passed the same message along to men. So they might not know about basic skincare products and solutions for general skin issues. Now is the time to teach the men in your life something new!
Why Men Need a Skincare Regimen
Everyone Needs Clean Skin
Although many cleansers are marketed towards women, the truth is that everyone needs clean skin. Dirt and environmental debris don’t care what gender you are, they just clog pores and cause build up. This build up of particles, along with natural skin oil and sweat, can clog pores and cause acne. This is especially common around areas that have high natural oil production or sweat a lot. Men often see pimples on their face but also chest and back. This is a normal reaction to build up and shows the importance of cleaning skin.
That’s why it’s so important for men to establish a regular skincare routine. It doesn’t need to be long and tedious, but it does have to be more than splashing water on your face!
For Father’s Day, give a gift that can be used daily. A multi-purpose cleanser can be used as a daily face wash, body cleanser, and after-gym scrub. The HD Clean Salicylic Face & Body Wash is especially designed for skin that has hyperpigmentation, excess oil, and acne. The active ingredient, salicylic acid, is a micro-exfoliator that banishes dead skin cells, reduces roughess, and makes skin glow. HD Clean also contains coconut oil, which ensures that the product thoroughly deep cleans pores without overly drying out or irritating your complexion.
HD Clean is 100% fragrance-free, which means the overwhelming aroma of marshmallow or flowers won’t be lingering around you after you use it. It also means that your skin won’t be further irritated by another scent. It’s the perfect cleanser to use on your face because it helps to soothe and calm razor bumps; HD Clean is a great foundation for a skincare routine for men.
Everyone Deserves Smooth Skin
It’s not just ladies that want smooth skin. Many men don’t want a rough textured complexion either, but they may not realize there is something that we can do about it! That’s why the HD Refresh Papaya Mint Body Polish is such a good choice for skincare for men. It’s something that dad might not have realized he needs, until he uses it and experiences the difference!
HD Refresh is an exfoliating and refreshing body scrub with spearmint essential oil, jojoba beads, papaya extract, and vitamins A and E. This dynamic formula works wonders on a variety of skin issues. I recommend using it daily to give your skin a gentle exfoliation which can have a noticeable effect on skin bumps, breakouts, and keratosis pilaris.
Men Can Have Personalized Skincare Routines
Just as ladies are all different, so are men! Not all women use the exact same products, because we all facing different issues. One person may battle blackheads and pimples while another may have dry and flaky skin. I wouldn’t recommend the same product to both of those people because they have different issues with different underlying causes. The same goes for skincare for men! So let’s personalize their routine to reflect their skin.
From the teenage years through their 30s, many men experience some form of acne. Whether it’s whiteheads, blackheads, zits, or inflammation, acne is a common complaint. HD Total Antioxidant Serum can help reduce acne, lessen redness, and even skin tone. This product has 5% super concentrated green tea, which helps clear acne and prevent sun damage (which can inflame skin more). HD Total in particular is good for skin that is oily, hyperpigmented, and/or prone to breakouts.
As we get older, many of us (including men) experience signs of aging in our skin. Even if we haven’t gotten rid of acne completely yet, we need to start thinking about battling the damage from environmental toxins and free radicals that shows up as fine lines and wrinkles. The HD Revitalize 7 in 1 Rejuvinator works to lessen these signs of aging, while shielding your complexion from further damage. HD Revitalize plumps your skin with a boost of hyaluronic acid. Best of all, it continues to work on acne. This multifaceted serum minimizes zits and blackheads, while shrinking pores, brightening your complexion, soothing redness, and evening skin tone. No wonder we call it the 7 in 1! This product is perfect for men in their mid-30s and up.
Men Like Moisturizing Too
The stereotypical picture of face cream is a woman putting it on before bed. But I promise, men like having a well-hydrated complexion as well! Dry, flakey, cracked skin is not pleasant for anyone. If you’re noticing your dad or partner itch their face, complain of tightness, or see other signs of dryness, HD Perform Multi-Complex Creme could be the perfect gift when it comes to skincare for men.
HD Perform is deeply hydrating to solve all your dry skin woes. It’s also ideal for men over 35 because it has powerful anti-aging properties as well. This cream has the world’s strongest antioxidant, Lipochroman®, which helps reverse and prevent visible signs of aging. The peptides in the formula also help to combat hyperpigmented spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Although not many tv shows or movies depict a man putting on a firming and brightening face cream, your loved one is sure to appreciate ours! This luxurious cream will make skin soft, supple, and more youthful!
Your Dad Needs Sunscreen
And your brother. And your husband. Everyone needs sunscreen! It’s one of the most important skincare products for men. In addition to the damage sun exposure has on your skin which leads to signs of aging, it can also lead to skin cancer and other dangerous skin diseases. This Father’s Day, try to instill a habit in your loved ones to wear sunscreen every time they go outside. This is not about vanity; it’s about their health!
I recommend the HD Defend SPF 36 for men and women. It is safe to use on all skin types, even sensitive and rosacea-prone complexions. It is paraben-free and non-comedogenic, so it won’t irritate the skin or clog your pores. This sunscreen doesn’t sit heavily on top of your face, rather it glides on easily and absorbs quickly into the skin. While you’re wearing it, HD Defend helps skin by offering sun protection, hydration, and a soothing effect. Wearing it will safeguard your skin against environmental damage and improve other skin issues.
Everyone, yes everyone, needs a skincare regime. It doesn’t have to be overly long or complex, but it does have to offer the basic essentials. For Father’s Day 2019, focus on skincare for men. Give them the present of glowing skin with high-quality products that do double duty. You don’t have to wear a lot, when they all work as hard as these products!