Why do we need to exfoliate? As we get older our skin tends to lose its natural ability to shed the buildup of dead skin cells, which can lead to clogged pores, dark spots and rough skin texture. This may obstruct skincare products from properly absorbing into your skin, leaving you without the benefits of layering products. Chemical exfoliators are a great alternative for physical exfoliation and the first choice that skincare experts recommend. Chemical exfoliators: Chemical exfoliators may at first seem scary. However, there is no need to be fearful because these products are generally safe. Here is a
“He spends more on his skincare than I do!”
“He has cleanser and moisturiser and he’s super serious about using them.”
“Beard oil, face cream, soothing lotion after shaving, sunscreen, moisturiser – he has a whole routine!”
“He has all the products and uses them morning and night. He’s more diligent about his skincare routine than I am.”
“He has his own facewash, serums and moisturiser, and I’m banned from touching them.”
“My partner gets monthly treatments – he won’t tell me what kind, but his skin is better than mine!”
Do a quick poll and you’ll soon see – more and more men are starting to move past soap and water as their go-to skincare method. These days they’re far more savvy and skin-conscious – and that means more products in the bathroom, more steps in their skincare routines, and more confidence as a result. Sure that does mean that sometimes they’ll annoyingly steal our skincare products, but it’s a small price to pay for having a man that values his health, and knows how to take care of himself.
Men’s grooming isn’t something to be made fun of anymore (ugh, skincare, that’s so girly) – instead, it’s a daily essential, and just as important as a well-tailored wardrobe, and knowing how to parallel park like a boss. But what exactly does a man’s grooming routine look like, and how can you nudge yours into following one, if he isn’t already? Let’s take a look…
“I spray skin nutrition on him when he’s not looking!”
“I started my partner on my skincare products – now he buys his own, and pays for all our skincare. Bonus!”
“I buy my partner his skincare products – he has a routine and will use them, but he won’t buy them on his own.”
“Mine steals my skincare to use – joke’s on him though, because I buy enough for both of us.”
If your man isn’t already using skincare products as part of a routine, a little stealth and ingenuity might be in order. The key is to keep things simple though – male or female, no one likes spending hours in front of the mirror using endless skincare products in a complex 15-step routine. Really, who’s got the time? So if you’re thinking about suggesting a skincare routine to your man, keep it as simple as possible in order to ensure success.
- Cleanse: Make sure he starts with a cleanser or face wash to get rid of any dirt or impurities.
- Exfoliate: He doesn’t have to do this every day, but a good scrub to slough off any dead skin is an absolute weekly essential – plus it helps give a closer shave if done beforehand as well.
- Moisturise: Skin needs to be hydrated, so he’ll need a good quality moisturiser to keep his skin in the best possible condition.
- Protect: Sunscreen is a non-negotiable, particularly if he spends a lot of time outside. If he protests, tell him that it reduces the signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles, and it helps protect against skin cancer as well. That should do it.
- Extra credit: Anti-ageing products are always helpful, and if he has any dark circles under his eyes, a good men’s eye cream can help with this – or he can simply get more sleep at night.
You may not have to do much persuading here – men are often more obsessed with their hair than women, particularly given the current popularity of beards and facial hair. However there are still one or two products you can suggest, if he’s unsure:
- Shampoo: You can’t get more basic, or more important than a good, natural shampoo – one that helps get rid of dirt while protecting the scalp at the same time.
- Conditioner: His hair will need nutrients to promote healthy growth, and using conditioner two to three times a week will help ensure this.
- Beard oil: If he takes pride in his facial hair, a decent beard oil will help him keep it groomed and healthy – and investing in a beard trimmer will keep it tidy too.
Regular visits to a good barber every two to four weeks will help him maintain his look, while trimmers for stray eyebrow or nose hair will keep him fuzz-free and groomed at all times. If he’s thinking of branching into products like waxes or pomades, make sure he finds the right kind for his type of hair – and remember that even men with no hair still need scalp care too.
Taking care of his skin with O’ri
If you’re looking for a simple skincare routine and affordable products for your man, spoiler alert – you don’t have to look any further than your bathroom cabinet. Not only are O’ri products simple and budget-friendly, they’re as effective for men as they are for women. So there’s no extra shopping needed, and no intensive research into male-specific grooming products. Everything you use to nourish and care for your skin, he can use too, with the same glowing, radiant results.
What’s more, he’ll be able to follow your same skincare routine too, both in the morning, and at night:
- Morning wake-up call: Complete Cleanser, Spritzing Serum, Anti-Ageing Cream, and Enviro-Protector SPF 30
- Evening wind-down: Complete Cleanser, Spritzing Serum, Active Exfoliator, and Anti-Ageing Cream
Because nothing brings a couple together like a shared love of skincare! So if you think your man could benefit from giving his skin a little more attention, then introduce him to O’ri – because it’s not just for women, it’s for everyone who priorities healthy, glowing skin, and looking and feeling their best.
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‘Active’. It’s not a buzzword when it comes to skincare, but it is a word you’ll see a lot, both in beauty blogs and on beauty products themselves. But what does it mean, and how does it affect your skincare in either a positive or a negative way? Let’s take a look. What are ‘active’ ingredients? You may have heard the term ‘active’ ingredients on TV advertisements, or even seen it on your skincare products. All it simply means is that the ingredients in your products are actually designed to target the problem you’re using them for – that the