We round up the most coveted products and essential grooming rituals you need to elevate your appearance game.
Although men tend to invest less time (and money, let’s be real) into preventative skincare habits and products. But there will come a time that it’ll show. You can start setting back the proverbial clock by changing up a few basic habits and incorporating more targeted treatments into your routine. As a rule of thumb, think of anti-aging skincare as replenishing the things that we naturally lose over the years, such as collagen and volume, moisture, elasticity and brightness. A whole-food based diet and regular movement pretty much goes without saying, but topical treatments will take you just as far, like these:
Cleansing is important because it, well, cleans your skin, but also helps prevent a range of issues that men typically experience. Contrary to what you’d think, it helps prevent dryness by removing excess sebum and thereby regulating oil production. When your skin is dry, it overcompensates and produces more oil than what is necessary, which often results in an oil slick of a mug. It also helps remove dirt, debris, product residue and environmental gunk that have the potential to get stuck in pores and create all sorts of havoc and congestion. Consider incorporating a cleansing device to ensure you get the job done well, and use it in combination with a cleanser specifically for your skin type. Regular exfoliating is also essential, but use a gentle one to minimise friction.
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Serums, as we know, are those additions to your skincare routine that help to tackle various skin concerns, ranging from dryness to hyperpigmentation and all things in between. In essence, they work harder for your skin so that you don’t have to. Equally important, are clever moisturisers that combine super hydrators with skin-compatible oils and boosters like electrolytes and probiotics. By taking into consideration exactly what your skin needs, and not just slapping on any old lotion, you’ll spend your money more wisely and see more credible results, too.
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Words: Leandri de Kock | Photography: Unsplash