This post is for the menfolk (and everyone who loves them) – let’s talk men’s skincare routine. In case you haven’t been listening, splashing cold water on your face in the morning or running your face under a hot shower isn’t cutting it. Our commitment at the Euro this Father’s Day to help you men put your best face forward, we’ve put together some tips for a simple skincare routine and products to go with it.
This Father’s Day, give the dads in your life some love with a surprise gift of great skin from Euro Botanicals & Clinicals.
The first step may be obvious, but we can’t stress enough the importance of washing your face twice daily. Don’t skip it! Environmental debris, dust and dead skin cells clog pores and can exacerbate or cause other skin conditions like breakouts and skin irritations. We recommend: AHA/BHA Citrus Cleanser with its combination of glycolic, salicylic acid, and gentle jojoba beads gently removes surface debris and preps the skin for next step products.
Exfoliation is mostly a matter of personal preference and skin type. But everyone benefits from exfoliating their skin at least once a week. Just don’t overdo it. Over exfoliation can lead to irritation, redness, or flakiness. For sensitive skin or if you prefer a gentle manual scrub, our Enzyme Peeling Crème is a good choice. Our Pineapple Enzyme Peel digest dead skin cells with live fruit enzymes and is a cool add on for summer weather skin. Glycagel 15%, a lightweight, leave on gel formula containing glycolic acid makes exfoliation easy and quick – just brush on clean skin.
Dry or oily or somewhere in between, all skin needs moisture. How much moisture depends not only on your skin type, but climate, season of the year, personal genetics, diet, and overall health. Men often skip moisturizing, especially if they have a beard or shave daily – but moisturizer provides a layer of protection for your skin. Dry or flaky skin can accentuate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and contribute to breakouts. For dry skin try Euro Botanicals Advanced Moisture Crème or Super Emollient Crème. For a lighter, summer weight lotion type moisturizer, Lemon Gel Crème or Marine Hydration Crème give real hydration benefits.
If there’s one skincare product you should NEVER be without, it’s sunscreen. It’s essential. No excuses – “I don’t go out in the sun very often”, “It’s a cloudy day, it doesn’t matter”, etc. The biggest contributor to photo aging is sun damage. Choose mineral based sunscreen products that don’t contain harmful chemicals like oxybenzone.
The best advice we can give our amazing men is to read your skincare product labels. Ingredients are everything. Choose products containing natural ingredients whenever possible and stay away from parabens, phthalates, and non-plant dyes and color.
We haven’t forgotten our bearded faces either. The skin underneath your beard needs love too, just like the beard hair itself. Euro Botanicals Beard Oil contains meadow foam and argan oils – both of which are lightweight, fast absorbing and non-greasy. They nourish and condition facial hair as well as the skin underneath to help keep it soft and smooth.
Men’s skin care routine can be simple and very effective without the need for a lot of products. Cleanser – Moisturizer – Sunscreen to start. If you want to go all out, add an exfoliator and a toner (energizing Citrus Freshener can be used as a mist spritzer) to help prep the skin for better absorption of other products
Men deserve healthy, glowing skin too!
Happy Father’s Day!
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