MEN'S SKIN CARE ROUTINE: SMALL CHANGES FOR A BIG IMPACT
Having a structured skin care routine can have a large impact on how your skin looks and feels. From promoting a soft and smooth touch, to reducing breakouts and spots, ensuring you have a best skincare routine will help to do both. But where to start? Creating the best skin care routine and finding the best skin care products can be difficult, so we've mapped out a simple guide for you to get to grips with the basics of a skin care routine.
STEP 1: EXFOLIATE (EVERY 2-3 DAYS)
Exfoliation is a very important part in every men's skin care routine, however it is also very important not to overdo. Exfoliating too often can remove the skin's natural oils, drying it out and causing irritation. You should exfoliate your skin every 2-3 days (less if you have particularly sensitive skin) to make sure your pores are unclogged and dead skin cells are thoroughly removed.
Exfoliating well also means your skin will be more receptive to products you will later apply. Using an exfoliating face scrub such as NIVEA MEN Protect & Care Face Scrub
will help to deeply cleanse skin, unclog pores and wash away excess oils and impurities. Also enriched with aloe vera and provitamin B5 to protect skins natural barrier. Remember when exfoliating not to scrub too vigorously as you may cause irritation, instead go gently, letting the ingredients in your scrub do the hard work.
STEP 2: WASH YOUR FACE
Unlike exfoliating, you should make sure to wash your face twice a day, everyday, as part of your skin care routine: in the morning and at night. Washing your face helps you feel fresh, clears away and fights impurities (such as blackheads) and removes bacteria and excess oils. A best cleansing product will help you to achieve clear and refreshed skin, whilst respecting the natural moisture balance of your skin.
NIVEA MEN DEEP Face Wash
has been carefully created to thoroughly cleanse skin and your beard of dirt and excess oils. Formulated with active charcoal it helps clear away impurities so skin and beard for fresh and clean.
STEP 3: SHAVE & AFTERHSAVE
Whether you shave once a day or once a week remember that shaving can be gruelling on your skin, so be sure to use effective shaving preps and after shaves to save your skin.
NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Foam
protects your skin from the five most common signs of shaving irritations. It softens the beard hair – for a close and ultimate smooth shave and is alcohol-free.
Once your shaving cream is on, you’re ready for the main job. Use a clean, sharp razor to make sure you get the perfect shave.
Your first step is to shave in the direction that your hair grows - as you might notice that your hair can grow in every direction. This is an important step to prevent those painful red shaving bumps.
Use gentle strokes and let your razor do the work for you. Another cause of shaving rashes is going in too hard with the razor.
Always rinse your razor after every swipe, in order to get rid of the hair caught in the blades.
Aftershave is not only important to reduce the risk of shaving rashes, but it also helps moisturise the skin and avoid the hair making an uncomfortable return.
NIVEA Sensitive After Shave Balm is formulated with Chamomile Extract to provide instant relief from 5 signs of irritation.
STEP 4: MOISTURISE
Once you have shaved and cleansed, the next step is to replenish the moisture in your skin so it feels refreshed, soft and hydrated. Keeping your skin moisturised helps it to stay healthy, reinforces its natural defensive barrier and can reduce signs of ageing.
NIVEA MEN Protecting Moisturiser with SPF15
provides deep moisture and revitalises skin. The non-stocky, quick absorbing and refreshing formula contains Aloe Vera and Provitamin B to instantly replenish skin.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLEANSING AND EXFOLIATING?
On the surface, exfoliating and cleansing may seem like the same part of a skin care routine, however the goal of them is very different. Exfoliating is meant to scrub away stubborn dead skin cells that cling onto our skin and clog our pores, whereas cleansing is meant to remove day-to-day dirt and grease.
BEST SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR MEN
When visiting the store or looking for men's skin care products, you can be overwhelmed with choice and 'all-in-one' type products claiming that they do it all. Where possible, always try to look for products that are labelled for men, as the make up of men's skin is slightly different to that of women, the product formulas will reflect this.
A good place to start to find the best skin care products for your skin care routine is to understand your skin type and needs. If you have particularly sensitive skin, the best skin care products for your will be different to someone who has oily skin. Take a look at our
men's skin care products as well as our
men's skin care products for sensitive skin
to discover the best skin care products for you.
SHOP MEN'S SKINCARE HERE:
Protect & Care Face Cleansing Scrub
NIVEA MEN Fresh Skincare Grooming
NIVEA MEN Sensitive Skin Grooming
NIVEA MEN Oil Control Anti-Shine
NIVEA MEN SkinEnergy
Anti-Age Hyaluron Face Moisturising Cream SPF 15