Men are known to have a less-desired approach to skincare and grooming regimes. However, this is changing. Around the globe the adoption of male skincare is becoming a popular trend. While the women’s skincare market tends to be saturated and filled with a myriad of different products, male skincare is often overlooked. Skin is skin and while different genders may be susceptible to different skin concerns, we all have skin and skincare basics apply to everyone.  

What you need to know about your skin? 

Everyone’s skin is fundamentally the same. The physical structures that make up our skin do not differ, for example: we all have an epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. While women may be more susceptible to hormone breakouts, men are more susceptible to ingrown hairs and shaving rashes. 

With a focus on Fathers’ this month, Kevin Khosa, Customer Service Champion at SKIN functional says: “Skincare for men need not be a tedious task, settling into a simple and quick routine is all it takes to make skincare a priority rather than an afterthought for the everyday man.”

There are many gender-neutral skincare brands, that believe that when you look good, you feed good. Which is true for everyone. Very rarely do men take the time to invest in their skin. Your face is the first thing people see which matters the most. By weaving together simplicity and accessibility, skincare is simple, easy and can be done in five minutes.

Wondering where to start? Below is the ultimate 5-minute Men’s Manual to Skincare:   

  • Step 1: An effective purifying sulphate free face wash that can be used morning and night is a must-have (1 min)
  • Step 2: A good tonic that gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells is a need-to-have (30 seconds)
  • Step 3 or 4: For ingrown hairs and shaving rashes an effective serum that has niacinamide in works like a charm (2 mins)
  • Step 3 or 4: For supple, smooth and hydrated skin a potent blend of Squalane and Cannabis Sativa helps reduce inflammation and irritancy restoring the barrier function of the skin (2 mins)
  • Step 5: A long-lasting and restoring moisturiser with SPF in it is the final and most important step before you leave the house and should be the last thing you do in the morning and at nighttime (1 min) 

And just like that, in no more than five minutes your skin is prepped and treated. Skincare for men can be described as a minimalist approach. A few steps, using the right products, applied in the correct order, will make a world of difference to your skin.

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