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Simple Skin Care Routine for Men

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We're living in an era of special emphasis on self-care and skincare, but when we talk about skincare, we're mostly referring to woman. We're here today to gently remind you that skincare is as important for men as it is for women. Men's skin, like women's, faces everyday challenges from environmental factors, stress, and age, and that is why proper skin care is essential for achieving a healthy complexion as well as boosting self-esteem and overall well-being.   

What is Men's Skin All About?

Thickness and Density

As men have a greater amount of collagen and elastin, their skin is thicker and denser than women's. Because of this structural advantage, fine lines and wrinkles appear at a slower pace, giving men a more youthful appearance as they age. This thickness, however, can make the skin more prone to excess oil production and certain skin issues such as acne. A recent study of The International Journal of Women's Dermatology found that skin indicators such as hydration, transepidermal water loss, sebum, microcirculation, pigmentation, and thickness are often higher in men.  

Higher Sebum Production

Men's skin has more active sebaceous glands than women's, which are responsible for creating the natural oils (sebum) of the skin. While this can help to keep your skin naturally hydrated, it can also lead to oily skin and an increased risk of acne. Proper skincare, especially frequent washing and moisturizing, aids in the controlling of sebum levels and the prevention of clogged pores.  

Shaving and Ingrown Hairs

For those that are not embracing their inner Vikings, shaving is another (for some even every day) potential cause of skin problems. Constant shaving causes irritation, redness, and ingrown hairs, which prompts men to seek out skincare routines to soothe irritated shaved skin. We're here to propose a simple skincare routine for men to help to tackle all of the problems mentioned above.  


Men’s Skincare Routine in 3 Easy Steps

  1. First and foremost, cleanse all of the dirt, oil, and sweat off your face. LUNA™  4 MEN 2-in-1 face & beard cleanse with firming massage. Your ultimate facial cleansing brush, removing 99% of dirt from your face, preventing breakouts, and eliminating razor burn - leaving you with clean and fresh complexion. 


    97% of users report softer skin when using LUNA™ 3 with LUNA™ 2-in-1 Shaving + Cleansing Foam 2.0 Cream97% of users report softer skin and a smoother shave. Use it with LUNA™ 2-in-1 Shaving + Cleansing Foam 2.0 Cream, which serves (as its name suggests) both as a shaving and as a cleansing foam (another invention from FOREO to make your life a little bit simpler). Read about the ultimate Swedish cleansing routine for men here.


  2. Moisturize: After your refreshing cleanse, it's time to give your skin some love with your favorite moisturizer. Moisturizer locks in moisture and reduces dryness. While looking for the perfect moisturizer, think about your skin type and choose a product that suits you and your skin concerns best. 


  3. Sun protection: By now we've all probably established that SPF is essential for protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Even on cloudy days, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every morning. Sunscreen protects your skin from UV radiation, avoiding sunburn, premature aging, and skin damage. Oh, and don't forget the areas around your neck and behind the ears. They can often be neglected, but they are very delicate and need protection as well.


The idea that skincare is primarily a female concern is an old stereotype. Men's skincare is about embracing self-care, increasing confidence, and encouraging general well-being rather than keeping up with beauty standards. So, our male readers - what are your skin concerns and do you have any tried and tested tips you'd like to share? Please let us know in the comments below!  

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