For a lot of men, their skincare routine involves little more than scrubbing all over in the shower twice a day. Read on to discover how to make small changes that can have big impacts on your skin.
Having a structured skincare 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 the best skincare routine will help to do both. But where to start? Creating the best skincare routine and finding the best men care products can be difficult, so we’ve mapped out a simple guide for you to get to grips with the basics of a skincare routine.
Shower the Right Way
Like all the best skin care routines, yours should begin by taking the perfect shower to deeply cleanse, remove impurities and prepare your skin to absorb the nourishing ingredients of skin care products. Remember not to have the temperature too hot as this can be bad for the skin, lukewarm to cool water is better as cold water helps to tighten pores, aid injury recovery and retain natural oils without drying out.
For additional luxury, once you have cleansed your skin, lather on Soft & Smooth Face & Body Lotion with Cocoa by Hemani Herbal. The luxurious formula of this caring lotion will leave your skin feeling soft and intensely moisturized, even after towel drying. Another advantage of using an in-shower moisturizer in your skincare routine is that it can save having to apply a topical moisturizer once you are dry.
Take a look at this In-Shower Cocoa Butter Body Lotion by Nivea- which is among one of the best skin care products in Pakistan. Although both brands are offering the same product, Nivea has a high price point because it’s a multinational brand. As a result, not everyone can afford to buy their favourite products. This is what Hemani aims to eliminate- to make skincare accessible and affordable for everyone.
Exfoliation is a very important part of every man’s skincare routine, however, it is also very important not to overdo it. 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 will also mean your skin will be more receptive to products you will later apply. Using an exfoliating face scrub such as Hemani Herbal Brightening Facial Scrub with Apricot and Walnut will help to deeply cleanse the skin, unclog pores and wash away excess oils and impurities with the help of vitamin c skincare. Remember when exfoliating not to scrub too vigorously as you may irritate, instead go gently, letting the ingredients in your scrub do the hard work.
Unlike the Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub by St.Ives, which is known for being extremely harsh on the skin. Despite having the same price point as Hemani, being oil/paraben-free and claiming to be tested by dermatologists. Amongst the many skin care products in Pakistan, we’ve long since been hearing reviews about St.Ives.
Wash Your Face
Unlike exfoliating, you should make sure to wash your face twice a day, every day, as part of your skincare 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. The best cleansing product will help you to achieve clear and refreshed skin, whilst respecting the natural moisture balance of your skin.
One of the best face wash for men is the Moisturizing Olive Face Wash by Hemani Herbal. It has been carefully created to thoroughly cleanse the skin of dirt and excess oils using only 10 essential ingredients for a groomed look and skin comfort.
Compare this with one of the best face wash- the Charcoal Face Wash by Dari Mooch. It’s a basic skincare product for everyday use. But let’s be real, charcoal can be a bit drying if used daily.
Once you have thoroughly cleansed, the next step is to replenish the moisture in your skin so it feels refreshed, soft and hydrated. Keeping your skin moisturized helps it to stay healthy, reinforces its natural defensive barrier and can reduce signs of aging.
Hemani Herbal’s Sun Block Sunscreen With SPF 50 provides deep moisture and revitalizes skin. The non-stocky, quick absorbing and refreshing formula contains Shea Butter – the perfect ingredient to keep skin hydrated all day. Shea butter is fantastically versatile, also known as real skin food. The healing vitamins and natural fatty acids in Shea butter mean that it is incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for our skin.
This moisturizer for men is soothing to apply to dry skin and will help protect the skin’s natural oils from seeping out. Shea butter supports the skin’s natural collagen production and works to nourish the skin to prevent it from drying out. It helps to soften and strengthen the skin and can even help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In short, it’s the perfect addition to your skin care for men.
Let’s compare this with Vince’s Hydrating Cream. It works like a tiny shower, delivering hydration to the lower layers of your skin slowly. Hydrating Cream helps reduce moisture loss, one of the primary causes of lines and wrinkles. Oh, and it’s also one of the most expensive beauty products in Pakistan!
When visiting the store or looking for men 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 makeup of men’s skin is slightly different to that of women, and the product formulas will reflect this.
A good place to start to find the best skincare 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 you will be different to someone who has oily skin. Here’s an example: this vitamin c serum for face by Garnier is a very popular and effective product. Vitamin C in serum form is your go-to for a bright, spotless complexion.