5 Basic Steps for Men’s Skincare Routines

For many men, skincare is a foreign word – one that has just entered their vocabulary, let alone their daily routine. If you thought moisturizing and cleansing were mystic rituals to be carried out every full moon rather than something you need to do every day, you thought wrong.

Everyone needs to take care of their skin, and it doesn’t take much to understand why. The benefits of skincare are numerous, and men need to take care of their skin.

Here are 5 basic steps for men’s skincare routines:

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is a basic step in skincare, which removes the dead skin cells and dirt from the skin. Exfoliating products will also absorb into the pores and remove the impurities from within, which can help with problems such as blackheads and cystic spots that are a result of a blockage. To prevent your skin from breaking out and maintaining your health, you need to exfoliate regularly. Facial skin is sensitive, so using a chemical exfoliant instead of a scrub may be better, and the number of times you should do this every week depends on the type of skin you have.

Category Men’s Retinol Elixir exfoliates your skin and provides the added benefits of retinol to your luxury grooming routine as well. Made entirely of natural products, you can be sure your skin will become brighter and smoother.

Cleansing

Cleansing is an essential step in skincare, and, unlike exfoliating, must be done daily. Your skin constantly gets exposed to bacteria and pollutants in the air while producing sebum on its own that collects on the surface. This can block your pores, and aggressors in the environment can cause your skin barrier to break down. Daily cleansing helps prevent this by preventing breakouts and clogged pores and getting rid of dirt to make sure your skin barrier remains intact.

The Green Tea Cleanser is a Category Men classic that keeps your skin clean and rejuvenated without letting it dry out. It uses natural products only and remains paraben-free, keeping your skin safe from any negative effects of chemical products.

Apply Serum

Serums may not seem like much but are a simple addition to every skincare routine with long-term benefits. Serums are often for different purposes and can help produce anti-aging and anti-blemishing effects, even with the smallest of doses. Serums are lightweight and unobtrusive, though very intense in their function.

Category Men’s Ultra Hydrating Serum is very effective for hydrating the skin and reducing signs of aging, by being entirely organic and keeping your skin safe from harmful products while doing the most to hydrate it as well.

Moisturizing

Moisturizing is very important for all skin types, as it restores the hydration that the skin needs, making it firm and replacing all the moisture and nutrients it lost during the process of cleansing and exfoliating. Moisturizing also produces a protective barrier that keeps the dirt from clogging pores and avoids bacteria that could cause acne.

The amount and type of moisturizer used by you depend on the weather and skin type; however, don’t be fooled into thinking oily skin doesn’t need moisturizing. In fact, oily skin can get oilier if not moisturized regularly since it produces oil to compensate for the lack of water!

If your moisturizer comes with an SPF component, it can protect you from sun damage as well. Category Men’s Daily Moisturizer has an SPF component that makes it the perfect addition to your skincare routine.

Eye Creams

Using eye creams daily can help reduce the visible wrinkles and lines around your eyes that make the aging process apparent, and remove any dark circles and puffiness that may come from not getting enough sleep or from exhaustion.

The Rejuvenating Eye Cream at Category Men shows results within 4 weeks, giving you a younger, fresher look.

Daily skincare routines may sound tedious, but barely take any time at all, and a little effort can certainly take you a long way.