Skincare can be a daunting concept. There’s so much information out there today and the product range seems endless. From face creams, moisturisers and serums to retinoids, AHAs and BHAs, it can be hard to know where to begin.
Maybe that’s why many men don’t follow a skincare routine. Maybe it’s all too overwhelming? Maybe they don’t care? Well, the truth is, you should care! Skincare is for everyone. If you want to age like Jared Leto, Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, you’ll need to develop an effective skincare routine now. But where should you begin?
So, let’s start with the basics. A good skincare routine comprises four main products: a cleanser, a moisturiser, an exfoliator and a sunscreen. Cleansers keep your pores clear and free your skin of dirt and excess oil while moisturisers prevent your skin from drying out. Exfoliators tackle acne, clogged pores and flaky skin and sunscreen protects you from sun damage—the leading cause of early ageing.
How to choose a cleanser?
When choosing a cleanser, look for natural skincare options. Some skincare products contain unnatural ingredients which can strip skin of its natural oils. Some cleansers combine cleanser and shave cream into the same product. Native Man Skincare’s Wash + Shave is an Australian-made product containing native botanicals. It’s organic skincare for men, designed to keep your skin clean and your shave smooth.
How to choose a moisturiser?
It’s a great idea to choose a moisturiser that works in tandem with your cleanser. The Native Man Moisturiser + Aftershave is ideal for use after shaving and cleansing to bring hydration back to your face. However, always choose a moisturiser with a matte finish to avoid looking shiny throughout the day.
How to choose an exfoliator and sunscreen?
Exfoliating is an essential step for removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and preventing wrinkles. Avoid physical exfoliators such as skin scrubs—they are often too harsh on the skin and can lead to redness and irritation. Chemical exfoliants are a better choice, but make sure to do your research.
Of course, all skincare routines aren’t complete without an effective sunscreen. Choose a product with 50+ SPF for the best protection.
Ready to start your anti-ageing skincare routine? Check out Native Man’s range of Australian-made skincare.