I see my skin as an investment. Just like my Designer Italian Leather shoes, if I don’t look after my skin, it becomes dry, chapped and tired. This is why I will always be an advocate of moisturiser for men. Although over 54% of men say they use moisturiser, I’m pretty sure we can all admit that we are still novices at skin care routines. Why should I use a moisturiser for men? When should I use a moisturiser for men? There’s no need to worry – after this brief, you will feel like a professional
WHY SHOULD I USE MOISTURISERS FOR MEN?
Many people ask me what the difference is between men’s moisturiser and women’s moisturiser. Fundamentally, they have the same job, so how can they be different?
Firstly, men’s skin is thicker than a women’s. As a result, more excess oil can get trapped in the skin. If you currently use a women’s moisturiser, you may be making this problem worse as women’s moisturisers can have extra oils to reduce wrinkles and improve scent. To avoid this, it is best use moisturisers for men that are not oily and greasy.
Secondly, as briefly mentioned before, the scent between moisturisers for men and women’s moisturiser is very different. I personally find that the scent of a women’s moisturiser is quite overpowering. When I am completing my skin care routine, I want to smell strong, successful, and powerful. This is why I like to buy products that are laced with jasmine, eucalyptus and wild mint.
HOW DO MOISTURISERS FOR MEN WORK?
As you may already know, you should use moisturiser when your skin is looking dry. Dry skin occurs when water is unable to be held in the second layer of skin. This is made worse when you are often exposed to the elements, for example if you are an avid cyclist, jogger or amateur athlete. Using a moisturiser for men helps repair the skin and helps it absorb more water. The result is younger, healthier looking skin.
For the best results, we recommend using a moisturising spray as it allows for easy, even coverage, without you needing to use too much.
WHEN SHOULD YOU USE A MOISTURISER FOR MEN?
For the best results, moisturiser should be used both morning and night as part of a regular skincare routine. I personally use my moisturiser after a shower because the moisturiser helps lock in more moisture than it would if I applied it on dry skin.
USEFUL TIP: Did you know that shaving acts as a natural exfoliate? Moisturising after exfoliating prevents post-shave prickliness, razor bumps and other forms of irritation associated with male grooming.
So from this, hopefully you should know why you should use moisturiser for men, how moisturiser for men works and when a moisturiser for men should be used. We personally recommend Bullet and Bone’s Protective Moisturising Spray. Designed with sportsmen in mind, the spray allows for even coverage whilst also protecting your skin against the effects of the elements.