Stripped-back men’s skincare routine for P.M.
An effective evening skincare routine removes pollutants, oils, and dead cells, allowing your complexion to repair itself through the night.
Step 1: Foaming Cleanser
Cleansing is extremely important. Our skin has its own barrier of compact dead cells and oil-based 'mortar'. This barrier is very effective at preventing moisture loss, but it can also prove sticky to microscopic pollutants and impurities. Dirt and impurities left on the skin can encourage hyperpigmentation, congestion, breakouts and promote premature ageing.
While it’s completely okay to stick with one of the gentle cleansers we suggested for your A.M. routine, we’ve suggested a few foaming cleansers below that pack a little more punch.
Make sure to cleanse effectively before bed with a cleanser such as:
Step 2: Exfoliation
You can incorporate exfoliation as needed—perhaps every 2 to 3 days. Exfoliating regularly helps to prevent ingrown hairs, promote even skin tone, reduce oiliness and eliminate spots and pimples.
There are several ways to exfoliate, the most popular being physical and chemical exfoliation. Physical scrubs are meant to be lightly massaged in, and then washed off, whereas chemical exfoliants are applied gently and left on.
Choosing the right kind of exfoliator really comes down to your skin type and what sort of results you desire, so consider that when picking from the following exfoliators:
Step 3: Night Cream
Moisturiser helps to reseal your skin's healthy barrier and replenish essential nutrients throughout the night. If your skin is fairly normal, you can use the same moisturiser you used in your A.M. routine. If your complexion could benefit from some additional moisturise, then use an enriched night formula such as:
Now you can see how simple this skincare regime can be, it’s time to incorporate it into your daily and nightly routine. We also have some great men’s skincare sets for those just getting started, or someone looking for skincare gifts for men.