Now fellas, if your moisturiser has “MAN” emblazoned on the bottle, we’re going to have a guess it’s either a) because you couldn’t be bothered gambling your way through endless stabs at beauty bingo (which is a very acceptable reason); b) It’s all the same stuff anyway so it doesn’t matter (knife edge of acceptability); or c) moisturiser is not manly but this one is and was endorsed by David Beckham so it’s top banana (unacceptable – you’re fired).
As great and wonderful as summertime is, the much-needed sunshine can quickly become damaging—most notably on your skin. Enjoy the sun without the pain by incorporating protective SPF into your daily grooming routine.
A moisturiser should be the first tool in your arsenal for avoiding dry and tired skin. When combined with a good face wash it helps to rehydrate your skin’s outer layers so you look your best around the clock.
This is especially when it comes to your face as it’s the most exposed part of your body to the elements. Need some more motivation to lather your face every morning? Moisturisers that contain SPF help to protect your face from sun damage and any potential skin cancer-related woes.
In summary, not only is sun damage estimated to be responsible for as much as 80% of skin ageing, but is the major risk factor in developing skin cancers. What’s more, while the risk of experiencing sun damage is increased when temperatures are warmer and the sky is clearer, the risk doesn’t disappear altogether when it’s cloudy or cold. UVB radiation, the variety of UV radiation that plays the greatest role in skin ageing, can penetrate through clouds and class, meaning you’re at risk much more than you may think. For this reason, it’s simply sensible to ensure you’re building SPF into your routine as much as possible.
Using SPF every day may seem excessive to some, but it’s extremely easy to get into the habit when you use a combined SPF moisturiser. Simply swapping your daily moisturiser for one with an inbuilt SPF is a convenient and effective way to get the sun protection you need, which will become second nature in no time.
In this blog, we cover the best men’s moisturiser, running you through some of our favourite products
What other grooming products work best with a moisturiser?
To each man his own, but we’d recommend pairing your moisturiser with a good men’s face wash at the very least.
Then have a think about mixing an exfoliator into the process that’ll diminish dirt and get shot of dead skin cells. And if you’re in need of a more intensive refresh?
Try slapping on a face mask when the moment calls for it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should guys use moisturizer?
And let’s face it, men’s skin ages eventually. Nobody likes fine lines and the regular use of a moisturizer can help diminish their appearance. In fact, men need to use moisturizers for all the same reasons women do. But on top of that, men shave, and shaving is a form of exfoliation.
What time of day should I use moisturiser?
The best times of the day to use a face moisturizerfor men is in the morning to have it looking refreshed for the day and also before you go to bed, so the natural ingredients can help prevent aging while you sleep.
Should you moisturize acne?
Yes, people with acne should moisturize, but with a non-clogging or non-comedogenic facial lotion or cream. Once a day is often adequate. Sometimes if dryness and inflammation in the skin is allowed to go unchecked it may actually serve to clog up your pores even more, creating more acne.
Should you moisturize your face before working out?
I never suggest leaving the skin bare after cleansing, because this leads to skin becoming dehydrated. Using a lightweight moisturizer after cleansing will help yourskin retain water. If you are exercising outdoors, it’s best to use a very lightmoisturizer with a sunscreen
Can I use SPF moisturizer at night?
At night, when your skin is repairing itself, it’s better to use a moisturizerformulated to improve the skin’s function, says Draelos. … Bottom line: Wearing a moisturizer with SPF at night won’t harm you, but it isn’t the best thing you could be doing for your skin.