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Building A Basic Skincare Routine For Men In 7 Steps

It’s no secret that many men avoid basic skincare, whether it be because it’s been traditionally stereotyped as “feminine” or because they just don’t know where to start. None of that changes the fact that men have skin and it needs to be cared for!

We’re here to help you build a skincare routine. In general, less is more—applying just a few products can go a long way to treating acne-prone skin. However, the real key to seeing results is making it a habit with commitment, discipline, and patience.

In this blog, we’ll break things down step by step. We’ll go over best practices, give you some information on must-use products, and set you up for skin success.

Skincare Made Simple

To get started, we need to establish that you’ll be caring for your skin twice a day: in the morning and at night. The former will get your skin ready for the day, while the latter will help remove all the grime you accumulated during the day. Some of the steps will be the same, but there will be some differences, too.

1. Morning & Night: Wash Your Face

Yes, you read that right—you need to wash your face twice a day. Oily skin waits for no man, and needs to be treated at multiple points of the day.

When you wake up in the morning and before you sleep at night, wash your face with a facial cleanser to remove excess oil from the pores. If you need a soothing and hydrating product for this step, try AlumierMD’s SensiCalm.

A man lathering his face with a foaming cleanser to remove natural oil

2. Morning: Exfoliate

Exfoliating with alpha hydroxy acids is best in the morning (after you shower, especially) because it targets clogged pores and dead skin cells.

However, you should only do this two mornings per week. Excessive exfoliation will dry out your skin, even if you use a delicate exfoliator.

3. Morning & Night: Apply Toner

This step is a must for both morning and night routines to remove any last traces of grime and impurities in your pores.

To apply toner, dampen a clean cotton pad then rub it against your skin until the pads surface gets dirty. Do this with a new pad until there’s no dirt left!

4. Morning & Night: Use Serum

Serums are skincare products designed to address skin problems like acne, dehydration, and excessive oil production. There are tons available on the market, so we compiled a list of the must-have products to help you out:

Serums for Morning

  • Vitamin C – This antioxidant reinforces and protects your skin’s protective barrier. It prevents free radicals from causing skin damage.

Serums for Night

  • Retinol – This is a natural way to remove wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots by boosting collagen production and aiding in skin cell regeneration
  • Acne Gels and Creams – Apply to pimples for overnight improvement

 A man with an oily skin type applying a cream to treat an acne breakout on his cheek

5. Morning & Night: Moisturize

Not all moisturizers are the same—pay extra attention here.

In the morning, you should opt for something lighter that won’t lead to oily skin throughout the day. However, you can use a heavier moisturizer in the evening to really rehydrate your skin without worrying about excess oil production. The key to keeping your skin balanced is using both daily, no matter your skin type.

6. Morning: Wear Sunscreen

Sunscreen must be applied regardless of the season. It prevents UV rays from penetrating your skin and causing wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Applying sunscreen is also a preventative step you can take to lower your risk of skin cancer.

AlumierMD has a stellar sunscreen collection perfect for all skin types, many of which are colourless and won’t attract attention. You’ll find many that work for normal skin types, as well as dry skin in need of extra help.

7. Night: Seal Everything With Creams

Applying a reliable night cream is the last step for your nighttime skincare.

This product assists in cell regeneration, allowing your skin to recover as you sleep. It also lessens redness and leaves your skin fresh when you wake up the following day.

Shop The Best Products At Harmony Med Spa

Masculine men take care of themselves—their skin is no exception. Part of being the best man you can be is caring for your body, and your skin is part of it, too.

Shop the best medical-grade skincare products at Harmony Med Spa. We offer special deals and promotions so you can get the best at the best price. Whether you have sensitive skin or oily skin, we have something that can help.

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