Raise your man’s skin game with these four easy tips to explaining a nightly regimen.

1. CLEANSE

What: Removes oil, dirt and sweat from the skin.

Why: Cleansing is the simplest step, but also the most important. With the day to day hustle of, dirt and sweat tend to make nice little homes in our pores. Men’s skin tends to oilier than that of female skin, so cleansing twice a day is must (day and evening).

How:  Gently massage with fingertips. Towels can be too abrasive.

2. EXFOLIATE

What: Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells. Shaving is also a form of exfoliation.

Why: Reveals new, fresh layers of skin. Softens and smoothes skin. Helps rid of scars and blemishes.

How: Use cleansers or products that include ground almonds/walnuts, sea salt, sugar, sand. Baking soda is an inexpensive and effective form of exfoliation.

3. TONE

What: Toners put water back into the skin to help maintain a healthy balance.

Why: Toners to rid the face of dirt that some cleansers may leave behind. Toners are also great to use after shaving to soothe the skin and prevent breakouts. Astringents are alcohol based toners that normally include acne fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid.

How: Use a round cotton pad to swipe your face after cleansing, exfoliating or shaving.

4. MOISTURIZE

What: Creams or lotions that seal in and bind water to the skin.

Why: Moisturizers act as a protective barrier against damaging elements (extreme temperatures, wind, chemical contact) and nourish the skin.

How: You should always pick a moisturizer that is specific to your skin type (dry, normal, oily, sensitive).

Do all four steps nightly and simply cleanse and moisturize in the morning for best results.

Photo credit: @shania.knight

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