Morning Skincare 101
I look at the beginning of every day as a chance for a new beginning. This means that my morning rituals are really important to me- if you start the morning off on the right foot, you’re sure to have a great day. A major part of my morning ritual is my daily skincare routine. If you don’t have a skincare routine that you do every day, you really should. Soft, healthy, wrinkle free skin is not made in one day, so it’s important that you use certain products on a regular basis and in the right order. For example, our new hand repair lotion and walnut hand and foot scrub. Here are the basics for an easy and quick morning skincare routine.
Wash your face
It's essential for any morning skincare routine. Use the best facial cleanser for men to remove any dirt, debris, or pollutants from your face. A clean face will make for healthy skin, and will also help other skincare products do their job better. For a brighter, more refreshed look in the morning, massage the facial cleanser onto your face and lather with cold water. The cold water will revitalize your skin in the morning and will also help minimize the appearance of pores.
Use a face scrub
Once or twice a week use a facial scrub or exfoliant after you have washed your face. It includes charcoal for men's skin. Pollutants in your environment create a surface of dull, damaged skin cells which can cause build up on your face, causing clogged pores, uneven skin tone, and deeper fine lines. A good, all natural face scrub will slough off dulling surface cells and reveal a fresh, radiant smooth complexion. This will lead to an even skin tone, well-hydrated skin, and less acne caused from oil and dirt build up. If you have a long beard or cool mustache style, make sure you use our cedarwood beard conditioner. Check out a few of our other premium grooming products.
No matter what the weather is outside, you should always apply sunscreen to your face before stepping out the door. Use a thin layer of your favorite, scent-free sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. This will help protect your face from harmful UV rays and the damage that it can cause on your skin. UV rays from the sun age your skin faster, causing wrinkles and sun spots, and are also the number one cause of skin cancer.
Use a facial moisturizer every morning. A daily face moisturizer is beneficial, whether you have oily or dry skin. Apply a dime-sized amount of moisturizer to your face in circular motions for smoother, more supple skin. Re-hydrating your skin every morning will help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Our gentlemen's facial moisturizer also has natural ingredients that soothe and calm the skin, which will help quickly heal any nicks and cuts from a quick shave. Make sure you check out our shaving cream and shaving brush for the ultimate shave.
Pour yourself a Cup O’ Joe
This is probably already a part of your daily morning routine that you don’t realize benefits your skin as well. Studies have shown that black coffee contains antioxidants that keep your body healthy and help to ward off free radical cells that promote early skin aging. The caffeine in coffee is absorbed into your skin to help fight cells that cause sun spots and wrinkles. Not a coffee person? Black and green tea also have the same healing benefits.