How To Start A Skincare Routine
Trying to figure out a what products you need to consider to start a routine can get very confusing. It’s even harder when you’re not well versed in knowing which ingredients will work best for your skin. Some people have a 5 to 7 step morning routine, which can be pretty intense to do everyday. Luckily for you, we’ve simplified the process so you can get the most out of your skin care routine with products that work. Learn how to start a simple skincare routine for men.
STEP 1: PREP
Before you dive in and wash your face, it’s important to wipe away any dirt or impurities on the surface of your skin. All the buildup from the previous day or even from what’s lying in your bed sheets and pillow can get stuck to your face and seep into your skin. Gross, we know. Prepping your face before you dive into your face wash can be beneficial for your skin. Some people may double cleanse using an oil cleanser or a foam cleanser. Using a product with glycolic acid has many benefits for your skin.
Glycolic Acid is a derivative of sugarcane and an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). AHAs loosen the glue-like substance that holds dead skin cells on the very top layer of your skin which helps to reveal new and healthier skin. Many dermatologists prefer glycolic acid because it improves skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, psoriasis and even blackheads.
Anthony’s Glycolic Exfoliating and Resurfacing Wipes are easy to use. They wipe away surface grime and impurities and exfoliate dead skin cells. Glycolic acid encourages cell renewal and works to brighten and restore a dull appearance. These wipes also contain Vitamin E which is loaded with antioxidants and increases blood circulation. It retails at around $20.
STEP 2: CLEANSE
Cleansing is an important in a skincare routine for men. The next step in your routine will be to get a good cleanser that is not harsh on your skin. You do not want to use any harmful products on your face. Especially in a simple skin care routine. A gentle facial cleanser that will cleanse your skin and is also hydrating is most beneficial. A product containing Algae is good for your skin because it instantly hydrates and conditions your skin. Algae is also an antioxidant, meaning it protects your skin from free radicals that cause premature aging. Also, any product containing Aloe Vera is beneficial for your skin because it helps to treat burns, acne and dry skin.
Anthony’s Algae Facial Cleanser is a fan favorite because it appeals to normal to dry skin and also sensitive skin. It has Aloe Vera and Algae which moisturizes, soothes and calms your skin. What’s great about this product is that you are also able to use it as a hydrating and calming facial mask.
STEP 3: MOISTURIZE
You can’t just end your skincare routine without moisturizing. Even though some cleansers say that they are hydrating to the skin, you still need to add some of the moisture back that was stripped away with your cleanser. Moisturizing everyday can help to reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for your skin and can cause common skin issues like acne.
Anthony’s All Purpose Facial Moisturizer is a quick absorbing facial moisturizer. The moisturizer works well with all skin types. The benefits include minimzing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a fan favorite because it is so lightweight. It can be damaging to moisturize your face with a thick cream because it can clog your pores which will cause your skin to break out and that’s not what you want.
Sometimes having a solid 3 step skin care routine can be more beneficial to your skin as you are just starting out. Starting a skin care routine isn’t hard at all, in fact, we just made it easy for you.