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How to Make a Skin Care Routine for Men

How to Make a Skin Care Routine for Men

How to Make a Skin Care Routine for Men

 

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As a general rule, men don’t take great care of their skin. There are exceptions, of course, but most of us have a skin care routine that usually consists of splashing water on our face in the shower and patting it dry with a towel. 

Despite the fact we may consistently have razor burn, blemishes, or just an overall unhealthy-looking skin tone, most of us still continue using whatever we’re using and doing whatever we’re doing without trying to find a better solution.

The fact is, at some point, not taking care of your skin catches up with you. You wake up one morning and wonder why your face looks older and tired. You end up with major irritation from shaving, like ingrown hairs and red, dry patches. You might even develop pimples in your 20s and 30s.

The solution? You’ve got to get a better skin care routine, man. 

At Disco, we know skin care, and we know men’s skin. We took our knowledge base of skin care products and worked with a team of dermatologists to develop a skin care line formulated specifically to work with the pH balance of a man’s skin. Why is this important?

  • Most of the products you find on store shelves have been formulated to work best on women’s skin. 
  • Our ingredients are specifically targeted to skin care issues men experience, like sensitivity to shaving and uneven skin tone.
  • Disco’s entire line of products are vegan, cruelty-free, natural, and contain no harsh chemicals, parabens, sulfates, or toxins that could irritate your skin or clog your pores. 

If you’re ready to build a skin care routine that helps keep your skin game at level 10, we can help. We’ll go over why you actually need to take care of your skin, address some common skin concerns affecting men, and help you build a skin care routine specific to your needs. 

Why Do I Need a Skin Care Routine?

You need a skin care routine for the same reasons you need to go to the gym. To stay healthy and to look sexy. 

Taking care of your skin is vital at any age, but the sooner you start working on keeping your skin healthy, the better it will be for you in the long run. Need more convincing? Here are three reasons you need to make a skin care routine.

1. Your Skin is Different from Women’s Skin

Men’s skin is completely different from women’s skin, and a lot of that has to do with facial hair. Even though women do have hair on their face, men’s facial hair is much thicker, which helps support the structure of the face. Men’s skin also contains more collagen, which makes it thicker than women’s skin.

The natural texture of a man’s skin is rougher than a woman’s, but because of shaving, it can be way more sensitive and develop irritation much faster. 

Men’s skin tends to be dryer than women’s, which means you need more hydration. Your skin also loses collagen differently than a woman’s skin, which means the products you use to help fight against fine lines and wrinkles need to specifically address the way your skin ages.

2. You’re Not Getting Younger

Even if you’re in your twenties, you need to take care of your skin so it will still look fresh in your forties. You may not think your skin is an issue now, but as you age, your skin changes. 

As you age, you begin to lose collagen, the material that helps support your skin, keep it elastic and tight, and give it an overall look of youthfulness. As your collagen production slows, your skin begins to lose elasticity. Fine lines begin to form; skin looks saggy and thinner.

Using products that support healthy collagen production now can pay you dividends in the long run. If you’re good to your skin when you’re younger, your skin will be good to you when you’re older. Future You will thank you for it. 

3. Healthy Skin is Sexy Skin

We aren’t saying you don’t look great already, but if you want to level up your looks, a skin care routine can get the job done. 

Skin that is being taken care of looks healthier, has an even complexion, and feels soft and touchable. Skin that isn’t well-groomed can look oily, dry, irritated, or covered in blemishes. Bad skin isn’t good a look. Nailing your skin care routine fixes it. 

How to Make a Skin Care Routine for Men

We know you’re on the go and the last thing you need is something else to take up valuable time. That’s why we developed products to help you maintain a skin care regimen that is fast and effective. 

To build an effective skin care routine, you need to address the three basics:

  1. Cleansing
  2. Exfoliating
  3. Moisturizing

These are the foundational parts of a great skin care routine. Here’s how to do them correctly.

1. Cleansing

It’s more than just splashing water on your face and calling it done. Your skin comes in contact with dirt, grime, and your own natural facial oil. Left on your skin, that garbage can clog your pores, cause breakouts, and make your complexion dull.

You need a cleanser that can remove it all in one fell swoop. Disco’s Face Cleanser Stick is the perfect solution. Our easy-to-use stick contains natural charcoal to remove impurities and clean out your pores along with pure coconut oil to keep your skin hydrated and improve skin texture. 

Phytic acid (from almonds) helps supercharge your skin cells’ rejuvenation process, which can help your skin look fresher and brighter. 

2. Exfoliating

You need this step. Trust us, it is life-changing. Exfoliating removes the top layer of dead skin cells and helps keep your skin prepped for moisturizing. 

Exfoliating is extremely important for men because it helps you get a closer shave and helps to prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs. Exfoliating removes the particles that can get trapped beneath your skin’s surface during shaving, forming bumps and ingrowns. 

Disco’s Exfoliating Face Scrub is perfect for exfoliating your skin without causing irritation. Our scrub contains papaya extract and apricot seed powder which both gently exfoliate and help reveal new, younger-looking skin. Apricot oil and aloe help soothe any existing irritation and keep skin hydrated and calm. 

3. Moisturize

Every skin type deserves a moisturizer, and Disco’s Hydrating Face Moisturizer is formulated to work for all skin types, no matter if your skin is oily, combination, or dry. Our moisturizer won’t clog your pores and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or toxins that could irritate or damage your skin. 

Macadamia nut oil in our moisturizer not only hydrates but helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while vitamin E helps to protect against free radicals that cause them in the first place. A healthy dose of vitamin C keeps your skin looking bright and awake, so you can fool anyone into thinking you got more than three hours of sleep last night. 

Specific Skin Concerns

A basic skin care routine is essential, but addressing individual skin concerns is an even better way to take care of your skin and look as healthy as possible. Two of the biggest skin care concerns we hear from guys are dark circles and/or bags under the eyes and blemishes. Here’s how you can tackle them.

Raccoon Eyes

Your eyes look dark and hollow and may even be puffy underneath. Dark circles and bags under the eyes can happen at any age, depending on your lifestyle habits and genetics. It’s not a good look and you need a fast solution. We’ve got you, bro.

Disco’s Repairing Eye Stick is easy to apply and contains caffeine to help deflate your eye-puff and pycnogenol (a pine tree extract) to help brighten dark areas. You can take your shades off - your eyes will look great. 

Blemishes

Surprised you still have blemishes at your age? Yeah, us too. Blemishes can happen at any age, but using better skin care can help you see less of them. If you’ve got a permanent seat on the blemish struggle bus, using a face mask can help you get rid of them. 

Our face mask contains charcoal and bentonite clay, which work together to dig deep into pores and clean out what’s lurking around down there. Skin stays healthier, has fewer blemishes, and looks better. 

Let’s Disco

If you aren’t using a skin care routine, it’s time to catch up. Skin care is good self-care and you can develop a skin care routine that is quick, easy, and effective. Disco is your go-to for the best skin care made specifically for men. 

Our products are natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and made for guys with skin (that’s you). Grab some great skin care and stay sexy, friends. 

 

Sources:

Male versus female skin: What dermatologists and cosmeticians should know (ncbi.nim. nih.gov)

Biological differences in skin create challenges in treating men (aadmeetingnews.org)
Aging changes in skin (medlineplus.gov) 

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