There are many skincare options out there, and skincare products tend to go in and out of style like the latest Tiktok trends. But, you don’t need those fancy skincare gadgets and mini-fridges to get the most out of your skincare routine. If you can master the basics of skincare – you’ll be golden.
These must-have skincare products are tried-and-true and will help you tackle whatever skin problems you may be dealing with. Or, if you’re looking to build your beginner skincare routine for the first time, this list will guide the search for your holy grails.
Products for a Step-by-Step Skincare Routine
The foundations for a solid skincare routine include a cleanser, a moisturizer, and an SPF to protect your skin from the sun and UV rays. While these three are key to taking care of your skin, other product categories can enhance your skincare routine and respectively, your complexion. Furthermore, skincare products like serums and face masks are a great way to give some TLC to your skin and set aside the time for some self-care. It’s important to take care of yourselves, lads.
Must-Have Skincare Products
We like to think of finding your holy grail cleanser as finding your ride-or-die neighborhood coffee shop. You can always count on it for a pick-me-up, to get you energized and ready to start your day, and eventually, it will be hard to sway from it.
Ensure you’re basing your cleanser search on your specific skin type. If you have dry skin, search for a cleanser option that is gel-based rather than foam, and that contains nourishing ingredients like Coconut Oil and Aloe to restore moisture into your skin after this moisture-stripping skincare step. If you have oily or combination skin, find a cleanser that is clarifying and purifying, to ensure you’re deeply cleansing those pores out of dirt, bacteria, and oil.
The Disco Face Cleanser Stick is an excellent option that bridges the gap between clarifying and nourishing. Formulated with Charcoal, Coconut Oil, and Phytic Acid, the Cleanser Stick works to deeply cleanse pores and detoxify the skin, while nourishing and protecting the skin.
When it comes to exfoliants, there are two main options. Face scrubs provide micro-beads of natural ingredients that work to physically exfoliate the skin of dead skin cells and excess oil. Chemical exfoliants contain acids like AHAs and BHAs that gently dissolve the dead skin cells, leaving behind softer and clearer skin.
Our Exfoliating Face Scrub contains invigorating ingredients like Papaya, Apricot Oil, and Aloe to deliver top-notch exfoliation results. If you shave regularly, this is a great option for a shaving routine, as it reduces the friction of the razor, therefore reducing razor burn and shaving pimples.
Moisturizers tend to be a larger category in the skincare industry, as those that are even unfamiliar with skincare are more likely to keep one of these in the back of their medicine cabinet. However, moisturizers are very important for restoring the moisture barrier to the skin and keeping it hydrated and balanced.
You’ll want to guide the search for your holy grail moisturizer with your skin type. If you have dry skin, opt for a heavier moisturizer with deeply hydrating ingredients like Vitamin E and Coconut Oil. If you have oily or combination skin, look for something a little lighter, like a gel or water-based moisturizer to ensure you’re keeping the oil levels in check.
The Disco Hydrating Face Moisturizer is a great choice for men as it offers powerful hydration and moisture protection, and is lightweight enough to wear every day. Formulated with Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Macadamia Oil, the Face Moisturizer works to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and balance out uneven skin tone.
Morning and Nighttime Serum
Serums tend to vary based on the ingredients and benefits you’re looking to contribute to your skincare routine. They are meant to be applied in between the cleansing step and the moisturizing step so that their potent ingredients can penetrate the bare skin and deliver their benefits.
Morning serums should deliver ingredients to restore the skin after sleep, and be applied during a morning skincare routine. They should contain ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, SPF, and Niacinamide to brighten the complexion, keep the skin hydrated throughout the day, and provide vitamins to your skin.
Nighttime serums should be incorporated into your nighttime skincare routine. They should contain anti-aging ingredients like Retinol, Glycolic Acid, and Peptides that work to resurface the skin, balance out uneven skin tone and dark spots, reduce acne and breakouts, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
There are generally two types of face masks: Sheet Masks, and Clay Masks. Sheet masks consist of a sheet drenched in a nourishing skincare solution, that is applied to the face like a wet towel. Keep these on for about 10 to 20 minutes for the skin to adequately absorb the contents.
Clay masks are typically applied to the face by hand and contain detoxifying ingredients like Bentonite Clay, Charcoal, and Willow Bark Extract. The Disco Rejuvenating Face Mask works to detoxify pores, alleviate inflammation and redness, and reduce acne and breakouts.
There are two options for sunblock: chemical and mineral. Chemical sunblocks tend to dry out the skin due to the heavy amount of chemicals and sketchy ingredients. Opt for a mineral sunblock: which is a safer and more environmentally friendly option for sun protection.The Disco Mineral Sun Block contains 20% Zinc Oxide, SPF 30, Niacinamide, and Tripeptides. This powerhouse ingredient formulation ensures that your skin is adequately protected from the sun and also nourished and hydrated. Niacinamide and Tripeptide work together to reverse skin damage, smooth fine lines, and wrinkles, and brighten the complexion.