Do the men in your life have everything making gift giving a real chore? It can be hard to find something that they will like.
Often, you’ll see lists about the right gifts for men based on their hobbies. Are they hard-core outdoor enthusiasts? Get them a fishing pole! Do they spend hours and hours each week in an office or on a plane? How about some new headphones?
Whatever their profession, whatever they do on the weekends, men will always need skin care. For a guarantee that they will appreciate and use their gift, give them the best skin care products for men.
Whether they admit it or not, men often admire the skincare products women use. Sometimes boyfriends will use their girlfriends’ cleansers, or husbands will use their wives’ face masks. It’s okay, after all—they need to protect, cleanse, moisturize, and keep their skin looking healthy and young too.
Buying Men’s Skin Care Products
Luxury department stores including Harrods, Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, and others have expanded their men’s counters to include skin care products right alongside the colognes and aftershaves in an attempt to capture their desire.
The problem? Many of these department store products err on the side of gimmicky and aren’t made with the same care and precision as the products at the women’s counter. Let’s take a look at a few universal beauty products that every person needs in their medicine cabinet to have healthy, younger looking skin. Regardless of gender, skin care is an essential part of personal hygiene and self-care.
Let’s face it; there are just too many men out there still grabbing the bar of soap from the shower and using it to wash their face. Besides the general “ick” factor, let’s agree that body soap and facial cleansers are not created equal. While many women are aware of this, some men are still clueless in the world of skin care.
An excellent entry-level introduction to proper men’s grooming is a facial cleanser. This will keep their skin free of dirt, excess sebum, and germs acquired throughout the day.
Look for one that works hard to get the dirt and grime of the day off, but gentle enough that it won’t strip his skin of the natural oils that keep it soft and supple. These needs differ a bit from a woman’s cleanser which may be gentler.
Choose cleansers with natural and organic ingredients like aloe vera that soothe the skin after a day outdoors in the sun and wind, and tea tree oil that helps to clarify the skin, and a combination of nourishing moisturizers like rosehip oil and jojoba oil to keep skin hydrated and supple.
Oil cleansers are also a good idea. They are gentler than most cleansing options, working with the natural oil levels of men’s skin to get rid of dirt and maintain the moisture of the skin.
Stay away from ingredients like sulfates which will dry out the skin. These are found in many generic products, so it’s important to take a look at the ingredients lists of all the products before you buy.
Every man over the age of 25 has dead skin on this face and body. We, women, learned a long time ago the importance of sloughing off dead skin to keep our skin smooth and soft. It is high time the guys catch on.
When choosing a body scrub (which should never be used on the face) for the men in your life, look for ingredients like coconut oil and brown sugar with citrus essential oils for scent and clarifying purposes and in no time his weathered arms, neck, and legs, will be soft and ready to receive moisturizing creams.
A body scrub that uses salt or sugar is a great natural way to exfoliate without overly damaging the skin. Products, like walnut shells or exfoliating microbeads, will be too abrasive for skin and can be dangerous, so steer clear of these ingredients.
For the face, we think it is important to combine the effects of microdermabrasion with the soothing effects of natural moisturizers and healers. Monica’s Beauty Microdermabrasion Scrub was carefully formulated to uncover the healthy-looking complexion that is hiding beneath the dead skin. By using tiny particles to exfoliate the skin, the outer dead layer of skin will be removed to reveal the fresh skin below.
In this microdermabrasion scrub, Avocado, Jojoba, Hemp, Grapeseed, and Shea Butter are blended with Vitamin E for best results. Not only does it exfoliate and remove dry and damaged skin, but it also has moisturizing features to then hydrate and plump the new skin revealed. Together, it’s a powerhouse duo that will leave his facial skin glowing. From the first use, forward, he will see immediate results in how his skin looks and feels.
A good moisturizing cream or lotion is imperative to keep away fine lines and wrinkles and protect against rapid aging of the skin. When searching for the best moisturizer for the men on your gift list, seek out the ones with natural, wholesome, and organic ingredients.
For men with a few wrinkles and other imperfections like age spots, we recommend a retinol moisturizer with at least 2.5% retinol for best results. This formula from Monica’s Beauty features Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin A, E, and B5 making it one of the best anti-aging creams available on the market today.
Forget the multi-tools, tech gadgets, power tools, ties, and socks, and skip the cologne this year and opt for luxurious and natural skin care products for the men on your gift list. By choosing the right products, they will see immediate results, and so should you!
You know how important natural, quality, made in the USA skin care products are to your skin, why not share your love for the products and give him the gift that will turn back time.
Their skin will thank you, and they’ll thank you for a bit of pampering.