Healthy-looking skin for Him
With Father's Day on 18th June, why not treat the man in your life to a simple, dependable skincare routine? Our Co-Founder, Leighton shares his advice for achieving healthy-looking skin, every day.
By Leighton Atchison-Warne
It wasn’t that long ago that skincare for men wasn't really a 'thing'. Guys didn’t ‘do’ skincare – it was more a case of using the same product from top to toe (often ‘borrowed’ from the bathroom cabinet).
Thankfully, today it’s more common – but there’s so much choice and it can be confusing to know where to start.
Having worked most of my career in the beauty and wellness industry, I’ve tried and tested more than my fair share of products, so I know a thing or two about the best products for guy’s skin. The secret? – keep it simple and make it a habit.
When we created Nature’s Journey, I was particularly keen that our range wasn’t defined by skin type, condition, or gender – what I wanted to create was a range that delivered reliable results, for everyone.
It’s true that men’s skin is different to our female counterparts. It tends to be thicker, and oilier, which means there’s more chance of breakouts and blemishes forming. The good news is, that with an effective daily routine, you too can achieve healthy-looking skin every day. Here’s my guide to a simple skincare routine for men.
Keep it clean
Cleansing the skin, twice a day, every day is essential for keeping skin clear of breakouts and blemishes. Our Daily Cleansing Balm, together with the Organic Cotton Cleansing Cloth provided gently, but efficiently removes daily grime and pollutants, while the cloth helps to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells. Use it all over the face and neck (it's fine to use on facial hair, too). Packed full of powerful plant extracts, including CBD (which helps regulate sebum production, and calms the skin), anti-inflammatory Broccoli seed oil, and skin softening Mango and Shea butter.
To keep your complexion clean and clear, remember to regularly wash your cloth - you can also buy them separately so you'll always have a spare one.
Quench the thirst
Most of us, despite our skin type will experience dehydrated skin – it’s a particular problem if you don’t drink enough water (6-8 glasses a day is the guideline), but things like air-conditioning in offices and being outside in the elements can also take their toll on the skin. Applying hydrating products directly to the skin helps maintain moisture levels and keeps skin looking healthy. Try our Hydrating Face Serum daily (I prefer to use it in the morning, but you can use it before bed if you like). It’s a lightweight, gel formulation, combining a cocktail of hydrating ingredients including Hyaluronic acid, Watermelon and Aloe vera as well as brightening ingredients such as Apple extract and Rosehip seed.
Lock in moisture
It’s a common misconception that if you have an oilier skin type, you can skip moisturising your skin. It’s all about finding the right weight and texture of moisturiser. Our Nurturing Day Cream is lightweight, yet rich – and thanks to its blend of pure plant oils and extracts, it doesn’t sit on the surface of the skin meaning you’ll not look shiny, either. Full of antioxidant ingredients, it helps keep skin soft, supple, and perfectly moisturised all day long. Use in the morning as part of your routine, and again before bed (if your skin is particularly dry, you might like to try our Restoring Night Cream instead).
Make it a daily ritual
The key to a healthy-looking complexion is consistency, so making time daily for your skincare routine is essential. It needn't be fussy or time consuming. Just a few minutes day and night - and trust me, your skin will thank you for it. If you need a little help getting started, check out our selection of Ritual Collections - each carefully curated to bring you a reliable daily routine (plus, a modest saving, too).
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