It really shouldn’t come as a surprise to you anymore when you see guys pamper themselves with as many face products as girls do. Believe it or not, sometimes their collection is even bigger!! (They just don’t like admitting it!) Truth be told, a well groomed man is always appealing, and I’m sure there isn’t a girl out there that would like to differ in opinion. Whatever the look, rugged or metro-sexual, that extra neatness unquestionably helps them score brownie points. The list of products they can indulge in is long, so let’s just start with the most basic of ’em all… a face moisturizer for men!
Skin moisturizers available for men nowadays are just as fancy as the ones available for women. Right from the natural ones with simple ingredients to the ones with exotic ingredients, you’ll find it all. But what’s the point? Why do men need these products too? The answer is simple… Aging happens with all, and one of the most evident signs of aging is when your skin starts losing its youthful look and starts looking different. A good facial moisturizer for men would help prevent that to some extent. Daily moisturizing of the face helps retain that glow a little longer and keeps your skin from getting damaged. In addition to that, it also helps reduce the chances of skin cancer, somewhat.
Good Skin-Care Products
Why not just about any product? Why do we have a special face moisturizer for men in particular? It starts with the obvious, both genders have different skin types. As strange as it may sound, men have oilier skin than women. This is because they have smaller sebaceous glands or oil glands. As a result, you’ll tend to notice that they deal with the problem of an oily face more often! Another factor that makes a difference is that men have thicker skin than women, therefore, they need a different routine for their skin. Any face moisturizer for men would definitely cater to that difference, as opposed to a mild skin product (product for women) which wouldn’t show the same results. Yet another surprising fact is that although men have thicker skin, they also have more delicate skin than women, and that in itself would need care of a certain kind. Finally, we have the unfortunate truth… A woman’s skin ages faster than a man’s. This is primarily because as we get older, the amount of collagen in a woman’s skin decreases to a greater extent than it does in a man’s skin, and this is exactly why women look older than men who may be of the same age.
Best Face Moisturizer for Men
What according to you are the things to be kept in mind while choosing a good product? How do you get your hands on the best face moisturizer for men? You could start with checking the ingredients that have gone into making the moisturizer. The more natural the ingredients, the better it is. It definitely is a good idea to steer clear of all those ingredients that could have ill effects on your skin in the long run. Also, it would be a good idea to look into something that can help with skin problems such as roughness, redness or even rashes that arise due to shaving. If you are looking to buy a good moisturizer for these purposes only, it might be a good idea to find something that has anti-inflammatory substances which will help deal with your problems well. A suggestion for one such kind would be something with aloe vera gel as one of its ingredients, but make sure you know that you aren’t allergic to it. The benefits of aloe vera for your skin are plenty, so you know that you aren’t really making a mistake by turning to it. Apart from a natural face moisturizer for men, you could also check out something with glycerin content as it helps keep the skin well moisturized during the winter. For those of you dealing with that problematic oily skin, here’s a suggestion… Try getting something that contains shea butter. Believe me when I say that it would qualify as a really good oil free face moisturizer for men. Another good idea would be to buy something with SPF content. A good moisturizer with an SPF 15 content would go a long way for your skin during the summer. Also, a small but important point to be kept in mind is not to turn to drug stores for products like such. No prejudice against them, but you never know if a drug store product will suit you or not.
Some Good Products
Trying something higher end is always a good idea, especially when it comes to matters regarding your skin. You could also try some of the products LUSH has to offer. One suggestion is their highly recommended Cosmetic Lad Moisturizer which should cost you roughly $21.95 for 1.5oz. As LUSH describes it, “Cosmetic Lad is a calming moisturizer for after shaving, using the soothing properties of lavender, aloe vera and linseed mucilage”. However, if you aren’t really the finicky kind, you could try Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15, since it ranks as one of the best facial moisturizers overall. Despite its plain looking packaging, the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is the best sensitive skin moisturizer, while for the best moisturizer for oily skin, you could try Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. For more options, you could even go to your nearest LUSH counter or whatever your choice of skin products is, and see what they have to offer.
So for all you girls out there… The next time your man wants to indulge in himself, and get himself a special face moisturizer for men, you might want to give in, ‘coz it’ll be a treat for you too! By Komal Bakhru