How Every Man Can Find the Best Skin Care Routine for His Lifestyle

A man’s skin care routine depends on his lifestyle, whether he is the kind of guy who spends most of his free time at the gym, travels so often he is the mayor of more than one airport club, has more important priorities than what his face looks like, or spends way too much time in front of the mirror obsessing over every last pore. Whichever one of these descriptions fits you best, there are tools and a skin care regime that will help you put your best face forward in a way that easily fits into your schedule. 

The minimalist

A man following the best skin care routine for his lifestyle

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It’s not that you don’t care about what you look like, it’s just that you want to do as little as possible to keep your face looking good. Clarins Men Exfoliating Cleanser is a perfect go-to for you because it cleanses and exfoliates in just one step. This product also preps your skin for shaving. Follow up with Clarins Men Super Moisture Gel, which fights aging and hydrates skin at the same time. Multi-tasking products means you get to skip steps. Sounds easy enough, right?

The traveler

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If the flight attendants greet you by name, you need a skin care routine that both your face and the TSA will approve. No matter what kind of skin you have or what your needs are, it’s best to invest in products that come in both large and flight-friendly sizes. While you can always buy your own empty bottles, just keep in mind that the packaging of some products are designed to keep and preserve the integrity of the ingredients, so this isn’t always the best idea.

If you do most of your shaving in hotel rooms, check out The Art of Shaving’s Starter, Travel and Carry-On kits. Available in several fragrances including Sandalwood, Lemon, Lavender, and Unscented, there are difference sizes and combinations that can cover you no matter what your needs are.

The gym guy

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Working out makes your body look great, but sweating doesn’t always have positive affects on your skin. If you cannot shower immediately after working out (or you just don’t want to shower at the gym), you absolutely must keep a package of exfoliating wipes in your bag or locker. You can also use them to refresh your neck and body.

If you are a frequent face washer, choose a gentle cleanser such as Malin + Goetz’s Grapefruit Face Cleanser. It’s great for all skin types and cleans without over drying. Don’t forget to follow up with a moisturizer like Malin + Goetz’s Vitamin E Face Moisturizer. This light and gentle oil-free product will give you the moisture you need without being greasy.

The perfectionist

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If you always want to look your best, you know it takes work, which you are probably more than willing to do. Start your cleansing routine off using a Clarisonic Alpha Fit Men’s Cleansing system. It deep cleanses and exfoliates your face gently. It’s an especially good tool for men with beards.

Perfectionists should also use a weekly mask. Mario Badescu has a variety of masks for every skin type and issue.

In addition to masks, Mario Badescu has very effective treatments for acne related issues. Their Drying Lotion will dry out the occasional pimple overnight or pretty darn close to it. If blackheads are an issue, Mario Badescu’s Silver Powder is a treatment that actually draws blemishes out of your skin.