If you’re serious about improving your skin, having a skincare routine is a must. Skincare can be as easy or as complicated as you want, but applying products in the correct order is basic knowledge that every man should know. Let’s cut to the chase: cleansing, moisturizing, and sunscreen protection are the three essential phases of a basic skincare regimen. Here’s how to build a simple skincare routine that works.
Daily facial cleansing is tablestakes to having great skin. Simply rinse your face with water in the morning and evening, then gently massage a dime sized amount of cleanser between your palms (see our post here for why we recommend an actual cleanser over bar soap). Apply mild pressure while massaging face wash all over your face and rinse with clean, warm water. Gently pat your face dry gently (do not rub your skin forcefully, as this may lead to eczema and acne).1
Skin stays hydrated with moisturizer (and if you usually skip this step, you’ll know it…cue tight, irritated skin). For the morning, look for a thin lotion like the Only Skin Day Cream. Use a richer night cream in the evening. We’re partial but we like the Only Skin Night Cream since it contains Creatine to accelerate cell turnover while you sleep.
Your mom was right all along – you gotta wear your sunscreen. Sun protection is the most crucial component of any skincare routine. Skin cancer and age-related facial issues like fine lines and wrinkles can be prevented by protecting your skin from UV radiation.2 Always add an SPF of at least 30 if you plan on being outside. To ensure the effectiveness of chemical sunscreens, wait 20 minutes before venturing outside. Look for sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF, which shields you from UVA and UVB rays.
So there you have it. A 3-step skincare plan that nearly any guy can follow (no more excuses!). If you’re looking for an easy way to implement this routine, we recommend starting with one of our three kids: Essential Kit, Standard Kit and Premium Kit. We use natural and efficacious ingredients to help your skin to recover, look great and reverse aging skin. And we’ve developed our kits with guys – everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Written By: The Only Skin Team
- Hosokawa, Kumiko et al. “Rubbing the skin when removing makeup cosmetics is a major factor that worsens skin conditions in atopic dermatitis patients.” Journal of cosmetic dermatology vol. 20,6 (2021): 1915-1922. doi:10.1111/jocd.13777
- Rönsch, Henriette, and Andrea Bauer. “The Preventive Value of Sun Protection.” Current problems in dermatology vol. 55 (2021): 316-328. doi:10.1159/000517641