The age-old perception that skin care is something feminine and only women do has started to fade. While the beauty industry is opening up to men like never before, for the most part, skin care is still bought and more widely used by women. We've all seen plenty of memes comparing women and men's (non-existent) skin care routine, and maybe even personally witnessed the horrors of seeing the men in our lives use shampoo to wash their faces... *internal screaming*
Whether you're a significant other, friend, or family member trying to get a guy to take better care of his skin, read on for tips and product recommendations!
1. Educate them
Start with awareness. Do you notice that he has super-enlarged pores? Does he wake up with dry, flaky skin? Bring attention to that, as it's something he might not have noticed before. Then, tell him about the solution: Skin care! Make sure to explain the science behind a product(s) you're recommending, maybe even point out one or two main ingredients and why they're an excellent solution for his skin concerns. By framing the "skin care talk" from a "problem-solution" perspective, it will easily help him become more aware of his skin issues, and he might be more motivated to continue once he notices an improvement!
2. Keep it simple
Chances are, for someone who doesn't already have a skin care routine, he's going to want to keep it simple! With that in mind, help your man / friend / family member build his skin care collection by starting with the basics. If possible, choose only fuss-free, dual-action products to start with. We recommend starting with a cleanser, moisturiser, and most importantly, sunscreen!
We love Hunter Lab's SPF50+ Facial Sunscreen, which is packaged in a convenient roll-on balm you can bring ANYWHERE. It's lightweight, non-greasy and has a satin-matte finish that's suitable for all skin types.
3. Share your skin care
Why not? Going for "gender-neutral" products can be the best option for both your man's skin and your wallets! If you have similar skin types, you can comfortably share the majority of your routine.
With a focus on natural ingredients and promoting skin health, Hunter Lab is for the modern, no-fuss minimalist who likes a simple yet effective routine. Their products are made to be enjoyed by everyone, no matter how you identify, and their gorgeous, sleek packaging reflects that!
4. Mask together!
The easy-to-use, no-fuss Hunter Lab Charcoal Mud Mask can be a fun way to incorporate weekly masking into your guy's skin care routine. Added bonus: it's a great way to spend some quality time together!
When you're about to curl on a couch to watch some Netflix, tell him you're going to put on a mask and casually ask if he'd like to try too. Explain how to use it or better yet, apply it for him. He'll feel loved, his skin will glow, and who knows, maybe it will become your new weekly ritual that he'll look forward to!
And there you have it, four tips to help the men in your life get healthy, hydrated skin! Let us know if you have any other tips or product recommendations to share!
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