Think dad doesn’t care about his skin? That notion is outdated…
More and more, men are openly committing to personal-care rituals that extend beyond shaving and rubbing on deodorant.
Not only do all of us need to apply sunscreen daily, if not to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, then at least to minimise the risk of more deleterious outcomes but men are also faced with their own set of unique skin issues—besides possible ingrown facial hair. This means skincare is key!
The Main Differences Between Male and Female Skin According to an article published by the American Academy of Dermatology, men’s skin is different from that of a woman’s in these ways:
Generally, male skin is approximately 20% thicker than female skin. Sounds like they have the edge on looking younger for longer, but because men have more muscle mass, they tend to amass deeper expression lines
Men’s skin tends to be more sensitive to environmental conditions
Men have drier skin than women and have a greater need to moisturise
Men produce about four times more oil than women
Of course, each man has his own skin type. But based on these major skin characteristics, below is a solid skincare routine from IMAGE Skincare(link is external) for the man in your life he’ll appreciate day and night.
We have looked at the perfect selection of products that could make a great gift for your man…
For everyday use: AGELESS total facial cleanser perfect for male skin, this day and night cleanser not only sweeps away surface debris it also jump-starts the skin’s exfoliation process—which helps reveal smooth, supple skin. If dad is oily, he will love how his skin feels after washing.
Why it works: + 10% glycolic begins the exfoliating process to reveal smoother skin + Menthol acts as a skin freshener cools irritated skin
+ Green tea, a powerful antioxidant protects against free radicals and helps preserve the skin’s natural moisture barrier
Size/Price: 177ml, £29.00
If dad is extra sensitive: ORMEDIC balancing facial cleanser. Gift your dad with this botanically-based cleanser if he’s more sensitive (he appears redder or complains of discomfort after shaving). This sulfate-free formula harnesses gentle yet effective cleansing agents to remove impurities while creating a calming sensation and leaving skin smoother.
Why it works: + Organic Aloe Vera extract delivers essential nutrients that calm and soothe skin+ Decyl glucoside, a non-chemical foaming agent softens and hydrates; will not strip skin of moisture + Organic chamomile has been clinically studied to help with skin irritation
Size/Price: 177ml, £29.00
To quench dad’s thirst: VITAL C hydrating repair crème
Whether or not dad is oily, dry or somewhere in between, moisturising is key to help keep skin looking fresh. This rich, reparative crème quenches dryness, soothes redness and comforts irritated skin.
Why it works: + 20% blend of Vitamin C, A, and E supports collagen synthesis and cell renewal+ Grape seed extract and superoxide dismutase nourishes and provides antioxidant protection + Hyaluronic and linoleic acid intensely hydrates and provides lasting moisture
Size/Price: 59ml, £80.00
To keep dad young and safe: PREVENTION+ daily matte moisturizer SPF 32+
Not only is this daily sunscreen oil-free (which helps minimise that “greasy” look men are particularly afraid of), this formula contains broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen that delivers high sun protection in a mattifying base. Microsponge technology absorbs surface oils and gives skin a flawless, shine-free finish, while antioxidants boost the performance of the sunscreen.
Why it works:+ 9% zinc oxide provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection to help prevent sunburn + Decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin ageing caused by the sun+ Micro-sponge technology absorbs surface oils to give skin a matte finish+ DNA protection complex protects against free radical damage