Men’s Skincare – Why Is It Important?

Men’s skincare is just as important as women’s. What are the benefits and why is a routine beneficial?

Day to day life can be harsh to the skin. It’s hit with all weathers daily, attacked with facewipes and harsh chemicals from makeup, and, if you’re a guy, there’ll be an awful lot of damage caused from running a razor across your face. When you sit and think, looking after your skin is important. Not only will it help repair the damage that’s been caused previously, but it will also prevent early ageing! If you’re a guy or you’re trying to get your partner to start looking after their skin a little better, here are a few pointers to get started.

Man hugging a pit bull terrier


Having a routine for your skin is one of the best habits to get into. Do you know the benefits of a premium aftershave? How do you know the best moisturiser to use for your skin type? With so many questions surrounding men’s skincare, it’s understandable that they conveniently forget to look after themselves! However, the benefits are endless; here are just some of them:

Super soft skin 

If a guy says he doesn’t care about having soft skin, then he’s fibbing. In fact, it doesn’t take much effort with the right products. Doing some research on the greatest products for different skin types will ensure you get the right match.

Stops early ageing 

If you want to stay youthful for longer, then starting your skincare routine right now is essential! The right product can smooth out your features and reduce the appearance of those ageing lines. You’ll not see a difference straight away, so if you’re going to look after your skin, you need to be invested in a regular routine.

Smell fresh 

There’s nothing better than getting that compliment about how you smell, right? Most skincare products smell amazing, but don’t worry; men’s skincare will make you smell manly and not like you’ve just walked through a women’s fragrance aisle. It also shows people that you care about your appearance and your skin’s health.

Man doing his skincare routine



The first step you should incorporate into your routine is cleansing day and night. There are many different cleansers on the market for different skin types. Washing away the day’s dirt should be the first thing you do before anything else; it allows your skin to breathe and will help it to repair itself throughout the night while you sleep, as well as removing any dead skin cells in the morning before step two of your skincare routine; moisturising.


A good moisturiser should be a staple item in your bathroom cupboard. Not only is it great for dry skin, but it will keep your face soft and be beneficial for your skin’s overall health. If you allow your skin to get too dry, it will be prone to itching, flaking and being generally uncomfortable. If something feels different or painful, that’s your skin telling you it needs a little TLC.


There’s something really satisfying for us women about scrubbing your face with those little beads or grains of sand included in our favourite facewash. About twice a week, we should exfoliate to get rid of any dead skin cells and to ensure our skin is baby soft. Men, that means you too.


The right aftershave doesn’t just make you smell good after that well-needed shave, but it’s also great for soothing and disinfecting the skin too. Choosing a higher end aftershave can provide much better results and will make you smell significantly better too.

Sun cream 

We know men like to think they’re invincible to the sun’s harmful rays, but in fact, every time they’re exposed to them, they’re in danger of getting burnt! Obvious, right? Encourage the men in your life to apply sun cream to their face or opt for a moisturiser with SPF 15+ included in there to stay safe and protected.

Men’s Skincare – Why Is It Important?

Men’s skincare is important – shout about it! 

We see women all the time taking pride in their skin, buying natural products and moisturising day and night – what we really should be doing is encouraging everyone to do the same. Do you have any tips or information to add? Let me know in the comments! 

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  1. 16/11/2018 / 10:04 am

    It always makes me laugh that the women’s market has a cream or serum of EVERYTHING but the men’s market is still so underrated. Skincare is good for EVERYONE like you say. Loving your tips, I’ll be sharing them with my Mr!

  2. 16/11/2018 / 7:07 pm

    My husband needs to add in the suncream step, but other than that his skincare routine is longer than mine!

  3. 16/11/2018 / 9:45 pm

    It definitely is just as important for men as it is for women but men’s skincare doesn’t seem to get talked about as much. Thanks for talking about it here.

  4. 17/11/2018 / 4:07 pm

    My boys both look after their skin (18 and 21) but Hubby just splashes it with water and he is done LOL

  5. Jem
    19/11/2018 / 9:14 am

    My husband really needs to read this post he doesn’t really have a proper skincare routine.

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