The low-down on skincare products for men to prepare for spring
You might’ve slacked off on your skincare all winter, but now you have no excuse. With spring just around the corner, it’s time for you to shake off the winter and get ready to face the sun. These products will wake your skin out of hibernation and get you feeling fresh-faced in no time.
Peter Thomas Roth
Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel :: This product washes away all the junk you accumulate during the day—dirt, dead skin cells, and oil—plus, it fights the signs of aging. Glycolic and salicylic acids, along with natural citrus extracts, promote clear skin. Perfect for acne-prone faces.
First, rinse your face with lukewarm water. Rub a small amount of the product over your face with your fingertips, using circular motions. Massage your face for one minute. You can also use this to prep your face for a shave. Available at Blue Mercury.
Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 :: Guys who balked at sunblock and baked on the beach all day like a hotdog pay the price with leathery faces later in life. But you’re too smart for that, right? The key to keeping your face looking young is moisture and sun protection. This product packs both. It’s never too late to start.
This moisturizer feels lightweight and non-greasy, but lasts all day. Even though it boasts broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and SPF 15, the moisturizer won’t leave you with a white “Casper the Friendly Ghost” face. With vitamins C, D, E, and A, Apricot Kernel Oil, and natural hydroxy acids, this product locks moisture into your skin. Slather this on after you shave for a fresh face all day long. Available at Sephora.
Rx Series DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads :: Chemical peels offer lots of anti-aging benefits, but who wants to walk around with layers of skin flaking off? These exfoliating pads boost similar results as a peel, minus the trip to the spa. With continued use, the pads increase skin firmness, lightens dark spots, and promotes skin cell turnover. Key ingredients diminish wrinkles. Plus, the added salicylic acid helps minimize pore size, for those of us who don’t want pores that you can see from space.
Watch out—exfoliating can pack a punch, especially for those with sensitive skin. Not for daily use. Use two to four times a week by sweeping the pad across your face and neck. Available at Sephora.