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Why Men Should Look After Their Skin

Male skincare routines can often be daunting, overwhelming and time-consuming. Whilst males can use any ESPA product, ESPA has specifically designed male skincare products because male skin is biologically different to female skin. Also because of shaving, male skin is a different condition to that of females, in most cases.

While every individuals skin is different, in general male skin is thicker and firmer as it contains more collagen. Males also usually have more sebaceous glands, meaning their skin can be oilier and pores appear larger, as more sebum is produced.

Male skin also ages at a more constant rate than women. Once women reach the menopausal stage, their skin loses elasticity rapidly, meaning ageing appears more noticeable. In men, this happens much later in life.

Daily shaving can also cause irritation, skin to become sensitised and dryness. Shaving removes the upper layer of the skin, exposing it to environmental damage and pollution. This means that male skin is most likely to react more frequently and be sensitive.

A male skincare routine is still a vital part of daily life as it will protect your skin against damage, irritation and premature signs of ageing.

So, What Should You Use?

  1. Exfoliator

Exfoliating is a very important step in your skincare routine because males have potentially oilier skin. The ESPA Clarifying Skin Scrub is a revitalising exfoliator to deeply cleanse, clarify and smooth, while protecting the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Fossilised particles gently remove dull skin cells and help unblock pores. Moringa Seed boosts moisture levels, lavender soothes and protects, while Eucalyptus leaves the skin feeling cool and fresh.

Suitable for oily, combination and congested skin types.

  1. Cleanse

Giving your face a gentle cleanse is important to remove any remaining impurities and add nourishment back into the skin after exfoliating. Try the Hydrating Cleansing Milk which is very gentle on the skin and suitable for all skin types and concerns. Apply straight onto your face and neck, massage in then remove with warm water or a face cloth.

  1. Shaving

If shaving is part of your daily routine, make sure you do it after a warm shower or washing your face when your hair is softened. Begin with the Dual-Action Shavemud. A richly textured mud formula that gives a close, comfortable shave while doubling as a deep cleansing face mask. Highly absorbent Kaolin and Bentonite Clays cleanse the skin while improving razor glide for a seriously smooth finish. Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil nourish and comfort. Suitable for all skin types.

Follow this with the Postshave Rescue, a soothing treatment gel to intensely cool, calm and comfort the skin after shaving while helping to balance oil production and keep the complexion clear. Lemon helps to clarify, while Tea Tree and Thyme ease irritation caused by shaving, leaving skin feeling calm and soothed.

  1. Moisturising

Adding hydration back into your skin after shaving is so important as it nourishes damaged skin and adds a protective layer. The Hydrator is the perfect product because it not only hydrates, but is also infused with soothing aloe vera to further revive shaved skin. A lightweight moisturiser for long-lasting hydration that works to nourish and soothe the skin while helping to provide protection from environmental pollution. Mineral-rich Birch Sap and Hyaluronic Acid help maintain optimum levels of moisture, while antioxidant Vitamin E, Wheatgerm and Canola help protect, soothe and replenish.

For oilier skin, try the Balancing Hydrator. A lightweight moisturiser that deeply hydrates while helping to balance oil and protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier. White Thyme, Sage and Irish Moss help clarify, hydrate and regulate oil production while Vitamin C-rich Lemon helps tone and protect for a smooth, supple finish.

Suitable for oily, combination and congested skin.

  1. Targeted Treatments

To finish off your skincare routine, protect your most delicate skin using the Age-Rebel Eye Hydrator. A deeply nourishing and hydrating eye cream that supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier, while minimising the appearance of fine lines. Ginkgo Biloba helps smooth the skin while antioxidant rich Neroli and Borage Extracts hydrate and protect to help prevent visible signs of ageing.

Suitable for all skin types, especially dry, dehydrated skin showing signs of ageing.

Now you have learned the importance of a complete skincare routine for men, treat yourself to some ESPA essentials.

Thank you for reading.

Grace Kinirons

Grace Kinirons

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