Healthy skin starts with the right ingredients. We believe the best ingredients are fresh, natural, and simple. This is especially true for men since our skin can be less forgiving as acne scars take longer to heal, discoloration is emphasized, and products are not always catered towards our skin type. Here are three of the most important ingredients to look out for when shopping for your skin care products:
Recognized by the WHO in its Model List of Essential Medicines report, salicylic acid had a variety of uses. From medicinal treatments to manufacturing applications, salicylic acid can a powerful compound, but it can be very effective at combating acne. If a facial product contains 2-3% salicylic acid, you’ll be in good hands. At that level, it is effective enough to fight off acne without harming your skin.
Loaded with antioxidants, green tea is a must-have in your skin care regimen. Drinking a cup can help, but we recommend doubling down by using natural skin care products that contain this powerful plant. One of the primary culprits of acne is an excess amount of sebum, commonly referred to as just “oil.” When the wrong amount or wrong type of sebum is produced, your chances at breaking out increase. Green tea fights this process by reducing your insulin levels, which, in turn, helps regulate sebum production.
Lactic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in milk, fruits, and vegetables, and it’s been used for hundreds of years in different applications. It’s still an important ingredient for skin care today because it helps clean skin cells, revealing healthy skin underneath the buildup.
It can also help soften and moisturize your skin, reduce lines, and diminish wrinkles by creating stronger skin.
Skin care for men isn’t complex, but it does need to be done right. That’s why we always use natural ingredients and use the products ourselves. Arm yourself with facial products that contain these three ingredients to fight off acne naturally and effectively.