Whether clad in denim jeans and steel-toed work boots, or dressed in a bespoke suit, a man's most noticeable feature is always his skin. This protective covering offers subtle cues about a man's physical health, personal grooming, age, and lifestyle. Taking good care of your skin at every stage of life is vital for maintaining your confidence, making the best possible first impressions, and promoting optimum well-being. After all, not only does your skin broadcast important information about you, but it also helps your body rid itself of toxins. The following are just a few of the best skincare tips for men, along with several products for revitalizing your skin at every layer.

Beard Care Throughout the Decades

If you're the type of man who's capable of growing a thick, coarse beard in seemingly no time at all, your greatest skin care woe is probably follicle-related. If facial hairs aren't properly groomed and trained, and if the facial skin isn't correctly cared for, guys can suffer from problems like:

  • Folliculitis
  • Hair bumps
  • Razor rash
  • General skin irritation 

Beard Grooming Tips for Guys in Their 20s

Although a full beard lends a aura of gruffness to a man, having facial hair come in isn't license to wash harsh, abrasive soaps, shave with dull razors, or skip essential grooming steps such as opening your pores, softening your beard hairs before cutting them, or getting facial hairs into an upright position by gently agitating them.  Guys in their 20s with shaving-related skin issues, and men with excessively coarse or curly facial hair should invest in a complete Ingrown Shave System. This kit will include alpha hydroxy cleaning solutions for clearing pore blockages and preventing follicle infections, along with Rosemary and Tea Shave Gel for revitalizing and restoring skin after each shave.

Beard Tips for Your 30s

By their 30s, most men have shaving well-figured out. As the skin changes and as the typical male's hormone profile gradually changes, loss of skin moisture can start to be a problem. In their mid to late thirties, many guys start seeing dynamic wrinkles at their brows and at the corners of their eyes, as well as deepening creases along the nasolabial folds. These noticeable changes in skin elasticity, suppleness, and all-around health indicate a need for additional pampering in the beard grooming routine. Consider adding a pre-shave facial cleanser with restorative, skin-tightening ingredients like black tea. You can even follow your shave up with a skin-supporting Vitamin C serum and hyaluronic acid to naturally restore lost volume at the mid-face.

Beard Tips for Your 40s

If you aren't diligent about caring for your skin in your 30s, shaving in your 40s will be all about pulling loose skin taut so that you can get a clear strike with the razor every time you touch down. Hyaluronic acid is an essential element in a man's grooming routine in his 40s. This naturally occurring acid plumps and hydrates the skin from the inside out. Once it's been absorbed, it will attract and retain nearby water molecules for softer, more supple, and far more resilient skin all-around. You'll look younger, shaving will be easier, and your skin will bounce back from your daily beard grooming routine much faster.

Combatting Fine Lines and Creases in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

Your mustache and beard don't cover your entire face and thus, caring for your facial hair and the skin that produces and supports it is only a fraction of what must be done to keep your complexion bright, youthful and healthy.  If you haven't established a solid skincare routine, build one now that has four distinct elements:

  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliating
  • Toning
  • Moisturizing

A quality cleansing product will strip out pore blockages without stripping off all of your natural skin oils. Exfoliation will break down dead, dry, and damaged skin cells and slough them away. When done aggressively enough, it will also incite a more rapid production of new, replacement skin cells. Toning, particularly when done with all-natural agents, will tighten, firm and renew the skin. Finally, properly your skin will keep it soft, supple, pliable, and incredibly resilient.

Establishing a Skincare Routine for Your 20s

Many men in their 20s are still battling adolescent, hormone-related acne outbreaks. Try washing your face with our Blackberry and Salicylic Acid cleanser to prevent blackheads and whiteheads, eliminate pore blockages, and expedite the drying of larger facial bumps. Alpha Hydroxy Cleaning/Peeling pads are an excellent exfoliant, and they can break down damaged skin cells to reduce the appearance of mild to moderate acne scars.

Caring for Your Skin in your 30s

A core focus of your skincare routine in your 30s should be minimizing and reversing sun damage. If you weren't worried about facial aging in your 20s, your late 30s could cause a panic. Surprisingly, facial aging is made more noticeable by dark spots, sun spots, and other pigmentation-related issues than it is by slight creasing. Once you've got an effective cleanser, toner, exfoliant, and moisturizer in place, add a good sun damage-reducing product to your routine. Our Hyaluronic and Vitamin C Serum is the perfect topical product for reversing visible sun damage and preventing its advance.

SkinCare in Your 40s Is All About Restoring Lost Moisture

In your 40s and beyond, keeping your skin hydrated and properly moisturized should be the primary focus. Look for skincare products with glycolic acid or cane sugar . This ingredient reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and fades skin discoloration. Products with lactic acid or beet sugar will additionally ramp up your collagenesis or natural collagen production. Investing in all-natural, high-quality skincare products at this stage will infuse your skin with potent, important nutrients for protecting and promoting its overall health.

At Himistry, we're all about helping men look and feel their best at every age. We pride ourselves on producing and selling skincare products that deliver. To find out more about getting a needs-specific skincare routine in place, get in touch with us today.