Male grooming can seem overwhelming, with so many products out there it can feel challenging to find products that are not only good for the skin but that also create tangible results. Another factor that can prevent men from starting a good skincare routine is a lack of spare time. When rushing out the door first thing in the morning late for work, or when jumping straight in bed exhausted after a long day, finding time for skincare can feel impossible. Many men rely on an all in one product such as a shampoo/body wash, which may feel convenient but doesn't effectively tackle specific skin concerns. Here at Youngman’s we believe that high quality, natural skincare products should be a staple part of every man's wash bag and we strongly believe in education to show how setting aside a few minutes a day can have a significant positive effect on the skin. We have put together this simple daily routine to help achieve healthy skin in 5 minutes or less.
STEP ONE: Cleanse
If you only have time to incorporate one of these steps into your routine, then let it be cleansing the skin. It is the most important step as it helps to remove dirt and excess oil build-up to leave skin looking radiant and healthy. We recommend using our Face Wash as a cleanser. This solid handmade face soap has antioxidant qualities and is made with only natural ingredients and a classic Patchouli and Orange scent. It contains charcoal to extract impurities from the skin, resulting in a deep detoxifying cleanse. To use this soap simply run it under warm water to create a lather, once lathered apply the product directly to the face and rub it all over while being mindful to avoid contact with the eyes. To remove simply rinse thoroughly using warm water and pat the face dry with a towel.
STEP TWO: Face Scrub
Face scrubs are a great way to remove dead skin and help unblock pores. This is important as dead skin cells can leave the skin looking dry and dull. We recommend using our Face Scrub one or two times per week to help improve skin tone and texture. This Fairtrade Coffee face scrub is fragranced with a refreshing mint scent. The natural oats in this product help to exfoliate the skin, while coconut oil cleanses and moisturises. This bar naturally melts at body temperature, so apply by massaging the bar into the skin avoiding the area around the eyes and any broken skin. Rinse off with warm water.
STEP THREE: Moisturise
Moisturising the face is important to help prevent skin problems from arising. It will help the skin to appear more youthful, hydrated and softer and reduces the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Our Natural Moisture Cream can be used to moisturise both the body and the face. It contains both Shea Butter and Cocoa butter to allow the skin to retain moisture and provide immediate relief from dry skin. It also contains Aloe Vera to promote blood circulation and repair skin damage. We recommend using it once or twice daily by massaging the product gently into the skin avoiding the area around the eyes or broken skin.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: Apply Oil
Sometimes skin just needs that extra TLC, particularly during the colder months skin can be left feeling tight, dry and irritable. If this is the case we would recommend using facial oil to help strengthen the outer layer of the skin which helps to prevent water loss resulting in softer and more hydrated skin. We recommend using our 24k Gold Serum which contains Rosehip and Argon Oil that detox the skin and provide anti-aging powers. While the Castor oil works to repair damaged skin. Use up to twice daily by massaging a few drops into the skin avoiding the area around the eyes and any broken skin. A great time to apply this product is in the evening to really get moisture into the skin overnight.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: Face mask
To take any self care routine to the next level we recommend applying a face mask once a week. Masks help to fight against puffiness and skin inflammation as well as treat dark eye circles. Apply the mask once a week, perhaps first thing on a Sunday morning accompanied by a coffee. Our Matcha Mask contains Matcha Tea, a super antioxidant that protects and cleanses the skin and Seaweed and chia seed to rejuvenate and hydrate. This mask will help to refine pores, draw out impurities and increase hydration and even skin tone. To use it simply mix 1 part powder with 2/3 parts warm water. Create a paste and apply. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Do not apply around the eyes or on broken skin.