A skincare routine everyone in your life can use, from your boyfriend or your girlfriend, your mum and your dad, your brothers and sisters.
In a time where gender-neutral skincare is becoming more mainstream and where men are taking more of interest in their skin, we think its time to have a routine for everyone in your household to use. Not only will everyone’s skin benefit from using these high-quality products, but it’ll also be cost-effective, sharing the cost will allow you to buy higher quality products and cut done on clutter by having fewer items in your cabinets.
Understanding what your skin needs is so important, so we spoke to two Skincare experts, Jane Stanley at Kiehl’s on Wicklow Street Dublin and Sandra Dean at Clinique Brown Thomas Dublin to see if there were any skin concerns specific to men and woman. What they both had to say about men’s skin was the same: Sandra explained that the main concern men have with there skin is ” Shaving, always shaving, they hate the feeling of it and the feeling after”. Leading to it being ‘Rougher’ in texture.
Jane recommended, “they should use different products like ‘Razor Bump Relief’ or ‘Post Shave Repair Gel‘ to combat that uncomfortable feeling”.
A simple Seven-step versatile and customisable Routine that will work for everyone:
Dermalogica- Special Cleansing Gel
This gentle but effective cleanser is perfect for everyday use. Leaving your skin feeling refreshingly clean and clear. It is the ultimate universal cleanser for all skin types, making it a great gender neutral staple.
Ren- Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic
A toner is typically used to improve how your moisturiser will soak into your skin. This toner will do exactly that as well as being a skin resurfacing toner leaving your skin looking instantly brighter, and affect anyone of any gender or age group should strive for. The gentle exfoliating will help with any roughness caused by shaving. Apply with a cotton pad after cleansing and before your moisturiser.
The Ordinary- 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil
This oil by cult favourite brand is extremely affordable and versatile. This is a soothing and nourishing oil. This product will also help with irritation caused by shaving. A few drops of this with your moisturiser will give your skin a much-needed moisture boost in the colder months.
Kiehl’s- Ultra Facial Cream
This light formula is the perfect multipurpose moisturiser for all skin types. The 24-hour hydrator helps to retain moisture within the skin, leaving your skin feeling comfortable and well balanced throughout the day.
Malin + Goetz- SPF 30 Face Moisturiser
A good SPF is key to any skincare routine, even coming into the winter months. This product is really great for protecting skin from the suns harmful rays as well as aiding with anti-ageing. This lightweight SPF leaves no nasty white tint on the skin and soaks in quickly.
Alex Steinherr for Penneys- Overnight Lip Mask
This product brands itself as a ‘lip mask’ however this rich formula will make the perfect repairing lip balm for the cold winter months. This new super affordable brand from Penneys is really high quality and designed for everyone in mind.
Peter Thomas Roth- Cucumber Gel Mask
This Hydrating mask is perfect for giving your skin an extra surge of moisture as well as soothing any irritation making it a perfect gender neutral product. Doing a mask in the evening is also a perfect way to unwind and treat yourself.