Gents... You thought skincare was only about the products. Think again.
Some little tweaks to your routine can make a huge difference to your skin.
Everyone has their own version of what works. Naturally, so do we.
So, if you’re going to use our products – great. Your face will love you for it.
But even if you’re not ready for that, it’s worth sticking to these tips.
We’ve made them easy enough to follow. And easy to keep you looking good.
1. Stay Hydrated
Your body is made up of 60% water – what’s your largest organ? Your skin.
In fact, skin itself is composed of 64% water.
The innermost layer of the skin, the dermis, acts like a catchment. When not replenished, it can’t flush impurities and toxins, keeping nasties trapped at a cellular level.
Lack of hydration also presents itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. When your skin has less resistance, it’s more prone to wrinkling and cracking.
Water is key. From preventing premature aging to giving you plumper, younger looking skin. Ensure you’re drinking the right amount as part of your daily routine.
2. Eat Better
You are what you eat, and your skin is the first place to show it.
Greens, citrus fruits, fatty fish, broccoli, almonds and walnuts are all foods known to work from within to improve your skin’s health – replenishing elastin and boosting collagen.
Antioxidant-rich foods like green tea, berries, sweet potato and avocado can also help prevent any inflammation and puffiness in your skin, at the same time neutralising free radicals to protect your skin from UV damage.
3. Wash Your Hands
And don’t touch your face. Don’t even lean on your hand while reading this.
Touching your face can spread dirt, oil, and bacteria from your hands to your face, all of which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
Washing your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap is best – or stick to alcohol-based sanitisers.
We recommend only touching your face when cleansing, moisturising, or applying sunscreen – and only if your hands are clean, of course!
4. Clean Your Sheets
Yes – you need your beauty sleep, but it’s not only about a good night's rest.
Cleaning your sheets at least once a week is crucial to healthy skin – otherwise you’re literally bathing in dust mites, grime and sweat.
Your face is in contact with the pillow for hours. Any bacteria on your pillowcase can cause irritation and pimples.
If you’re a big sweater or you’ve been sick, change them up more often. And, if you’re feeling lush, silk sheets might be the way to go. (They also ensure fewer wrinkles.)
5. Take Cold Showers
And not just when you're hungover.
If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of acne or redness, cold showers can do the trick.
Where hot water dries out your skin, cold water tightens your pores, fighting dirt from getting back in. It also constricts blood flow which gives your skin a healthier glow.
Hot water strips away your skin’s natural protective oils, so if you experience skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, chin up and stick with the cold.
6. Be ConsistentNone of this is rocket science. But like any routine, you’ve got to stick with it to see results.
Find what works for you and support that with solid products. It’s really as simple as that.
Within two weeks you should start to see visible changes in your skin's health and appearance.
You don’t have to break the bank to look good. Just stick with us, we’ve got your back.