Feel good in your own skin - Men edition
Korean skincare is gaining more and more popularity among men who are looking to keep their skin looking smooth, even toned and youthful for as long as possible. This blog is a shout-out to all the men who are curious about what Korean skincare has to offer for male skin! With a consistent, effective approach, it’s possible to treat most skin issues, or better still, prevent them, and get the best skin you’ve ever had.
Oh, and girls (and guys, or anyone with a BF who's a skincare brute): feel free to share this blog with your BF if he needs some skincare education. ;)
I know many men who don’t really ‘do’ skin care. They wash their face in the shower (with shower gel or shampoo, the horror!) and maybe slap on some lotion after shaving, but that’s about it. Not a lot of them use specialized, high-quality skincare as a form of personal care, unless they are dealing with obvious skin concerns like excessive dryness, irritation or acne. Male skin just doesn't get the attention it deserves!
In Korea, girls ánd boys are raised with the importance of good skin care from a very young age. Taking proper personal care of your skin is not considered to be ‘girly’, or something for elderly women, or even something luxurious. Having a good skincare routine is an important part of personal care and hygiene. You can compare it to the Western views on dental care. You don’t skip the dentist or think brushing your teeth is something optional or luxurious, right?
Korean skincare bases itself on mild yet effective skincare formulas that nourish the skin, and focuses on prevention rather than damage control. You don’t wait for wrinkles and acne to appear, but choose hydrating, caring ingredients that offer high quality care that keeps male skin healthy. The average Korean skincare routine may look a little daunting or extensive for the ultimate beginner, but don’t worry, it's easy peasy! With some slight tweaks and hacks, there are many ways to simplify your routine, save your time and have wonderful results all at once.
Underneath, you'll find a perfect example of a routine with products for male skin. I even included a time indication, a short explanation and a how-to so you know how to handle each step. I've made sure to choose products that are compatible with most, if not all, male skin types, and are suitable for people with sensitive skin, or who are just getting started with skincare.