7 ways to up his skin care game
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By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Content Producer / August 06 2021
By now, we sincerely hope that all the men out there reading this have managed to figure out a basic skin care routine.
And if you’re ready to venture beyond the bare minimum of cleanser, moisturiser and SPF, then have we got a treat for you.
From undetectable adhesive patches that stop pimples in their tracks to LED face masks that make you look like a literal welder in a seaside shipyard (it’s a vibe, we promise) – here are seven grooming products to help you up your skin care game.
You’re playing in the big leagues now, kid.
The pimple patch: PEACE OUT SKINCARE Acne Healing Dots
If you’ve never experienced the joy of a hydrocolloid pimple patch then you're about to have your mind blown. Perfect for those pesky pimples that just won’t budge, simply slapping on one of these near-invisible, salicylic acid-infused stickers overnight is all it takes to visibly reduce the appearance of breakouts.
$33 at Sephora
The eye mask: COSRX Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch
Sporting some sizable under-eye bags? Slide on a set of these snail secretion filtrate and niacinamide infused eye patches to revitalise tired eyes, refine skin tone and plump fine lines and wrinkles in as little as 10 minutes.
$33.91 at iHerb
The balancing essence: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
An essence is an ultra lightweight formulation that falls in between your toner and serum steps in your skin care routine. This cult-favourite treatment essence from SK-II utilises pitera complex™ to balance the skin’s pH, refine unwanted texture, firm skin and promote skin cell renewal.
$109 at Adore Beauty
The treatment mask: FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask Seaweed Radiance Facial
We love a luxurious treatment mask for those days when we’re in a slump and could do with a reset. This lotus mask targets skin radiance, firmness and texture for a revived complexion that’s dewy, glowy and fresh.
$100 at Sephora
The gua sha: SALT BY HENDRIX Rising Sun Jade Gua Sha
There’s nothing quite like a gua sha to get the blood flowing and de-puff in the morning. Treat yourself to a gentle facial massage by following the natural contours of the face and using upwards sweeping motions to encourage lymphatic drainage.
$29.95 at Sephora
The LED treatment: PEPPY CO LED Light Therapy Mask V2
If we don’t look like a highly-skilled tradesman busy at work while trying to pamper ourselves, then we don’t want it TBH. Channel your inner Jennifer Beale and Flashdance away a variety of skin woes – from breakouts to fine lines and wrinkles – with the three light settings on this bad boy.
$163 at The Iconic
The microcurrent device: FOREO BEAR™ Mint Microcurrent Facial Toning Device
Worried about sagging skin? Fine lines and wrinkles? Or just looking to plump your skin to the point of looking like a pillow face filter? Then you need to invest in a microcurrent device. We’re talking targeted, app-optimised facial toning exercises that target your jawline, cheeks, neck, and forehead for a lifted and contoured look.
$395 at Sephora