What is the best skin care routine for men?

It’s obvious men’s skin care needs are different to ours. We don’t have to deal with facial ingrown hairs and razor burn for one – yikes! However, both men and women need to follow a good skin care routine to keep skin clear and youthful-looking. The best way to do this is with a skin care routine for men using the ClarinsMen range.

1. Why we want the best skin care routine for men

In the old days, toughing it out against zits, ingrown hairs, razor burn, and wrinkles was seen as a badge of honor for men. We don’t believe that today any more than we believe real men don’t cry. In fact, the new cool is the man who is comfortable in his own skin – whatever that may mean personally for him. This is reflected in the care we put into our skin care products for men.


The ClarinsMen range treats men to their very own skin care routine that makes skin care simple and fuss-free using revitalizing face wash for men, face cream, exfoliants, and the best anti-aging products. All Clarins formulas are enriched with plant extracts to cleanse, revitalize and help protect the skin.


So, let’s talk about our men’s skin care routine.

2. ClarinsMen skin care routine for men

Before deciding which of our best skin care products for men will suit your skin – it helps to know your man’s skin type. These are the five basic types:


  • Normal skin is smooth and clear with small or barely visible pores and doesn’t sting or burn after using products.
  • Sensitive skin can itch and burn after using products and has a tendency to flush.
  • Dry skin can have a tight feeling after showering or swimming, and can be dull, flaky and may even crack.
  • Oily skin shines and is oily to the touch, and has a tendency to break out in pimples and blackheads.
  • Combination skin is oily in some parts (usually the T-zone) and dry in others (the cheeks) with blackheads or dandruff from time to time.

Step One: Cleanse

A good quality face wash for men used twice a day is the only way to stop clogged pores, breakouts, and tired-looking skin. Start your men’s skin care routine with a foaming facial wash that tackles dirt, grime, and pollutants with the non-drying and gentle purifying power of plant extracts. ClarinsMen Active Face Wash is a non-drying foaming facial wash that tackles dirt, grime, and pollutants with the gentle purifying power of Grindelia and Gaultheria extracts. This best face wash for men leaves razor-burned skin visibly soft, yet geared-up to handle whatever comes its way.

Step Two: Exfoliate

Taking off the dead skin cells that clog the skin’s surface is an important part of skin care for men. But you should never use a harsh exfoliating scrub that can dry out and damage the skin. Opt for a gentle face exfoliator. ClarinsMen Exfoliating Cleanser, powered by gentle exfoliants – including natural lava powder – is a two-in-one cleanser that purifies while ridding skin of pore-clogging sweat, oil and spent surface cells. It’s the perfect pre-shave prep for the skin.


How to exfoliate the face? Simply massage the exfoliator into a lather. Apply in circular motions to the cheeks, forehead, and neck. Then rinse and pat dry.

Step Three: Shave

First off – to bust a myth – shaving does not give the same benefits as an exfoliating face scrub. Although some level of exfoliation does take place when shaving, adding an exfoliating cleanser to your skin care routine removes dead cells, dirt, and oil that could be giving your razor a bumpy ride, and exfoliating also helps the products absorb well. After washing with an exfoliating cleanser, you’ll then be ready to shave.


If you shave when the hair shaft is dry, your razor has to work hard at cutting. When hair is tugged, hair tips can be cut at an angle – making it easier for the hair to push back into the skin. The result is ingrown hairs. The best way to avoid ingrown hair bumps is to soften the hair for a tug-free shave using ClarinsMen Shave products that cushion the skin for easy razor glide.

Step Four: Face moisturizer for men

Many men do not like the feel of a face cream on their skin. But don’t be tempted to skip this important part of skin care for men. Without enough moisture, oil glands work overtime to keep skin from drying out, and this can result in blemishes and blocked pores. The best face moisturizers for men should never feel greasy on the skin. In fact, ClarinsMen Hydra-Sculpt Resculpting Perfector is all about skin comfort. This face cream for men is a cooling gel-cream that hydrates skin with a plant-packed, gel-cream formula that visibly energizes and soothes the skin. And when using the best face cream, you’re not only moisturizing – you’re also protecting your skin.


Are you into extreme sports? Then your skin needs help recovering from cold weather or a rough shave. Take a look at ClarinsMen Super Moisture Balm. This intensive face cream for men is powered by ClarinsMens’ exclusive Hydra-Resist Phyto Complex – a blend of super-hydrating Organic Houseleek and Organic Leaf of Life extracts. This refreshing balm was tested by six divers under arctic conditions, to help a man’s skin withstand the most extreme temperatures. Organic Sesame oil nourishes the skin while Bison Grass and Gymnema extracts visibly soothe and energize.


Keep in mind that moisturizing should always include the most age prone zone – the eye area. A fine line eye serum should be a daily part of the best anti-aging skin care regimens. An eye cream for wrinkles and crow’s feet is one of the best ways to maintain healthy-looking skin over time.

Step Five: Anti-aging products for men

You might be surprised at how little time it takes to build a skin care routine for men that’s going to work hard to keep your skin looking smooth and healthy-looking as the years go by. Taking proper care of your skin and starting to use the best anti-aging products can keep your skin in great shape. Include early line and wrinkle-fighting anti-aging cream for men, or the best anti-aging moisturizer to help smooth out the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, while visibly tightening sagging-looking skin around the chin. And of course, the best anti-aging serum for the delicate eye area can temporarily decongest puffiness, help brighten dark circles and visibly smooth the look of wrinkles by tightening the eye contours. Keep in mind that the best anti-aging cream for men should contain a daily dose of SPF sun protection.


Five simple steps to help you take care of your skin the ClarinsMen way!

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