Gentlemen, it’s time to take out our grooming kits and look after ourselves. August 21st marked as International Men’s Grooming Day, raising the important issue of normalising self-care for guys and improving our health and wellness.
Grooming means putting an extra effort in yourself and your appearance. A shower, a shave, deo spray, toothbrush and you are all set to take on the day. Sounds easy. But is it enough?
Grooming also involves taking care of a very essential part of the human body, the skin. Well, we like to be the bearer of the good news that it is never too late to start a skin care routine.
The skin requires daily remedies for keeping it fresh and glowing. As similar to keeping your body in shape. So, imagine, you start taking care of your skin and few years down the line everyone else starts to wrinkle and you don’t. How would that feel? Your complexion, blemish free and being the best-looking man in the room. Sounds exciting already.
Ok, so now that you know how cool a skincare routine is, let’s just a quick sneak into different skin types.
We’ve all got different types of skins, so our routines should vary accordingly.
Your skin could be oily, dry, sensitive or even a combination skin. So, once you’ve got a hang of your skin type, the next step is treating it suitably. Indulging in skin treatments once in a while will help rejuvenate your skin for a healthier look. Knowing about your skin is not a complicated process. Hence, using any type of skincare and hoping that it works, won't make the cut.
There is a lot of stigma around male grooming and yet it is essential. We can’t avoid the fact that the better you take care of yourself the better you will feel. And the secret is in the little things you do in your everyday routine. Consistency is the key, guys.
For the International Men’s Grooming Day, we’ve got one of our #GluGuys Mohd Attal, who is a lifestyle photographer and TikToker, joining the bandwagon and gliding through his daily skincare routine for combination skin. For all those looking for a men’s skin care routine, get excited!
We’ve made it easier for you with a step by step process to follow for a great skin care routine.
Step 1 – Cleanse
Foa-m My God! from Alkemie is a mild and thick foam; will transform your skincare routine into a relaxing ritual. It’s composed of bioactive herbs with anti-inflammatory extracts, which gets rid of excess oil from the skin.
With this your skin irritation will now be a thing of the past.
Step 2 – Exfoliate
The LookX Derma Skin Polish Pads, which are formulated with AHAs will help you stimulate cell renewal for a shimmering skin tone so you can achieve smoother and softer skin without any harsh peeling. Exfoliating helps other skincare products penetrate deeper and it boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage. So, your radiant glowy skin is just a wipe away.
Step 3: Target Skin Concerns
Concentrated with natural oils, Love Your Face Serum from Black Chicken Remedies will rejuvenate your skin. A serum is a skincare product which can be applied before moisturizing so the skin can absorb the active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides. A non-greasy formula, the oil will absorb instantly, which will allow the skin to breathe. Add this serum to your routine for skin hydration and say goodbye to signs of aging
Step 4: Under Eye Care
Make them wonder where all the fatigue disappears with the Look At Me Panda Hydro-Gel Eye Patch which is enriched with charcoal and botanical extracts. Soothe your skin in just 15 minutes.
Look after your tired eyes, with the Icefield Refining Eye Stick from Ella Beauty. Depuff under eye area and remove signs of fatigue while you take on the day with a refreshingly cool sensation. This eye stick is the perfect size for you to carry on the go and can be used anywhere anytime.
Step 5: Hydrate
If you are looking for a superhero without a cape then you are looking at the right product. The LookX’s Skin Multitasker can moisturise, soothe and heal and contribute to lifting, firming effect with less hyperpigmentation. And guess what, it’s vegan, cruelty-free and is suitable for all skin types.
Step 6: Protect
Stay safe under the sun with the Sun Bum SPF 30 Face Stick. Easy to use and it is formulated with Vitamin E to provide protection radicals. The temperatures here are sky rocketing, day in day out. And in the warm, bright climates the UV rays are the strongest. Keeping it short, inadequate protection against UV rays can cause sunburns and tans and in the long term it contributes to sunspots, wrinkles and saggy skin. Applying sun screen is a long-term commitment but an important one.
Stay safe, stay young fellas.
Skin is the largest organ in the body, and if you want to be star of the show, start with a good skin care routine with GLU.
By Shaikh Fahad