Male Skin Care

May 28, 2014

In the past few years well groomed male celebrities like David Beckham have changed perceptions on male grooming and now the men in our lives are starting to cleanse, tone and moisturise.

In the UK, sales of men’s prestige skincare products is worth £26m a year, having grown by nearly 4% in the year ending August 2013, according to NPD Group.

Highlighting the growing importance of the men’s facial skincare market, as many as 7% of British men admit to spending a lot of time on their facial skincare routine. Indeed, facial moisturiser is used by 42% of men, while facial cleanser is used by 22% of the nation’s males. And it is not just moisturiser and cleanser which are filling men’s British toiletry bags – as many as 23% of all men use lip balm, while 16% use facial wipes.

In a recent article in the Huffington post a top male model shared his top 5 tips for better skin, which we’d love to share with you: We’ve added our own hints and tips too:

1. Drink lots of water. Drinking 8 glasses of water per day will flush out skin-sapping toxins and give you a natural glow. Try water with a slice of lemon to really start to change your skin for the better.

2. Eat healthily. Most cases of bad skin come from the things we eat, so pay close attention to what you are putting into your body and try to reduce processed, fatty food. Eat food rich in lutein which helps protect the skin from the inside out. Good sources of lutein are egg yolks & leafy dark green vegetables. Vitamin E is another must for skin health; add vegetable oils, wheat germ, nuts, seeds & olives to your diet for healthy, glowing skin. You should also eat foods that are high in antioxidants like berries, broccoli, leafy greens (kale, spinach) and tomatoes.

3. Exfoliate regularly. Keeping your skin exfoliated is something we all know we should be doing. Exfoliate your face but don’t go overboard. Once or twice a week is plenty for luminous skin.

4. Moisturise. We recommend moisturising morning and evening. While you sleep, your skin renews itself. New skin cells grow & replace older cells so give them a helping hand!

5. Hold the rays. The sun is the biggest contributor to ageing skin. No matter what your age, you need to protect your skin from the sun. Use a moisturiser or sun lotion that contain SPF 15 or higher.

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’d love to give our male clients a helping hand with their skin care regime … Fathers’ Day Vouchers.

We’re delighted that men are now taking better care of their skin and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.


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