By Chantalle Duffin
You may consider yourself a fairly well groomed man. You may shave and shower daily, go to the gym on the regular and eat a well-balanced diet. But none of that really counts if your skincare regime is virtually non-existent.
And no, we are not talking about a regime that consists of face cleansing with a bar of soap or using the same body lotion on your face too.
It takes a ‘Real Man' to put as much effort into his skin as he does his wardrobe, work or social life – and we know most men have no idea where to start! With so many products on the market, searching for the right skincare products can not only be mind-boggling but may also seem like unnecessary hard work and incredibly time consuming when you are already pressed for time. But giving your skin the TLC it deserves should not just be reserved for the ladies – and you don't need to keep stealing your significant other's products to do it!
Here are our tips and 5 NS Men products to get you on your way to curating the ultimate bathroom cabinet and leaving you putting your best face forward.
1. Remember to Cleanse
There once was a time when a mans grooming routine only consisted of a simple bar of soap and some water to scrub your face clean.Thankfully those times have passed and we have recognised the benefits of regular cleansing with the right products. It is important to not only cleanse once, but twice a day (morning and evening) to remove impurities and pollutants from the day that could be clogging your pores.
We recommend our NS Men Bear Hug Awakening Face Wash Gelthat combines key ingredients like Siberian Ginseng and Bearberry that work to tone and cleanse the skin, leaving you feeling refreshed, and most importantly, clean.
2. Exfoliate Weekly
Take your skin washing game one step further by throwing a facial scrub into the mix. Face scrubs are not only important to remove dead skin cells but also revive a dull and tired complexion by improving skin texture and smoothness. Exfoliate at least once a week with gentle pressure and circular motions for best results,
Try the NS Men Tiger's Paw Reviving Face Scrub that is formulated using unique Siberian herbs such as Rhodiola Rosea, Pure Taurin, Tiger Grass and Wild Hop to renew and energise your skin.
3. Know the Benefits of After Shave Gel
Some might deem it unnecessary, but an after shave gel helps to soothe the skin and prevent irritations and skin conditions from occurring, such as razor burn, infections or ingrown hair. After Shave also helps to hydrate the skin and improve skin texture and suppleness.
We recommend the NS Men Yak and Yeti Icy After Shave Gel. Using a combination of Yaks Milk and Icy Mint, this after shave gel refreshes, soothes and hydrates the skin.
4. Keep Hydrated
Most common skin problems are caused by dehydration. Counteract the skin the drying effects caused by air-conditioning, salt water, chlorine or excessive sun exposure by regularly slapping on a facial moisturiser that works just as hard as you do.
Try our NS Men Wolf Power Super Toning Face Cream. Extracts of Limonnik and northern mint, tone the skin, protect against environmental stressors and nourish the skin while also enhancing elasticity.
5. Prevent and Treat
We all know aging is unavoidable but there is no time like the present to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from appearing. We like the NS Men Bear Power Super Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream which works improve skin tone and rejuvenate the skin. Combining unique ingredients like Red Bearberry, Wild Honey, and Siberian Ginseng the nourishes and moisturies the skin, reduces wrinkles and enriches the complexion with essential vitamins and nutrients.