Gentlemen, today we address you! Yes, there is such a thing as a male beauty routine! Who said that taking care of yourself was 100% feminine? Dry skin, combination skin or oily skin, although your skin structure is slightly different from that of women, they have the same problems. Whether you need hydration, nutrition, anti-aging or lifting products, targeted acne care or razor burn, we can explain everything you need to know about taking care of your skin!
What are the differences between a man's beauty routine and a woman's beauty routine?
The main difference between a male and a female beauty routine is that the skin structure is not the same. This difference is mainly related to hormones: testosterone, the male hormone, makes the skin thicker and sometimes rougher! On the other hand, estrogen, a female hormone, makes the skin softer, smoother and finer. It is estimated that a man's skin is 20% thicker than a woman's! Hormones also have an effect on sebum secretion: estrogen tends to slow down production, while testosterone speeds it up! This is often why you were more affected by acne as a teenager than your female friends.
Rest assured, your thick skin does not have only negative points! Your thicker epidermis and excess sebum give you the luxury of having skin that ages better than women's. Yours is better protected from external aggressions (sun, wind, pollution) and is naturally hydrated on a continuous basis: everything you need to delay skin aging! It is also estimated that your skin is richer in collagen and that collagen is renewed longer than in women. In short, you are lucky!
However, all these positive elements should not be used as an excuse not to use skincare! Moisturizers, aftershave lotions and skin care oils have just as much place in a man's toiletry bag as in a woman's. The textures, scents and active ingredients are just different, although some products can be used by both genders!
The key steps to taking care of your face
Before continuing on the men's beauty routine, let's take the time to make a little interlude! We often talk about the diktats that women are subjected to regarding their weight or the way they dress, and more rarely about the diktats that men are subjected to. Most people look down on a man who takes care of himself, does masks and takes care of his hair. A word has even been coined to describe this "phenomenon": metrosexuals. Fortunately, mentalities continue to progress in the right direction and we see more and more products and advertisements dedicated to beauty products for men! Don't forget gentlemen, beauty is universal and there is no shame in using beauty products and even less in enjoying them!
The steps of your beauty routine do not need to be multiple for it to be effective. In fact, three or four steps are enough:
- cleanse your skin
- Moisturize your skin, no matter what your skin type is!
- apply complementary care products (acne or shaving spots, skin inflammation, dry patches, etc.)
- on days when you shave your beard, apply a soothing and anti-inflammatory oil to calm razor burn.
The first three steps should be done morning and night, every day of the week! Having a good skin care routine also means knowing how to choose the right products. Most of the time you will have the choice between products :
Conventional beauty products are often very attractive because of their designs, their promises but also their masculine smells, we fall for them easily enough without wondering what is really inside. Natural and organic products are just as attractive because of their packaging made of recycled materials or glass, their straightforward promises and their natural scents. But then, where should you turn to care for your skin? By choosing conventional products, you are unknowingly exposing yourself to irritating, polluting and sometimes carcinogenic ingredients. If all this information were clearly written on the packaging, the products would be less attractive... !
Natural and organic products, on the other hand, are governed by rather strict charters that prohibit a good list of controversial ingredients. The formulas are mainly made with natural products such as butters or vegetable oils, essential oils, softer foaming agents and safe preservatives!
How to avoid pimples and have smooth skin?
As we saw above, excess oil on your skin can cause a tendency to acne. To avoid pimple outbreaks and skin inflammation, there are a few simple things you can do:
- clean your skin well every day, morning and evening if necessary
choose the right cream to moisturize your skin: in terms of texture, turn to light, jelly-type creams that penetrate the skin more easily without clogging it; the fresh feeling is also very pleasant in case of pimples!
- once or twice a week, perform a purifying scrub to eliminate dead skin
- ditto with a moisturizing mask to promote cell renewal and skin healing.
Of course, it is better to wait for the pimples to go away by themselves than to touch or pierce them. Healing will be better and the inflammation much shorter! A targeted treatment or a drop of essential oil can be applied to the pimple when you feel it appearing to stop its evolution as quickly as possible.
Our advice for taking care of your skin after shaving
Another major difference between a man's skin and a woman's skin: shaving! Daily, weekly or monthly, shaving your beard is not necessarily a pleasant moment for your skin... To make it less invasive and more respectful, we give you our tips!
- Use a razor with clean and sharp blades to avoid infections and repetitive shaving.
- Apply Kadalys Nutritive Oil, available in our organic shaving & beard care products, on your shaving area before applying your lather. It facilitates the passage of the razor and forms a protection between the skin and the blade.
- Use Kadalys Cleansing Gel to gently cleanse your skin.
- Reapply the Nutritive Oil with circular motions to soothe the skin, limit the appearance of pimples and moisturize it.
- Finally, apply our Musalis day and night duo for long-lasting hydration!
These few gestures will soothe and help the skin heal after being abused by the razor. If you tend to have dry skin, the double moisturizing oil and cream will delight you!
Kadalys organic skin care for men
All Kadalys products are suitable for both men and women! On each product sheet, textures and scents are precisely detailed so that everyone can choose the care products he likes. To give you an idea of a simple routine for men with Kadalys products, here is a small list: the Cleansing Gel, as mentioned above, is perfect for facial cleansing. Formulated without soap, it gently cleanses the skin! The little extras? It can be used in the shower, it is suitable for all skin types and its invigorating and fresh smell tends to please you! The Peeling Mask is highly recommended for men who shave regularly. It prevents ingrown hairs and evens out the complexion.
Musalis day and night creams moisturize the skin over the long term and offer several actions: the day cream smoothes the skin texture and detoxifies it, the night cream relaxes and regenerates the skin!
For a 100% natural men's routine, fresh and invigorating scents, think of Kadalys products!