BY Amy Rohu
Men are looking after their skin more than ever before and the demand for products specifically designed for men’s skin is growing.
Men have thicker skin then women and it can also be oiler, making it more prone to breakouts. Also, skin that gets shaved on a regular basis can have redness, dry patches and ingrown hairs.
Problems such as razor burn or cuts can be reduced by using a good quality cleanser, a scrub every few days, a moisturiser and a serum.
When choosing a cleanser, men should try one that will leave their skin feeling fresh and clean. Michelle Ryan, National Image Skincare Trainer, suggests using Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser (€37), she said: “This is a really good shaving medium, packed full of vitamins and antioxidants to protect the skin.”
For after-shave, Michelle said: “Vital C Hydrating Water Burst (€58) can act as an after-shave balm to replenish moisture in the skin after shaving and reduce irritation.”
Michelle also recommends adding the Iluma Intense Facial Illuminator (€79.00), to your routine, she added: “This serum is designed to create more clarity and glow to the skin with ingredients like glycolic acid. Add 5 drops to the skin under your moisturiser morning or evening. This will reduce redness, hyperpigmentation and marking on the skin.”
If you or the man in your life has yet to start a good skin-care routine, then the Image Skincare First Class Favourite’s set (€48.50) is the perfect treat to get started. The set contains Image’s favourite skincare starter products which offer a wonderful introduction to really looking after your skin.