If you’re like me, you’re currently spending a lot of time working at home through Australia’s lockdowns. You may have noticed your skin drying out, looking dull or maybe it’s increased your breakouts due to built up oil and clogged pores. While the lack of humidity inside due to winter isn’t helping your skin, changes to your daily routine, lifestyle factors and no doubt a lot of stress have certainly exacerbated the problem. 

It’s now time to take matters into your own hands, and with two simple men’s skincare products you can say goodbye to dry dull skin and start to feel great about yourself each morning. Our Face Wash and Moisturiser Pack is the perfect way to combat lockdown skin in two simple steps. 

Why should you wash your face daily?

We recently wrote about what a men’s face wash does and how to wash your face properly, but why should you wash your face daily?

Washing your face daily is the easiest thing you can do to ensure you’re eliminating excess dirt and oil from the skin and pores, preventing breakouts and improving the skin's overall complexion. Not only does washing your face improve the appearance of the skin, but it feels great as a ritual and allows you to give back some time to yourself.

Our men’s face wash deeply but gently cleanses using activated charcoal while maintaining the skin's pH levels so it won’t dry the skin out. We also took into consideration extracts that help target inflammation and dryness so we included antioxidant rich green tea extract. Marshmallow root extract is also included and is packed with mucilage, polysaccharides and flavonoids, which give your skin that healthy appearance. Not only is it a great choice for oily or combination skin, but was made specifically with sensitive and dehydrated skin in mind.

Getting rid of dry skin by applying moisturiser morning and night

Now that you’ve washed your face, it’s important to finish off the job by applying a men’s face moisturiser. We recently wrote an article about why you should use  a men’s face moisturiser daily, but to put it simply, applying a face moisturiser is going to help hydrate the skin, eliminate dryness, control and balance the skin’s oil production and improve elasticity and skin texture.

This is where choosing a high quality face moisturiser comes into play. Sure, you could purchase something at the grocery store, but from experience these tend to be a cocktail of inferior ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, silicones, PEG’s and other synthetics. These types of face moisturisers don’t leave the skin hydrated for long, they tend to require larger amounts to get the desired result and can also leave the skin looking greasy and shiny.

Our men’s face moisturiser was made taking into account the problems men have with their skin but also the concerns expressed from the moisturisers they were using at the time. After 3 years of development (not an exaggeration), we proudly released our Smooth Operator face moisturiser which was a lightweight cream, provides the skin with 12+  hours of hydration, left no greasy residue, was highly concentrated with a jar lasting around 9 months but got rid of dry skin after one use and leaves a truly matte finish all day.

The three key ingredients in our men’s face moisturiser are:

Pracaxi Oil

Pracaxi oil absorbs easily into your face, without any oily residue, and it’s loaded with Behenic Acid, a saturated fat that soothes the skin and locks-in moisture. This stuff is great for dry or problematic skin.

Black Tea Extract

Black tea extract is our powerful antioxidant and anti-ageing ingredient. It’s full of polyphenols, which slow down the ageing process and tackles damage from UV rays. The natural caffeine in black tea also tightens and firms up your skin. Not bad for something you find in the average teabag.

Activated Charcoal

Last but not least, we have natural activated charcoal. AKA Nature’s filter system. Unlike salicylic acid, charcoal doesn’t hurt sensitive skin, and it unclogs your pores without drying them out. It also cuts through excess oil and eliminates toxins and bacteria.

Now that you know the benefits of including these two simple skincare products into your grooming routine, why not shop our men’s face care kits.