Style File: Men’s Skin Care

Studio 5 Beauty and Style Contributor Holly Stone shares her favorite “go-guy” products that result in nothing but handsome skin!


EXFOLIATOR

This product rids the skin of dead skin cells and surface debris. The result? A closer, smoother shave with fewer nicks and cuts. The life of the razor is prolonged by eliminating the debris that competes with shaving. It also softens the beard area as a great pre-shave step.

Holly’s Product Picks:

• Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub Nordstrom $17

• Neutrogena Men Razor Defense Face Scrub $6.99 Walgreens

CLEANSER

A bar of soap will dry skin out because it does not have adequate moisture properties to return to the skin. A cleanser for a man’s specific skin type is a better option. If he has oily skin, opt for a gel based cleanser. If he has dry skin, a creamy cleanser will be more soothing. Guys should ALWAYS wash their faces at night before bed because they collect dirt throughout the day that can clog pores and result in breakouts.

Holly’s Product Pick:

• Nivea for Men face wash Target $6.49

CREAM BASED SHAVING CREAM

Shaving is hard on any skin type. To minimize the damage this process can cause, opt for a creamy shaving cream instead of a gel. This allows the razor to smooth over the skin and leaves moisture behind. Most gel shaving creams are alcohol based and can dry out skin. Especially if the man shaves daily.

Holly’s Product Picks:

• Kiehl’s Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream Nordstrom $ 17.00

• Neutrogena Men Skin Clearing Shave Cream $6.99

MOISTURIZER WITH SPF

Men need SPF just as much as women. It is a health conscious choice over and above a beauty conscious choice. The sun’s rays are a form of radiation and can penetrate skin to the cellular level creating premature aging- and at the worst, skin cancer. SPF can protect the skin from the sun. Moisturizing is necessary for a man’s skin especially if he shaves. It keeps his complexion smooth and hydrated.

Holly’s Product Pick:

• Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion SPF 20 $7.99 Walgreens

CHAPSTICK

More and more, men are using a lip balm. Again, opt for an SPF but stay away from the waxy sticks because they don’t heal cracked lips as quickly. A lip ointment is the best choice for dry lips.

Holly’s Product Pick:

• Neosporin Lip Health SPF 20 $4.99 Walmart


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