Proper skin care is just as important for men as it is for women! But, men’s skin differs in physiological structure from women’s in some ways, such as their skin being tougher and thicker due to testosterone, greater sebum production, and the need to shave, which makes the skin more prone to skin conditions such as acne and ingrown hairs. Whether you’re a man looking to naturally improve your skin or looking for the best skin care products to gift Dad for Father’s Day, you’ve come to the right place!
Here are some skin care tips every man should know:
- Use an effective but gentle cleanser to avoid dryness and wrinkles. It’s good to exfoliate once a week too.
- Choose your razors wisely and find one that fits your skin type and beard coarseness to avoid razor burn or ingrown hairs.
- Hydrate your skin with an aftershave toner. This will ensure hydration and soothed skin. Make sure they are alcohol-free products.
- Moisturizing is vital for soft, supple, and healthy skin.
- Never forget sunscreen. Even though men have a higher collagen density than women, UV damage can really add years to a man’s skin.
Starflower Essentials has specific products that best fit a man’s skin. Follow our usage tips for the best skin a man can have!
Grapefruit Crème Cleanser works great as a shaving crème, giving you a close, smooth shave while moisturizing and protecting the skin. This chemical-free, creamy cleanser lifts dirt and impurities with a synergized blend of herbs and essential oils to enliven the skin and maintain its natural pH.
As for exfoliating, which is best done at least once a week, our ChamoMillet Exfoliant Cleanser and Maskcan be used on its own or mixed with the crème cleanser and few drops of water for the most nutritive and luxurious cleanse on Earth!
Herbal SkinBracer combines healing herbal extracts, aloe vera, witch hazel, essential oil of sandalwood & lavender to effectively condition the skin. This toner works wonders as an aftershave! Herbal Skin Bracer is essential to apply before moisturizing as it helps prep the skin to absorb the beneficial ingredients within the moisturizer.
Our Nutrient Intensive Moisturizers are packed with aroma-therapeutic and hydrating ingredients and are available in six varieties:
- SeaFlower SPF 15 (for all skin types)
- Sandalwood (for dry or oily skin)
- Mandarin Melissa (for dry/sensitive skin)
- Lime Orange (for oily skin)
- Lavender (for balanced skin)
- Chamomile Rose (for dry/mature skin)
We also offer SkinDance, a face oil that provides essential fatty acid oils, anti-aging and regenerative properties, and essential oils that will soak readily into the skin without leaving a greasy, oily feeling (not to mention it’s our best seller!).
Moringa Oil makes an excellent beard oil. This oil is incredibly nutrient-rich! It will deliver a plethora of nutrients to the roots and skin of the beard, stimulating hair follicles thus promoting new hair growth and improving texture of the hair. Moringa Oil encourages healthy cell regeneration and elasticity for better-looking hair!
Our Body Salves will help to soothe, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. Ingredients such as Arnica, St. John's Wort, Calendula, and other healing herbs make Starflower Body Salves naturally effective.
Hot Ice is an analgesic healing salve that brings immediate relief to aching muscles, joints, hands, feet, or the pain of injury such as sprains, bruises and swelling. It becomes hot when area is covered, or cool when area is uncovered to the air.
Herba Salve is a versatile healing salve that can be used for skin conditions such as red, irritated and inflamed skin, rashes, minor burns, scars, eczema, insect bites, chapped lips or hands, and more! It can also be applied after a shave or waxing to quickly soothe and relieve any redness and irritation.
Luckily, we offer a Men’s Kit with everything a man would need for a well-rounded skin care regimen. It contains 1 oz. travel sizes of the Grapefruit Crème Cleanser, ChamoMillet Exfoliant Cleanser, Herbal SkinBracer Aftershave Toner, a Nutrient Intensive Moisturizer of your choice, SkinDance Moisturizer, and Hot Ice Analgesic Salve.
So to all the men out there – what are you waiting for? Now you know the importance of taking care of your skin and the right products too. Get started and work your way to smoother, healthier and revitalized skin!