Skincare can be daunting and confusing and this is due to the huge amount of skincare products available. This is one of the main reasons men don't have skincare routines, they don't want to devote the time to learn about them. Also, some men may not care about a skincare routine, however, they should.
A good skincare routine is a powerful tool to combat some of the issues we tend to face such as acne, wrinkles, and sun damage. You don't want people to say "are you getting enough sleep?" you want them to say "wow, your skin looks amazing!"
Skincare routine for men
Effective skin care requires a little more effort than just washing your face with whatever soap is in your bathroom. Skincare is a long-term commitment, and consistency is key. It may take some time to find the right products to suit your skin, but it will be worth it.
This is a safe place we don't expect you to know the difference between hyaluronic and salicylic acid, let's take it one step at a time. Although you may know a great deal about skincare so feel free to share your knowledge with us.
We have a few simple steps that will help you build the perfect skincare routine and Poko may be exactly what your skin needs.
The best skincare routine for men
Step 1: Cleanser
Soap is not cleansing your skin, it is disrupting your skins protective barrier and stripping away all the good oils that keep it moisturised. Use a specific facial cleanser that contains active ingredients, and use it twice a day. (depending on your skin type)
Step 2: Eye Cream
This is something everybody should have in their kit. It is the most simple tool that can fix a number of problems. The main under-eye issues; puffy eyes, dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around the eye is thinner than on the rest of the face, so it needs a higher percentage of concentrated ingredients.
Poko's Correcting Eye Cream is a light cream created for delicate under-eye skin. It is packed with avocado oil, which contains protein, fatty acids and vitamin A, D, and E. The combination of ingredients will help to reduce puffiness and help to keep the under-eye area moisturised.
Apply your eye cream morning and night after cleansing, and believe us when we say you won't regret it.
Step 3: Moisturiser
The main reason men don't wear moisturiser is because of how it feels on their skin, and we get that. There is nothing worse than being able to feel the moisturiser sitting on top of your skin.
If you choose to wear a moisturiser, it will help it to maintain moisture and this will help your skins overall appearance and texture.
We have two different moisturisers, our Rengerating Collagen Moisturiser and the Ultra Hydrating Moisturiser. Both are formulated to suit different skin types.
The Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser is a rich cream which contains oatmeal and aloe vera which will keep the skin supple while giving it a youthful glow. This cream targets specific skin concerns like anti-ageing and dryness. The perfect moisturiser for the best skincare routine for men.
The Light Hydrating Moisturiser is perfect for dry, normal and sensitive skin. It keeps the skin balanced with the combination of botanicals oils and allantion.
Step 4: SPF
SPF should be worn every day because the UV rays from the sun can penetrate your skin no matter the weather. Daily sunscreen is the most effective anti-ageing product available.
You can't just wear your moisturiser with a little SPF in it, you also need to be wearing a high SPF.
Tip: What you can do is look for an SPF with skin hydrating ingredients and that way you can use it in addition to your moisturiser.
A four-step skincare routine
Some guys care about skincare and some guys don't and that's ok. But we have kept this routine as simple as possible for you to pick it up whenever you want. The key things to remember are; always wear an SPF and use eye cream daily.
Poko's skincare products are not just for women, they have been formulated to suit different skin concerns of every gender. Poko has everything men need to take care of their skin.