Life is busy enough at the best of times. Now we are out of lockdown and back to the realities of everyday life, there are never enough hours in the day. So, taking care of our skin slips down our list of priorities.
Nobody (well, almost nobody) wants to waste time in the mornings or at the end of the day, messing around with their skin. (Except the Koreans, who invented a 10-step skincare routine). But we don’t have time for that. Let’s keep it simple.
For guys, looking after your skin isn’t something you are taught. It’s a lot of trial and error and trying to work out what is important and what isn’t.
But we’ve got your back with a skincare routine that will work for anyone.
Ready? Let’s do this:
Start of the day and end of the day. Don’t use soap, use a specialist cleanser. Buy two bottles in a wash-off formula, and keep one in the shower so you can cleanse your face while you’re there. Boom. Done.
Whack on some Vitamin C Serum. This will help to hydrate your skin, even out your complexion, help protect from UV damage and act as an antioxidant barrier. Vitamin C is one of those wonder ingredients that most dermatologists agree is something we all should be using (Retinol is the other). Vitamin C serum is a daytime product, so start each day with it on cleansed skin. Done.
Twice a day. Use hyaluronic acid serum. It’s not an acid that is damaging – rather than cause problems for your skin, it’s going to massively hydrate and nourish it. Our MEND Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a light and non-greasy gel formula which is easily absorbed with no time wasted hanging around for it to sink in. Your skin will stay soft and supple all day and all night. Done.
Twice a day. Because your eye area is the one that tends to age the fastest. There are less sebaceous glands there, which means there is very little natural moisture and that’s why it’s where fine lines, wrinkles and those tell-tale signs of aging tend to show first. Eye products come in gels, lotions or creams. Choose the right one for your skin (bear in mind a cream can look greasy if you’re using it in the day). With all eye treatment, a little goes a long way. Always pat it on gently, don’t rub.
Now you’ve got all the hard-working stuff on your skin, you need to keep it there. That’s where a good moisturiser comes into play. It acts as a physical barrier to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. You can experiment with different formulas to find one that best suits your skin.
All achievable in less than five minutes. What’s not to love?
by M.Hughes – Mend.co.uk