Skin Care Routine For Men: An In-Depth Guide 

Looking after your skin is essential, but it’s also something many men neglect.

However, the good news is with more men’s skincare products being released and male grooming being much more widely accepted; this is starting to change. 

But this doesn’t mean every man will know how to care for their skin.

Yes, it might seem simple enough, but there is actually a lot to consider regarding male skincare. So, in this piece, I’ll be taking you through everything you need to know. 

To make things simpler and easier to understand, I’ll try to avoid any complex terms as well.

If you have never really started a grooming routine before (of any kind), then this guide will be sure to help you. 

We’ll start by looking at how you set up a routine, then talk about some of the best skincare products to use.

Before exploring the benefits of having a skincare routine. We’ll finish things off with a small FAQ at the end. 

Setting Up Your Routine 

skincare routine for men

The first step of any routine is working out when exactly you’re going to do it.

While this can be flexible, we think it’s best to try and have a set time in your routine that you’ll stick to as much as possible. 

The morning usually works best for this, either before your shower/bath or after it.

However, taking care of your grooming at night before you go to bed is also a good option. In some cases, you could do both as well. 

If you are pushed for time or simply just forget to take care of your skincare routine, don’t panic.

This will happen eventually, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal.

Just try to ensure it doesn’t happen repeatedly, and you’ll be fine.

So, let’s now look at the products any man will need for his skincare routine. 

Before using any of the products mentioned below, please always use a Face Cleanser and/or a Toner.

Facial Serum 

One of the most essential things for any man’s skincare routine will be facial serum.

These can go by many different names: face serums, cleansers, creams, and more.

There will usually be some differences between these other named products; however, they are all quite similar. 

Now, these serums are essential because they help keep your face clean and clear. But they do this without damaging your face’s natural oils.

This might sound strange because many people consider oils to be a bad thing when it comes to skincare. 

While a build-up of these oils can cause many issues like acne, for example, they still have several significant benefits, especially when it comes to your face.

For example, these oils act as a barrier to protect your face from harm. 

If you just use soap and water (or other harsh cleaners), then you can strip away this barrier and leave your face more vulnerable.

So, if you want to keep your face clean and strong without harming it, then we recommend seeking out a face serum. 

Eye Creams 

Next to face serums, we have eye creams. Now again, these can sometimes go by different names, but they all generally work the same way.

Although like always, you will need to ensure you are using a high-quality product. 

Eye creams are usually marketed as being anti-aging products.

They are designed to tackle fine lines and dark circles around your eyes.

These are some of the most notable early signs of aging, but while they do this, they do have many other uses as well. 

They can help restore your skin’s natural glow, clear blemishes, and strengthen skin as well.

They are usually very versatile products, and any man will be sure to benefit from using one.

Because of their impressive versatility, some men simply use an eye cream alone for their skincare routine. 

We don’t recommend this, while they are very versatile they can’t do everything.

But you should still have one ready for your skincare routine.

We’ll talk about our pick for the best eye cream to use below. But let’s see what else a man should have for his skincare routine first. 



The final product we recommend for any man getting started with their skincare routine is a good moisturizer.

A moisturizer will help your skin stay hydrated, and this, in turn, will help it keep its elasticity and firmness. 

While also helping ensure it stays strong and healthy. The moisturizer also helps fight wrinkles and reduces the appearance of blemishes.

Now one of the issues many men have with moisturizer is that they simply find it uncomfortable. 

The moisturizer comes in many different forms, including creams, gels, and more, so it might take you a while to find a moisturizer that feels nice on your skin.

But I’ll be talking about some of the best products to use later on.

So, keep reading to find out which moisturizer I think is the best to use. 

Moisturizer is also a great product to use after a hot bath/ shower, and it can help all skin types, including dry or oily skin.

So, every man should have a moisturizer. It may not seem like it will do much but trust me, it can make a big difference. 

What Product Should I Use? 

There are a lot of different skincare beauty products available these days.

The men’s market is smaller but still quite expansive; however, while more choice is always a good thing, it can make finding the right one a little tricky. 

How do you know what product is best for you? While some of this is going to be down to trial and error, we can help!

Below, we have listed some of the best products to try if you’re setting up your own skincare routine. 

Facial Serum – Valuxxo Firming Face Serum

As we mentioned earlier, choosing a suitable face serum isn’t easy. But our Valuxxo Firming Face Serum would make a great choice.

It uses hemp seed oil alongside many other unique, high-quality ingredients.

The facial serum is also very lightweight, so it will feel much more comfortable and smooth when applied.

There are several benefits to using a face serum: it will help your skin feel firmer, stronger, and brighter. 

The array of ingredients include aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, olive oil, and of course, the earlier mentioned hemp seed oil.

With all these ingredients, you can be sure you’ll also get plenty of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. 

In my opinion, a facial serum is one of the main products you should use when setting up your skincare routine.

And our Valuxxo Firming Face Serum would make an excellent choice thanks to its array of high-quality ingredients and fantastic versatility. 

Face Serum

Eye Cream – Valuxxo Revitalizing Eye Cream

Valuxxo Revitalizing Eye Cream would make a fine choice when it comes to caring for the skin around your eyes.

This area of your face is very susceptible to harm, and many eye creams can be a bit too harsh. 

However, as I mentioned earlier, protecting this part of your face is very important.

A good eye cream will be able to fight the early signs of aging, clear blemishes, promote a more even skin tone, and help your skin stay firm and robust. 

Our Valuxxo Revitalizing Eye Cream will do all this and will also help your skin feel stronger and healthier.

It features a wide range of ingredients, including aloe vera, jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid, and hemp seed oil. 

This gives our eye cream some fantastic properties and even anti-inflammatory effects.

Every man should have an eye cream as part of his skincare routine, and our Valuxxo Revitalizing Eye Cream would make a great choice. 


Moisturizer – Wilder’s Men’s Face Moisturizer

Moisturizer is a good all-rounder that will help your skin stay clear and clean.

Hydrating your skin will help improve firmness, elasticity, strength, and overall skin health.

A good moisturizer is essential and well worth adding to your skincare routine. 

This moisturizer from Wilder’s features hyaluronic acid and is rich in vitamins A and E.

A good moisturizer will provide many benefits, and because this one is a cream, not a gel, it will likely feel much more comfortable to most men. 

The cream is smooth and lightweight, so it will be easy and quick to apply.

This also helps ensure it won’t accidentally block any pores either.

Moisturizer is an essential part of any skincare routine, and this product would make a fine choice. 


The Benefits of Having A Skin Care Routine

There are several benefits to having a dedicated skincare routine.

It might seem like an extra-hassle at first, but you will really start to see the benefits over time.

So, the sooner you start, the sooner the hard part will be over. 

Below, I have highlighted some of the main benefits of having a skincare routine.

If you haven’t gotten started on your skincare yet, now would be the best time to get started. 

  • Fights The Signs of Aging

A dedicated skincare routine will help fight the early signs of aging. While men of all ages can benefit from having their own skincare routine, younger to middle-aged men will likely see the most benefits as it means they can fight off those pesky fine lines and dark circles. However, older men can still benefit as well. 

  • Confidence Boosting

Clearer, younger-looking, healthier skin will be a big confidence booster, so for that reason alone, starting your own skincare routine is strongly recommended. Every man will want to look and feel his best and having a skincare routine will help you achieve this. 

  • Improves Overall Health

A skincare routine will have a significant impact on your body’s overall health. It may not seem like it, but it really can make a big difference in a lot of ways, especially if you have a pre-existing skincare condition. 

Skin Care FAQs 

So, let’s close out my look at skincare for men with a short FAQ section.

I’ll look at some of the most common questions men will have about starting a skincare routine.

So, without further ado, let’s get going. 

How Long Will It Take To See Results? 

This is going to be the main question for many men, so what’s the answer? Well, this isn’t easy to answer because it will all depend on you!

Age, skin type, skin condition, and more will all impact how long it will take for you to see effects. 
However, in general, with a dedicated skincare routine, you can likely see effects within two weeks.

Be aware that at first, the results will probably be minimal (although still noticeable), but over time you will see more and more positive effects as you continue your skincare routine. 

What Happens If I Miss A Session? 

I touched upon this briefly earlier; a skincare routine will need to be stuck to as much as possible.

It is a routine; after all, however, missing a session won’t be a considerable detriment or have a significant impact.

But missing repeated sessions definitely will, which is why you should try to stick to your routine at all times. 

How Long Does A Skin Care Routine Take? 

Again, this is going to be a question that will all really depend on you! Our guide above covers the basic products you should use for your skincare routine. But there are many other products you could add to it as well. 

In general, though, a skincare routine shouldn’t take any longer than 15 minutes in most cases.

You can also do them once or twice a day; for the best effects, it’s often best to do your routine in the morning after getting up and at night just before bed. 

Are There Any Safety Concerns? 

When it comes to caring for your skin, the only safety concern is the risk of allergies. Many skincare products contain a vast array of ingredients, so there is always the chance of allergic reactions. 

To ensure you don’t suffer a reaction, always test products by placing a small drop on your hand or arm. Then give it a few minutes to see if your skin reacts.

Allergic reactions are very rare when it comes to skincare products, so the vast majority of men will be safe. 

So, that’s everything you need to know about setting up your own skincare routine.

With the right products taking care of your skin is much easier than you might think.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started today to keep your skin strong and healthy. 

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