Men too often neglect their skin. Whether it be cleansers, moisturizers or even SPF, they just don't use them because they either don't know what to use or don't care to spend the time figuring out what they should use. I am rounding out the best natural skincare for men (tested approved by my husband) to make it so easy!
I am finally rounding out the best natural skincare for men! Of course, everything I share on the blog for the most part could be used by men and women, but I do understand that not every guy is going to want or even think they need an entire skincare routine. Trust me, my hubs used to be that way too! So, I am breaking it all down so that you can pick and choose from what they do want!
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Do men actually need a skincare routine?
While, no, none of us probably NEED a skincare routine, but once you find one that works for your skin you will definitely WANT a skincare routine. And, most men are probably not going to want an 8 step routine. That’s why simplifying the whole process can actually allow men to 1) stick to it and then 2) start noticing results from consistency!
What products should men use daily?
This is going to vary immensely from person to person. But for the most basic of skincare routines, I would recommend:
I can hardly believe it when someone tells me that their husband uses the same soap to wash hair, face and body! And then follows up with nothing – no moisturizer or anything! If you are wanting to help the man in your life up his self care….I am here to help with that!
What does a men’s skincare routine consist of?
Like I said the most basic routine will consist of a cleanser and a moisturizer – both in the morning and the evening. And even an SPF I would consider to be a part of a basic routine. No reason not to protect his skin too if he plans to be out in the sun!
But, beyond that, the skincare routine can be personalized based on what results are wanted. Ultimately it can be the same or very similar to a women’s skincare routine. A few add-ins to the basic routine that I would recommend would be:
Exfoliant: This helps your other products to work even better by sloughing off dead skin cells.
Vitamin C Serum: Helps to brighten skin while evening skin tone and protecting from environmental damage
Oil: Especially for those with dry skin this will really help to lock in hydration
Anti Aging Serum: This helps to fight those fine lines and wrinkles
Eye Cream: Helps to hydrate the under eye area while also minimizing fine lines and wrinkles
While this can seem overwhelming, there are a couple brands that would be good starting points that I am going to share about. Both Ursa Major and Acure offer so much from the very basics of a skincare routine to serums, oils, and more. So you can pick and choose what you would like to test out! They are both easy to get and easy to use, all while being clean and effect skincare. So good!
Best Natural Skincare Products For Men
All of these products are tried and true and have been favorites of my husband’s (and mine). Many he has used for years even! You can’t go wrong with any of them. While all of the brands are favorites, I am sharing my hub’s favorite products for each brand.
Best Luxe Brand
True Botanicals Chebula Extreme Cream– This cream is one of my hub’s favorite moisturizers. He goes through a whole jar until the last drop is gone. It’s so creamy and sinks right into the skin. He uses it at night time. He loves how it has a light scent overall. Not only is it moisturizing but it also has some serious actives in it like Chebula which is a powerful antioxidant.
True Botanicals Chebula Eye Cream- My hubs uses this eye cream at night. It soaks right into the under eye area. He just lightly taps it in. His eyes would get dry looking until he started using this- I can tell such a difference! It also contains the powerful antioxidant Chebula.
Counterman Line:This is a great line to create an entire men’s skincare routine around. They have everything from facial products, to body products. The Counterman line offers a body wash, facial cream, shave cream and cleanser/exfoliator.
Beautycounter Vitamin C Serum– My hubs is seriously obsessed with this product! It is the one product he cannot be without. I always buy two for him at a time because he loves it so much! He applies this in the morning to help give his skin a glow and brightness. People have commented on his skin since he started using it! Not only does it protect from environmental damage, but it also helps to even skin tone as well.
Beautycounter Countertime Supreme Cream– My hubs also can’t get enough of this Supreme Cream. He will use this cream or the True Botanicals Chebula Extreme Cream. The Beautycounter Supreme Cream is slightly heavier than the True Botanicals and feels more whipped in texture. He just uses this at night as well.
Beautycounter Reflect Mask- Yes, my hubs uses a mask and he loves it! This one is his fave. It not only hydrates and brightens the skin but also exfoliates as well. Great for all skin types. My hubs can sometimes have sensitive skin and hasn’t bothered him at all.
Beautycounter All Bright Triple Acid Toner- This was a new product last year and of course my hubs wanted to try it after loving the All Bright C Serum from Beautycounter. This product is no different for him! He uses it every morning to brighten skin and help slough off dead skin cells, as well as minimize pores.
Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Moisturizer- This moisturizer is perfect for day time wear. It’s not a thick cream and comes in an easy to use pump bottle. It soaks right into the skin. Leaving behind no residue. My hubs and I both love this moisturizer!
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Beauty By Earth Self Tanner– Another must have product for my hubs. I introduced this to him in the fall before our family pics and since then he’s become a devotee! It gives the perfect tan look, without looking fake. It’s so natural looking. He just applies it on his face and neck right now in the winter.
Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash– This is a great basic face wash that suds up slightly. It smells like cedar and spearmint. My hubs loves the scent and how it doesn’t feel oily on the skin.
Ursa Major Sublime Sage Deodorant– My hubs is obsessed with this deodorant! Another must have product. After trying so many natural deodorants he would always complain how they would stain the underarm area on his shirts. That is until he found this deodorant! Now we always have extra of it as well! He also likes the Hoppin’ Fresh stick deodorant as well.
Maya Chia Straight A Serum–This is a highly active serum that he likes to use for helping with fine lines and wrinkles. It has two forms of retinol in it that are safe, plus it has Moth Bean extract. It’s a heavy hitter if you’re wanting something to target aging skin or help it age gracefully. It’s moisturizing too!
Indie Lee Squalene Oil– This was one of the first oils I introduced him to years ago. He wasn’t super into oils, and this one just has one ingredient, and literally no scent. He loves how it soaks right into his skin and leaves it feeling hydrated but not greasy. It also comes in a pretty basic bottle which he likes too! This is great for sensitive skin.
Abbott NYC Natural Fragrance– Abbott NYC takes the cake when it comes to my hubs favorite natural fragrance and as his wife I couldn’t agree more! They are full bodied and not overwhelming. We both love Big Sky and Mojave on him.
Acure is a clean budget friendly brand to get started with if you’re not wanting anything too tedious and just basic. They offer several different cleansers, moisturizers and if you want to take your routine up a notch they also offer serums, oils, masks and exfoliants. It’s a great place for a guy to dip their feet into skincare if they’re not super into products and not break the bank. You can find Acure at Target, many health food stores, and Amazon.
Suzi is a wife, and mama who is passionate about sharing her natural lifestyle with those around her. She created Gurl Gone Green to show how our everyday decisions, from what we use on our face, home and the food we eat affect us more than we know. She loves holding space where people can weed through the marketing clutter to find truth, and ultimately make the best decision for their families.
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