Common perception tells us that skincare products are a woman’s domain, but what about skincare for men? Skin is something we all have, and men’s skin is subjected to the same external stressors as a woman’s. So why the general silence when it comes to skincare for men?
Our theory on that is primarily that men haven’t been educated about skincare or encouraged to physically take care of themselves in the same way women have. Secondly, skincare for men can be seen as an effeminate topic and something to avoid for many men.
Education on Skincare for Men
We learn most of our foundational self-care habits in our early years. We learn to brush our teeth, shower regularly, and dress ourselves properly. However, it’s very uncommon for a young man to be taught much, if anything at all about the importance of skincare in their youth.
As a prime example, men are typically taught to shave, but not to moisturise. Most clean shaven men shave approximately 5 times a week, which can really affect the skin’s natural balance. Depending on the quality of razor and the type of shave, each shave may be removing precious outer layers of skin and leaving your skin crying out for moisturiser; and its cries! A moisturiser like our Hydrating Cream Moisturiser is a must if you desire fresh and youthful looking skin for years to come!
Men, yes you might be tough, but your skin still needs love in the form of skincare! As Harpers Bazaar points out ‘daily shaving, spending more time outdoors on average and being at a higher risk for skin cancer, make skin-repairing ingredients and SPF even more essential for men’.
Accessibility of Skincare for Men
In general, men don’t enjoy leisurely shopping like women do, and shopping for a ‘softer’ product like skincare is likely to scare away even more. For the new male skincare user, an aisle full of skincare products may well be too daunting to even contemplate.
The easy solution to this? Online purchasing. Easy, simple, discreet. Shopping online takes away any of the possible social judgement issues and is just more convenient. You can also more easily review and compare products for your specific needs. Find a product or 2 that you love, click, pay, have it delivered and enjoy!
Men, we know you want to look your best and would love to find the fountain of youth as much as the women. And women, we know you want to be surrounded by men who know how to take care of themselves well. So, can we all look at getting some more people on the cause of skincare for men?! Women, if your man is a little reluctant to jump on the bandwagon, buy some for him!
Revive Your Beauty has Skincare for Men
As well as being organic, cruelty free, and made from the highest quality ingredients, all of Revive Your Beauty’s products are gender neutral and promote youthful, nourished looking skin for any gender. Have a look through our online shop to choose the product combinations that work best for you. You order, we ship for FREE anywhere in Australia, and your skin feels better. Win-win-win!