Beauty It’s time for guys to update their grooming gear.
Father’s Day or not, it’s time for guys to upgrade their grooming gear
The days of your male counterpart swiping your skincare are long gone – there’s now more products than ever designed just for them.
“Aussie men are starting to embrace and understand the benefits of grooming,” explains Nivea skincare expert Ken Lee. “It’s becoming more acceptable, and is often the result of a gentle nudge from a girlfriend, wife or sister, plus the growing social-media conversations around men’s grooming.” Take moisturiser, for example. Most guys know they should use it, but are not quite sure as to why.
One reason is that men have thicker and oilier skin than women but, says Lee, “his collagen structure actually declines more rapidly than a female’s once they reach their mid-30s”. Throw facial hair and shaving in the mix (which can make skin more sensitive), and it makes sense that men use their own specific products.
For those starting out, basics include a cleanser, exfoliator (to soften facial hair pre-shave, and prevent ingrowns post-shave), moisturiser, eye cream and sun protection. Bonus points go to the blokes who incorporate an anti-ageing product into their regimen.
(clockwise from top left) MARIO BADESCU Vitamin A & E Hydrating Balm, $36, mecca.com.au; L’ORÉAL PARIS Men Expert Hydra Energetic X-treme Cleanser Magnetic Charcoal, $13.10, lorealparis.com.au; NIVEA MEN Protect & Care 2 Phase After Shave Lotion,...
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