Keeping Up Your Appearances: The Best Skincare Products for Men


Gentlemen, let's take care of ourselves.

Let's do away with the days of splashing our faces with cold water and not knowing creams from gels.

Keeping your skin healthy has long-term payoffs in terms of preventing wrinkles, and allows us to show the world our best selves. A man who takes care of his skin gives off the impression of glowing health and good hygiene. And for gentlemen, hygiene is essential.

Read on if you are interested in learning about skincare products for men; we've gathered our top recommendations for you here. Should men use skincare products? A resounding 'YES' to that.


Cleansers are essential for keeping skin clean and healthy. Avoid cleansers that strip moisture from the skin's surface; instead, cleansers should be gentle while leaving skin fresh and ready for the next steps of the skincare routine.

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

This dermatologist-recommended cleanser is an everyday staple for us.

It does an effective job of cleaning dirt, oil, and grime while helping maintain the skin's natural moisture barrier.

You'll find this drugstore staple in even the most hardcore skincare enthusiast's arsenal, simply because it is so gentle and reliable. If you have sensitive skin and are just starting out with skincare, check out this cleanser.

La Roche Posay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

We love this option because, again, it's gentle while effectively cleansing the skin.

This cleanser is suitable for all skin types, from dry to sensitive and combination. If you don't know your skin type, you can find out here.

Serums and Toners

The next step is applying any product to your skin that packs a nutritive punch. Here are our recommendations for skincare serums for men.

This will depend on your individual skin concerns, but some active ingredients we like are niacinamide, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and retinol.

VitaMan Wrinkle Smoother Serum

Are you concerned with wrinkles? Even if you're just trying to age gracefully, you could benefit from this serum's wrinkle-smoothing effect and general hydrating properties. As an added benefit, it helps treat signs of sun damage as well.

This product is suitable for men of all ages: to prevent wrinkles, and to treat existing ones.

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum

Hyaluronic acid is amazing for keeping your skin looking young and vibrant. The molecule attracts moisture from the air to rehydrate your skin, so it'll keep your skin hydrated long after you apply it.

If you've already been reading about skincare, you'll know that dry skin is different from dehydrated skin. You can have oily skin and still be dehydrated; chances are, the lack of moisture in the skin is making you produce all that oil.


Now comes a plethora of options. Your best bet will be figuring out what kind of moisturizer works well with your skin.

If your skin is dry, you should try layering a ceramide cream over a hydrating serum for maximum moisture retention.

If your skin is oily, or you live in a humid climate, you could get away with a gel moisturizer.

Cetaphil SPF30 oil-control moisturizer

Cetaphil is another derm-backed classic. This moisturizer packs an SPF (a must) with oil control and moisturizing properties.

We like it because it's gentle, lab-tested, and you get a lot of functionality in one product.

Skincare Products for Men: The Extras

To round out the best skincare products for men, you could consider picking up: face masks, exfoliators, and sunscreens.

Out of this list, we consider sunscreen a must-have for keeping skin healthy in the long run.

You don't have to stick to skincare products for men specifically. Feel free to explore the huge varieties out there!

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