Want rid of tired eyes, dry skin, and blemishes? Boost your daily routine with the cosmetic necessities that you need for flawless skin.
From Chanel and Tom Ford to Bulldog and Kiehl’s, and from post-workout moisturiser to anti-blemish treatments, we’ve got you covered. And if only the latest moisturisers will do? Check out our list of the best new grooming items this week.
What is moisturiser and why do I need it?
A moisturiser should be the first tool in your arsenal for avoiding dry and tired skin. When combined with a good face wash it helps to rehydrate your skin’s outer layers so you look your best around the clock. This is especially when it comes to your face as it’s the most exposed part of your body to the elements. Need some more motivation to lather your face every morning? Moisturisers that contain SPF help to protect your face from sun damage and any potential skin cancer-related woes.
What time of day should I use moisturiser?
We recommend using these moisturisers twice a day, in the morning and the evening. A daily routine would be to wash your face with a mild cleanser and follow this with one of our picks here. However, this can differ depending on product, skin-type, time of year and even your environment. Since your skin hydration needs will vary according to the seasons you’ll want to continue to try new products through the year.
What moisturiser is best for tattoo aftercare?
Careful, this is a common misconception. Bepanthen, which is an ointment rather than a moisturiser, is the recommended product for tattoo aftercare and you’ll want to apply it every 3-6 hours for around a fortnight after you’ve been inked. So as much as these moisturisers will revitalise your mug, they’re no good for keeping heart-shaped “Mum” tat in tip top shape.
What other grooming products work best with a moisturiser?
To each man his own, but we’d recommend pairing your moisturiser with a good men’s face wash at the very least. Then have a think about mixing an exfoliator into the process that’ll diminish dirt and get shot of dead skin cells. And if you’re in need of a more intensive refresh? Try slapping on a face mask when the moment calls for it.