The Ultimate Men's Skin Care Routine According To Top Dermatologists

Written by Aaron Guldager — July 09, 2018

The Ultimate Men's Skin Care Routine According To Top Dermatologists

Men, we’ve got a question for you. Have you ever wondered about the proper way to take care of your skin…only to brush your worries under the rug, reach for the antibacterial hand soap, and call it a day?

You’re not alone. Too many men don’t even know where to begin when it comes to a daily skin care routine!

Men’s skin care should really be straightforward and easy. After all, you’ve got too much going on in your life right now to worry about seemingly “small” things like proper skin care. You need fewer things to stress over, not more. That’s why a simple men’s skin care routine is essential.

Put Your Best Face Forward

The saying “put your best face forward” is a cliché for a reason. Your face is the first thing people see when looking at you, and the last thing they’ll forget. Nowadays, men are taking better care of their skin to keep it wrinkle- and blemish-free.

It’s important to find professional-grade, hassle-free products, like the SiO For Him Facelift, that will keep your skin tight and youthful without the nagging need for five-step peels or multiple layers of expensive face creams.

The truth is that there are a number of simple remedies and products backed by science and top dermatologists for real results.

Don’t worry if you’re a little behind on the men’s skin care trend; the experts at SiO Beauty are sharing the ultimate (and easy!) men’s skin care routine so that you can continue putting your best face forward. Here’s how top dermatologists say you can keep your skin looking great all day.

Top Dermatologists’ Ultimate Men’s Skin Care Routine: Face

Cleanse Daily

man leaning over sink splashing water on his face

Washing your face helps remove the dirt, grime, and excess oils that get clogged inside your pores and on your skin throughout the day. Cleansing your face two times each day will help prevent blackheads and breakouts and will minimize shine.

Top dermatologists point out that it’s important to cleanse your skin before using other products. Think of it this way: you need a clean canvas before you start putting anything on it, and cleanser cleans the canvas of your skin.

So cleanse when you wake up in the morning to clear the grime you’ve accumulated overnight. Then cleanse once more before bed to flush away the day’s buildup.

Be sure to invest in an actual face cleanser — don’t just reach for the hand soap pump on the bathroom vanity. Cleansers are specially formulated for facial skin. Unlike most soaps and body washes, quality face cleansers do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which is a known skin irritant.

A cleanser is also more moisturizing and hydrating than your generic hand soap and, therefore, is gentler on your delicate (but manly!) facial skin.

Use A Facial Scrub

Facial scrub as part of men's skin care routine

Along with a quality cleanser, dermatologists suggest using a specially formulated men's face scrub one to two times per week to exfoliate your skin.

An exfoliating face scrub helps prevent dead skin cells from clogging up your pores and lifts facial hair in order to keep cuts and ingrown hairs from occurring while you shave. Limit exfoliating to two times per week at most. Anything more than that can severely dry out your skin.

Moisturize Often

man completing his men's skin care routine

Moisturize your skin with a men’s facial moisturizing cream. Add a dime-sized amount of moisturizer to your skin and smooth it in, spreading evenly across the entire surface of your face. Hydrating your face keeps it healthy-looking by preventing excess oil production, signs of aging, and wrinkles.

If you’re worried about specific wrinkles forming around your eyes, try an anti-aging eye cream to help tighten your skin. We know what you’re probably thinking — girly, right? Wrong!

If you want to age like lady-magnet George Clooney, top dermatologists suggest slowing down the aging process by applying an eye cream twice daily. Bonus: an eye cream will not only smooth wrinkles around your eyes but also reduce bags and puffiness, too.

Shield The Sun

woman applying sunscreen to man's face at beach

This is pretty much a no-brainer for most guys who have fair skin, but every man — regardless of their skin tone — should apply a sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher as part of their daily skin care routine.

Sunscreen not only protects your skin from harmful UV rays but also keeps it looking younger and wrinkle-free longer. Top derms suggest slathering on some moisturizer with SPF as the last step to your morning skin care routine for extra protection from the sun’s damaging rays.


Man wearing SiO smoothing patches as part of men's skin care routine

Just as eye creams will help smooth away unwanted wrinkles, an extra dose of hydration will help keep your skin soft, supple, and firm! SiO’s medical-grade silicone For Him Eye & Smile Lift patches target, lift, and reduce the appearance of lines and creases around your eyes and smile.

How? The smoothing patches provide deep hydration that’s trusted by doctors and top dermatologists. SiO patches also promote your skin’s natural ability to retain moisture.

All you have to do is use the Eye & Smile Lift overnight (after you cleanse) or wear the patches for a few hours as a quick boost. In just that short amount of time, you’ll experience awesome results. And the more you wear them, the better, longer-lasting improvements you’ll see.

Top Dermatologists’ Ultimate Men’s Skin Care Routine: Body

Choose The Right Soap

man in shower squeezing body wash into his hand

When it comes to a men’s skin care routine for your body, the choice to use bar soap or a body wash is up to you. If you have dry skin, though, opt for a body wash as they usually contain more moisturizers, including vitamin E, olive oil, and jojoba oil.

Add The Cream

As men, we use our hands quite a bit. Even so, most guys don’t think to regularly apply lotion. That can be a problem, though, because your hands are easily susceptible to becoming dry, chapped, and cracked.

Dermatologists recommend adding a men’s hand lotion that offers rich hydration (without the greasy feel) to your regular skin care routine.

Moisturize More Than Your Face And Hands

Man examining his men's skin care products

Some men opt to not use a body moisturizer because they have oily skin. But whether your skin is oily or you’re one of those with especially dry skin, a men’s body lotion is crucial for keeping your skin smooth.

Apply a moisturizing body lotion to your skin immediately after showering, focusing on areas that dry out the most (such as your elbows, knees, shoulders, lower legs, and hands). Keeping extra-dry areas moist and hydrated is essential for maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin.

Top derms suggest incorporating a quality body moisturizer to your men’s skin care routine daily for an extra dose of vital hydration.

Top Dermatologists’ Ultimate Men’s Skin Care Routine: Simplified

man wearing SiO smoothing patches

Though it may seem like a lot, this ultimate men’s skin care routine is super simple to follow and will guarantee a younger, healthier-looking complexion. Because, remember, putting your best face forward may be cliché…but it’s the best way to live.