Are you a man with a minimalist attitude towards grooming and skincare? Then this 3-step skincare routine for men is for you!

Maybe you’ve watched your partner perform seemingly endless steps to their morning routine, using a multitude of fancy-smelling products – only to repeat it all again before bed. Maybe you’ve even been roped into a face mask (that you secretly enjoyed) but simply don’t know where to start when it comes to your own daily skincare routine. Well, we believe your at-home skincare routine should be straightforward and easy, no matter who you are.

The key is to focus on the essentials. It will only add a few more minutes to your morning routine but will leave you with clearer, younger looking skin for longer. Here’s an easy 3-step skincare routine for men – perform the steps daily for best results.

Easy skincare for men

Step 1. Cleanse

We recommend cleansing first thing in the morning and again before bed to help remove the build-up of dirt and debris that can lead to breakouts and premature ageing. If you’re in the shower, even better! The steam will open your pores to allow for a deeper cleanse. Apply a pea-sized amount of a gentle cleanser to your face, steering clear of soap bars that often contain harsh chemicals, then lather in circular motions for 30 seconds and rinse.

Cleansing is not to be confused with exfoliating, which helps to remove the dead skin cell build up that can make your skin look a little dull. Exfoliating is important, but not necessary every day. Try to exfoliate after cleansing just 2-3 times per week.

Recommended products: Balense Microdermal Gentle Cleanser and Balense Microdermal Cleansing Scrub

Step 2. Hydrate

Hydration for the skin comes in two forms: the water you drink and the moisturiser you use. We’re going to assume you’re already getting your eight glasses a day and focus on the external product application of a daily moisturiser. This will deliver essential vitamins and nutrients that will hydrate and firm the skin, while simultaneously creating a protective barrier to prevent dirt and toxins from infiltrating and clogging your pores. It will also prevent dry, flaky skin during the cooler months.

To apply, use just enough to create a thin layer over your entire face (and down your neck, too). Repeat again after your nightly cleanse to maximise hydration while your body’s cells regenerate.

Recommended products: ReBalense Moisture Normal

Step 3. Protect  

You’re almost done! This last step is the most important of all: sunscreen. Using a daily SPF50+ is essential to shield our skin from harmful UV rays that cause pigmentation, sunburn, wrinkles and even cancer.

After your moisturiser has dried to the touch, apply a layer of sunscreen over the top before heading outside for the day. Even if you work in an office environment, it is still important to wear sunscreen for those sunny commutes or lunches spent in the park. If you’re in the sun for over two hours, don’t forget to reapply.

Recommended products: Balense UV Defiance SPF 50+

If you’ve already mastered the basics of skincare for men or have any specific skincare concerns you would like addressed, visit your local Australian Skin Clinics location for a complimentary consultation. Our highly trained dermal technicians are experts in a wide range of advanced skin treatments that can take your skincare to the next level.