skincare routine for menMen are significantly less likely to take great care of their skin than women. In some cases, they can get away with this for a little while because men’s skin tends to be naturally thicker and better at retaining water. However, even the best genes won’t prevent skin damage forever, so it’s important to establish and maintain a morning and evening skincare routine that will work well for your short and long-term skin health needs. In this blog, we discuss the ten skincare products for men that we think men should be using every day – Yes there are ten products you should use every day!

1 – ALASTIN Skincare Gentle Cleanser

A gentle facial cleanser is the foundation of a good morning and evening skincare routine. The ALASTIN Skincare Gentle Cleanser is a great option for morning and evening facial cleansing. It cleans thoroughly, and it leaves skin feeling smooth and fresh with pores open and ready to absorb every morning and evening skincare product.

2 – SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an essential element in any skincare routine. Not only does it boost the skin’s hydration right away, but it continues to attract and retain moisture in the long term. There are many HA products available that deliver good results, but the SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier is one of the best on the market. It delivers a plump fullness to the skin with just four drops of product! Because SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier helps to attract moisture, you should apply it directly after washing your face in the morning. In fact, it’s okay if there is still a small amount of water left on your skin from rinsing. This increases the hydrating benefits.

3 – SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

Product - SkinCeuticals C+E Ferulic 2Vitamin C serums are an important part of morning skincare routines. They serve as an antioxidant, preventing damage from the sun’s UV rays and free radicals produced by pollution, chemicals, and toxins. This damage causes skin aging, discoloration, and even skin cancer. Using a vitamin C serum can diminish the risk of skin damage. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is one of the best vitamin C serums on the market. With just a few drops, this product leaves skin looking smoother and brighter.

4 – SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex

The skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of the face, which means it needs unique care. SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness around the eyes. A small amount of product used morning and evening delivers intense, long-lasting moisture and impressive anti-aging results.

5 – Revisions Skincare Revox Line Relaxer

Revision Skincare Revox Line Relaxer is a unique option to dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Simply apply it to any areas where wrinkles are prevalent. Then, allow it to absorb and watch the results. Within a few minutes, wrinkles are significantly less noticeable. This product is greatly used on its own or to enhance or extend the results of fine-line treatments like Botox.

6 – ALASTIN Ultralight Moisturizers with TriHex Technology

No skincare routine would be complete without a good moisturizer. As part of the morning skincare routine, a lighter product should provide adequate hydration. ALASTIN Ultralight Moisturizer with TriHex Technology is a great option. It’s so easily absorbed it feels like there’s nothing at all on your skin, but you’ll notice the supple, moisturized results.

7 – ALASTIN Skincare SilkShield All Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 with TriHex Technology

Sunscreen is an essential element of morning skincare all year long – yes even during the winter or if it’s cloudy out. Mineral sunscreens offer many benefits, including being safe for all skin types. Mineral sunscreens are even gentle enough for infants and children. However, many mineral sunscreens don’t absorb well, leaving skin looking chalky or feeling dirty. ALASTIN Skincare SilkShield All Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 with TriHex Technology is light, and it absorbs fully without any white residue left behind. It’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, meaning it’s a good option for any skin type, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. This product offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

8 – ISDIN Melatonik

While vitamin C serums are designed for use during the day to prevent sun damage, there are some reasons why you may want to incorporate a vitamin C serum at night. One is that our skin can be overwhelmed by sources of damage throughout the day, including sunlight, pollutants, chemicals, toxins, and even blue light from our screens. It’s more important than ever to prevent oxidative damage. ISDIN Melatonik is a vitamin C serum designed specifically for nighttime use. It works by soothing skin, stimulating natural antioxidant defenses, and aiding in sleep and skin recovery by including melatonin in the formula.

9 – Sente Bio Complete Serum

Retinol is a skin care product that improves skin cell turnover and the production of healthy cells. With regular use, retinol reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and delivers generally smoother skin with an even skin tone. Retinols should be used as part of the nighttime skin routine as they can cause light sensitivity. While there are many benefits of retinol use, one disadvantage is the possibility of skin irritation and inflammation. While no retinol can claim to be 100% irritation-free, Sente Bio Complete Serum comes close. It’s a 0.5% retinol serum that also contains moisturizing ingredients. Depending on your specific skincare needs, you may not need to use Sente Bio Complete Serum every night. Most people see their desired results with application three to five times a week.

10 – SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

Product - SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 242Your nighttime moisturizer should offer deeper hydration while soothing irritated skin after the day’s stresses. SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is an easily absorbed night cream, that offers exactly that. This unique moisturizer derives the 2:4:2 in its name from the formulation, which includes 2% ceramides, 4% cholesterol, and 2% fatty acid. This combination delivers soothing moisture while repairing any gaps in the skin’s natural protective barrier for longer-lasting hydration. It can also help to counteract any adverse effects of retinol.

Isn’t that a Bit Excessive?

Not really. The skincare products above are based on the needs of someone who is looking to prevent skin damage, reverse signs of aging, and maintain overall skin health. Based on those goals, this skincare routine is effective. However, no two people will benefit from exactly the same skincare routine. You should work with a dermatologist to develop a regimen that will support your unique skin health goals. You may need to try out some products for a short time to see if they deliver your desired results and switch them out until you find the best options for your skincare routine. Bare minimum, you should be using a facial cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen every morning and washing your face and moisturizing in the evening. This is extremely bare bones, but it’s at least keeping pores clear and ensuring skin stays hydrated.

Does it Take a Long Time?

The morning and evening skincare routines using the products above will take about 10 to 20 minutes. There is some variation based on the individual’s skin type and other factors. Specifically, time is dependent upon how quickly skin absorbs products. Is it worth a few extra minutes in the morning and evening to ensure your skin stays healthy, looks better longer, and you can reduce the risk of skin cancer and other concerns? We think so.

Is This the Right Application Order?

The best rule of thumb is to apply your skincare products in the order of thinnest to thickest. This allows the products to absorb more quickly and completely. There are also certain products you should only use as part of the morning or evening skincare routine. The list above is in application order with morning and evening separated. The full morning and evening skincare routines are outlined below.

Morning Routine:

Evening Routine:

How Can I Learn More?

If you’re interested in exploring more options for skincare or finding products that are geared toward your specific skincare needs, we hope you’ll take some time to explore the DermSkincare site. A team of skilled dermatologists curated our list of available products, so you can rest assured they are all dermatologist approved.