GQ – Men Natural Skin Care Tips

How To Be GQ – Men Natural Skin Care Tips

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Men Natural Skin Care Tips:  Sage advice from a famous facialist. We know you’re not one of those guys who uses the same bar of soap for everything—feet, face, whatever—but should you have “a friend” who does, we’d like to take this opportunity to help him out. Here’s the long and short of it: Soap and water is not going to cut it. Your skin needs moisture and a few other things that will cost you a bit of money and take up valuable real estate in your carry-on. Trust us though, it will all be worth it. Your face will age like Brad Pitt’s face instead of a troll doll’s face. Think of that sentence every time you wonder whether it is absolutely necessary to purchase a $40 eye cream. Your face will age like Brad Pitt’s face instead of like a troll doll’s face.

Men Natural Skin Care Tips:  Here to walk you through a few basic rules is Kate Somerville, skincare shaman to the stars (seriously—at her namesake spa, they use more lasers than any Star Wars film) and founder of a best-selling product line worthy of your mug.

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Men Natural Skin Care Tips:  “The average man is not looking at his skin and taking care of it. In fact, 80% of my new male clients are just using soap and water (which is extremely drying) and then shaving. My first rule is to know your skin type—oily, dry, sensitive or combination—so that you can buy products that give your skin what it really needs.”

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Men Natural Skin Care Tips:  “Find a great cleanser for your skin type. Men typically sweat more and are in the dirt more, so it’s important to cleanse well.”

“Exfoliate 1-2 times per week in the shower. Exfoliation lifts dry, dull skin and allows products to penetrate and work more effectively. Look for gentle exfoliants with lactic acid or enzymes (like papaya, pineapple and pumpkin).”

“Hydrate. Look for a product containing hyaluronic acid to bring skin back to its natural health and to help with anti-aging.”

“A great lightweight moisturizer with sunscreen built in is so important. If you want to take 10 years off your face, stop going out without protection.”

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Men Natural Skin Care Tips:  “Men are much less likely to pick at their blemishes than women (which is a good thing!), and also less likely to treat it with the right product. Use a spot treatment to dry out the blemish and prevent scarring. If you are acne prone, maintaining the skincare regimen above is key for prevention.”

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Men Natural Skin Care Tips:  Unless you live in Sweden, land of the 6-hour workday, chances are you work too much and have no desire to spend your precious out-of-office hours dealing with your grooming situation. After all, there are beers to drink, games to watch, and places to travel—or whatever floats your boat. That said, your grooming situation does matter. Care for your skin, maintain the health of your hair, and you will age like Denzel Washington or Jeff Goldblum (both miraculously over 60), something we know you ultimately want. Here’s the sneaky way to accomplish it all: Get your grooming time in while you sleep. Whether it’s hydrating your skin or combatting an ingrown hair, there are plenty of ways to get more attractive while you are 100% unconscious. Righteous, we know.

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Fresh Black Tea Mask, $92, available at neimanmarcus.com

Get “I Just Took a Week Off” Skin

Overnight masks are all the rage right now and for good reason, they have the same restorative effects of a wash-off facial mask without the washing off part (or the crazy mud-monster look). Apply one of these after you wash your face at night and you’ll wake up looking more than well rested.

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Dr. Jackson’s Coconut Melt, $15, available at mrporter.com

Look Like You’ve Been Spending More Time at the Gym

You won’t get a 6-pack overnight but there’s no denying that healthy, hydrated skin makes you look younger and more fit. Apply a heavy-duty moisturizer or natural oil all over your body before going to bed and switch on a humidifier, which will keep your ancient heating system from working against you.

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Burt’s Bees Foot Creme, $9, available at macys.com

Wake Up to Rich-Guy Feet

Dose your tired, cracked, dry feet in some heavy-duty moisturizer then put on cotton socks for the night and they’ll be in much better shape by morning. The cotton helps lock moisture in and the lack of sweat and rubbing from walking helps it penetrate those calloused heels.

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Fekkai Overnight Hair Repair, $70, available at amazon.com

Sleep Your Way to Italian Playboy Hair

From dry shampoo to wax and pomade, good hair usually requires a heavy-duty product or two. Once in a while use a clarifying shampoo at night to strip the hair of residual build-up then apply an overnight treatment to restore moisture and fix split ends. Feel free to load your hair up with product as normal the next day—just don’t be surprised if it looks extra good.

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Malin+Goetz Acne Treatment, $22, available at birchbox.com

Become the Guy with Good-Genes Skin

Whether you’ve got a serious zit or an ingrown hair that’s giving you trouble, an overnight spot treatment will have you waking up to a much more manageable situation. Between your greasy cell and your blueberry scone-coated hands, it’s just not something that’s easy to deal with during the day. Give the strong stuff a chance to work its magic.


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