Before I started dating my husband Benji, his skincare routine consisted of washing his face in the shower and applying sunscreen when he was already burnt.  Many men are willing to do whatever it takes to diminish lines and soften their rough spots but don’t really know where to start.  While products geared towards women will work just fine, there are many great men’s products that target specific areas specialized for a man’s thicker and (usually) rougher skin.  I’m listing some basics that won’t break the bank, and their clear, soft skin will thank you!


Left to right: Cetaphil Daily Facial CleanserKiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face WashJack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial CleanserClarisonic Mia

Cleansers – Invest in a decent cleanser. Any soap that touches your privates in the shower should never touch your face. (As if we should even have to say this.)  I recommend a Clarisonic.  Benji was skeptical about using a face brush until he tried it.  He definitely noticed a difference in his skin and I’ve noticed it’s smoother and clearer.

Mens_tonersLeft to right: Baxter of California Herbal Mint TonerBurt’s Bees Brightening Refining TonicClinique for Men Exfoliating TonicMurad Clarifying Toner

Toner – Swiping a little on the skin after cleaning will help remove excess dirt and oil, as well as even out skin tone.

Left to right: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 30Anthony Facial Moisturizer SPF 30Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20Malin + Goetz SPF 20 Face Moisturizer

Moisturizer – Dry skin be gone! Adding a moisturizer (with SPF for an added bonus) is something all guys should be using.

Mens_eyecreamLeft to right: Kiehl’s Eye Alert Eye CreamBoscia Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye BalmClarins Men Line-Control Eye BalmSuki Eye Lift Renewal Cream

Eye Cream – Now I know a lot of guys would groan at this one, but it really will make their peepers happy.  The skin around the eyes is so delicate and and as those crows feet sneak in, a good eye cream will moisturize and smooth the area.

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