When it comes to staying healthy, men are more inclined to talk about fitness and clean eating. However, too often they actually tend to neglect to take proper care of their largest organ, their skin!
Our skin performs so many important functions, it's our first line of defence, serving as a barrier to the many external environmental factors that can affect us. On a daily basis, it protects us from countless germs and bacteria whilst also regulating our body temperature and filtering out unwanted toxins.
Men’s skin naturally has a lower pH balance level due to it being more acidic, which can lead to longer lasting skin complaints. So, adding even a simple skincare routine to their daily regime can work wonders in improving the health of men’s skin.
If you’re a minimalist with your grooming products, the good news is that you don’t need a complicated routine to get great results. So, there’s no need for masks, serums, or toners, (these things obviously help, but let’s start small!). Instead, focus on these 3-steps, morning and evening, using good quality products.
Step 1 - Cleanse
Cleansing should be the first thing you do in your hygiene routine both morning and evening. Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to dirt, bacteria, and pollutants. Cleansing removes these impurities, helping to prevent breakouts and clogged pores.
Recommended product: Cast Away - Cleansing Face Wash
A non-irritating and versatile cleansing facial wash that gently lathers away impurities whilst enhancing the skin's natural balance. Combining the restorative and therapeutic properties of wild Irish seaweed with carefully selected natural active ingredients, our certified organic cleanser works to deeply cleanse and hydrate, leaving your skin feeling clean, soft, and ocean-fresh.
Step 2 - Exfoliate.
Exfoliating the skin probably doesn’t register as a key step in a man’s skincare routine. But the good news is that it is likely you’re already doing this pretty well. Shaving, while removing unwanted hair also helps to remove dead skin cells.
If you wanted to give your skin a bit more of a boost, we would also recommend using a purposeful exfoliator 2-3 times a week. Exfoliating can help to penetrate the skin more effectively and remove stubborn grit caught in pores and remove dry, flaky skin.
This hair follicle softening formula gives fast-acting soothing relief to irritated skin. Our organic formulation works to protect, soften, and hydrate the skin using a combination of gentle ingredients and seaweed extracts.
This super light & non-aggressive facial scrub contains a special blend of organic botanical herbs and seaweed extracts that work in harmony to both soothe and gently exfoliate the surface of the skin.
Step 3 - Moisturise.
Men should be adding a moisturiser to the skin every day, both AM and PM. Moisturising restores lost hydration to the skin, while also firming it and replacing lost nutrients.
Recommended Product: Men's Rejuvenating Moisturiser
This hard-working moisturiser reworks and replenishes damage done to the skin. Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids promote ongoing maintenance of the skin’s barrier, soothing skin irritations, free radicals and environmental damage. This lightweight lotion easily improves the quality of the skin and battles the effects of premature ageing.
Why Invest in VOYA Man?
VOYA have used two scientifically proven 100% natural active ingredients within the VOYA’s Men’s Range to elevate it beyond the standard grooming products on the market.
- Speci’MenTM: Derived from the Baobab tree, this oil is an incredible ingredient to use when formulating for men’s skin. It works to prevent the breakdown of Versican, thus slowing the ageing process, leaving the skin visibly refreshed, and toned.
- DEFENSIL®-PLUS: A complex of Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Balloon Vine extract described as a natural first aid for inflamed skin by dermatologists. Perfect for soothing and repairing the skin’s natural functional barrier, it helps to reduce and prevent razor burn and gives tired and dull skin a real boost.
Each VOYA Men’s skincare product is also COSMOS certified organic by the Soil Association, so you can be confident that it does not contain any harmful ingredients or chemicals. And like all of our facial and body range products, it contains our hero ingredient, hand-picked organic Irish seaweed.
Did you know that Seaweed naturally cleanses and purifies the skin, helping to improve its suppleness and elasticity, thus improving the signs of ageing by toning, moisturising, and stimulating the skins cells?
Seaweed is also nature's most powerful antioxidant from the vegetal world. Its abundance of minerals and vitamins are deeply detoxifying, hydrating, and nourishing, helping to fight against harmful environmental aggressors and strengthen the immune system.
Finally, seaweed also contains anti-inflammatory & therapeutic properties that are effective in the treatment of sensitive and allergy prone skin. It has been known to be used as an effective treatment for conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and acne.