Men’s attitudes are changing and their skincare regimes with them. More and more, men are realizing the importance of the quality of the products their skin absorbs. Still, men maintain a ‘no-hassle,no fuss’ consumer mentality — they want the best quality products that will fit into the simpilist of skincare routines.
Here at VOYA we have developed a quick guide on how to follow a very simple skincare routine by using 3 steps.
So, let’s look at how you can follow a very simple 2.5 minute (we’ve timed it!) skincare routine
Product: Castaway Facial Wash
How to use – simply keep in the shower or by the sink –
Place a pea-sized amount onto the tops of your fingers, tap finger tips together and apply in circular movements all over the face and rinse with warm water. Repeat day and night
Reason: this will remove any grim, oil or dirt from your face that has built up, helping to maintain a clear, bright skin.
This is a powerful exfoliator. How to use – the is an active product so don’t worry if you see a small bit of redness during use, it will subside once removed! But this is the perfect product if you find that you get dry skin amongst your beard or stubble! It’s an enzyme/fruit acid exfoliator meaning that instead of using particles to exfoliate the skin we allow the ingredients to gently remove dead skin cells, helping to unclog pores and leave the skin feeling smooth and bright!
Using the fingertips, apply to clean dry skin in small circular movements avoiding the eye area. Leave on the skin for 5 -10 mins then remove thoroughly with water. Avoid contact with eyes. For best results use 2 times a week after cleansing.
Reason: a build-up of dead skin can cause not only blocked pores and breakouts but it can also leave the skin looking dull and rough! Exfoliation helps to combat these and leave the skin smooth, clear and bright! Your other facial products will also be more effective as they can be absorbed better by the skin!
Product: 3 Options depending on what you are looking for!
If you prefer to a light weight moisturiser! This moisturiser is also excellent if you find that your skin looks oily as the day goes on, this is perfect for helping to control that! And all round winner – to keep your skin hydrated, calm and oil free!
How to use: apply 2 -3 pumps to your fingertips, pat together and apply all over face and neck – gently! Apply day and night
Dusk to Dawn: Revitalising Night Cream can be used as moisturizer
This is a night cream but it can also be used during the day if you feel that you need an extra little bit of hydration – if you notice any dry patches on your skin or its feels tight. Also, excellent if you have high colouring/ rosy cheeks!
How to use: place a 20 cent/dime size on your fingertips, pat together and apply all over face and neck – gently! Apply day and night
Balancing Act - Soothing Facial Serum can be used with either of the above moisturizers
This is a facial serum which is used under your facial moisturiser. Reason being is that a facial serum can be absorbed further into the skin that a moisturiser, which is great if you feel like you need some added hydration, if you have problematic skin and need to help to balance it or if you want to calm the skin and heal the skin!
How to use: With gentle upward movements, use your fingertips to apply. Leave the skin to absorb for a few minutes before applying chosen moisturiser. Apply as needed
We’ve chosen products from our (golden) combination facial skincare range, the reason being:
- REDUCE PORE SIZE - Though created specifically for those with a combination/oily skin types due to its organic ingredients, it can be enjoyed by all skin types without the influence of harsh, astringent elements! The ingredients in these products scientifically work to reduce pore size and as men tend to have naturally larger pores than women, the oily range is your new best friend.
- MATT FINISH - We use seaweed and specific oils within this range as they are dry finish oils – meaning that you get all the benefits but with a mattifying finished – for all you men out there not up on the linguo that means that your face won’t look shiny.
- REDUCE REDNESS - The ingredients that we used are focused on healing, balancing and soothing the skin – for instance our Willow herb – Alpaflor® Alp®-Sebum helps to decrease Sebum (Oil) production by 56% and inflammation of the epidermis (outer layer of skin!) by 78%. Excellent for use after shaving to help heal and calm or if you have high colouring in your cheeks.
- HYDRATING – Seaweed- this is the obvious superstar ingredient in this range. Disguised amongst the fantastic aroma oils and botanical ingredients is Himanthalia Elongata seaweed. Incredible for helping to restore the skins moisture levels and balance all skin type, its fortifies the skin with countless vitamins and minerals, packed full of antioxidants and will also help to calm and soothe even the most sensitive of skins!