Grooming For Men: Why You Need Moisturizer In Your Life


That’s right, boys. Moisturizer isn’t just for the girls. 



Gender lines continue to blur little by little, but when it comes to anything beauty-related, the world still generally leaves it up to women. Makeup and night routines that involve toner, moisturizer and facial masks are still seen as feminine activities. Well, it’s time to wake up, boys – because you need these things too.


What is moisturizer for?

On the surface, most people will tell you that moisturizer is applied to give skin that extra bounce and softness. And while this is true, it also keeps some scary things – like wrinkles, pre-mature aging, acne, itchiness and dryness – at bay.


What will happen?

Even with just a few days of using moisturizer, you are sure to quickly see effects. Your face will have a subtle glow and your skin will be softer, smoother and suppler. The lines on your brow and under your eyes will also seem less noticeable.


VMV Hypoallergenics Hydra Balance Smart Moisturizer 15; P905 


Goodal Water Full Mask Moisturizing; P60


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How to work it into your usual routine?

Working moisturizer into your nightly routine is easy. Just leave the bottle by your bedside table and massage a small amount of it into your face. And because you don’t have to wash it off, you can just shut your eyes and let it do its magic. No fuss, no muss.


A few do’s and don’ts

If you want to try this moisturizing thing out – and you definitely should – there are some things to keep in mind. First of all, it does have to be applied to a clean face, which means don’t put it on right after the gym or your commute. Secondly, steer clear of products that have alcohol as an ingredient especially if you already have naturally dry skin. Instead, pick one that also acts as sunscreen.



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So say goodbye to the age-old thinking that men need to steer clear of beauty products in order to be masculine. Besides, with all the stress that you put yourself under, why not give yourself something to smile about in the morning when you look in the mirror?