Skincare is more than what type of soap you’re using to wash your face. Facial skin, while many will argue that skin is skin regardless of area, facial skin requires a little more care; it is more sensitive and can have its own set of issues, from acne to wrinkles to rosacea.
Skincare products can address any of the issues you hope to prevent or control much better than your bar soap. But not all are created equal. Whether you’re hoping to have less wrinkles, zap zits, cut through excess oil, or just generally look fresher and more alert, there’s a skincare product that can help you. Start simple, with a good cleanser and moisturizer, and work your way up from there. As for what to use? These are the 6 best skincare products for men, tested by Men’s Health editors, and they’re the perfect place to start.
C&C Total Care Calming Lavender Cleanser
This calming cleanser is effective enough to wick away sweat and dirt after a workout, but won’t leave skin feeling dry and tight.
Ernest by Ernest Supplies Matte Face Moisturizer
Daily moisturizer can make you look like an oil slick, so opt for a matte product like Ernest by Ernest Supplies Matte Face Moisturizer.
Hims Goodnight Wrinkle Cream
This cream is thicker than your daytime moisturizer, which means it helps protect and hydrate your skin all through the night (and contains hyaluronic acid to help moisturize your skin cells from within).
Clinique for Men Super Energizer Anti-Fatigue De-puffing Eye Gel
This de-puffing eye gel uses a metal roller ball to apply energizing ingredients like caffeine to help get rid of fluid buildup.
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid Moisturizing Toner
Get you a face product that can do both. This milky concoction clarifies and balances your skin like a toner, but moisturizes and protects like a moisturizer.
Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Retinoids can help reduce fine lines and control breakouts but can be harsh. Look for a gentler version in a cream form, like Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream.