Monday, June 14, 2010

M is for...Moisturize!

Moisturizing isn’t just for the gals boys. I always tell my guy friends that it is so important for them to moisturize their skin. A good moisturizer helps rehydrate the skin and include vitamins to help repair any damage due to the environment and even makes you look younger. When looking for a moisturizer in general, the key ingredients you should be looking for are Glycerin, Silicone, Shea Butter and Green Tea, jojoba oil and aloe. At the end of the day, you’re a winner when you have your special gal showering you with kisses all over soft and smooth skin.
Here are some of the best facial products for men according to


Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

When it comes to your face, you want a cleanser that’s simple, fragrance-free, and foaming. Our pick has soothing mint and lavender extracts and won’t cling to your face when you rinse. ($28,

Runner-Up: Clarins Men Active Face Wash ($17,

Best Buy: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($9,


Lab Series Day Rescue Total Face Therapy with SPF 15

Moisturizer sans sunscreen misses the point–the sun will damage your face more than dryness. This lotion has UV-activated sunblock that kicks up the protection when the sun intensifies. ($30,

Runner-up: Clinique M Lotion ($18,

Best Buy: Gillette Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($6,


Clarins Men Total Wrinkle Control

Night moisturizers are heavier than their daytime counterparts and work like a timed-release capsule. Slather on a dollop every night and you’ll stanch wrinkles where they start. This one penetrates deeper than others we tried. ($32,

Runner-Up: Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream. It’s worth it. ($165,

Best Buy: Nivea for Men Oil Control Lotion ($5,

Tip: Apply at least 5 minutes before going to bed. Otherwise, you’ll just moisturize your pillow.


Sharps Daily Prep Foaming Scrub

Face scrubs are like supersoap, leaving your mug fresh and healthy. Use them two or three times a week, and the small grains help slough off dead skin cells and eliminate deep-down dirt. This one won’t sandblast your face, unlike several others we tried. ($19,

Runner-Up: Maleface Deep Cleaning Face Scrub ($19,

Best Buy: Nivea for Men Deep Cleaning Face Scrub ($5,


Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

We like it because it’s simple, and when it comes to man lips, frills kill. ($6,

Runner-Up: John Allan’s Lip ($7,

Best Buy: ChapStick ($2,

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