Take a second to think about the males in your life and what their skin looks like. A few of them might not have any sort of skin care routine if you ask them, but somehow some of them manage to maintain perfect skin. We can attribute their perfect skin to lucky genetics in this case, but if you’re like the rest of us and most other men, you need to take care of your skin properly.
You’ve seen major skin care brands revealing their own product lines tailored to men’s skin care over the past few years, but why are there so many products? Most people want to spend as little time as possible on skincare, like those with lucky genetics do, and still achieve the best results, rather than buying 10 different products. That’s exactly where something called “skinimalism” comes in.
The term “skinimalism” means quite literally, a minimal amount of skincare. The term first trended back in December 2020 and trended throughout 2021 but although there are tons of articles and blogs out there about it, there aren’t many product lines that follow this sort of thinking. However, we are, and so it means that you don't have to spend an hour a day going through a routine. In fact, we don’t want you to. So here’s a Mambino approved skincare routine that won’t waste your time.
The first step and most important step in a men’s skin care routine is to wash your face. The American Academy of Dermatology agrees that washing your face with some sort of face cleanser is considered to be an important step of any skin care routine. So whether it’s in the morning, in the shower, or after a long day working, removing the dirt from your face is important before you apply anything else. Just remember this is the only step you can do in the shower. To do this, wet your face with warm water, take some of Mambino’s foaming cleanser and rub it in circles on your face, and then just wash it off with a washcloth if you prefer to. If you’d like to,we recommend using a washcloth and to make sure to get rid of all the bacteria and dirt. This takes at most three minutes to do, which is great for keeping your face clean throughout the day without spending a lot of time.
The second step, especially for those with oily or acne-prone skin, is to use a toner. Everyone should generally use a toner, but if you’re on a time crunch and want to skip this step, then we recommend using a toner regardless if you have oily skin or acne-prone skin. This step is also often skipped due to the similarities between toners and cleansers. However, the big difference is that using a toner as your second step prepares your skin for using a moisturizer whereas a cleanser will only wash your face. More specifically, a toner cleanses your pores and helps to revitalize your skin after using a face wash. It’s a step that shouldn’t be missed because it’s important to keep your skin firm and refreshed, which is what Mambino’s Purifying Facial Toner is exactly able to do. First, wet a washcloth and place it to the side. Then close your eyes and spray the toner onto your face and facial hair areas and take the washcloth and rub in circles around the applied areas. This is a quick and easy two-minute step to not miss.
The third step in your skin care routine is to use a serum. What a serum does to your face is it applies ingredients to combat dull-looking, dehydrated, and/or reactive skin. If you have blemishes or wrinkles on your face, this step is the most important to heal your skin. It’s like a superfood for your skin and Mambino’s Youth Glow Balancing Serum is a great example of a serum that has the “foods” your skin needs. For example, our Mambino serum has important oils such as Primrose oil and Rosehip oil. To apply, all you have to do is drop 2-3 pumps on your finger and rub it in circles along your skin, eyes, and facial hair areas. This step also helps those who are shaving for the day, because a serum reduces the irritation and redness men have after shaving. Just make sure you apply it after you shave. This is another quick and easy step, taking only a minute to apply to your face.
An extra benefit to using a serum is that it's also anti-aging. Everyone has aging skin and there’s not too much you can do to fight against it, but what you can do is make sure you use your serum. It can loosen your skin and reduce some of the wrinkles that have made you feel insecure about yourself.
The last step of any skin care routine is to use a moisturizer or as some know it as, a face cream. As implied, face moisturizers keep your skin moisturized or in other words, hydrated and refreshed. Using a moisturizer after washing your face is important to keep your skin balanced and not dry, as washing your face might cause unnecessary dryness. A toner and serum help to combat the dryness but a moisturizer is meant to keep your face hydrated. You don’t want flaky skin, you want healthy skin. Consider this the other most important step to keeping your skin truly healthy, something that Mambino’s Brightening Sheer Moisturizer is able to do. All you have to do is take the face moisturizer, massage your moisturizer in a circular motion throughout your face and facial hair areas. This takes only a minute to do, perfect for those even in a rush.
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