One of the most important tools that should be in every man’s arsenal is moisturiser. There is a moisturiser available for every skin type and though it may take a bit of experimentation to find one that works best for you, the benefits are innumerable. Healthy skin can be hard to achieve naturally thanks to harsh weather, hormones, or a simple a chemical imbalance, but we’ve made a list of moisturisers to make it easy for men to find something that works for them.
For blemishes: Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion £3.00
Unless you are one of the lucky few with pristine spot free skin, you’ve probably suffered the pains of not wanting to leave the house because your skin is not cooperating. For those days, and to prevent them from happening, The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion is your best mate. Always remember that the spots won’t last forever, but if you pick at them a scar might. Be kind to your skin even if it’s not always kind to you.
For post shave : Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion £33.00
A dull razor, severe weather, or a bad day can make skin irritated after a shave. Aesop’s Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion is a lightweight, calming formula that keeps razor burns at bay and skin glowing. Because it absorbs into skin so quickly, any irritation is squelched before it can even pop up.
For dry skin : Molton Brown Skin-firm Lipoamino Hydrator £38.00
Winter is never kind to skin. We constantly move from major cold to artificial heat which severely drys out skin leaving it cracked and flaking. To save skin from this torture, Molton Brown’s Skin Firm-Lipoamino Hydrator is a must. The hydrating lotion is also an SPF 15 to protect skin from harmful UV rays whether you find yourself playing football in Regent’s Park or commuting to work.
For oily skin : Lab Series Oil Control Daily Hydrator £29.50
You may think that if your skin has natural oil production you don’t need a moisturiser, but that’s not always the case. Excessive oil production is just as unhealthy for skin as excessive dryness. For those skin types that are a bit oilier than others, Lab Series Oil Control Daily Hydrator will bring a healthy equilibrium back to your system. This lightweight lotion will not clog pores, but it will reduce shine while it conditions and soothes.
For skin that needs a bit of life : Kiehl’s Facial Fuel £20.00
For skin that is healthy but still needs a bit of rejuvenation, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel gives skin the jump start it needs to be the best it can be. Kiehl’s facial recovery accelerator helps skin resist the effects of everyday wear and tear and keep it looking fresh and awake.
For sensitive skin : Bulldog Sensitive Moisturiser £6.99
For skin that doesn’t respond well to perfumes or dyes, this is the perfect companion. Bulldog sensitive moisturiser uses green tea, green algae, konjac mannan and vitamin E to ensure that no harm or irritation comes to sensitive skin. Use twice a day to keep skin fresh and healthy.