a simple skin care regimen for men

[ 0 ] August 1, 2012 |

There comes a time in a man’s life when he looks at his face in the mirror and thinks ‘maybe i should take better care of you’. Then, looking at the cracked bar of soap in the shower tray, he thinks, ‘nah, if it was good enough for Dad, it’s good enough for me’. But the fact is that when it comes to skin care, you need to do better than your old man.

The good news is that taking care of your skin is easy. Today, with the help of ZIRH, we present our Simple Skin Care Regimen for Men. So if you’re a single-bar-of-soap-all-over kind of guy, read on to see how easy it is to treat your face the right way, with just a couple of extra minutes at the mirror.

We chose to focus on ZIRH products here because their no-nonsense lineup of skin care products for men make it easy to make the jump into proper face-maintenance…plus, we have a coupon for 10% off all ZIRH products. Use the coupon code FABU10 to save.

Step 1: CLEANSE

The world is a filthy, dirty place. Filthy! And there you are, touching it all with your hands, then touching your face. You’re probably touching your face with your left hand right now, aren’t you? This is why it’s absolutely essential that you wash your face properly, daily.

ZIRH CLEAN
With alpha-hydroxy acid, CLEAN removes dirt, oil, dead skin, makeup (you never know!) and the grime of everyday life. It leaves behind nothing but a pleasing lemon scent.

What to Do:
a) Wet face
b) Massage gel into a lather all over said face
c) Rinse off with lukewarm water, pat dry with a clean towel

Your face is now clean. This is the absolute minimum daily requirement. If you take away only one step from this post, make it this one. No more bars of soap in the shower!

Step 2: TONE

Once the face is clean, those pores will be wide open, so you’ll need to tighten them up, lest they collect more of the filthy, dirty grime you just washed away. A toner is just the ticket, leaving the skin smooth, replenished and ready for the next steps.

ZIRH CORRECT

Vitamin-rich serum conditions skin and restores nutrients to the skin surface. Featuring a blend of emollients plus vitamins A, C and E, CORRECT will also help reduce skin flaking.

What to Do:
a) Gently massage a pea sized dollop into dry skin, immediately after washing

Step 3: EYES

Since we’re working on making your face look and feel younger, we’re going to have to deal with the puffy black bags under your eyes. Whether they be from long hours at the office, long hours at the gaming console or long hours at the club, dark circles don’t look good on anyone.

ZIRH RESTORE

Sleep is your first defense against bags, but RESTORE is a powerful tool in the toolbelt. Aloe Vera gently works to enhance the delicate skin under the eye.

What to Do:
a) Apply a small amount in a circular motion under and around eyes, once or twice a day, always avoiding the eye itself!

Step 4: MOISTURIZE

Moisturizer is the key to keeping your skin healthy and looking good. In addition to drinking plenty of water and using a good sunscreen, moisturizing your face is the best thing you can do to fight the appearance of aging.

ZIRH PROTECT

Allantoin is the key here. Put simply, it helps your cells retain more water, which in turn decreases the appearance of wrinkles.

What to Do:
a) Apply lightly to face and neck. Once or twice a day as applicable, although we suggest taking it on the end of this regimen as the cherry on top.

…and that’s it! Four simple steps that will help you take care of that old mug you call a face. Drop the ‘soap in the shower’ routine and get with our easy men’s skin care program.

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