Skincare: 3 men’s products to prep skin for summer

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With April here and the lighter nights upon us, summer is well on its way. While we might not be heading out anytime soon, come the warmer months life will be heading back to normal – and now’s the perfect time to get yourself prepped to step out in style.

Winter is notoriously harsh on our skin, so adapting your routine to include key ingredients, products and formulas will help restore its natural glow, clear pores and bring you back to life. Here are three great men’s skincare products to help kickstart the change and inject some life back into your visage.

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Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser

Cleansing is the most important part of any skincare routine and key to remove dirt from the environment around you that clogs pores and dulls your appearance. Generally speaking, it’s cheaper the better when it comes to cleansers, and this great buy from Cetaphil is one of my favourites.

However, if you’re looking for something that goes a little bit further – especially if you’ve been neglecting your skin, the Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser* is a great option. Containing Kaolin Clay and Volcanic Ash, this skincare great is both a daily cleanser and a mask, that also comes with AHA (chemical exfoliant) properties.

As a daily cleanser, apply a small amount to wet hands, work into a creamy lather, and apply to slightly damp face using a circular motion. Immediately rinse using a muslin cloth to reveal a fresh face. For a deep cleansing and exfoliating mask, spread a small amount onto dry face and evenly apply using a circular motion, avoiding eye area and lips. Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.

Super Facialist For Men Vitamin B3 Deep Cleanse Face Mask

Drugstore brand Super Facialist is a longtime favourite of mine, and I’m an avid user of their brilliant Salicylic Acid Pore Purifying Clay Mask. However, a new discovery and one I’m really loving at the minute is the Vitamin B3 Deep Cleanse Face Mask* from the brand’s For Men range.

Available alongside Energising Face Wash and Invigorating Face Scrub, this mask combines the detoxifying properties of mineral-rich Dead Sea Mud with skin-improving Niacinamide – which helps to unclog pores and remove dirt, pollution and excess oil effectively. It also contains Cactus Water, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil to help comfort and revitalise skin

Use this mask once or twice weekly, applying a generous and even layer of to a cleansed face and neck. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat skin dry. Note: You can use this alongside the Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser mask, rotating every other day, for example.

Magnitone London Clean Sweep Resilience Moisturiser

London-based skincare brand Magnitone is all about “bringing reviving energy… and supporting the confidence of living in your own skin,” which is the perfect mantra for anyone looking to get ready for summer. And the Clean Sweep Resilience Moisturiser encapsulates that ethos perfectly, injecting a new lease of life into tired, dry skin.

The no-fuss daily moisturiser is designed specifically for men’s skin, helping to calm and soothe with proven 24-hour hydration. The formula contains Ginseng, helping boost skin’s energy, and Vitamin B5 – a powerful antioxidant. Overall, it’s deeply nourishing and perfect for most skin types (avoid if you’re notably oily).

Apply morning and evening to keep skin hydrated 24/7, as a final step in your skincare regime. And remember, a little goes a long way – moisturiser shouldn’t sit on the surface of the skin, so one pump should be enough to cater to your face and neck area.

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