The Grooming Manual
Date Night Skin Care Routine for Men
Whether getting ready to hit the town with a special someone or a first date, it’s important to look your best. Very often a guy will take the time to shave, but neglect taking care of his skin for when a close encounter happens. Use the following date night skin care routineto put your best foot forward.
When going on a date, having a bright, clear complexion is important. You want to look like you have a certain energy to you. Splash some warm water on your face (or in the shower) and gently rub in a men’s face wash. Take 30 seconds to let the face wash sit on the skin, dissolving any oil or impurities sitting in your pores, helping add a glow to your face. When finished, wash off with cool water.
If you’re a guy with oily skin or prone to acne/build up on your face, using a men’s face scrub is paramount to a better complexion. A scrub will remove the build up and oil on your face, letting a cleaner complexion show through.
After washing your face, with it still wet, gently rub a face scrub all over your face, especially targeting the areas where build up occurs the most – the forehead and nose. Don’t overwork the scrub in, as it will cause your face to look irritated and red. When finished, rinse the scrub off with cool water.
The final step of a date night skin care routine is hydrating the skin. A men’s face moisturizer will help the skin look firm and tight. After thoroughly drying your face, apply a face moisturizer for men all over the skin, especially around any areas that have excessive dryness. Even if you have oily skin, a thin layer of moisturizer will help the skin prevent excess oil (yes you read that right).
If you have bags or dark circles around your eyes, use a men’s eye cream to fight these off. Bags and dark circles are caused by fluid and blood building up around the eyes, and a men’s eye cream will help this fluid drain back into the body. You only need a dab of eye cream and make sure to work it in under the eye and around the eye socket.