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5 Step Skincare For Men

5 Step Skincare For Men

June is Men’s Health Month, and Father’s day is right around the corner. We’re helping you celebrate dad (and all men) with the best gift possible: the gift of healthy glowing skin.

Women are often targeted and bombarded with tips and tricks to up their skincare regimen, but having a nuanced and effective skincare routine is important for both women and men. We’re breaking down exactly what this looks like for men, and dropping some hints on excellent Father’s Day gifts along the way.

Guys, we’re keeping it short and sweet: This one’s for you. 

Why Exfoliate? 

Dead skin cells and dirt can cause build-up on the skin’s surface. This can lead to breakouts, cystic acne, redness, and other unwanted skin conditions. A good exfoliator will fight against that by not only scrubbing away surface dirt and removing dead skin cells, but by going deep into the pore to stop the blockage that leads to acne at the root. 

Our recommendation: ZO Exfoliating Polish 2-3x per week

Why Cleanse?

Cleansing the skin with a daily wash is a guaranteed way to have healthier skin. As we go through our everyday lives, the skin builds up dirt and is exposed to environmental impurities. Washing consistently and daily can prevent breakouts and keep pores unclogged.

Our recommendation: ZO Gentle Cleanser used daily AM & PM

Why Tone?

A cleanser is good… followed by a toner? It’s even better. Facial toner helps to remove excess dirt that cleanser might have missed, balance the pH, and ensure smooth, even-feeling skin. It’s a simple step that is particularly useful for men with oily or acne-prone skin.

Our recommendation: ZO Calming Toner used daily AM & PM

Why Apply Serum?

A high-quality serum has the ability to penetrate the skin deeply with very little product. While serums vary in recommended use, consistently applying one with Vitamin C or peptides can provide serious anti-aging benefits such as firming and tightening the skin — thereby reducing visible wrinkles.

Our recommendation: Jan Marini C-Esta Face Serum used daily in the PM

Why Moisturize?

Finally, it’s time to moisturize. A proper moisturizer hydrates and firms the skin. It also works as a barrier to environmental stressors and dirt. It should go without saying, but a moisturizer with SPF is necessary during the daytime to prevent sun damage.

Our recommendation: 

ZO Daily Sheer Broad spectrum Daily SPF 50 used daily in the AM

ZO Hydrating Creme used daily in the PM

Don’t want to choose just one for dad? We’re offering $30 off ZO’s 3 Daily Skincare Essentials For Men for Father’s Day. Hook him up this month, and become his favorite child (even if you’re the favorite by default). 

If you’re interested in something a bit more personal, give us a call: (650) 433-8621 or schedule an online consultation today!

At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.

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