Fellas, gather around and let us let you in on a little something...skincare is not just for the ladies, because as men, we have to take care of our skin too! You don’t want any premature acne, shaving scars, dry skin, or UV rays damaging all that melanin – so we have to nourish and protect our skin with the right products!
We’ve tapped the SOSS® skincare experts to provide a little insight into the world of men’s skincare:
What is Natural Skincare?
Natural Skincare is the act of cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, protecting, and nourishing the skin on your face, neck, hands, and other parts of the body. Skincare isn’t a one size fits all approach. We have to understand what type of skin we have, and what type of products work best for our melanin-rich skin!
What is a Skincare Routine?
Your skincare routine is your daily use of different products that leave your skin looking smooth and fresh. This can be done in the morning when you wake up and at night before you go to sleep.
Step 1: Cleanse
Start your routine by getting rid of all the dirt, sweat, and build-up that sits atop your skin. Oil and other bacteria left on your skin can lead to breakouts and aging. Prevent that, by washing with a natural cleanser like the SOSS® Bar. We love this product because it can be used on your face and body, as well as your beard and hair too!
Step 2: Exfoliate
Sometimes the soap alone is not enough to get rid of the dirt and buildup in your pores. Exfoliating the skin can reach the places that soap couldn’t get. We like the CALI HNDSME Skin Toner to exfoliate after you cleanse. If you’re opposed to a chemical exfoliant, we recommend subbing in a face scrub or a pair of exfoliating gloves.
Step 3: Hydrate
Cleansing and stripping away the dirt also takes away some of those oils that our skin needs to keep that melanin shining! To restore the moisture balance on your face, hydrate and moisturize your skin with an all-natural, non-comedogenic face moisturizer like the Blessed Hydrating Face Salve. A dime-sized amount will restore moisture, soothe, and heal your skin.
Step 4: Protect
Before you step out of the house, take 20 seconds to protect your face and skin from sun damage. Too much sun damage will have your skin looking worn and can lead to serious issues like skin cancer. Even the most melanated of us all, need to protect our skin from the damaging power of UV rays. We highly advocate for the Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 for appropriate UV-protection for melanated skin. It moisturizes lightly, while using an appropriate SPF to protect from the sun’s UV rays.
Step 5: Nourish
The final step is making sure all your skin is smooth. Please don’t walk out of the house with ashy hands, elbows, knees, or ankles. Grab some of our organic Blessed Body Butter to nourish and moisturize your skin below the neck. It will give your skin a nice smooth finish without leaving any oil or grease behind. Please note, this body butter is not designed for your face because it is comedogenic – reference the Blessed Hydrating Face Salve from Step 3 for your ideal, non-comedogenic face moisturizer!
Trust us when we say, this essential skincare routine is going to upgrade your life. Leave the itchy beards, dry skin, and ashy knees in the past.
Try out SOSS® skincare products, and when your skin is feeling good and protected, double-back for a monthly subscription to save on each purchase!
Skincare is not monolithic, so we recommend consulting your dermatologist to find the perfect products for you.
For more information or questions about SOSS® brand products, contact us.