Discover the Ultimate Men’s Skincare Routine Every Man Will Love

Skincare isn’t just for women - your dad, brother, partner and/or other men in your life are likely to have their own concerns and issues when it comes to skin too. It’s important for men to know where they can turn when they have an issue with their skin - which is where we come in.

Men experience many of the same skin concerns that women do, so it’s only right that we start there. Let’s take a look at some of the most common concerns that men face when it comes to their skin.

#1 Acne

Yes, everyone gets acne; adults, teenagers, men and women. Many men experience acne on their face, back, chest, upper arms and shoulders. Body acne has a reputation for being harder to treat effectively than facial acne… and for good reason. First of all, it’s much harder to apply topical creams to your shoulder blades and your back unless you have someone to do it for you consistently. Secondly, the body is more prone to inflammatory acne, which is more challenging to tackle than non-inflammatory acne and may even require the services of a healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist.

Acne can be made worse with excessive sweating, which may come with working out and working outdoors. Nylon fabrics, which are a common material used in the manufacturing of activewear, can also contribute to excessive sweat as it is not a breathable material.

How You Can Tackle Acne with The Secret

Most people have had an acne breakout in their lifetime, which is why it’s important to know exactly how you can treat it if and/or when it happens to you. Through the use of prescription-strength formulas and ingredients, acne and breakout concerns are able to be tackled efficiently by resurfacing the skin, removing harmful bacteria that causes acne, and regulating oil production.

With a range of night creams, spot treatment creams, day brightening elixirs and stress repair creams, The Secret’s acne treatment range includes options that are all worthy additions to any men's skincare routine.

#2 Scarring

Facial scars can be the result of a variety of factors, whether it be injuries, acne, burns or even past surgeries. Scarring can happen as a result of the body’s response to a wound. The tissue that your body produces to fill in any gaps caused by this wound is made largely of collagen, which is a naturally occurring protein.

We know this is not just a male skin concern, but similarly to acne, scarring is something that can affect everyone in different ways.

How You Can Tackle Scarring with The Secret

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to tackling scarring; some instances require more attention from medical professionals than others. While skincare is not the be-all and end-all to treating scarring of any sort, it’s important to see skincare as a complementary approach. All we mean is that adding scarring treatment to any men’s skincare routine will complement medical treatment well, as it can help reduce the appearance.

The Secret’s range of skin scarring treatments, such as cellular repair creams, total reset creams, day brightening elixirs and post-treatment care creams are the perfect starting point or complement to any men’s skincare routine where scarring is an area of concern. Of course, it’s always paramount that you discuss with our doctors or your general practitioner for other treatments you can use alongside skincare to enhance your results.

#3 Oily Skin

Oily skin is a concern that many men will experience and that’s because they are reported to produce more sebum than women. Sebum is an oily and waxy substance that is produced by the sebaceous glands (which are found nearly all over the body), so it’s no surprise that oily skin is a concern that men may have.

There are a few ways you may be able to spot oily skin, including:

  • Shiny-looking skin.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Pimples.
  • Blackheads.

Oily skin can be made worse by certain soaps and moisturisers that may dry out the skin, which encourages additional production of sebum. Stress is another thing to look out for if oily skin is of concern, particularly as it increases cortisol levels, which again stimulates further oil production.

#4 Razor Burn, Bumps and Ingrown Hairs

These three can go hand-in-hand, which is why we’ve grouped them together. Razor burn, bumps and ingrown hairs are concerns that many men will face throughout the course of their lives, and that’s because it’s quite easy to cause. From dry shaving and shaving too fast, to being too aggressive with the razor or using dull blades, there are a few things men need to be mindful of when shaving around the face and neck in order to avoid or reduce the occurrence of these concerns.

The Secret to a Bespoke Men's Skincare Routine

We could talk to you all day about skincare, and we know it can get overwhelming to try and come up with a routine that works for you. It’s what keeps us going and that’s what informs our model, which is to treat specific concerns with medically-proven prescription ingredients that are going to work best for you and your skin.

While a cleanser and moisturiser are must-haves in any men’s skincare routine (because let’s be real… everyone needs a good cleanser and moisturiser to hydrate and soften the skin), it’s important to know what you can use alongside these to tackle specific concerns.

While we’ve touched on the secrets to treating acne and scarring with our range, oily skin, razor burn, bumps and ingrown hairs may be accompanied by other concerns. For this reason, we’d recommend that you take our free, quick and easy skin quiz to get a tailored doctor’s recommendation. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, contact us online today and start your skincare journey with The Secret.