Battling the Men’s Skincare Myths

Looking and feeling your best doesn’t have to be hard, but developing a solid grooming routine can seem overwhelming with all the skin care, hair care, shaving, and other men’s grooming products on the market. While shaving and hair care are often pretty familiar to many men, other areas of grooming, like skin care, may be a bit of a mystery. Our team at The Gents Place is here to set the record straight on some common men’s skincare myths.

Myth #1: Skincare is For Women Only

Whether your style is rugged or refined, anyone can benefit from a good skincare routine. While many, many skincare products are marketed towards women, there is a growing corner of the skincare market that is focused on the unique needs of men—especially since men’s skin often has different needs than women’s skin. In fact, many The Gents Place locations carry our trusted favorites for skin care. Ask your Grooming Specialist to learn more.

Myth #2: Body Soap is Fine for My Face

If you’re a one-product kind of guy, you may not see any problems with using plain old bar soap on everything from your toes to your face. What you may not know, however, is that your facial skin is much more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body. Using harsh soaps can dry your skin out and leave you facing irritation, redness, and breakouts— not to mention it can dry out your beard if you sport one! A gentle face cleanser can preserve your skin and help you put your best face forward.

Myth #3: Shaving Creams with Lots of Foam Make for Better Shaves

This isn’t quite true, though a big foamy lather can be fun to work with. What makes a difference in the quality of your shave is actually the moisturizing ingredients in your shave cream or gel. Look for naturally moisturizing ingredients like glycerin and aloe vera to enjoy a smoother finish and a closer shave.

Myth #4: It’s Complicated to Get a Good Skincare Routine

When you look at shelves upon shelves of skincare products, each promising to be exactly what you need, it’s no wonder many men don’t know where to start. To begin, you really only need two products: a gentle face cleanser and a moisturizer that fits your skin type. If you have oily skin, look for an oil-free moisturizer, and when applying it to your face, use it sparingly on the T-zone of your face (forehead, nose, and chin). If you struggle with dry skin, look for a richer, creamier moisturizer. If you have a combination of skin types, find the balance that works best for you, whether it’s using separate products for different areas or relying on one type of moisturizer or the other. Regardless of your skin type, look for an option with some SPF.

Myth #5: I Don’t Need to Care for My Nails

Maybe you don’t need to pick out the right shade of crimson nail polish, but that doesn’t mean that gentlemen can overlook this important area of grooming. Your hands and feet work hard during your day, so caring for them is a must! Whether you take the time for regular Hand and Foot Repair services at your local The Gents Place location, or just take a few minutes after your shower to trim your nails and push back your cuticles, taking care of your nails will pay off when it comes to your confidence, comfort, and style.

Many men don’t take enough time to care for themselves, and with all you face in a day, you deserve it. Even a simple skincare, hand care, or hair care routine can let you take a few minutes for yourself, and leave you feeling refreshed all day long. Start by booking your Hand Repair or Foot Repair service today, or drop by your local The Gents Place location to peruse the products we offer. Let us help you discover your inner gentleman today.

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