While the market has always heavily favored skin care products for mostly women, the focus on men has dramatically increased over the past several years – and with good reason. More and more men are starting to work in a daily moisturizer or face cream into their skin care routine.
When it comes to selecting a face cream, there are a ton to choose from and can be incredible overwhelming.
To help guide you through this process, there a few key factors that you need to look out for before you press that ‘buy it now’ button.
What Is Your Skin Type?
By and large men fall into 4 primary buckets when it comes to their skin:
- Sensitive: Whether you are doing your daily shave routine with your favorite cartridge razor or double edge safety razor of choice, or simply are susceptible to irritation by simply applying just a little bit of aftershave, its critical that you get a face cream that doesn’t have ingredients that may cause prolonged irritation. Therefore in our chart below, we outline a few face creams geared towards men with sensitive skin that also are noticeably absent of harsh chemicals.
- Oily: Now if you have oily skin, its critical that you don’t purchase a face cream that is using natural oils as its base. Doing so will make your face look incredibly shiny which will likely not be the results you are going for. Instead what you want to select is a face cream that lends itself to being a bit more ‘dry’ and compliments your oily skin in order to give you a more even-toned look.
- Dry: Contrary to oily skin that requires more of a dryer cream, if you have dry and/or flaking skin then a face cream that is loaded with complimentary moisturizing agents should be on your list of consideration. The hydrating properties of a quality face cream will help to not only reduce flaking but to also fill in hairline wrinkles that may be starting to form.
- Normal: If your skin seems somewhere in the middle between dry and oily and isn’t too terribly sensitive to products, it will be best to use a face cream that is considered more moderate on both ends of the spectrum. Therefore you will want to consider the ones we listed below that strike this delicate balance.