Like many, we tend to associate having a skincare routine with women more than with men. The word skincare is commonly associated with “beauty” and “vanity”, labels that men might not be quite comfortable with. Shocking statistics found in 2020 on men and skincare shows that 63% of men don’t use face wash regularly, while 11% say they’ve never even tried it. What’s worse is that 45% of men believe that regular soap is just as effective as men’s face wash (Big NONO, this is the quickest way to strip out all that lovely moisture from your face guys!). Men, it’s time to pay attention to your skin and start washing up.
Over here at Clinelle, we believe that men should be able to reap the benefits of better skin health as much as women do. That’s why we’ve curated a thoughtful skincare gift guide for Father’s Day this year so you can give your dad the gift of better skin.
Just as how “Men are from Mars and women are from Venus”, men produce 10 times more testosterone than women do. According to dermatologist Dr Dray, this makes their skin oiler and likelier to cling onto dead skin. Unfortunately, men also typically have larger pores and pump out more sebum, causing congestion on the skin. Skincare products with salicylic acid are recommended in this case as it effectively dissolves any unwanted substances deep within the skin.
Get your father a pair of Clinelle’s Purifying Clay Cleanser and Purifying Clay Mask, infused with activated charcoal powder, tea tree oil, and salicylic acid for anti-blemish actions. The powerful duo is guaranteed to wash away excess oil, impurities, and dead skin. It’s time to wash up and show off your good looks, dad!
The fact is that men generally have thicker skin than women do, which is why they would greatly benefit from routinely exfoliating their skin. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, grime and dirt, and reduces acne growth for clear skin. So if you’ve been cleansing your skin but still experience occasional breakouts, try introducing a face scrub into your skincare routine and experience the difference in skin texture. Still not convinced? How about the benefits of having a better shave? In-grown hair and razor burns are problems of the past with regular facial exfoliation as the lack of dead skin cells clogging up the razor naturally improves the razor’s glide.
The Skin Smoothing Scrub with Marine Beads from Clinelle’s Essential range is a popular option for men to include into their skincare routine. It contains exfoliating beads to assist in the micro-exfoliation process of removing dead skin cells for a more radiant complexion. The combination of organic ingredients like Squaline and Aloe Vera to improve oxygenation of skin cell with added soothing properties, and minerals like Vitamin B3 to promote softening of skin and minimize wrinkles, makes this product a staple bathroom essential for any dad out there.
If your dad’s job involves him being out in the sun for long hours, or if he’s a lover of the great outdoors, getting him quality sunscreen this father’s day might be the perfect gift. Practical and powerful, the benefits of using SPF could be life saving. Applying sunscreen not only protects your skin from developing skin cancer, it also prevents premature skin aging such as wrinkles and age spots.
Clinelle’s UV Defense SPF50 is a good choice as it checks all the boxes of what to look for in a sunscreen. It is recommended to use SPF30 or above for outdoor activities, especially during the afternoon when the sun is at its strongest. The UV Defense SPF50 not only contains powerful levels of protection with SPF50, it also is encapsulated with broad spectrum which prevents damage from both UVA and UVB rays. Your dad is going to feel the love this Father’s Day (and this summer!) from the life changing benefits of using sunscreen.