Like a lot of things in life, a solid grooming routine won’t give good results unless you get the basics right. You may be sold by the branding, packaging or life-changing formula, but if the premise of the product isn’t designed to go along with your skin type, it simply won’t work. Having the correct foundations from the start can really help, that’s why today we are here to decipher what skin type you may have and how you can treat it right!
The Different Skin Types
There are three skin types when wondering which products to pick. Each has differing issues and can be treated differently. To tell which type of skin you have, look for the signs below:
- Oily – Your skin typically looks shiny, is prone to greasiness and breakouts.
- Normal – Generally speaking, there isn’t such a thing as ‘normal skin’, it’s more the moisture balance on your face is correctly between dry and oily. This can change during the different seasons of the year, which is why we recommend looking after your skin in different ways from Winter to Summer for example.
- Dry – Dry skin generally tends to feel tight and matte-like. You will also find that you are prone to rashes and skin irritation, especially when shaving.
Cleansing… exfoliating? You hear many phrases to do with skincare and some can seem rather overblown. However, such steps in your daily routine are crucially important for men as we have hair growing on our faces. Whether it’s a close clean-shave, a stubble or a beard, a solid skincare routine tailored to your skin type will have lasting positive effects. Our Pre-Shave Face Scrub is Blended with cedarwood and volcanic sand exfoliating grains to help release ingrown hairs, reduce shaving spots, unblock pores and lift dead skin cells for smoother, clearer skin. We’d recommend using this product around 2-3 times a week.
Your face is exposed to all the different elements in your daily life, so (we probably don’t need to say it) making sure to wash your face every day is vital to keeping it free from risk. Giving our new oil-free, sensitive daily face wash a go could be right for you! It’s blended with mint and cucumber extracts to deliver a gentle yet invigorating clean. It helps to remove excess dirt and impurities from your skin, making your skin feel energised and refreshed every morning.
Sometimes, moisturisers can be an afterthought to men (or potentially a little feminine). But for everybody, moisturising is essential in your daily skincare routine. A good moisturiser can help to keep you looking fresh and young! Cornerstone’s Daily Moisturiser is formulated to lock in hydration for the day ahead. It has been blended with mint and aloe vera to refresh and hydrate and can be used after shaving to condition and restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. It’s best applied to clean, dry skin.