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4 Skin Care Hacks Every Man Should Try

March 06, 2017

When it comes to your skin, how much attention do you really give your daily routine? If you’re like most guys, the answer could very well be not much attention at all. In fact, you might be completely overwhelmed by just how many skin care products there are (what exactly are you supposed to do with all of them?!).

But just because you don’t understand the difference between a serum and a facial oil doesn’t mean you should let yourself off the hook from taking care of your complexion. Quite the opposite, really. The good news is that your skin care regimen doesn’t have to be so time-consuming. There are a few easy hacks—four, to be exact—you can try incorporating into your daily skin care routine to show your skin some much needed love. Let’s get right to it!

Skin Care Hack #1: Wash Your Face with a Charcoal-Infused Cleanser

ICYMI, cleansing your skin morning and night is one of the best things you can do in terms of taking care of your complexion. And the L’Oréal Paris Men™ Expert Hydra Energetic Extreme Cleanser Infused with Charcoal is pretty darn cool. It has a black texture that turns into a rich white foam when you use it. Here’s how it works: The formula acts as a magnet on skin to capture and get rid of all kinds of dirt (such as impurities and excess sebum) and fight five problems caused by daily city grime (oily skin, dirt, sticky touch, dullness, and clogged pores). Gently massage the cleanser onto wet skin twice a day, concentrating on your forehead, nose, and chin, then rinse thoroughly.

Skin Care Hack #2: Use a Multitasking Moisturizer

We get it: You’re a guy on the go—and that means you don’t have all that often to spend primping in the bathroom on your way out the door for the day. But one step you absolutely shouldn’t skip in the morning? Putting on a broad-spectrum SPF, silly! Sun exposure without protection can lead to damage, which can show up as visible signs of aging like dark spots and wrinkles down the road—yikes! That means wearing a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher every day is super-important. If you always find yourself pressed for time, reach for a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert™ Vita Lift SPF 15 Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer. Apply it 15 minutes before you go outside—and pack it with you so you can reapply every two hours. Don’t forget!

Skin Care Hack #3: Slather on a Shave Balm

Of course, shaving your facial hair is something you probably have to do just about every day (unless you’re trying to grow a beard, which is pretty trendy these days, FWIW). But everyday shaving can irritate your skin, causing razor burn, redness, and excessive dryness. That’s where a shave balm, like the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert™ Hydra Energetic After Shave Balm can come in handy. It helps to fight the signs of shaving discomfort and make skin feel softer. Just apply it all over your face and neck after you’re done shaving!

Skin Care Hack #4: Roll on a Cooling Eye Serum

Didn’t get enough sleep last night? We’ve all been there! If you’re eyes are looking tired, try applying a serum with a cooling applicator, like the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert™ Hydra-Energetic Ice Cold Eye Roller. The cooling massage effect provides de-puffing action to reduce the look of under-eye bags for a brighter appearance, day after day. Specifically, this serum fights the five signs of tired eyes: dark circles, eye bags, puffiness, tired appearance, and roughness. To use, gently roll the tip under your eye starting from the bridge of your nose and working your way outward toward your temple. Use twice daily. Another quick tip: You can also store an eye cream in your fridge for a similar cooling effect. You’re in for a refreshing treat!

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