Is your man stealing your skincare? Editor Trudi Brewer shares the steps he needs to nail when it comes to having a simple grooming routine of his own - the ideal gift for Father’s Day we thought?
If you are tired of you guy sticking his fingers in your face cream - read why he needs a dedicated routine with his own tools. First up, men's skin is different; it's thicker than women's skin and it’s not subject to the same hormonal changes - therefore he needs male-specific skincare. However, above all the key to a good grooming routine is keeping it simple. And what better time to gift him good grooming habits than with Father’s Day next month.
Fast foaming cleansers
One of the most popular textures when it comes to men’s skincare is a foaming formula. It’s fast and easy to use, gets rid of dirt and oil swiftly, and won’t dry out the skin - ideal for use both morning and night.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser, $65 - this facial cleanser keeps excess oil production under control, and can double as a shave foam.
Pure Fiji Coconut Milk Shower Gel Coconut Infusion, $31 - this natural cleanser is a blend of coconut, pineapple, and sugar cane extracts to deep cleanse and reduce body breakouts, it also doubles as a shower gel, face wash and shampoo - genius.
Go for a gel
The key to a smooth shave is well-moisturised skin, and nothing hydrates as fast as a gel-based product. To help fight the signs of fatigue, soothe irritation (post-shaving) and hydrate the face. These lightweight skin heroes absorb quickly and won't leave a greasy film in their wake.
Pure Fiji Dilo Rescue Body Gel, $40 - ideal post-shave, and post-workout. This skin-soothing treatment will take the sting out of razor burn and prevent any superficial spots or ingrown hairs taking hold.
Environ Environ Focus Care Comfort+ Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel , $68 - protects the skin from those external stressors, due to the plant-derived vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E formulation.
Most males are happy to wear a sunscreen as long as it's not greasy or leaves a white film on the skin. During winter an SPF laden moisturiser can help extend the time you spends outdoors. Also, these travel-friendly tubes are made for that guy on-the-go.
Coola Classic Face Sunscreen, $55 - from farm to face, this organic, antioxidant-infused, fragrance-free, broad-spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen, doubles as a daytime moisturiser.
Triumph and Disaster No Dice sunscreen, $55 - almost, (87 per cent) natural, free from alcohol and a mineral zinc and titanium base, this sunscreen will save your skin from damage after a day out in the elements.
Treat skin in the shower
Dry skin and breakouts are hard to correct but the benefits of body scrub and face mask will see him hooked on exfoliation. Keep in mind if the products he uses can live in the shower they will be gratefully received.
Pure Fiji Coconut Crush Scrub, $30 - the combination of pineapple enzymes and crushed coconut shells buffs skin clean, while the base of vitamin-rich coconut crème and nut oils deeply moisturises at the same time.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Purifying Mask, $74 - clarifying and decongesting, this mask will help manage breakouts and control shine. Apply to dry skin before you jump into the shower, and then rinse with warm water after 10 minutes, use twice a week.
Downsize his grooming bag with travel-friendly, skin essentials that even if he’s jetting off overseas he can take his routine with him on the road.
Pure Fiji Limited Edition Mana’ia Gift Set - $69 - natural skin care essentials, also the ideal Father’s Day gift. This pack contains Pure Fiji Mana’Ia Body Lotion and travel sizes of Shower Gel and Body Butter. Limited and available only while stocks last from selected spas and salons and About Face Auckland wide.
Braun Beard Trimmer kit, $170 - another great gift idea, this is the tool kit for precise facial styling, and a close shave.