Friday 23 May 2014

The Boyfriend Post: Male Skin Care Routine

This post is for all of you gals with a boyfriend, husband, brother, Dad or a male friend... well that pretty much covers all of you right? As long as you have a man somewhere in your life then keep reading... 

If you're reading my blog I'm going to assume you've got a thing for beauty? Skincare comes with it so you'll probably have a little obsession, just like I do. I've got quite the collection and I think through my obsession it was only normal that my boyfriend Callum would become a little interested and of course, beauty crazy me was only happy to oblige... 

Callum's skincare routine used to only really consist of a face wash and moisturiser (by the way, he has quite problematic blemish prone skin that can get quite dry just for reference throughout the post) but when I got him started on a few more products that's where his collection and routine got a little larger. 

The first product that actually got him into using a few more products and actually products that were better for him, and that worked better with his skin is the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. A firm favourite in my routine and the one he actually started using himself, but he has now progressed on to using the one specifically targeted towards men. He has been using it for quite a while now, and he is loving it as much as I do. If you're just starting out with skincare or are looking for something to try, if you haven't already, you need to try the C&P, it's amazing! Now on to another product he is using to wash his face and it's The Body Shop Vitamin C Facial Cleansing Polish. I picked this up when I was buying my favourite scrub ever (post coming soon...) and their skincare was on 3 for 2 so picked this one up for him to try. It's an okay product, one that's alright to use, it cleans the face but doesn't have the effect of a daily scrub that he was hoping... The Cleanse and Polish is a winner but The Body Shop's Cleansing Polish will definitely get used up. 

Now on to toner, and again something that Callum has just started using. Another firm favourite in my own routine, it only made sense for him to give the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic a go and surely but not... he loved it, just like I do. A super refreshing toner that makes the skin feel amazing after cleansing. 

Now I'm talking moisturiser and Simple has always been a range that Callum has always used. He knows it, he likes it, why change that? He uses a few of the moisturizers in the range alternately with the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +, his current favourite moisturiser. I'm sure you've heard of this miracle worker before and to no surprise, Callum also likes it. It works well with blemish prone skin and it makes his skin feel lovely and soft. 

For a treatment, the beauty blogger in me couldn't resist adding a few face masks into his routine. I'm sure they'll hate me saying it but Callum and Matt (one of my house mates) are quite partial to a face mask - forever talking about the peel off ones... But these are the ones that he's currently using (when I remind him...!). The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask is a perfect one for those days when you're having a bit of a blemish flare up. The Tea Tree works well with calming that all down and combating the blemishes. It is a little drying though so make sure you use a good moisturiser afterwards. Another Simple product and we're talking the Simple Deep Cleansing Face Mask, not the most amazing face mask, but it makes sure your skin is feeling super clean. 

Last but not least, is The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, a product I have to steer clear from because I'm unfortunately allergic, but none the less a great product for blemishes. Apply direct to the blemish to help clear it up and Callum seems to be liking it. 

I'm not saying these products will work for all of the men out there, but this is what is (currently) working for Callum and are the products he's using. I hope you've liked this... a little bit of a different look into skin care for us beauty obsessives. Stay tuned for more posts like this! 

Have you got any of the men in your life into skincare? What products do they use? 

Lorna x


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