The skin you’re in: Men’s skincare routine guide

Today, men around the globe are embracing the importance of a solid skincare routine. But where to start? Fear not, for we've curated a no-nonsense guide to help even the most skincare-shy gentleman embark on his journey to healthier, happier skin.

The skin you’re in: Men’s skincare routine guide - French Beauty Co.

The reality of skincare is that it is not rocket science to have a routine. It can be understandable that the idea seems overwhelming for men, thanks to the sheer volume of product options. However, there are good reasons why you should care about yours! 

Having a good skincare routine is a powerful tool. Think of it as a weapon against the common issues men face. Things like acne, wrinkles - and perhaps, even sun damage! In the long run, it can spell out a vast difference between looking great and feeling like you need enough sleep! 


Beginner Men’s Skincare Routine 


Facial cleanser

Clear skin shouldn't equate to dryness. If your skin feels overly cleansed, it's a sign of over-cleansing, which can compromise your skin barrier by stripping away essential moisturising oils. You can get a gentle cleanser from our Cleanser collection that compliments your skin type! Some examples we have are from Caudalie, SVR, and Thalgo


Eye cream

An underrated product is eye cream. It’s the Swiss army knife in a man’s skincare routine. Dark circles, puffy bags, wrinkles, and fine lines? The eye cream can take care of all that and keep you looking fresh. The skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face, so the ingredients must be concentrated. You can get your trusted eye cream brands from our Eye Care collection. 



Moisturiser is the second to last step. If you want great skin, l Some guys don’t like the feeling of moisturiser on their faces, but what you can do is find one that you can tolerate. It won’t be hard since more lightweight formulas are available. Moreover, it will keep your skin from feeling dry and help moisturise it.

Shop from our Moisturiser collection


Sun protection

Your non-negotiable should be sun protection. It can get pretty hot from December to January, but it is not the only time you need sun protection. Applying your SPF should be a habit no matter what occasion; it’s worth it because its benefits are immense. 

You will get to shield your skin from the sun, but you’ll also do your skin a favour by preventing signs of ageing that can stem from prolonged sun exposure. The recommended SPF in Australia is SPF 30, at least. 

You can get sun protection from our Sunscreen collection


Skincare Tips For Men

Now that we have the bare bones of the men’s skincare routine down, here are some tips!


Wash your face once or twice a day

Whether it’s the start or end of the day, you can clear your face with the help of your cleanser. In the evening, it’s also a way to flush out the impurities your skin has accumulated throughout the day. In its barest form, cleanser removes excess oils from your skin and washes dirt, grime, and previously applied products. 


Don’t forget to exfoliate

Exfoliating takes dead skin cells from the topmost layer of your skin. As a result, your shave can become more comfortable. With that in consideration, you do not have to shave daily. However, it does have its benefits. 


Prep with shaving cream

On those days that you need to shave, make sure to prep your skin. One of the most common shaving mistakes is that men shave on dry skin. Shaving cream can cushion your skin from sharp blades and minimise irritation. 



Lastly, remember to drink your water! Drinking water can set you up for success. Since your skin is the most significant part of your body, keeping it hydrated will keep you healthy and protect you from dehydration, which spells out irritation, inflammation, and uneven skin tone. 

Drinking water will not guarantee you’re 100% clear of acne, but will help you achieve clearer skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and keeping it hydrated will prevent dehydration, which can lead to irritation, inflammation, and uneven skin tone. No, thank you.


Skincare is not something that should be gendered. Everyone should enjoy it because it is for everyone! It will not only make you look good but also make you even feel better about yourself. Don’t be scared of wanting to have better skin! Thankfully, there are many avenues where you can now easily buy your skincare must-haves, among them French Beauty Co. 

French Beauty Co is your go-to for French skincare and beauty! French skincare uses natural ingredients and has tried-and-tested formulas. We also have a collection for Men, and collections for products used in every skincare step - ranging from Cleansers, Eye Care, Moisturisers, and Exfoliators


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