Men’s skin care and health 101

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More

Directory of Skin Therapy for Victorian Cosmetic Institute, Lisa Brown,  provides a few easy steps for men’s skin care.

MEN, do you want to have beautiful skin without sifting through your other half’s magazines, or even worse asking your mum? Every woman’s dream is to have flawless skin, but let’s be real — it’s a concern for men, too. While it’s not the most important thing in the world, healthy glowing skin helps your self-confidence and lets other people know that you can take care of yourself.

1. Use sun protection

You’ve probably heard it plenty of times before, but prevention is easier than the cure. Wearing a great sunscreen now, to avoid sun damaged, aging wrinkled skin when you’re older.

We recommend using something with a high protection of both UVA and UVB rays. Try using Synergie Uberzinc for daily coverage.

2. Wash your face every day

Wash your face once when you wake up and once at night before you go to bed. Use a cleanser that’s free from stripping sulphates to stop dehydration these are different from body soap you use in the shower (they’re too harsh for your face).

To provide a deeper clean of men’s skin we recommend a gel cleanser. Try using Aspect Dr Deep Clean or Synergie Ultracleanse for a non irritating and deep cleanse.

3. Exfoliate

At least once a week, slough off the dead skin cells to reveal smoother, softer skin, serums penetrate the skin easier when the dead layer is gently removed.

We advise avoiding and harsh scrubs that can easily irritate the skin. Try using Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask (This won’t work in areas with stubble) or mixing some Synergie Mediscrub into your cleanser once a week.

4.  Serums are quick and easy to use

Absorbs quickly into the skin leaving no residue. Excellent under the next step to treat specific concerns like oiliness or enlarged pores. Vitamin B is amazing for redness.

We recommend using a starter kit to trial the various serums. Try starting with an essential kit containing a vitamin A, B and C such as Aspect Dr Essential ABC kit or Synergie A-Zinc Kit.

5. Moisturise

When looking for a face moisturiser, one with sun protection already built in is great.

Make it easy for yourself and use a moisturiser with your sunscreen in it, Synergie Uberzinc provides the highest sun protection and hydration to the skin.


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