If you're heading back to uni after the summer time, your skincare routine may need a refresh. Men's skin needs TLC as much as women's and if you've thrown caution to the wind and let things slide, we've got some tips to help get back on track.
Time to Cleanse
Start by investing in a good face wash. Facial wash should be tailored to your skin type - oily, dry or combination - and any associated concerns. Don't know your skin type? Discover it now. A refreshing and hydrating cleanser like our Anytime Daily Cleansing Face Concentrate is perfect for all men's skin types, while those with more sensitive skin should opt for a gentler option like the Bulldog Sensitive Face Wash, made with soothing willow herb.
Once you've got your cleansing routine down, it's time to move onto moisturiser. You can choose a lightweight lotion or cream depending on your skin needs and the time of year. During the summer months, opt for something lighter that won't sit on top of your skin like a heavy layer, Such as a moisturiser with SPF.
For winter months, you may want to switch to something more nourishing as the cold weather can take a toll on your skin. We recommend looking at our Energising Moisturiser, which contains maize, to brighten and hydrate your skin no matter the weather - a touch of revitalisation every day!
Don't Forget SPF
Finally, don't forget about sunscreen. UV rays are damaging all year round and you should be wearing an SPF 30 or more every day to protect yourself from those harmful UVA/UVB rays. Look for something that's non-oily so it won't weigh down your skin and won't clog your pores. The Bulldog Anytime Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 is perfect for both sun protection and maximum moisture.
Step-By-Step Routines for Students
Tailoring your skincare routine to the season can be daunting, so here are some step-by-step routines for students in each season.
1. Cleanse twice daily.
2. Follow up with an SPF moisturiser and sunscreen before leaving the house.
3. Add a light serum to your routine during the day that will help keep oil levels in check and hydrate at night.
4. Use an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week to help remove dead skin cells and build up oils.
5. Finish off with a lightweight moisturiser if needed.
1. Cleanse with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and impurities.
2. Follow up with an SPF moisturiser and sunscreen before heading out in the cold weather.
3. Add a nourishing serum to your winter routine that will help keep skin hydrated during the day and night.
4. Exfoliate twice a week to help remove any dead skin cells and build up oils.
5. Finish off with a heavier, more nourishing moisturiser if needed.
Regardless of the season, your skincare routine should be tailored to your individual needs so you can look and feel your best! Don’t forget to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water as well - this will help keep your skin looking healthy.
When it comes to skincare, don't forget to take care of your eyes and lips too. Investing in a good eye cream will help reduce dark circles and puffiness, while a hydrating lip balm will keep chapped lips at bay.
More than just a routine, skincare should be about adding self-care into your life. Take the time to relax and enjoy the process of taking care of yourself. Treat it as a form of self-love and appreciation - you deserve to take the time to look after your skin!
With these simple tips and the right products, you can look after your skin this uni year and beyond. Make sure to take care of yourself every day by following a regular skincare routine - it's easy once you get into the habit! And don't forget to drink plenty of water too - that will keep skin healthy inside and out.
Get back into the swing of things with studying and skincare with a few simple steps towards better self-care this autumn season.