The Velviere Skincare routine for Men


Here at Velviere, we are passionate believers that grooming is just as important as style, and this is why my duty free stop whenever I travel isn't limited exclusively to aftershave and alcohol. Most men don't have a skincare routine as they find the topic complicated, and as the simple creatures we are, we just don't care to figure it out! Well, worry not, leave the thinking to us, we've trawled the market and here is our recommended skincare guide. 

Before we start, it's important to know that right now, in the midst of Covid-19, it's imperative that before you touch your face you thoroughly wash your hands. As crazy as it sounds, we have to say it. 

 

 

Step 1 - Cleanse.

Sounds straight forward but this removes dirt and that greasy layer you sometimes see when you're face to face with your co-commuters in the morning rush hour. I personally do this every morning without fail, and usually every other night before bed. Use warm water to splash your face, and apply a drop of a good cleanser to your fingers and apply in a circular motion to your face. Our cleanser of choice? Clinique For Men Face Wash - £17.50

 

 

 

Step 2 - Exfoliate.

Typically I do this 2 times a week, usually after I've done my morning cleanse. This process is important for removing any dead skin cells, therefore allowing the pores to breathe and revealing a fresher and youthful under glow. To avoid too much abrasion, gently work a small amount into the wet skin with particular attention paid to the 'T' area of your face. After applying to face and neck, wash away with warm water. Our recommended products:  Sisley Gentle Facial Buffing Cream - £65.50 or Baxter Of California’s Facial Scrub £19

Step 3 - Moisturize.

The finishing touch, moisturising hydrates your skin and adds key nutrients to your new face whilst also adding a protective layer to your pores. Apply a small amount to the palm of your hand and again, in a circular motion apply to neck and face area. Apply just enough to cover the skin. The Velviere team highly recommends Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream - £16 or Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer £10, however, if you really want to treat yourself, look no further than the amazing Lisa Franklin Men's Defence Cream - £80

For those of you with facial hair, look no further than Luxemore London, if stubble is your look of choice go for the light citrus scented Kaolin Clay Shaving Bar and if you're maintaining a full thick beard the Luxe Grapeseed Beard Oil is great at sealing moisture and providing shine. 
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To make the very best of the above routine, there are a number of other things you can do. The Velviere team cannot stress the importance of drinking water on a daily basis to really help with flushing out the toxins or, the wonders a good night sleep can do to sustaining the glow and keeping the wrinkles away. (I personally have silk pillow cases!) In 2020, it's time for us men to step up our self care. Leave a comment with your tips and products. 

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