Women everywhere complain about how so many men have better skin than us, even though we have skincare drawers with products worth thousands of dollars. It’s sad, kind of funny, but mostly true. So what are we doing wrong? I’m not going to tell you to start skipping your skincare routine, no way. But if you’re curious to know if there’s some secret skin care routine for men that you haven’t heard about yet, you’re going to love today’s blog.
I’m going to share all of the simple, but overlooked, skincare routine hacks that men are doing all on their own, and women are completely overlooking. I’ll share some tips on how and when to use skin care products for clearer, glowing skin, and I’ll also break down the ways you may be doing too much to your skin. Here we go, we’ve got some skincare unlearning to do!
Mens Skincare Hacks
The funny thing is, the secret skin care routine for men is that they don’t have one. Very few do, I should say. I’ll take my boyfriend for example. He doesn’t have a skincare routine that he does every day. Yes, he washes his face, but he doesn’t have a particular process like I do. This is beneficial for a number of reasons, and it’s worth mentioning because us girls tend to be more rigid when it comes to sticking to a schedule. Men, on the other hand, go with the flow of their routine. The skin care products they use are dictated by one of three things–price, convenience, or just using what their girlfriend or wife buys them. Plus, they are more situational skincare-ers. What I mean by that is most men are not on many preventative products. If they have a pimple, they’ll address it when it happens. If they notice more wrinkles, they address it when they show up. Us women are so concerned about dictating our skin’s future, that we probably add unnecessary stress onto ourselves (which can lead to breakouts). 
To make it easy, I’ve compiled three main hacks that men are getting so right when it comes to their skincare routine, or lack of one.
- Yes, it’s important to wash your face, but in moderation. Many women tend to over-wash their skin, thinking it will help clear it up. In reality, over-washing can dry out your skin and even lead to more skin issues! Washing once a day is perfect, and should be reserved for after you sweat, or at the end of the day.
Using fewer products
- Men can probably hold all of their skincare products in one hand. While most women need one carry-on sized suitcase. Yes, skincare is fun and many products can be useful. However, using too many products, especially without giving your skin a break, can cause buildup and breakouts. Men often give their skin more breathing time. Meaning, they go long and consistent periods of having no product on their face. Us women rarely don’t have something on our face, even if it’s just an oil or moisturizer.
- Sunscreen is a part of us girls’ skincare routine. While men may ask for some once they’re actually at the beach and feeling a burn, they often won’t go out of their way to preventatively apply sunscreen. Most sunscreen products are full of toxic chemicals that aren’t good for your skin, or the environment. Studies also show that direct skin sun exposure improves Vitamin D levels.  Vitamin D directly affects skin health, mood, immunity, and more.
Can Women Use These Hacks?
Absolutely! Once I learned that over-washing your skin was a thing, I started cutting down to once a day, and only washing twice if necessary. Not only do taking on some of these men’s skincare tips save your skin, but also money! Buying less products less frequently? Yes, please!
How to Simplify Your Skincare Like A Man
Aside from the skincare hacks above, there are other ways to simplify your skincare routine. Eating a whole foods diet can help improve your skin from the inside out. Reducing sugar and processed foods helps your body’s natural detox pathways thrive. When we can properly and efficiently remove waste from the body, we’re less likely to break out. Which will help save you time spent and money on skincare! Another way to supplement your diet is with collagen-rich foods like bone broth and bone marrow. If that’s not your thing, you can always supplement with a high quality collagen powder like Super Youth. It’s hydrolyzed, which makes it easier to digest, and is packed with the amino acids our skin thrives on. All in all, a healthy skincare routine consists of nourishing your body, letting your skin breathe, and supporting it with good-for-you products like collagen!