It began about two years ago when I watched Leif wash his face with soap in the shower (the soap he used on his body, naturally). As a skincare addict, there’s nothing I find more horrific than seeing that! Then it dawned on me –– why was it that while our bathroom countertops were covered with cleansers, moisturizers, and serums—all for me—he wasn't using any of it? It's not as if the guy had perfect skin, either: he had some discoloration, dark spots, and fine lines. (I mean the guy looks ah-ma-zing for 50 but a skincare routine for men can help him look even more handsome!!).
Fortunately for Leif, I had an arsenal of beauty products for him to try! We were shopping at Nordstrom one day and I tricked him into going to the Kiehl's counter. I love Kiehl's because they combine cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge with the finest ingredients!
First, I got him a gentle cleanser. Then I got him to use this Multi-Corrective Cream with SPF 30 –– products that multitaskers are great for men because they don't like a lot of steps!
Fast forward to today. Leif not only uses a moisturizing sunscreen every day, but he’s also incorporated a serum and an eye cream into his regimen.
And as someone who got her husband to apply three- to a five-step skin care regimen, some tips I’ve learned about sharing skincare with your man:
Ready to get your husband on a skincare routine? You can start with these unisex-friendly skincare products from Kiehl's at Nordstrom:
One thing dudes have gotten right is not washing their face every single morning. This is because washing too much can ruin your skin’s natural oils. But this only works if you wash every night. Don’t let dirt and pollution soak into your pores overnight. Leif uses this gentle cleanser that effectively removes dirt, oil, and impurities while soothing and refreshing.
There are a whole lot of serums out there, but if you had to choose one? Go with vitamin C serum. This is a great affordable version than the Skinceuticals one I use. This concentrate combines two skin-care powerhouses, L-ascorbic acid (proven in research to be the purest, best-for-skin form of the antioxidant vitamin C) and moisturizing hyaluronic acid (a hydrator that’s naturally present in the body). This is a must-have to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your man's face!
I found this while shopping at Nordstrom a couple of years ago! This is a multi-targeted anti-aging facial cream with SPF 30! The texture of this cream is luxurious and just a small amount works wonders. He only used for daytime wear and used another moisturizer for nighttime.