Skin care for a man who does not really like lotiony things
June 17, 2014 7:29 AM Subscribe
I am nearing 40, but my skin is in pretty good condition. My regimen to date: wash face in shower daily, and also wash with bar soap as needed. I'd like to make sure I take good care of my face in my coming fifth decade and beyond, perhaps with unguents, emollients, and tinctures! Do you have recommendations? Need not be overly manly, but preferably not particularly greasy.
posted by Admiral Haddock to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I guess I'd say my skin is normal to oily. I have a beard, for what it's worth--I don't know whether my skin care regimen would encompass the skin under the beard or would just concentrate on my cheeks and forehead.
I have not been using any products to date, other than whatever soap was at hand. I don't wear sunscreen, generally, because I don't like the feel of lotions, etc. All the same, I don't tend to burn, or, to be honest, spend a lot of time in the sun if I can help it (though that may change, as I will have a back yard soon).
What do you recommend? Should I be looking for a cleanser and a moisturizer (presumably with some sun protection built in)? Or is the soap good enough for cleansing, since I don't commonly get pimples/blackheads, and I need only a moisturizer?
I don't care about using manly man products, though I'm happy to (I'm equally happy to use "girly" things); I just don't want anything that feels sticky (or really, noticeable at all after it's been applied). I'm ambivalent about price; I'm not shopping either for luxury or economy. I just want something that works and doesn't feel gross.