Destigmatize Skincare for Men
We have a problem when it comes to skincare..
When it comes to skincare, there is a common misconception that it is something only women should worry about. The vast majority of products are marketed with women as the target audience. But whether you’re a man or a woman, don’t we all have skin that should be taken care of? Due to the stigma around skincare for men, many men are missing out on the benefits of a good skincare routine.
One of the main reasons men may avoid using skincare products is the fear of being seen as “Girly” or not masculine. This is largely in part due to the way these products are often marketed to women, or the fact that skincare is not a topic that is discussed very often among men. Very often when our Stoic team is selling in markets, men will sheepishly confess that they only use soap on their skin, and have no idea where to start with a routine. Don’t worry - we got you. Let’s talk men and skincare.
In this blog, we’ll discuss why skincare is essential for men, get the bottom of how we can break the stigma surrounding the topic, and offer a few products that would be great to start with if you are a man who is new to skincare products.
Why Skincare is Essential for Men
Men’s skin is just as susceptible to sun damage, pollution, and aging as women’s, and neglecting it can lead to a host of issues such as dryness, wrinkles and acne.
Taking care of your skin has nothing to do with gender or sexuality, and we should all want to maintain the healthiest skin possible. Skin health should be a top priority for all, and men who neglect their skin may face a slew of preventable issues. Taking care of your skin not only helps prevent problems such as acne, dryness, and irritation, but it can also help improve overall health. A good skincare routine can help to increase collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.
Good skin can also help boost confidence, both personally and professionally. When you feel good about your skin, you’re more likely to feel confident in your appearance and radiate that confidence to those around you.
Another benefit of having a solid skincare routine is that shaving can be less painful and irritating on the skin. If you are someone who is shaving their face daily, it is not uncommon to experience dry and irritated skin. A good skincare routine will keep your face hydrated and moisturized, causing it to be less likely to become irritated or inflamed during shaving.
Breaking the Stigma
It’s time to break the stigma surrounding men’s skincare. We need to recognize that we all have skin that needs to be taken care of, no matter what you look like.
The first step in order to break the stigma is to educate yourself. Ensure that you are informed on the benefits of skincare and how it can positively impact your skin and overall well-being. Research different skincare products and routines to find out what works best for you.
The next step is to normalize skincare for men in the media. As important as it is for men to realize that skincare products are not exclusive to women, skincare companies should not just be focusing on pushing their products to women and women only. Everyone has skin, and nobody’s skin should be neglected.
Lastly, talk to others about their skincare routine, and share your experience! Whether you are sharing your experience with friends, or online to your followers, other men will feel more comfortable getting into their own skincare routines knowing they are not alone in doing so.
Where to begin..
Here are a few products from Stoic that are perfect for Men who want to start their own Skincare routines:
Gemini Beta: A light-weight hydrating cleanse ideal for all skin types, but especially those with oily or acne prone skin types.
Skincare is essential for everyone, regardless of gender. It’s time to break the stigma surrounding men’s skincare and encourage men to take care of their skin. With a simple skincare routine and a willingness to try new products, men can achieve healthy, youthful-looking skin that they can be proud of.
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