5 Ways To Upgrade Your Skin Care Routine

Lets face it (no pun intended), everyone wants to have good skin not only do look better with a clear, healthy complexion, but you also feel more confident and better about yourself. Naturally, the key component to having healthy skin is a good foundation of quality skin care products for daily use. Then there are other products that you only use once or a few times a week, but can have a big impact on the health of your skin. Here are 5 products from both categories that will help you to have better, clearer healthier skin.

Use a mask 

A facial mask is a great product to give your skin a revitalizing boost once or twice a week. Some masks are clay based and draw out excess oil and impurities from your pores, helping to minimize blackhead and pore size. Other masks are be gel based and provide hydration and anti-aging benefits for tired, dry or aging skin. Masks are a fun product to use too because you can really feel them working. Shop for masks here

Use a serum 

Using a serum daily will target a specific skin concern like wrinkles and fine lines, skin tone and texture, and even help to minimize pore size and control oily skin. Serums should be used after washing your face and before applying a moisturizer. They are typically quite light and fluid-like in their consistency so that they absorb instantly into the skin and don't feel heavy or greasy. Shop for serums here

Use a scrub 

Scrubs should be used 3-4 times a week, ideally right before you. Scrubs have several benefits - they remove dead skin cells, which makes your skin look fresher and smoother. They also prepare the skin for shaving so that you get a closer, better shave with less irritation afterwards. Every guy should be using a scrub regardless of age because it is a quick and easy way to instantly revitalize your skin and improve your complexion. Shop for scrubs here

Use an undereye cream or gel 

The under eye area is one of the first parts of your face that will show signs of aging. The skin under your eye is much thinner and more delicate than the skin on your rest of your face, so using a gentle product specifically for that area of the face that targets under eye concerns like dark circles, under eye bags, puffiness and fine lines and crows feet is a good investment. You will reap the benefits not only now but in the long run. A little goes a long way too most eye creams or gels may look like a small tube with not very much in them, but can last 4-6 months even with daily use. Shop for undereye products here

Use a toner 

A face toner is intended to be used after washing your face to complete the cleansing process. They can act as an astringent, remove excess oil and grime and combat blackhead and pimples. Depending on the ingredients can also have exfoliating and soothing or hydrating properties ( a toner with any kind of AHA or BHA (alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acid) will remove dead skin cells and brighten and renew your complexion. Shop for toners here