Last but not least in your 3-step skincare program is moisturizing. A good moisturizer used every day (and not just after you shave) will help skin to maintain the natural balance of a trained tightrope walker, while keeping it feeling smooth and soft. It also helps to ensure your natural protective barrier is supported, a kind of safety net for the skin helping reduce dryness when faced with the elements and all that life stuff. Approaching male grooming with this mainstay in mind will stand you in good stead, helping your face to walk the line between well-groomed and happy.
What kind of guide would this be without some talk of skin type? Don’t go choosing a moisturizer without considering what your exact skin type needs. This science-based skincare system is seriously helpful even if you aren’t sure what your skin’s in need of, because it gives you clues to look for. If identifying your perfect moisturizing match leaves you feeling lost, check out our dedicated face moisturizer guide. Meanwhile, we’ve rounded up some of our must-know-about moisturizers here.