I’m ridiculously excited to announce my curated men’s section on Materiae!
I think of my Instagram channel, @ManCredibleBeauty as beauty, from a male point of view. I hope people view my posts as the same things that attract me to other feeds: honest, informational, inspiring with a little friendly spice and dorkiness added every now and then. My background in the beauty and wellness space spans 15 years, heading up business development at a beauty, health and wellness-focused creative & PR agency. Let’s just say I’ve tested hundreds of products over the years.
On a daily basis, I receive emails and DMs from men and women, gay and straight, high maintenance to bar-soap-on-face people, asking me what you would think would be easy questions, such as what’s the best way to get rid of my dark circles or what’s the proper way of applying moisturizer (yes – there is one!) There are so many options and brands to choose from and I hope I can help point my followers towards the right direction in creating a perfect beauty & grooming skin, hair and overall wellness routine that works for them.
Here’s an inside look into my personal routines and the products on Materiae I think you should add to your own.
My Skincare Routine
If you think your morning beauty routine should be the same as your evening routine...think again! While your AM routine should be straightforward and prep your skin to meet the challenges and variety of contaminants during the day, your PM routine should focus on deep cleansing and nourishment while you’re fast asleep.
1. Use a gentle cleanser (remember to use lukewarm water, anything too hot dries the skin out and too cold closes the pores)
2. Daytime lightweight serum
3. Apply an eye cream
4. Smooth on a lightweight moisturizer
5. Facial sunscreen (the most important part – like your attitude, don’t leave home without it!)
1. Cleanse with an effective cleanser – you can use your same AM cleanser but I prefer using one that is even gentler.
2. Apply a hydrating, age-corrective serum
3. Dab an eye repair serum around the eyes
4. Smooth on a deep-penetrating moisturizer
The hair care routine for men is the same as it is for women, with a few variations. With regular hair care, your hairstyle will last longer and look as good as it is meant to. I tend to have dry hair and a sensitive scalp, meaning I need a truly nourishing shampoo and conditioner.– It’s important not to over-wash your hair in order to keep your hair shiny, hydrated and healthy – I use the conditioner a lot more than the shampoo – but if you actually have a quality hydrating shampoo, you can worry a lot less about finding that delicate balance between over and under washing.
When it comes to styling, I need a product that I can use in my hair for a meeting in the office or in the evening having fun out on the town.
It has a strong and flexible hold but creates an even texture and shine without weighting my hair down.
So there it is! There’s a lot more where that came from. Check out ALL of my recommendations and make sure to visit my Instagram @ManCredible Beauty.