The beauty and skincare industry is often dismissed as a predominantly female area of interest, with products marketed as mostly for women, and men being given limited choice on scents and formulas. However Harley Street plastic surgeon and founder of 111SKIN, Dr Yannis Alexandrides, knows that male skin has its own unique skincare needs. Curating an edit of products that work particularly well on male skin, Dr. Alexandrides talks us through his male skincare and his recommendations for perfectly groomed skin.
Dr. Alexandrides says, explaining the reason why male skincare needs to be tailored.
As opposed to women, men have facial hair which causes greater sebum secretions – they are known to have longer and more severe bouts of acne into their twenties and sometimes thirties. However, the moisturising step of skincare shouldn’t be over-looked. Dr. Alexandrides recommends a light and hydrating day cream for men who don’t want their skin to feel weighed down by heavy products. “The Space Anti Age Day Emulsion is ideal for men who want to hydrate their skin and perk up their complexion without a greasy or heavy feeling”; the Day Emulsion is a lightweight formula that penetrates quickly; ideal after shaving as it sooths and recovers dry and damaged skin.
With the work hard, play hard lives that many men lead nowadays, reparative formulas are also a vital component of the modern man’s skincare routine. The Y Theorem Repair Light Serum is another ideal lightweight product for male skin; “It increases the production of the body’s most important antioxidant, Glutathione, to provide skin with the optimum environment to heal itself.” Apply morning and night before moisturiser and the result is a healthier overall complexion.
Model and skincare advocate David Gandy swears by deeply nourishing products to keep his skin fresh and youthful. For a luxurious burst of moisture to the often dehydrated eye area, try the Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel. “The Eye Gel is an ideal product for men; often wrinkles and lines are seen here first and are one of the main skin concerns I see in my clinic. To plump and renew this delicate area, use the fast-working Eye Gel for a soothing and smoothing effect.”
“For an extra boost to the delicate skin of the eyes, the Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask is an ideal weekly 20 minute treatment to perk up the under-eye area.” The Bio Cellulose fabric of the mask adheres to the skin with ease; allowing for simple application and fuss-free skincare.
Buy anything from Dr Alexandrides’ edit and receive a free Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask. This mask is intensely cooling and hydrating; ideal after long days outside or travelling.