Gaining and maintaining healthy skin is no walk in the park. As you age, your skin gradually succumbs to the elements and wrinkles, spots, and skin deficiencies start to show up.
But must it be this way?
Well, to an extent, no. Most of the effects of ageing on the skin have been proved to be controllable through changes in lifestyle and skincare.
In fact, one study attributes nearly 90% of skin nuisances to variables we can control, such as exposure to the sun, and the use of creams, oils, and gels, to protect and repair the skin.
In this post, we’ll give you a roundup of the must use essential oils for men’s skin, as well as product recommendations for every budget.
Must Have Essential Oils in Male Skincare
Essential oils are oils that are distilled from the plants, peels, or other parts of a fruit or plant. In the skincare industry, they are used topically as part of a product formulation or a standalone product.
Below, we have listed the oils that, in our experience, derive the most benefit to the skin.
We consider this extract/essential to be the holy grail of skincare.
Its main feature is that it can naturally offer an SPF factor of over 20!
Yes, you read that correctly, this ingredient alone can do what some fancy chemical products offer for one-tenth of the price.
It also has some moisturising properties and loads of anti-oxidants, probably the most of any oil in this list.
If you add some other stronger moisturising ingredients, you’ve got yourself a nice all-around daily use cream.
That’s exactly what we did with our cedarwood facial moisturiser: Added Allantoin, a few other essential oils, and a nice woody scent with cedarwood essential oil.
It is suited for all kinds of skin, as its main feature is its protection against the sun, though if you have dry skin, you’ll probably feel the most impact due to the added moisturising benefits.
In case you weren’t aware, avocados can do more than be overpriced items at a hipster brunch place.
Avocado oil can actually do wonders for your skin, particularly in terms of moisture. It has a high concentration of oleic acid, which penetrates the skin and locks in the hydration.
For that reason, it’s a great oil to use as a moisturiser and works wonder in dry skin.
It also works great for sensitive skin as it has chlorophyll.
Our face wash with lime scent is a great example of a product that naturally combines this product’s ingredients with others to give you a natural wash and moisturising effect:
Lavender Essential Oil
This is a personal favourite as it combines an amazing scent with some great properties.
A lot of us grew up smelling this scent in our fathers/uncles/grandfather’s after-shave and there is a good reason for that: It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agent that heals the skin and provides instant relief.
We’ve combined this ingredient with Aloe Vera gel to produce one of the most powerful post-shave skin repair gels in the market (in our humble opinion):
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Sunflower Essential Oil Skin Benefits
Last, but not least, we’ve got Sunflower Oil
It’s rich in vitamins, such as Vitamin E, A, C and D, and has is a great all-in-one ingredient: It protects your skin against the sun, fights acne, and prevents ageing.
It’s a very common ingredient in products for children/babies due to the fact that it is very non-aggressive. As such, if you have sensitive skin, you can use this product with no fear.
Sunflower seeds also have some amazing dietary benefits that you should definitely look into.
For all these reasons, it makes a great base ingredient for face washes, moisturisers, and even shower gels.
In conclusion, we hope that this guide has given you a primer on essential oils for men’s skin. If any of our products interest you, feel free to use the discount code “val25” for 25% off all the products in our store.