Beyond the Beard: The Ultimate Skincare Guide for Men

In the past few years, skincare has become recognized as an important aspect of being well groomed. Often, it’s geared more towards women, rather than men. Skincare for men was often overlooked, but it's now more clear than ever that men's skin has unique needs. Let’s delve into  the importance of skincare for men, the differences between men's and women's skin, and how to build your perfect skincare routine. 

Man holding Sir Vital Cleanse bottle in hand


Why Do Men Need Skincare?

Developing a skincare routine tailored to your needs can offer multiple benefits. First, your skincare routine may help manage acne. Men are more prone to blemishes due to higher oil production. Impacted whiskers is also and issue for some men. Regular cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing can help keep breakouts manageable. Additionally, skincare is essential for its anti-aging benefits. Men will show signs of aging, but a  consistent skincare routine can slow the rapid progression of aging when it does begin. Regular application of skincare also improves overall skin health and its appearance by reducing irritation caused by shaving, dryness, and uneven skin tone. When our skin is healthy, it not only looks better, but also serves as a stronger barrier against the elements and stressors. 

How Does Men’s Skin Differ from Women’s?

Men’s skin is distinctly different from women’s in several key ways. 

Skin Thickness and Texture

Did you know that men's skin is about 25% thicker than women's? This is due to there being higher levels of testosterone in men’s skin. Testosterone not only makes the skin thicker but also makes the texture of it rougher. This thickness offers some protection from signs of aging, but it also means that men’s skin often needs more frequent exfoliation.

Oily-Prone Skin

Men’s skin typically has more active sebaceous glands, which leads to more oil production. Unfortunately, this can make men more prone to skin conditions such as acne and enlarged pores. On the other hand, this natural oiliness also provides protection to the skin, making it less prone to dryness compared to women’s skin.

Collagen Production

Men’s skin has higher collagen density, which impacts how firm and elastic the skin is. Because of this, men might show signs of aging later than women do. However, once the aging process starts, it may progress more rapidly.

Facial Hair

Regular shaving of facial hair can impact the skin significantly. Shaving frequently may cause skin irritation, razor burn, and ingrown hairs. It also provides a form of exfoliation, helping to remove dead skin cells, which can have a beneficial effect on the skin.

How Do I Build the Perfect Skincare Routine?

The good news is that taking care of your skin doesn't have to be complicated. Here's a guide to help you understand what products to use and when:


Start with a cleanser morning and night to remove dirt, oil, and impurities. Choose a gentle cleanser that matches your skin type, like our Sir Vital Cleanse. Apply a small amount to damp skin, massage gently, and rinse thoroughly.


After cleansing, use a toner or essence to balance your skin's pH levels and prep it for other products. Our Pure Toning Essence can help refresh and soothe your skin. Apply with a cotton pad or spritz directly onto your face.

Serums & Infusions

Serums deliver powerful ingredients deep into your skin to target specific concerns like fine lines or acne. Apply after toning to enhance absorption. Our Algae Serums or Custom Facial Cocktail offer hydration and nourishment.

Eye Cream

The delicate skin around your eyes needs special care. Use an eye cream like our Cucumber Rose Eye Cream to reduce puffiness and fine lines. Gently dab around the eye area using your ring finger.

Moisturizer & After Shave

Hydrate your skin with a suitable moisturizer based on your skin type. Massage into your face and neck in upward motions.Try our Sir Vital Soothe post-shave to calm irritated skin. 

Beard Oil

For beard maintenance, apply beard oil to keep facial hair soft, hydrated, and manageable. Choose an oil like our Custom Beard Oil by applying a few drops to your fingertips and massaging it into your beard and the skin beneath.


Protect your skin from UV rays by applying sunscreen every morning. Choose a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and apply generously to your face and exposed areas.

Extra Credit

Masks and exfoliators may be used weekly to deep-cleanse or exfoliate your skin. Try our Charcoal Clay Mask for oily skin or Chlorella Hydra Mask for hydration. Use exfoliators like Silt Scrub to reveal smoother skin.

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