Men, take a page from Frank Ocean and get serious about skincare

Beauty / January 23, 2019

In the past week, we received the best skincare truths from perhaps an unlikely source, R&B/rap singer-songwriter Frank Ocean.

In an interview, Ocean revealed his skincare routine: “I didn’t listen to my mom, but I really do believe in a night cream.” It sounds like a good rap lyric.

Men, this should be your wake-up call. Skincare is essential for you to as well. I mean, who doesn’t want to look good? Plus, it’s a new age.

The stigma should be over, and equality isn’t just about raising feminist ideals, but also about freeing men from the trappings of misogyny. Skincare is a necessity.

Listen to Ocean, at least: “I feel like men just go to sleep. They may wash their face or they don’t even bother—they go to sleep with the ‘day face’ on. You really need to do a gentle wash and put a night moisturizer on.”

With these words in mind, it’s but instinctive of me to create a list of items a man must remember when creating their skincare routine. Sometimes, you first have to try out various products to understand what your skin is like, and what is best for you. This is also why every routine is different from one another.

If you want to be committed, I would suggest visiting a dermatologist. Every clinic worth its salt offers consultations and treatments for men. This is a good start, as your dermatologist has the right answers to all your skincare queries, and I’m sure you’ve got a lot.

If you’re not yet up to seeing a derma, you can still keep it simple. The goal is to follow Ocean. Don’t sleep with your “day face on.”

It’s because dirt and pollution stick to your face as you go about your day. If you don’t wash it off, grime will settle on your skin. And that can lead to many problems.

The first step of any routine is facial wash. The Clinique for Men Face Wash is a smart first choice for any man. It’s good for normal to dry skin and can be used before a morning shave.

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