Father's Day beauty gifts that will show much you care: Ole Henrikson, Tata Harper, Fresh, and more
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Men were taught since birth to project a strong and masculine persona that would be deemed toxic in this day and age. Due to these stereotypes, guys tend to avoid doing things that involve vanity (even though they should). Remember the episodes of Friends where Joey Tribianni was shamed for having his eyebrows waxed or the Japanese blue lipstick commercial? Okay, the eyebrows were whack but still. With our father's growing older year after year, there is no doubt that wrinkles, dark spots, dullness, and sagging skin would be knocking on their doors. Some dads may choose to just let ageing take over but as their kids, let's pamper them with a full beauty routine that will revitalise their skin and have them looking youthful again.
Step one: Cleansers
Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser
Men's skin tends to become dryer with age, which leads to flaky, peeling skin. Also, the skin cell turnover rate slows down once men reach their mid–thirties, thus resulting in a build–up of dead skin cells on their faces. This dual–action cleanser will exfoliate all of that away with lactic acid while cleansing the skin thoroughly for the next few steps.
Step two: Toner
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence
Toners might seem like a frivolous step to some, but it actually helps prep the skin for maximum absorption of the other products. This essence is formulated with soothing botanicals such as lavender, and hyaluronic acid that leaves the skin feeling plump and smooth.
Step three: Serums
Ole Henrikson Truth Serum
We all know and love vitamin C. It makes our skin brighter and healthier. This serum is a cult–favourite that even contains collagen in it to help restore complexions to its smooth, bouncy self. What's not to love?
Dr. Dennis Gross Stress Rescue Super Serum
Failing that, this serum should do the trick. Stress is a skin killer and one of the major contributors to ageing skin. This non–comedogenic serum is packed with niacinamide that helps to repair fine lines and deliver hydration. The addition of goji berries in the formulation also allows for antioxidant properties to improve skin immunity and reduce redness as well.
Biossance Squalane + Phyto–Retinol Serum
Retinol is probably the best anti–ageing ingredient in the skincare sphere. However, it can be too potent for more sensitised complexions. Luckily enough, Biossance's phyto–retinol is derived from a plant–based source that delivers the same effects without the irritation. Squalane oil, on the other hand, provides hydration without leaving behind a sticky, oily sensation. In short: a versatile pick to add to daddy dearest's regime.
Step four: Masks
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
An instant facelift is impossible, but this bad boy comes pretty close. Fresh's black tea complex is a wonder at tightening up the skin while providing a lot of nourishment. Along with a good night's sleep, users will wake up feeling fresh (pun intended) and radiant.
Step five: Moisturiser
Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50
Protection is the true first step for prevention, which is why SPF is so important because UV rays will literally suck the life out of your cells (jk). This lotion is lightweight and hydrating enough for dudes who aim to gracefully age, à la George Clooney.
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
The cream is formulated with a special cell renewal technology that helps to stimulate skin to repair itself. The heavy texture of this cream is perfect as a night moisturiser and it will help protect the skin from the frigid breeze of the air-conditioner so many of us are dependent upon in Singapore.
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