If the idea of picking out a skin care regime overwhelms you, I've picked out the basic items you need to get started. Once you're used to taking proper care of your skin, you can add more items if you'd like, but just by starting with the basics, you'll notice your skin feels and looks better.
I've chosen Zirh Skin Care for Men to focus on. Readily available, you'll find this line is effective, affordable and has a great scent. Zirh has a fantastic line of treatment products that you can explore as needed, as well a high-end Platinum line if cost is not your top concern.
1. Zirh: Clean
Before you purchase a cleanser, you'll have to decide which one of the two cleansers is right for your skin type. If your skin is oily, you deal with acne on a regular basis, or you have large pores, you'd want to stick with Zirh: Clean.
Clean is a thick gel cleanser, which contains ingredients that will zap your acne without leaving your skin extra-dry. But these ingredients can also be a bit harsh for those with sensitive skin, so if you have sensitive skin, you'll want to read on.
Simply apply to wet skin to create a lather. Use twice a day.
2. Zirh: Wash
Unlike Zirh: Wash, Zirh: Clean is meant for those with dry to normal skin, as well as those with sensitive skin. It's a gentle gel cleanser that you would use to clean your face twice a day.
Clean is also fragrance-free, which works well for those of you who prefer to have a your fragrance come from a favorite cologne or after-shave.
As directed above, apply to a wet face and work into a lather by rubbing in circular movements before rinsing well.
Zirh: Refresh is an option product meant specifically for those men who deal with oily skin. If you feel into the Zirh: Wash category, you'd probably like to consider using Refresh
Refresh is an astringent, and astringents help control oil, combat acne and temporarily reduce the appearance of your pores. It's easy to use, and will make a difference if you deal with early shine. Simply soak a cotton ball with Refresh and swipe over your entire face, paying particular attention to the areas you battle with most. This is often the t-zone, or your forehead, nose and chin.
You may feel a slight tingle, but you'll also notice that it dries very fast. Once dry you're free to move on to your moisturizer.
4. Zirh: Defend
Zirh offers two moisturizers, Defend and Protect. Protect is a great anti-aging product that will fend off free-radicals which are responsible for many of your skin's aging symptoms. (compare prices), however Defend contains SPF 15, which, to me is more important when we're starting with the basics.
Often times men fore-go sun protection because they are not informed on the importance of sun screen, but sunscreen will help block your skin from the sun's aging rays. Be aware that you will need to reapply sunscreen thought the day. Every 2 hours while in the sun is mandatory.
If you're already a pro at sunscreen and use it daily, Protect might be the next step up in your skin care regime.