Sometimes, us folks here at MaleSkin can be a little guilty of making things over complicated. We strive to provide as much detail as possible with regards to a whole manner of grooming and skincare tips, product ranges and brands. However gents, occasionally it's important to bring it all back to basics, which is what we've endeavoured to do in today's male skincare post.


You'd be surprised at the number of guys who contact us wishing to simply rejuvenate their appearance. Without a specific product or brand in mind, fellas who are relatively new to the skin care game simply wish to tackle a wide range of problems, without necessarily knowing what problems in particular are bringing their whole complexion to a shuddering halt.


Today, we'll tackle some of these problems head on and provide you with ten grooming basics to completely turn your skin's performance around. By suggesting products and specific skincare tips, you'll quickly be able to get to grips with all that expert skincare can offer and leave your face fresh, flawless and ahead of the game.


Pen and PaperSo here goes...


Exfoliate Once a Day

Regular exfoliation needn't be just for the women. Adopt a face scrub once a day and you will be greeted with brighter and fresher skin. Daily exfoliating rids your skin of grime and toxins, as well as dead skin cells. The result? Apart from an enhanced complexion, the regeneration of new skin cells and an ultimately more youthful looking face.


We recommend: Rehab London's Advanced Detox Face Scrub. A daily exfoliating gel that doesn't batter your skin. This lightly beaded complex gently rids your skin of debris, resulting in a clearer looking complexion.


Invest In A Good Moisturiser

Getting to grips with a good moisturiser for men can seem like a thankless task. However, in reality, once you know your skin type, they are functionally equivalent in all the basic areas. Hydration, nourishment and suppleness are all key benefits to moisturisers, as well as de-stressing the skin and removing signs of fatigue. Invest in a good quality moisturiser and your skin will quickly become your best feature!


Buy a good quality dry skin moisturiser if you constantly battle tight, painful and flaky skin. A good quality anti-shine moisturiser is best suited for oily skin types, whilst most on the market are primarily aimed at combination skin types. If you're not sure of your skin type, don't be afraid to ask one of MaleSkin’s experts.


Use A Face Mask Twice A Week

There's no end of benefits that a face mask for men can provide. Versatile, easy to use and relaxing to name just a few. However, when we peel back the layers of this form of skincare for men, they certainly do pack a powerful punch! Not only do men's face masks offer the deepest of cleanses, but when used twice weekly, they also boost new cell regeneration. This coupled with anti-ageing, moisturising and clarifying benefits, really come together to make it a colossal program in the removal of common facial imperfections.


We recommend: Vitaman's Mud Mask. A powerful and enriching face mask that leaves your skin clear, clean and younger.


Treat Yourself to an Eye Roll-On

Looking after such a delicate area of your face is crucial to your skin's success. Dark circles, eye bags and fine lines can get the better of most of us guys from time to time, so it's crucial to stop the problem at source. Stress, a lack of sleep or ill-health can all be decisive factors in the appearance of these imperfections, but you can take back some much needed grooming parity with the twice daily use of a male eye roll on.


We recommend: Polaar Icy Magic. A super-charged men's eye care product that combats signs of fatigue and leaves the under eye area looking revitalized and healthy with cooling properties and anti-inflammatory benefits. For an extra cool feel, keep this product refrigerated before applying to assist in the shrinking of blood vessels - a key factor in the appearance of eye bags.


MMUK MAN Concealer For MenPick A Good Concealer For Men

Blast away blemishes and stop spots at source with a good quality concealer for men. There are plenty of concealers out there that do a wonderful job at hiding pimples, marks and much more with just a simple dab and blend. Choose a shade that is closest to your skin colour and apply the concealer directly over your specific imperfections. Blemish free skin is perhaps the single most important factor in rejuvenating your appearance and there are some great brands available to help you achieve it.


We recommend: MMUK MAN's concealer stick for men. This is a luxury male concealer, and is by far the most natural and easy to blend. It hides all manner of imperfection to completely upgrade your look. MMUK MAN make it easy to blend and colour match with one of their 10 shades options. The very best concealer for men!


Control Unruly Brows

Controlling unruly brows needn't be like handling an adolescent teenager. In reality, a little bit of brow gel will just do the trick and most come in a choice of colours to look incredibly natural. Apply a little gel to your eyebrows and enjoy true enhancement to your appearance. Don't allow focus to be drawn to unmanageable brows and avoid those dreaded caterpillars taking a stranglehold on your confidence.


We recommend: MMUK MAN's Brow Gel For Men. A lightly tinted men's grooming product that works wonders on your brows. Control, shape and define your brows in ways you never thought imaginable.


Don't Forget A Lip Balm

Nice and simple! A little touch up with a lip balm can take you a long way towards looking smooth and well groomed. Nobody wants to see, or worse still, kiss, dry and chapped lips. Take immediate and effective action with a good quality lip agent.


We recommend: Vitaman's Lip Moisturiser. A matte finish lip balm that leaves your chaps fresh, hydrated and comfortable all day long. This zesty lip balm leaves your skin looking perfect and healthy.


Man ExercisingExercise Regularly

Regular exercise inevitably results in more sweat secretion. The result? You body's main organ (the skin) dispenses of all its toxins and impurities quicker. Living an active lifestyle also rebalances your skin's PH levels and builds a stronger barrier against harsh environmental pressures on the skin. Perfect, if you're feeling the heat in the height of summer or the pinch during those cold winter months.


Drink Plenty Of Water

Never underestimate the importance of good hydration to your skins smoothness and hydration. Getting your recommended dose of water each day will result in a less stressed and tired looking face. Good water retention leaves your skin looking plump and supple, key factors in a more youthful appearance.


Eat Clean

The old saying of 'you are what you eat' has never been more true when it comes to the condition of your skin. Eat greasy and fatty foods and you'll be left facing the consequences. However, slip fresh fish and vegetables into your diet and their essential oils, vitamins and antioxidants will leave you looking revitalized and completely rejuvenated.


Rejuvenate your appearance with MaleSkin's definitive list of top men's skincare tips. Leave your skin looking fresh and revitalized with the help of our grooming guru's.