Better shaves and healthier-looking skin are just a daily skincare routine away.

Good news: Creating a solid skincare routine for men is easy. Bad news: It doesn’t begin and end with shaving cream. No need to get overwhelmed, with over 40 years of clinical skincare expertise, we’ve created an easy-to-follow routine guide that works for all genders and all skin types. It’s called The Glow Cycle, and it’s made up four essential steps: Brighten, Strengthen, Renew, Repeat. While there are a few differences between men and women’s skin, the basics of a balanced skincare routine remain the same –and skin health is essential for all genders!

Read on to learn about how to create a glowing skincare routine for people with facial hair.

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Want smoother skin and smaller-looking pores? You’re getting warmer...Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub, a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer, instantly hydrates, fights shine and diminishes the look of pores with Icelandic volcanic sand, Green Fusion Complex™ and neem seed oil, is inspired by the detoxifying benefits of the Scandinavian sauna cycle. This facial exfoliator warms on contact, then cools as you massage away dirt, oil and any rough skin.

If you’re wondering, “how often should I exfoliate my face?” we recommend 2-3 times per week.

Shaving Tip: Exfoliate prior to shaving to help get rid of dead skin cells and lift facial hair. You’ll get a closer, smoother shave.

Commit to the cleanse

Truth Juice Daily Cleanser is a serious multitasker: This everyday vegan cleanser, made with orange fruit water & PHA, removes dirt, oil and longwear eye makeup, and reveals refreshed, energized skin in just one step. Plus, you’ll love its plush gel crème texture, which cushions your skin while cleansing (no stripping here). Don’t forget this bonus –it also cleans the hard-to-reach areas under your beard!

For sensitive skin, exfoliation should be in moderation. For the best sensitive skin exfoliating, reach for Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub, our star cleansing scrub mentioned above. Just use it only once per week!

Shaving Tip: Before applying your shaving cream, wash your face to deeply cleanse and remove any dirt and oil.

It’s time to atone for your skin sins

Seeing dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture? Spent too much time in the sun? No worries. Our supercharged Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner, made with high-potency AHAs, is clinically tested to reduce the look of dark spots in as little as 7 days. It also targets other visible signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, rough texture and dullness.

Shaving Tip: While Glow2OH is great for dark spots and wrinkles, it can leave skin feeling sensitive. Use this toner on the days you don’t shave.



The Glow Cycle: Strengthen with peptides and ceramides

Moisturizer for dry skin

It’s important to moisturize daily. Without balancing your skin’s hydration levels, your moisture barrier can become irritated or damaged.

Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer is packed with peptides, ceramides, collagen and hyaluronic acid for both instant over gradual results. The second you apply this dream, gel-like moisturizer, you’ll
feel how instantly hydrates and boosts elasticity–a.k.a. “bounce”-of your skin, no matter your age. It strengthens the skin barrier all day long and firms overtime.

Moisturizer for acne-prone skin

Men typically have larger sebaceous glands and pores than women, which means their skin tends to be oilier and shinier. While you may think you need to skip moisturizer to keep oil at bay, all skin types—including oily skin—need moisture to function properly. Cold Plunge™ Pore Remedy Moisturizer, a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer, instantly hydrates, fights shine and diminishes the look of pores.

Shaving Tip: Skip the harsh after shave. Instead, apply a pea-size amount of our moisturizer to skin after shaving to control surface oil and keep skin balanced.

Eye cream for men

Banana Bright+ Eye Crème and Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye Gel Crème are both hydrating eye creams that also help with dark spots. Just dab onto undereye skin, on top of your face moisturizer, and see the awakening, energizing benefits. The results alone make these eye creams easy to remember in your routine.



Your Glow Cycle: Brighten in the morning with vitamin C

Use a vitamin C serum daily to see skin-brightening benefits. For beginners, we recommend Truth Serum, a cult-favorite vitamin C serum with collagen. In addition to brightening, it boosts elasticity, firms, hydrates and soothes skin for a healthy-looking complexion. More advanced skincare users should reach for Banana Bright Serum, a powerful age-defying serum—with 15% vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and 5% PHA—for brighter, bouncier skin in 7 days*.

*In a clinical study of 34 people, after 1 week

Your Glow Cycle: Renew at night with chemical exfoliants

Nighttime treatments are incredible for boosting results and using ingredients that can cause sensitivity to the sun. Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment is our nighttime skin treatment for more advanced users, using a potent 20% PHA & AHA formula that smoothes skin texture, firms, improves elasticity and targets the look of dark spots, pores, fine lines & wrinkles. For skincare beginners who want a gentler nighttime treatment, use a natural alternative to retinol (bakuchiol) to ease skin into the use of AHAs (Glycolic & Lactic Acids).

Add a toner to your routine

Toner allows skin to remove impurities that may be more stubborn to sweep away, such as excess oil or shine. It also helps with uneven tone and preps your skin for the steps that follow in your routine. Balancing Force Oil Control Toner is our BHA (salicylic acid) toner that controls surface oil, helps minimize the appearance of pores and freshens skin. Want to target darks spots and uneven tone? Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner is our bestselling AHA (Glycolic Acid + Lactic Acid) toner that improves skin clarity, smoothes texture and evens tone while visibly fading dark spots in as little as 7 days.

**In an 8-week clinical study of 39 people


To create your customized skincare regimen, head over to the Skincare Routine Finder to get started. Already got your products? Learn how to layer skincare and how to start a nighttime skincare routine.