In today’s market, there are thousands of face wash for men. But what makes the best face wash for men and what should you be looking for? We’re going to discuss all of that and more.
As you might have guessed your local supermarket or drugstore may not be the place to start shopping either. There are a number of factors that benefit a man’s face and we’re going to explain what to look for and what to avoid.
A Great Face Wash Is All About The Ingredients
A good men’s face wash should not include fragrance. Why? Most added fragrances to men’s products are synthetically made. While some of them smell good, the fragrance can cause issues such as breakouts and rashes.
A better alternative is scenting that are naturally added. I.e. the Artius Man face wash contains all natural scents. You can see this on the label as: Cedarwood (cedrus atlantica), Bergamot (citrus bergamia),Patchouli (pogostemon cablin), Grapefruit (citrus x paradisi), Mandarin (citrus reticulata). This denotes natural scenting for our face wash for men. This also offers added benefits for your skin (more on that in a moment). Look for listings like this on your favorite brands.
Other Ingredients Designed To Help The Skin
Look for products that also contain the following:
Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera leaf juice). Aloe is great for the skin. Aloe naturally helps fight aging, acne, and skin damage. Aloe also helps moisturize the skin. This is one of the main ingredients you should look for when you’re trying to find the best face wash for a man.
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) is another great addition to a men’s face wash. According to Live Strong this ingredient helps hydrate the skin and protect it from future damage. It also helps draw moisture into the skin and essentially keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
The Following Ingredients Can Change The Way You Cleanse Your Face
We’re a bit biased here but we put in hundreds of hours of research when we made our own facial cleanser and what we found is some additional ingredients are not only great for the skin but the smell amazing together. Yes, they are all in our own formula.
- Patchouli: Not only does Patchouli smell great it also fights skin issues such as eczema.
- Cedarwood: This oil helps tighten the skin and relieve sore muscles. It also adds a manly scent to everything it’s in. This is also an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce redness and swelling.
- Mandarin: This oil helps reduce free radicals caused by toxins in the air. It also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Bergamot: Helps heal cracks, blemishes, and cuts. This agent also smells amazing!
- Grapefruit: This smells great while fighting acne, dandruff, redness and rashes.
Don’t Forget The Basics
For the best face wash for men, we’d be angry with ourselves if we didn’t mention this.
Make sure you always shop PARABEN Free, Dye Free and phthalate free. Also, make sure your face wash is not tested on animals. Hey, we’re men here but real men are always kind to animals.
Obviously, the main use of a face wash is to clean the dirt, gunk, and grime from your skin. This junk is caused by toxins in the environment and just overall daily life.
Say No To Bar Soap
This probably goes without saying but never use a bar soap on your face. Even if you’re using one of our bar soaps, they are simply not good for your face. A bar soap will cause irritations and may even include a skin rash.
A bar soaps primary design is to rid and scrub dirt, grime and dead skin from your body. The skin on your body is a lot more rugged than the skin on your face.
Other Things To Avoid When Washing Your Face
Make sure you also avoid using other types of soap on your face. I.e. do not use a shampoo to wash your face or beard. Shampoo can dry your face out and cause additional skin blemishes. We go over similar tips to this in our men’s daily face care regimen but they are worth repeating!
Scrubs Are OK For The Face!
Occasionally, as we mention in our face care regime tips, you can use a scrub on your face. However, it should only be used a couple times per week and it should never be a substitute for a face wash.
Looking for these things can easily help you make sure you have the best face wash for men that your money can buy. Find a brand you like (even if it’s not ours – though ours is truly awesome) and stick with it.
Be your own man!