Skincare is no longer considered ‘unmanly’! While it’s true that society’s obsession with ‘rugged, macho men’ hasn’t still abated, the tide is turning. Skincare is now as fundamental as maintaining a healthy diet, and men aren’t far behind on catching up on the trend.
If you are curious about skincare regimens, you don’t have to look too far. These celebrities have divulged their secrets behind their glowing, youthful skin. Time to take a page from their books and build your unique skincare routine!
Top Male Celebrities Share Their Skin-Care Routines…
1. David Beckham
You may think looking good comes as easily to David Beckham, as football. He spoke about his daily skincare routine in an interview, and it includes cleansing and moisturizing.
According to his wife, fashion designer, and former pop singer, Victoria Beckham, revealed in an interview that he often uses her beauty products and that he particularly likes the Lancer skincare products from her vanity bag.
Though there are beauty products for men, it does not harm to try on products marketed for women. Even beauty experts agree it can be pretty beneficial. Beckham must have taken inspiration from his wife's beauty products, for he launched House 99, a new grooming line for men in 2018 in partnership with L'oreal Luxe. The products include shaving creams, moisturizers, and even beard oils. Now, you know how he appears photo-ready all the time, right?
2. Zac Efron
The 31-year-old ‘High School Musical’ star looks impeccable every time he steps out. Ok, we agree he got lucky with his genes, but he must be doing something to maintain it. Well, fans got an answer when he was asked how he manages to keep that gorgeous crop of hair as perfect as it is, he had an easy and quick solution – avoid shampooing.
So, if you are keen to follow Efron's advice, which you must, looking at the unmistakable glamour of his hair, do not wash your hair the day you want it to look best.
Hairstylists seem to agree with him because they feel that unwashed hair can hold a style better than freshly washed hair. It seems the hair will look more shiny and healthier the day after shampoo as the natural oils from the scalp lend shine and glow to the hair.
When it comes to skincare, Efron swears by ‘a good shave.’ That’s right, men… this spells ‘stubble trouble’. Make sure you learn how to shave correctly to save your skin! He also recommends using sunscreen every day.
3. Chris Pratt
The handsome star of movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame may sport a casual look most of the time, but he does know what his skin needs. Fans were in for a surprise when he shared a video of his beauty regimen.
Pratt was getting a face massage, which is one of his regular skin care procedures. Spa treatments, especially, good exfoliation can do wonders for the thick male skin, experts suggest.
4. George Clooney
Regarded as one of the best looking stars of the time, George Clooney is as handsome today even with his grey hair and beard, as he was a decade ago. Maybe, some of the credit should go to his skincare routine.
In an interview in 2010, the ‘The Descendants’ and ‘Ocean's 11’ star talked about how he loves good steam at his spa. He also revealed that he does not use fancy products when it comes to cleansing his skin but that what he trusts is a bar of Ivory soap. Clooney may be a fan of the basic soap which does not contain perfumes or dyes, but doctors suggest that people with sensitive skin may not react favorably to the soap.
The basic skincare routine of the $500 million worth star points out to one thing, and that is, even simple skincare routines can do wonders to your skin.
5. Pharrell Williams
Taking advice from the women around you can be useful for your skin, the never-aging Pharrell Williams has proved. The man who wears multiple hats of a singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and fashion designer was persuaded to visit a dermatologist for his skin problems by a friend. When that friend happens to be the super gorgeous supermodel Naomi Campbell, you listen, and that is what Williams did.
The 46-year old musician soon began to follow a skincare routine that he swears by to this day. The dermatologist, Dr. Elena Jones, recommended some products which Williams says have helped him with his open pores and to keep his skin young and supple.
He uses 'Glytone Self-foaming Cleanser' on his face, which he washes off with cold water. He also uses a clearing toner and a moisturizer. The CTM routine is a must for everyone regardless of age or gender as it helps to clean the skin and also makes it healthy and glowing.
6. John Stamos
He played Uncle Jesse to three little girls in Full House (1987-1995), and now he plays a 'grand uncle' to the children of the girls in Fuller House, but what hasn't changed are his handsome looks! It is as if years have passed on without touching him.
One of his beauty secrets is something every man should adhere to, and that is using sunscreen. The sun's damaging UV rays can age your skin faster, and it could even lead to skin cancer. Another tip by Stamos is to avoid makeup when not necessary. Looking at the 55-year-old star who became a father in 2018, he does not need any makeup to look dashing!
7. Ricky Martin
The 47-year-old singer who shot to fame with "Livin' La Vida Loca" in 1999 looks the same even today as he did when he grooved to the chartbuster. One of his beauty secrets is wearing sheet masks not just on his face but lips and hands as well.
He shared his photo wearing the masks in 2014 before he was to attend the Billboard Music Awards. The result was all there to see on the red carpet as he wowed everyone with his charming looks and glowing skin. A takeaway point, you must note? Taking care of your hands needs to be a priority as well because the skin of your hands tends to age faster.
They may have different self-care regimens and approaches to skincare, but the message is clear – men, you need to take care of your skin because at the end of the day, looking good feels good, and that is irrespective of gender or age. Don't you agree?