Do What a Dude’s Gotta Do for Healthy, Clear Skin

Father’s Day is approaching, and we’re taking time to speak to the guys in our lives. There’s no doubt that the modern-day man has tons of responsibilities. From picking the kids up from school to making sure the team at work is up to speed on their latest project, there’s no lack of obligations.

But we’d like to ask the fellas, (fathers or not), when’s the last time you took a break to cater to your own needs, like skincare, for example?  As men age, it’s essential that they kick it up a notch in this department, in particular. Ya’ know? Take a break from the rough and tough guy stuff to tune into your skin and its needs. When you look in the mirror, aside from the handsome man staring back at you, what else to do you see? Look closely. If you notice fine lines, sunspots, and pimples, they may be signs that your skin is in desperate need of professional care.

Hey—we’re not here to stereotype. Just because you’re a guy, doesn’t mean you don’t keep up with daily cleansing and moisturizing.  You may not have an extravagant seven-step process, but there are a few rules to follow if you want your skin to stay in mint condition.

Tips for Great Skin From Boys to Men

As the saying goes, “Boys will be boys.” Honestly, we’re not quite sure what that phrase actually means. However, we know it does NOT mean that they shouldn’t take the necessary steps to prioritize clean, clear skin.

When you’re younger, your skin is kinder to you, naturally maintaining a youthful glow, staying soft to the touch, and retaining the perfect amount of moisture. However, as you crossover from boyhood to your teens, then adulthood, your skin microbiome, which is all the bacteria, fungi, and viruses that naturally thrive on the skin’s surface, becomes a bit more aggressive. Before you know it, blemishes are coming out of the blue, your complexion looks a little dull, and your skin is in obvious need of a hydration boost.

Don’t let these common troubles discourage you. There are lots of ways to rejuvenate your skin and regain your confidence.


Using a gentle face wash morning and night clears your skin from impurities and toxins. Neglecting to cleanse your skin twice a day can result in buildup. Not only do men have more pores than women, but their pores are larger than women’s, too.

Because of this, men are more susceptible to skin irritation and acne. Due to more active sebaceous glands, which tend to clog easier, it’s especially important for men to refresh their skin once before starting each day, and again, before going to bed at night.


Like we said before, clogged pores lead to breakouts, but exfoliation is an awesome solution. Skin exfoliation is the process of using a chemical, granular substance, or cleaning tool, such as a manual or electric face brush, to remove dirt and dead skin cells. Since men’s skin is about 20% thicker than women’s, it’s safe for men to exfoliate more often for a deeper clean, revealing a brighter, more even skin tone.

Get Monthly Facials

Hear us out—there’s nothing like a man who takes pride in personal care, especially in terms of maintaining smooth, clean, and healthy skin. Going to the spa for male-friendly facials is one of the most proactive measures you can take to keep your face looking good. Putting your trust in professional estheticians not only keeps skin issues at bay, but it also gives you the chance to lay back and relax at least once a month.

Facials go beyond cleansing and moisturizing the skin. They also include pore extractions, suctioning impurities from the skin’s surface, enzyme masks, which rejuvenate the skin, restoring the nourishment and vitamins it needs, and so much more. Plus, you can confide in specialists to offer customized options, ensuring you receive the most suitable services for your unique needs.

Attention: Guys Who Dare To Grow Facial Hair

While some men opt for the clean-shaven aesthetic, others prefer anywhere from a little stubble to a full-grown beard. If facial hair is your thing, flaunt it! However, it’s important to be mindful of the following issues you’re more likely to deal with and take necessary preventative steps.

Ingrown Hairs

When facial hair curls back up into the skin, it causes irritation and painful bumps. Ingrown hairs can be worse for people of color, and those with thick, coarse, or curly hair. A related issue is called folliculitis, which is the inflammation of hair follicles, resulting in infection and irritation.

Using an electric razor can help prevent ingrown hairs, as it provides a closer, more precise shave. Also, applying a warm compress for 10 to 15 minutes to the affected area can open pores, allowing ingrown hairs to come out.

Razor Burn and Razor Bumps

Not to be confused as one in the same, razor burn, and razor bumps are two different conditions. After shaving, some people may experience razor burn which is a temporary burning sensation of the shaved area. On the other hand, razor bumps appear as a result of irritation once the hair begins to grow back. These bumps are small, but they can be itchy and painful, and in worse cases, filled with pus. Both razor burn and razor bumps can be soothed and treated with aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and diluted tea tree oil.


Whether you use a manual or electric razor, you may experience hyperpigmentation, or the skin appearing darker after shaving. This can be avoided by using a pre-shave oil to act as a protective barrier between your skin and the razor. Applying a warm compress to your face before shaving can help reduce hyperpigmentation as well, as this softens the hair follicles, enabling a smoother shave.

Man, Make Your Way to The Only Facial

Here at The Only Facial, our doors are open to everyone. Whether you’re new to professional skincare or if the spa is like your second home, our specialists are trained and knowledgeable, ready to cater to your skin’s needs. This Father’s Day, treat yourself! Schedule an appointment today!