Skin Care for Men

A Skincare Cheat Sheet for Men: 4 Cheat Codes to Start Your Skincare Journey

Picture this, you wake up in the morning, brush your teeth and look in the mirror and think to yourself- “Damn, I need to start taking care of my skin”. Well, 9 out of 10 times it is an uphill battle. If everybody could do it, everyone would. Having amazing skin is like having a six-pack, it takes dedication and discipline. You will need a dedicated skincare routine and all the help you can get. Don’t worry, The Pure Brown men have your back! Here is a cheat sheet of everything 



Pure Brown’s Skincare Cheat Code 1: Pick the perfect skincare routine


Picking a perfect skincare routine is a 2 step process:


  • Know the different types of skin

Don’t get worried, it’s not rocket science. There are 5 types of skin  (in most cases)

Dry, Oily, Combination, Normal and Sensitive

Here is a simple test to identify your skin type:

Step 1: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. (A face wash that does not have a lot of chemical ingredients. For example Pure Brown’s facewash for men )

Step 2: Pat dry your skin completely.

Step 3: Don’t apply any product and wait for an hour. Chill for a while, drink some tea or read about our range of non-toxic skincare products here.

Step 4: Take a clean tissue paper and press it over your face

Step 5: Hold it against the light 

The results: 

If your Tissue paper has slight oily stains spread out - You have oily skin

If your Tissue paper has slight oily stains mainly across the T-Zone of your face- You have  combination skin

If your tissue paper has no visible oil stains but your skin feels tight - You have dry skin

If your tissue paper has no visible oil stains and your face feels fine- You have normal skin

Now if your skin is prone to acne, acne scars, gets red easily after shaving etc- you have sensitive skin. 


  • Now that you know your skin type, find a skincare routine that is right for yours

How, do you ask? A good starting point for all types of skin  is a 

Facewash + Sunscreen + Moisturizer. (make sure to wait 2-3 minutes between use of each product)

But if you want to kick it up a notch, here is a simple formula of what you need to get

For Oily Skin:  Cleanser/ Facewash +Toner+ Serum+ Sunscreen+ Mositurizer

Pure Brown Pro Tip:

Ensure that everything the skincare products you use are water-based. Don’t add cream-based products to your oily skin!

For Dry Skin:  Cleanser/Facewash+ Toner + Serum + moisturiser

Pure Brown Pro Tip:

Your skin is dry and needs all the hydration it can get. Drink tons of water and use cream-based skincare products

For Normal Skin: Facewash + Moisturiser + Sunscreen. 

Don’t overcomplicate it! You are blessed- thank your genes! Add a serum if you want to get a natural glow!

For Combination Skin: The formula for oily skin will work for you!

For Sensitive Skin: More than what you use, it’s important to make sure that your skin is not allergic to the products you use (this goes for all skin types, but very very important for people with sensitive skin). Another very important thing you have to keep in mind is that your products are non-comedogenic. 

If all this seems complicated? Why worry when we are here. Pure Brown’s Anti-Acne Combo is a good starting point for you!


Pure Brown’s Skincare Cheat Code 2: Stay hydrated.


If you are feeling thirsty, you are not drinking enough water. One of the easiest ways to know if you are well hydrated is by paying attention to your frequency and colour of urination. Your urine should be light yellow in colour and you should be going on average about 5-8 times per day. If it's either lighter or darker than that, you should adjust your water intake. 

Water will help keep your skin moisturised, reduce wrinkles, prevents acne and pimples and keep your skin looking healthy and happy overall. So should you stay hydrated? Of course, you should! For all the benefits you get in return, is it really hard to drink 3.7 liters of water a day?

Here is a Pure Brown pro-tip:

Set recurring reminders on your phone to drink water and stay hydrated


Pure Brow’s Skincare Cheat Code 3: Exfoliation - The Secret Weapon

Exfoliation is removing dead cells from your skin. Do you really need an explanation as to why removing dead skin cells from your face is a good thing? It’s as logical as it sounds. Exfoliation helps to soften and tone your skin and rejuvenates it.  

A great way to start adding exfoliation to your skincare routine is by introducing a face scrub and mask into the mix at least 2-3 times a week. You will be amazed at the way your skin changes!



Pure Brown’s Skincare Cheat Code 4: Natural Skincare Products


It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that skincare products contain a lot of harmful chemicals- if this is the first time you have heard of this, here read up on the 5 Toxic Ingredients to watch out for in skin care products for men

Don’t worry we have a solution for you: Natural Skincare Products

These Natural Skincare Products do not contain toxic chemicals that are bad for your skin and are usually made with ingredients sourced from nature. Pure Brown makes the finest non-toxic vegan skincare products. No parabens. No sulphates. So if you are not interested in putting toxic dodo on your face you might want to check us out!

Now that you have your 4 cheat codes to navigate your skincare journey-we wish you all the best. Happy Sailing, Captain!

It’s no secret that we here at Pure Brown are obsessed with skin care products for men. We believe that everyone deserves to have beautiful, healthy skin.  But as with many things, skincare for men is often overlooked. If you want to take care of your skin and be a part of our skincare revolution- join the Brown Squad and earn yourself some major brownie points.

Don’t compromise on your skin, elevate your skincare game and #BeThatGuy 

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