Forget his and hers. The beauty industry is changing and more and more brands are offering unisex pampering products to keep you and your husband looking your best. Sharing products saves precious space in the bathroom cabinet, and might just encourage your husband to venture into some more advanced skincare.
Here’s our top tips for choosing products you can both enjoy.
Stay away from heavy scents
It’s unlikely you’re going to convert the man in your life to start using your body scrub that smells of vanilla cupcakes, but if you choose products without obvious fragrance, you might convince him. The bonus for you? You won’t have several scented products battling your perfume for dominance, plus fragrance free skincare can often be much gentler on sensitive skin.
Focus on conditions you have in common
Do you both struggle with dry skin, or would both like a helping hand minimising the signs of aging? Buy one hard-working product to combat the shared enemy. Some beauty experts suggest that men prefer to think of skincare as a solution to a problem, such as acne, wrinkles or dryness, rather than as an enjoyable moment of self-care. Offer a solution to his pet skin peeve, and he might just be grateful.
For dry skin, we love Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel for an all over solution. If it’s anti-aging you’re looking for Avene’s Physiolift Day Cream and Night Balm are suitable for men and women, and suitable for all skin types.
Look for results
Men and women approach their skincare differently. Women are happy to invest in a regime that takes some dedication, seeing it as paying off in the long-term. Lots of men, however, are likely to lose interest if they can’t see results fast. Choose a product that delivers on its promises fast, while working on that long-term skin health in the background.
Try La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3 Step Skincare Regime. This set of three products is ideal for oily skin, and works to improve skin condition, while delivering visible results almost immediately.
Choose packaging carefully
Ditch the pretty packaging, and instead choose products with sleek, minimalist designs. They’re more man friendly, and they’ll look chic on the bathroom counter.