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Men of brisbane, do you moisturise your face? If not, why?

Men of brisbane, do you moisturise your face? If not, why?

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  1. Yes. Everyday. I originally started because of strong chest acne salve that dried up my face, but I got a ton of compliments on how great my skin looked thanks to the moisturizer, so I just keep on moisturizing it. Originally thought “i don’t need it”, but you don’t realise how good it is until you use it. Everyone should use it.

    I see some people here saying that it makes them feel greasy, that’s just bad moisturizer. My dermatologist recommended cetaphil and it is absolutely amazing. It lets the skin breathe and you don’t notice that it’s there pretty much instantly after application. It is completely immersed 10 minutes post-application, leaving your skin nicely moisturized for the whole day.

  2. For 47 years I didn’t, because I’m a guy. Never thought about it. Now I live in an arid area, in a long term drought. Because it dries out my scalp, I use pure food grade (meaning I get Spectrum organic) coconut oil (or olive oil in winter) on my scalp and face. I also use an aftershave balm that might technically be considered moisturizer, but just started that in 2021 as well.

  3. In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I’ll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial masque which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

  4. Started doing it actually because of a thread about what guys in their thirties would recommend for their twenties. Smaller wrinkles have seemingly disappeared since and my eye bags are wayyyy less prominent.

  5. Yes! I want to stay soft and pretty for longer, and I feel like taking care of ourselves as males is something that’s a little overlooked/stigmatised. Seems to be changing though, which is nice.

  6. Yes. I wash, tone, then moisturize twice a day. Helps my facial acne and keeps my face soft and fresh. I’m sure in 10-20 years when I don’t look nearly as old as I am I’ll thank my younger self for keeping up with it.

  7. I used to wash, exfoliate, and moisturize my face bc I had horrible acne. Then my dad let me know that the men of my family line had no need for anything more than letting the water run over our face in the shower.

    Haven’t had more than one zit a month since. If I moisturize it they start popping up again. My wife couldn’t believe it, she had an intense skin care routine when we first met and has since trimmed it down to just exfoliating in the shower and moisturizing after. She got soft Lil cheeks c:

  8. My girlfriend is a cosmetologist and she literally parks my ass on the couch and gives me facial scrubs / masks / massages if my face is too dry, and honestly, I’m ok with being pampered like that lol. With that, she also gave me tons of cleansers and moisturizers, that I like, forget to use constantly. So we repeat the first cycle lol.

  9. I didn’t because I felt no need to use products thought that was more of a female thing but I do now. My gf got me into skincare a bit and will say it’s in much better condition now.

  10. Yes, every day. I have oily skin so I use an oil-free moisturizer. Been doing it for 15 years and it does the trick without you feeling like you just finished an 18-hour shift at KFC.

    Brand of choice: Johnson & Johnson ‘Clean & Clear’

  11. Yes, I use Nivea on my face (and any other parts that seem dry)
    I always use facial scrub when I shower. As a teen I suffered badly from acne and I still do to some degree. The srub exfoliates my pores, meaning pimples are less likely to form, and gets rid of dead skin. The downside is that all scrubs, even the ones advertising moisturising, dehydrate the shit out of my skin. I thought it had to do with the warm water I washed it out with, but I turned to cold water and barely any difference.

    Ever since I moisturise directly after shower and I’ve discovered that it also helps prevent nicks when you moisturise before and after shaving.

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