Young Gentlemen

Example of a topic covered in our workshops

Our resident men’s skin care expert has devised a simple 3-step* skin care routine to help you put forth your best face! With all steps, make sure to avoid getting any product in and around your eyes.

1. Cleanse

All that dirt and oil needs to be washed off before you do anything else. We recommend any basic skin cleanser. Wet your face with warm water. Rub cleanser between your palms and apply to your face in gentle, circular motions. Splash your face with water until no more cleanser is left. Pat dry with a soft towel.

2. Tone

A toner is a product used to balance your skin’s pH and remove any excess cleanser. Squirt a little bit of toner on a round cotton pad and very gently sweep across your face in upwards strokes. Do not remove. Toner dries on its own in a few seconds.

3. Moisturize

Proper moisture balances the skin. If your skin tends to get oily, choose a lighter moisturizer, and if you are more on the dry side, pick up a more rich one. Rub a pea-sized amount into your palms to warm it up. Warming up the product helps it to be more readily absorbed into the skin. With gentle upward strokes, massage into the skin.

That’s all there is to it! If you’re oily, washing your face twice daily, once in the morning and once at night, is recommended. For more dry skin, only once daily is necessary. Too much cleansing can dry out your skin even more. We highly recommend daily broad spectrum SPF coverage during the day.

* For those with acne, use skincare appropriate to your needs. Also, keep a tub of benzoyl peroxide pads or cleaning cloths in your locker at school to remove perspiration and bacteria on the skin. After any physical activity just swipe over your face; no need to rinse.

* Especially for those who participate in outdoor sports/activities, we always recommend an SPF 30 broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen.

For more example topics, visit our blog entries on shaving, shining shoes, and tying a tie.

We are currently working on creating a helpful workshop curriculum suited for young gentlemen. Please stay tuned for updates on our progress.