It's not just the bride who needs rigorous beauty preps for her wedding. The groom has to have his own routine to get ready for such a special occasion, too. After all, when all eyes are on the couple, it's only right that both of them look their best, don't you think? So for soon-to-be grooms, don't neglect your skin! As early as three months before your big day, amp up your skincare routine. Keep scrolling to find out how!
Daily Skincare Routine for Grooms
A basic daily skincare routine is a must for maintainance and to achieve its good long-term effects that all of us aspire to have—a clear, smooth, and glowing complexion. So men, read up carefully! Ahead is a simple skincare routine you should try before you say "I do!"
Don't forget to wash your face daily, especially after an activity that makes you sweat. This is to avoid dirt and bacteria buildup that can cause acne and other types of skin irritation.
For oily, rough skin:
MARIO BADESCU Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, P995, Rustan's
This cleanser has a revitalizing blend of rich herbal extracts that dissolve skin's impurities. It also gently exfoliates skin and regenerates cell turnover with its main ingredient, glycolic acid.
For dry skin and those who wear makeup:
MURAD Prebiotic 4-in-1 Multi-Cleanser, P1950, Rustan's
This gel cleanser turns into oil that nourishes and balances the pH level of the skin. Its prebiotics content makes skin healthier and has a 4-in-1 peptide formula that removes dirt while keeping skin deeply hydrated.
When used with a cotton pad, toner gets rid of the excess grime your cleanser didn't wash off. It also restabilizes the pH level of your skin and gives a light layer of hydration.
For sensitive acne-prone skin:
COSRX AC Collection Calming Liquid Intensive, P1299, Beautymnl
This powerful toner has both AHA and BHA—both known to exfoliate rough texture and treat acne. This is perfect for men since this lessens sebum production and soothes skin at the same time.
For oily skin:
CLINIQUE FOR MEN Exfoliating Tonic, P1600, Rustan's
This toner from Clinique made especially for men also has AHA and BHA properties that remove dead skin cells and treat problematic skin.
For tired, aging skin:
SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence, P4560, Sephora.ph
Just like the famous original essence from SK-II, this product refreshes and renews skin. Enriched with 90% Pitera, it helps improve the skin's texture and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. You can use this every day for best results!
Even if you have oily skin, hydrating your skin will help improve its overall look. You can do this with a regular moisturizer or even a serum, if creams are too heavy for you.
For dull skin:
TATA HARPER Resurfacing Serum, P5025, Sephora.ph
This natural daily serum resurfaces skin with its AHA super-fruit blend and BHA from white willow bark. It has lactic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid, malic acid, and tartaric acid that are all beneficial in getting rid of its dead skin cells.
For rough and oily skin:
DRUNK ELEPHANT T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, P5305, Sephora.ph
Formulated with AHA and BHA, this night serum exfoliates to reveal a smoother complexion. Its chemical exfoliation is gentle yet effective, targeting oiliness and even premature signs of aging.
For all skin types:
MIZON Collagen Power Lifting Cream, P995, Beautymnl
This moisturizer is lightweight and perfect for men who hate the feeling of a thick moisturizer. Besides that, this contains 54% collagen that prevents signs of aging by delivering deep hydration to the skin.
For those who love a multi-tasker:
EGYPTIAN MAGIC Egyptian Magic Cream, P1540, Sephora.ph
Egyptian Magic Cream is a cult-favorite skincare product because of its multiple purposes. It acts as a face cream and a shaving balm, but also treats rashes and burns. This is formulated with rich antioxidants that boost skin’s collagen production.
Sun exposure may give you a nice tan, but it also causes hyperpigmentation and darkens existing dark spots and scars. So when stepping out, don't forget your sunscreen!
For sensitive skin:
SOME BY MI UV Shield Daily Mild Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA+++, P1500, Beauytmnl
This waterproof sunscreen is perfect for those who have active lifestyles as it provides broad spectrum protection from harsh UV rays whether indoors or outdoors. To add to this sunscreen’s protection benefits, this also has brightening effects and anti-aging properties.
For oily skin:
SUPERGOOP! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40, P2035, Sephora.ph
This antioxidant-rich, oil-free sunscreen from Supergoop! smoothens and preps skin with its velvety matte finish. The broad spectrum of SPF40 provides the protection you need from indoor or outdoor UV rays.
Face Masks and Treatments for Grooms
As mentioned, a basic daily skincare routine is necessary for everyone. However, for someone who's preparing for a big day like a wedding, it helps to treat yourself once a week with a skincare treatment that can change your skin game for the better.
To even out your skin tone:
NIOD Voicemail Masque, P3990, Beautymnl
This nighttime leave-on masque is a skin-brightening treatment. Its formula contains a mixture of plant stem cells and polyphenols that make skin more radiant, even, and younger-looking. Use it once a week at night to notice the difference!
To treat acne and oily skin:
THE INKEY LIST Beta Hydroxy Acid Exfoliant, P790, Beauty Bar
Packed with BHA, this exfoliant helps unclog deep-seated dirt in pores and also fight future breakouts. More importantly, it helps lessen the production of excess oil. Put it on after cleansing and before moisturizing.
To unclog pores:
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Blue Tansy – AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask, P3090, Sephora.ph
This mask is packed with blue tansy, an anti-inflammatory ingredient that also reduces redness and irritation. Besides that, this has natural AHA and BHA that decongest pores. Continuous use of this mask can be a solution to problematic and inflamed skin.
To brighten and exfoliate:
KIEHL'S Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, P2800, Power Plant
This brightening mask is perfect for fatigue and dull skin. It gently exfoliates skin with physical exfoliators made of crushed cranberry seeds. It's best used once a week!
Facial Treatments and Facials for Grooms
With such busy schedules and the preparation of one’s wedding, doing rigorous skincare everyday might be a chore. Hence, if you don't have time for a full regimen, we suggest getting facial treatments from your dermatologist that give immediate results to skin with no downtime.
1. Carbon Laser Facial
Carbon Laser Facial or CLF is a non-invasive and painless laser skin treatment that uses the conductive qualities of carbon to effectively brighten, exfoliate, and deeply rejuvenate skin. This treatment also tightens pores and boosts production of collagen to make skin look plumper and more radiant. While CLF usually require six to eight treatments spaced two weeks apart, it may still vary depending on one's skin type.
BEAUTIQUEMD Carbon Laser Facial, price unavailable, Bonifacio Global City
Want a tight, chiseled face on your big day? Well, Ultherapy, or ultrasound therapy, might just be the treatment for you. This non-invasive treatment stimulates production of collagen and elastin that has no downtime. Also, if you want immediate results but you are not so keen on going under the knife, this one specifically goes deeper than other non-invasive treatments for collagen stimulation.
THE AIVEE CLINIC Ulthera Maxx Lift, price unavailable, Vertis North
3. Oxygen Facial
For chaps with dry skin, an oxygen facial is ideal. This treatment specifically addresses skin's deficiency by deeply penetrating concentrated oxygen molecules to fight signs of premature aging, flakiness, and dryness. Even for non-dry skin, this is also recommended because this gives skin the extra glow it will need!
BELO ZO Oxygen Facial, price unavailable, One Bonifacio High Street Mall