Written by Tyler Hollis
With June being Men’s Health Month, it’s time for men to start taking care of the largest organ in our bodies, our skin! I have always felt that skincare products and editorials highlight women’s skin and sort of clump men’s skin along with it.
But, Felicia Munion of Arizona Facial Plastics shares her tips and tricks that focus on men’s skin and the concept of “skinimalism,” to keep men’s skincare simple yet effective!
Arizona Facial Plastics offers a wide range of aesthetic procedures and treatments as the leading full-service facial-plastics and medical aesthetics practice in Phoenix.
New patients get a free skin consultation to learn more about their skin – from volume loss, tone, texture, wrinkles and more.
Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your expertise:
I’ve owned aesthetic medical practices since 2007, and am always researching new trends! I have a background in law but have really enjoyed being in the aesthetic space. It is so much fun to help clients achieve transformations that make them feel great about themselves.
What are some of the key differences between men’s skin and women’s skin?
Men’s skin is generally thicker, and because of facial hair has different oil production.
What is “skinimalism?” Can you talk about it for me?
Although we had a break last year, life is so busy for so many of us. Having an intense skincare routine with a ton of products can be impossible to easily integrate. That’s why we focus on Skinimalism—doing the least possible to get the best results. We try to keep it to 3 or 4 steps in the morning, and 3 – 4 at night. They consist of WASH, TREAT, MOISTURIZE, and PROTECT.
Many of our products are multitasking products—for example, several of our moisturizers contain peptides to build skin and retinol and other vitamins to strengthen your skin barrier. Our Close Up Shaving Cream is a treatment that builds skin with peptides and moisturizers. By focusing on those four simple steps you will easily and quickly achieve the healthiest skin.
Personally, my skin is rather oily, are there any specific ingredients I should look out for to keep my routine simple yet effective?
Yes, you need a great cleanser with a light peel, like glycolic acid, to help keep bacteria off the skin. And also, a high-end moisturizer. When your skin is correctly moisturized you won’t produce as much oil.
What ingredients are good for a man with dryer skin tendencies?
With dry skin you have to hydrate inside and out. Hyaluronic Acid is an amazing ingredient that will lock moisture into the skin. Using a barrier moisturizer will also prevent moisture from leaving the skin, and will keep pollutants and other drying factors out. Also, incorporate a Retinol into your routine. Healthy skin is more vibrant and easier to keep hydrated.