Why men really need to moisturise SensAsia Urban Spas' Alex Hurt on why daily care is essential... ‘Men's skin tends to be a little more sensitive due to shaving. What's more, most men use the same shower gel for their face as they do for the body, and soap for the face is a big no.
‘The skin is naturally an acid base, and soap is an alkali. When soap is used on the skin it strips the natural oil and causes an imbalance. Men using soap on their skin will notice an oily T-zone and dry cheeks. This, along with continued shaving and exfoliation, means it's very important to restore moisture.
‘Men experiencing more oily skin should use a water-based moisturiser that will hydrate the skin, whereas men with more sensitive, dry skin need to use something nourishing and moisturising. A monthly facial is extremely effective to maintain the skin, and daily use of a facewash and a moisturiser will keep the skin balanced, and help to fight the signs of ageing.'
Time For Men daily moisture boost by Elemis If you shave regularly, the green tamanu oil and natamilks of chestnut and bamboo in this cream will soothe the skin, as well as restoring elasticity, suppleness and the essential nutrients stripped away by razor use. QR210. Various locations including Essence Spa, South Muaither Street (4450 2226)
Men Active Fairness moisturiser with SPF15 by Vaseline Getting out of bed is harder for some than others, so if you’re always running late, this fast-absorbing product is your best bet – it also includes an SPF 15. QR50. Available from all major supermarkets, hypermarkets and pharmacies.
Mankind sleek moisturiser by Sodashi This non-greasy formula is ideal for Doha’s summers: it will help repair damage from the environment, as well as fighting signs of ageing. QR922. Availabe at cosmetic counters including Faces, Landmark Mall (4487 9519)
All-in-one anti-aging cream by human + kind For men who don’t fancy carting around a wash bag full of lotions, this product acts as an eye cream, moisturiser and night cream, soothing, repairing, plumping and hydrating the skin. QR160. Boots, Villaggio Mall (4413 5444)
Hyaluronic Moisturising Serum by Kaya This oil-free moisturiser deeply hydrates thanks to the water-retaining qualities of the serum, and is suitable for all skin types. QR400. Kaya Skin Clinic (www.kayaclinic.com)
Spearmint body yoghurt by Attirance The fresh-smelling mint oil helps tone skin and reduce fatigue, while the presence of avocado oil helps restore natural moisture levels, reduce pigmentation marks and boost tired, dull skin. QR85. Attriance (www.attriance.com)