Best Face Washes for Men

Finding the best face wash is a central part of any man's skin care routine to help deeply cleanse the face and keep it handsomely clear. Take your pick of the best men's face washes from NIVEA MEN that are suitable for bearded skin, oily skin, combination skin, sensitive skin, normal skin and more.

Why Finding the Best Mens Face Wash for You is Important

Without having a good mens face wash as part of your skin care arsenal, the rest of your routine and products become much less effective. Your face wash should lay the foundation for your moisturiser to work its magic on your skin to keep if protected and hydrated. If you are applying your moisturiser on top of greasy and dirty skin, your skin is less likely to be able to absorb its goodness.

This is why it is important to find the best face wash that works for you and your skin's needs. The best men's face wash for you will be one that is suited to your type of skin and can reliably cleanse your face of daily dirt and impurities. As well as this, the best men's face wash for you will respect your skin's moisture balance, help prevent impurities and strengthen the skin barrier.


Why is washing your face important?

If you have ever wondered how to get clear skin for men, your first port of call should be to ensure it is kept cleansed. Getting hold of the best face wash for men is a primary step to cleansing skin, fixing an uneven skin tone and promoting a healthy complexion. Here are a few reasons why regularly washing your face is important:

1) Helps Skin to Stay Hydrated
Skin that is dehydrated can feel uncomfortably rough, dry and tight. Not only that but without proper hydration skin can also begin to look aged and wrinkled beyond its years. Using a best mens face wash twice a day and moisturising afterwards will help to promote a healthy pH level of your skin and strengthen its natural defensive barrier, allowing it to better retain moisture so you can look and feel great.

2) Promotes an Even & Clear Skin Complexion
Our skin naturally produces a substance called sebum which acts as a natural moisturiser and defensive barrier against bacteria. However excess amounts of sebum can lead to clogged pores and increase the likelihood of breakouts. Sebum is not the only thing that can clog pores and lead to the appearance of spots and blackheads: throughout the day skin is exposed to free radicals and dirt that can cling onto skin, clogging pores and causing damage. Washing your face twice a day with a best mens face wash will help to remove excess oils, dirt and impurities, unclogging pores and leading to a clearer skin complexion.

3) Keeps Skin Looking Good
Cleansing your face twice a day using a mens face wash removes daily dirt and grease that can cause skin to look dim and run down. Washing your face helps to clear away all of this debris so skin can look sparkly clean and clear.

4) Helps Your Moisturiser to Work More Effectively
Washing your face is the foundation for the rest of your skin care routine and products to do an even better job. If your pores are clogged with excess oils and dirt, they cannot absorb the beneficial ingredients in your moisturiser. Cleansing your face prepares it to best absorb the nutrients in your moisturiser that help to hydrate and nourish your skin.


7 Face Washing Tips for Men:

If you've taken the time to research the best mens face wash and skin care for men, it is worth brushing up on how to best wash your face. Here are a few tips that will help you wash your face:

1) Make Sure Your Hands are Clean
Very simply, before you apply your face wash, wash your hands. You're going to be using your hands to wash your face so you want to make sure they are clear of any debris so that you are not smearing dirt across your face. Another reason to do this is to make sure there is nothing on your hands that can cause irritation - if you've been cooking with chili powder, you don't want that on your face!

2) Use Lukewarm Water & Pre-Wet Your Face
Hot water can damage the skin on your face so it is always best to use lukewarm water, or cold if possible as that helps tighten pores.

3) Use the Right Amount of Face Wash
This may seem very obvious, but using too little face wash will not do a thorough job, whereas using too much is wasteful. The right amount is usually a squirt between the size of a 1p and 10p coin - this will vary on the size of your face, but is a good jumping off point to find what works for you.

4) Spread the Face Wash in Your Hands
Once you have dispensed your face wash, do not immediately apply it to your face. To help get a more even spread, first rub your hands together to evenly cover them both in the face wash.

5) Apply Gently Using a Massaging Circular Motion
Instinct may make you want to scrub all over your face, up and down and everywhere. However scrubbing vigorously can cause irritation, which is not what you want when trying to look after your skin. Instead, massage the mens face wash into your skin gently using a circular motion all over. Make sure to avoid getting face wash in your eyes, but if you do, gently rinse them immediately. Using your hands is also preferable to a cloth or other scrubs as they are gentler on your skin.

6) Thoroughly Rinse and Pat-Dry Your Face
Ensure once you have spread the face wash all over you rinse it off thoroughly, particularly around the eye area. Even though all of the NIVEA MEN face washes are kind to skin, if any is left on your face and gets into your eye, this will still be uncomfortable. When you have rinsed the face wash, gently pat your face dry with a clean towel. Patting dry instead of scrubbing ensures you are not tugging on the skin and causing irritation.

7) Moisturise After Every Face Wash
Whilst a best face wash for men will respect the skin's moisture balance, it is always important to fully replenish any and all moisture lost in the cleansing process. This will help your skin remain hydrated and strengthen the skin's natural barrier. If you don't already have a moisturiser, take a look at our men's moisturisers to find the best one for you.


The Best Men's Face Wash for Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, try our NIVEA MEN Sensitive Face Wash. Carefully created for men with sensitive skin, this face wash provides instant relief from 5 signs of irritation: burning, dryness, tightness, itchiness and impurities. The 0% alcohol content, Vitamin E and Chamomile is particularly gentle to skin so you can deeply cleanse without causing irritation.


The Best Men's Face Wash for Bearded Skin

NIVEA MEN Deep Face & Beard Wash is the best face wash for men with bearded skin. This mens face wash thoroughly cleanses skin and beard hair, clearing away impurities, dirt and excess oils. With black charcoal, it also protects skin from drying out.


The Best Men's Face Wash for Oily Skin

If you have particularly oily skin, why not try our NIVEA MEN Deep 1 Minute Mask? The formula is enriched with black charcoal and has been created to pull out trapped dirt and impurities whilst absorbing excess oils.


The Best Face Wash for Men with Normal Skin

If you have normal skin, our NIVEA MEN Protect & Care Face Wash will probably be the best men's face wash for you. The refreshing formula is enriched with Aloe Vera and Pro-Vitamin B5 to thoroughly cleanse your skin of impurities, dirt and excess oils whilst reinforcing your skin's natural barrier. For a feeling of revitalised skin.