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No More Rough Stuff: A Simple Guide to Men's Skincare

No More Rough Stuff: A Simple Guide to Men's Skincare

A Simple Guide to Men's Skincare

When it comes to the science of skin, men and women have many differences. While that may not be a big surprise, it may shed some light on the reasons men tent to intuitively tone down their skincare routines. Here's just some of what we found about the differences:


  • Testosterone drives oil production, meaning that men often have oiler skin, and therefore better natural hydration.
  • Male skin is typically around 25% thicker and has less underlying fat and more collagen than female skin. Thicker skin will appear fuller, more plump, and tends to be more resilient overall. And that additional collagen? It helps keep men's skin looking younger, longer.
  • Guys are are a higher risk of developing skin irritation from rituals like facial shaving. This common act of grooming causes friction and can often place the skin under stress.
  • Men have larger pores and typically oilier skin making them somewhat more prone to conditions like acne and blemishes. Because they have more sebaceous glands and therefore more pores, controlling the oil without over doing it is a delicate balancing act.


Thankfully, men's skincare doesn't have to be complicated. If simplicity is a priority, check out Wild Prairie's two-step skincare routine and product suggestions.


Step 1: Cleanse

Because our soap is made using the traditional, cold-process method with plant-based oils, it effectively cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural moisture barrier. The gentle nature of our soap means it's ideal for use on all parts of your body. We recommend:

Classic Man - Great for face, body, and hair.

Rebel Shave Bar - Double duties as a cleanser and rich shaving soap.

Charcoal Rosa Soap - Helps remove impurities and balance oily skin.

Gentle Soul Soap - Scent-free and perfect for sensitive or dry skin.


Step 2: Moisturize

As your body's largest organ, the skin has a natural moisture barrier that protects against bacteria, pollutants, and other environmental irritants. Our soap cleanses without disturbing that natural barrier but you still need to reinforce that protection with additional moisture. We recommend:

Rebel Aftershave Balm - Soothes and hydrates after shaving.

Gentle Soul and & Body Lotion - Scent-free and designed for sensitive skin.

Woodstock Hand & Body Lotion - Reduced redness caused by dry skin.

Grapefruit Hand & Body Lotion - Antioxidants eliminate impurities and protect skin.


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