I probably wouldn’t have been the first person to tell you I don’t have time for skin care, in the past. It’s not manly. What would I even use IF I were to add some products to help my skin be healthier?
However, I realize I have been drenching myself in sweat and grime since I was 12 playing sports year round and then in college as a 2X athlete on the ball court and the baseball diamond. And now too, finally spending my last seven years in compression shorts and a hoody, lifting weights up and moving them – either for my clients or my own workout.
I had to face it … I needed to do something other than grabbing a bar of Dove soap and my Old Spice deodorant for the sake of my skin’s future.
Luckily, Ursa Major came into my life and my pores.
Having clean skin starts by getting rid of all the dirt and sweat caked on you from your day at work and getting your pump on in the gym.
Ursa’s Morning Mojo soap is a “get-up-and-go blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and grapefruit” that makes you wonder how Dove is still alive and filling the shelves.
The bamboo face wipes are a great substitute when in a pinch and can be used to wipe all that oily sweat off in the middle of a hot day. You can also always do the old Italian shower and use 5 wipes to do a full body wash down.
Believe it or not fellas, your face needs a different soap than the rest of your body.
And no, using your shampoo because it also technically goes on your head doesn’t count as a face wash.
The Fantastic Face Wash is the bottle for the job AND smells better than mama’s home cooking.
Once you use this product, you will realize why your face needs its own soap and your skin will feel tingly and tighten up.
There is also more than just washing off the daily grime, that’s only one step.
After your face is stripped of all that nastiness, you need to bring back some good oils to hydrate your skin back up.
The Vitamin C Serum brings a “fresh-squeezed citrus topped with herbaceous rose hip and a hint of sour rose,” which to be honest, I had zero clue on what that would entail in a scent tone UNTIL I used it after my shower. It was like I opened up the ripest orange I had ever laid my hands on.
To finish off your post-shower routine, the addition of Force Field Daily Defence Lotion is needed to add the security guard of the regime. This will help you with that final moisturizer and prevent the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. There is no smell to this product.
There is one final product that I have grown especially fond of for its everyday use and can be applied anytime of the day and in many different situations.
The Golden Hour Recovery Cream is the multi-tool every man needs in his gym bag. After a day out on the links playing a full 18 to hiking into the backcountry for a weekend away from society ( to get a picture for the Gram to show everyone that you got away ). This cream will help relax your face from the day of hard work in the elements.
I only just skimmed the surface of the lineup Ursa Major has for caring for your skin. So I highly suggest you hit their website to learn more about what they have to offer us guys.
Be prepared to be taken into a forest of pine trees engulfed by an underbrush of floral that you had no idea smelled so damn good!