As if we didn’t love him enough already, Frank Ocean recently dropped his skincare routine in a rare interview with GQ—making a case for what we’ve all been secretly thinking: men deserve to moisturize too!
“I didn’t listen to my mom, but I really do believe in a night cream. I feel like men just go to sleep. They may wash their face or they don’t even bother—they go to sleep with the day face on. You really need to do a gentle wash and put a night moisturizer on.”
His skincare expertise doesn’t stop there though. Besides having the basics down pat, Frank also spilled a thing or two about the dos and don’ts of anti-aging. Guys, take notes.
“You can’t have the retinol in your creams in the day because it makes you more sun-sensitive, so you wanna throw that on at night. I need the night cream because when I wake up I feel very beautiful, moisturized and ready to have people making eye contact with me, ready to look above my eyebrow, below the eyebrow. [laughs] That’s the life hack right there.”
What can we say? If Frank’s flawless complexion is anything to go by, he definitely knows what he’s talking about.
In the meantime, if you happen to be a man and have yet to venture into the magical world of skincare (or know someone who hasn’t), here’s a list of basic, fast-working moisturizers to get things started. It’ll change your life—take Frank’s word for it! 1. Dear Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream (60ml), P1,620
BEST FOR: Soothing redness and sensitive skin.
Shop it here. 2. TIAM Vitamin Sleep 9 to 5 Crema, P950
BEST FOR: Correcting acne scars and uneven skin tone.
Shop it here. 3. Farmstay Horse Oil Jeju Mayu Complete Cream, P998
BEEST FOR: Plumping up fine lines and fighting signs of aging.
Shop it here. 4. Rorec Snail Moisturizing Hydra Skin Cream, now on sale at P349 (limited time only)
BEST FOR: Healing dull, acne-prone skin.
Shop it here. 5. Human Nature Night Moisturizer with Jojoba (100ml), P300
BEST FOR: Boosting elasticity and overall repair.
Shop it here. 6. Huxley The Anti-Gravity Cream, P1,650
BEST FOR: Firming and tightening dry, sagging skin.
Shop it here.
CREDIT: Frank Ocean GQ cover image via @blonded.
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