A skin care regime for crossdressers

If our eyes are a window to the soul then our face is the home of our humanity. Your face is the first thing that people see. From an early age we learn the subtle cues that facial expressions share and look to the face as the true judge of sincerity. Over any other part of your body your face contains the richest source of information on who you are and how you feel.

The face is also the first place people look to confirm any suspicions they may have about your gender. Unfortunately many crossdressers fail this test because they lack a good skin care routine.

As a man you can easily get away with poor care for your face. It’s not by chance that rugged and hansom often find themselves in the same sentence. For right or wrong, a weather and time worn face denotes strength and wisdom in a man, but neglect in a woman.

My Cross Dresser Skin Care Routine

To be considered beautiful by most of society a woman’s face must resist the ravages of time and remain soft and supple. In our endeavor to emulate the feminine form we too must strive to provide loving care to our face – the ultimate cross dressing fashion statement.

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I’m going to share with you my cross dresser skin care routine. I use products tailored for my skin type – I have a slightly oily skin – so keep in mind that you may need to use a different formulation depending on your skin type. If you’re in doubt about your skin type I recommend you indulge yourself and go for a facial at your local beauty salon. They’ll be able to tell you all about your skin and facials are a heavenly way to spend time.

To enhance and maintain your natural beauty there are five things you need to do as part of your cross dresser skin care routine.

Clean Your Face

Clean your face twice a day with a high quality cleanser. This will remove any excess dirt and oil and should make your skin feel fresh and a little tight. If your skin feels dry after washing your face check your cleanser, you may be removing too much oil. I prefer to use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. I started using it a few years ago and haven’t found anything that makes me look or feel better. If you decide not to use Dermalogica, whatever you do stay away from soap! Most soap is not good for your face.


Our skin goes through a natural cycle of dying and being replaced by new skin cells. Unless you do something about it dead skin cells will hang around, giving you a dull and lackluster appearance. The best way to deal with this is to exfoliate once or twice a week after cleansing. This removes the dead layer of skin and leaves your face smoother and softer. Don’t exfoliate more than twice a week. I find that the small granules of Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub give invigorate my skin without scratching it.

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Apply Toner

A toner helps freshen, soothe and condition your skin, helping it to better absorb moisture that you’re going to apply next. I use Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner. It’s spray is a convenient way to apply toner.


Men’s skin is naturally coarser than a woman’s. Sun exposure, smoking and drinking can quickly cause your skin to look old and tired. Moisturizer is essential to looking younger and keeping deep wrinkles at bay. In fact, if you only ever do two things make sure to clean your face and moisturize. I use Dermalogica Active Moist (Yes, I really like their products, no I don’t work for them :)).

Apply Sunscreen

In Seattle we only see the sun three months of the year, yet even then UV rays can penetrate the clouds, prematurely aging your skin. I highly recommend wearing sunscreen if you’re going out, even when it’s overcast. Personally I find that most sunscreens clog my pores and cause me to break out, so I use a mineral makeup foundation which has built in SPF 15. If I’m going hiking or swimming and need something a bit more robust I’ll use Dermalogica Oil Free Matt Block.

You’re Done With Your Cross Dresser Skin Care Routine – At Least for today

As men we struggle against our genetics as well as a lifetime of bad habits. Even if you’ve gone many years without taking care of your skin it is possible to reverse some of the damage. If you’re still early in your journey through life you have the best opportunity – right now – to set yourself up for a lifetime of beautiful, soft skin. Done regularly these five simple steps will allow your face to represent the femininity inside you.

Look beautiful! Next week I’ll share with you the one thing you can do to magnify your femininity ten fold. If you do this and follow the five steps above your face will be your best asset in passing. Subscribe to Crossdresser Heaven so you don’t miss on this invaluable information.


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I’m passionate about creating a safe space for everyone in the transgender community to find laughter and friendship on their journey. I completed my physical transition in 2011 and through it I lost everything, and gained everything. I am blessed that I was forced to gaze inward and embark on the journey to discover and live my authentic self. My deepest wish is that all who wander here may find peace, happiness and freedom.

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Joanna Santos
Joanna Santos
15 years ago

Before I started laser for my beard I used a lot of foundation to cover it. This was deemed to be sufficient as my real skin was not showing. Now that my beard shadow is disappearing I will be paying more attention to skin care even if I do still wear some form of foundation to even out my complexion. Anyway its good in both boy and girl mode to look after one’s skin.


Lynn Jones
Lynn Jones
15 years ago

Tranny-mode or not, sunscreen is a good thing from what I keep reading. Seems the only safe way to get a bit of colour is fake not bake 🙂

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6 years ago
Reply to  Lynn Jones

I moisturize morning & night , before my make-up application & night time after removing my makeup, my skin is soft & young looking

Joseph Nolan
Joseph Nolan
12 years ago

I have always been interested in having a Healthy moist skin on my face. Now my wife has started to also take better care of her face using my Avon skin products. I wear subdued makeup every single day.

8 years ago

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Nix Knickers
Nix Knickers
4 years ago

Does ladies facial hair removal cream work for crossdressing males also? Leg hair removal cream appears to do its job on my legs, however I find that daily shaving with an electric razor toughens my facial hair the more I do it. I cannot use a blade razor because I have epilepsy.

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