Certain jobs require certain tools. It’s the reason you don’t bash a nail in with a screwdriver, cut your toenails using garden shears or eat your dinner with a ladle. Obvious stuff, right? And yet so many men fail to exercise this same fundamental logic when it comes to skincare.
In reality, skin isn’t all the same. Different types require different, specially formulated products to look and feel its best. Not only that, but men’s skin is vastly different from women’s (read: thicker, hairier, oilier, and sweatier). This means that the revitalized skin you’ve been searching for could just be a change of face wash or deodorant spray away.
If your skin often looks dull and feels rough, your skin type is probably dry. Anyone can suffer from dry skin, but some are more prone to it than others, particularly in the winter when the humidity level drops. You should go for a product that keeps your skin fresh and protected and allows you to create your own natural face oil.
Nobody wants to be plagued by breakout-prone skin. However, if you have naturally oily skin, it’s something that’s harder to avoid. And unfortunately, men do have higher oil levels than women as they possess more sebaceous glands, which secretes a higher level of sebum (the natural oil your skin produces), which can cause acne.
A shiny complexion, even after recently having washed your face, is a telltale sign of oily skin. If that sounds familiar, it’s worth investing in a face and body wash designed to cut through the grease without being too harsh on the skin.
You might’ve stolen a squirt of your mom’s, sister’s, or partner’s beauty products in the past, but these aren’t always specially designed to look after men’s skin. However, you should go for a Deep Clean Body And Face Wash. It contains exfoliating grains and moisturizing technology to get to the source of common men’s skin problems while still keeping the skin nourished.
If all of the above sounds familiar, you might have what’s known as combination skin. This term often refers to the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) being oily while the skin elsewhere is normal or dry, but it can apply to anywhere on the body too.
With oily bits, dry bits, and maybe the odd sensitive region thrown in for good measure, you need solid all-round products that can cope with each individual area’s requirements without causing another to flare up.