Men’s Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Men's Skincare Routine for Oily Skin


When I say don’t be afraid, I mean, men, don’t be afraid to go purchase skin care products for yourself. A lot of my guy friends are embarrassed to purchase skin care. I’m not exactly sure why. Some of them are less skin care savvy yet their skin is really nice. I’m definitely jealous. I did notice the friends who are more spot prone or have acne skin would purchase skin care in order to get rid of the blemishes. Regardless of skin type, you still need to take care of your skin.

In the summer with the soaring temperatures, it will increase the sebum production leaving your skin oilier than the winter as well as being more susceptible to spots. It is known that men’s skin is slightly thicker than women’s as well as having larger pores therefore more oil production. There are many brands that tailors their products to suit men such as Clinique. You don’t always have to purchase products made just for men, as long as a product works for you, that’s all that matters right? As with women’s skin care, it’ll be the same routine: cleanse, tone, moisturise. Look out for products that are designed for oily skin. Like women, you can change your skin routine to suit the summer in order to control the excess oils without stripping it.

Cleansing the skin is vital for oily skin. Cleansing twice a day will remove grease and build up. You need to find one that isn’t too harsh otherwise you will also strip the natural oils which isn’t great. For a deeper clean, exfoliate the skin once or twice a week to get rid of the build up of dead skin cells as well as cleaning the pores. You can purchase a product to exfoliate or you can purchase a nifty cleansing gadget to exfoliate and use your usual face cleanser with it. You will also be wowed at how soft it leaves your skin.

Toning the skin is the next step which is required. A lot of people tend to skip this, both men and women but it is vital to close the pores to prevent the build up of further grease. It will make a difference and help the moisturiser sink into the skin better. When choosing a moisturiser, you want one that will moisturise the skin and specifically designed for oily skin. It will help balance and regulate the skins natural oils, not stripping. Oily skin moisturisers tends to be oil free as well as controlling oil, leaving the skin matte. For the summer time, look out for one that is lightweight.

If you are spot prone, there are oil free moisturisers that will combat spots and control oils. You can always go the extra step and add in a targeted spot treatment to combat those pesky spots after moisturising. If you have time and need to relax, face masks for oily skin will benefit the skin. Once a week is enough. Oily skinned people are known to age slower but caring for the eye area is important whatever the skin type is. Moisturising the eye area will help keep wrinkles away for longer and make you look awake.

If you’re new to skin care and are unsure on where to start, many brands have ready to purchase sets that will contain everything you need.

Do you have any skincare tips for Men?

*Collaborative Post


  1. Hannah Latoya Bond
    29th July 2015 / 8:03 pm

    I don't see why men get funny about skin care either. Theres nothing wrong with taking care of your skin and its important for both men and women to do it. This looks like a really good routing for people with oily skin x

  2. Georgina Spenceley
    29th July 2015 / 10:34 pm

    My partner tends to get dry rather than oil skin – I'm the oily one! I don't think there's as good a selection of products out there for men as there are for women though.

  3. Fred Hawson
    30th July 2015 / 1:25 am

    These are very good tips. I do not care too much for my skin, I admit. But growing older, I think I should pay attention already.

  4. Jia Wun
    30th July 2015 / 2:12 am

    Great tips! I always tell my boyfriend that there's more than just cleansing his face. But his skin is still looks way prettier (hah) than mine, haha!

  5. Phylicia Marie Pineda
    30th July 2015 / 9:15 am

    There are actually a lot of men's skincare lines in the Philippines, pioneered by Nivea and Pond's. I do think going for more high end brands like Clinique would give even better results.

  6. Vivian Yuen
    30th July 2015 / 12:18 pm

    My bf just cba to bother with skincare haha! I'll shoot this post over to him xD

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  7. Sophie Pocock
    30th July 2015 / 2:50 pm

    My partner has just started to use a cleanser he doesn't use it every day though, but he doesn't listen to what I say about skincare.


  8. Shareena Patel
    30th July 2015 / 3:26 pm

    I think men should look after this skin just as well as women do! this is a great post!

    Shareena | www,

  9. Tiffany Yong W.T.
    30th July 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Depending on what kind of skin the guy has, but it should be similar to ladies. Use according to your skin type! But as guys don't use makeup that often, they save a lot more!

  10. yvonnembertoldo
    31st July 2015 / 2:12 am

    Actually, my boyfriend uses facial wash and sometimes I buy it for him. Men shouldn't really be embarrassed because it's for their own good. 🙂

  11. Pooja Kawatra
    31st July 2015 / 4:03 am

    Great tips and i think nowadays guys are also very cautious about their skin care. Have seen many at the beauty salon.

  12. Mia Foo
    31st July 2015 / 5:59 am

    more and more men are turning to skincare nowadays. and I see no reason why they shouldn't take better care of their skin. but I think so far with the current line of men's skincare out on the market, most of them still stick to the basic of cleanse tone moisturise?

  13. Franc
    31st July 2015 / 7:35 am

    I have oily skin. I would check on this product and I hope it works for me.

  14. Ling Tan
    31st July 2015 / 11:00 am

    Bookmarking and showing it to my hubby! Thanks for sharing these tips!

  15. Laura - Alagoz
    31st July 2015 / 11:23 am

    I'm happy if I can get my hubby to use a scrub or a face cream.

    Pink Frenzy

  16. beautyqueenuk
    31st July 2015 / 12:32 pm

    I am glad my mister looks after his skin x

  17. Jason P.
    31st July 2015 / 12:39 pm

    It's sad that not enough people pay attention to skin care! I'm personally quite obsessed with Korean skincare right now! 😀

  18. Elizabeth O.
    31st July 2015 / 1:11 pm

    These sound like great products. My husband could use the face wash as he has oily skin.

  19. papaleng
    31st July 2015 / 1:48 pm

    This is just perfect for me since I have oily skin.

  20. lee rosales
    31st July 2015 / 3:06 pm

    What ia that brushy thingy on the right? Is it for the face to cleans and scrub the face?

  21. The Made Up Maiden
    31st July 2015 / 3:28 pm

    Great tips! I find it really funny how a lot of men tend to neglect their skin because they don't think it's 'manly' to look after it!

  22. Kelly Chin
    31st July 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Men should use skincare as well especially sunblock because they spent more time outdoor than indoor.

  23. Danessa Foo
    1st August 2015 / 4:46 am

    I know my husband uses the cleaner but stops there… it's so hard to convince him to use the toner and moisturiser (the basics). Any advice on that?

    • nicolyl
      1st August 2015 / 9:47 am

      tell him you got "sent" samples and that you need him to trial it for your blog ;D

  24. Patricia Evangeline
    1st August 2015 / 6:01 am

    thanks for the tips and i think i should convince my dad to clean his face regulaly hahaha

  25. Louise Banta
    1st August 2015 / 2:16 pm

    My cousin brother has very oily skin and he was also shy to purchase the skin care products on his own. He had to ask me or his sister to buy it for him. But when he starts to see the difference on his face, he somehow gained confidence and buys it on his own. Well, I guess, in our country, men being more conscious of their face and skin have been easily accepted and is now widely practiced.

  26. Fatemah Sajwani
    3rd August 2015 / 4:30 am

    Oh wow I didn't know that there was a male version of the clinique facewash. Men shouldn't shy away when it comes to skin care in my opinion. Don't you think?

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