DON’T BE AFRAID
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 PostIn collaboration with House of Fraser.