Men's Skincare Tips: What's the Best Routine for Men with Oily and Combination Skin?
Well-groomed, seemingly ageless, confident and shine-free - the modern man has plenty of grooming standards to uphold these days, and a skincare arsenal of one measly facial wash is no longer enough to keep skin concerns at bay. Nonetheless, skincare for men doesn’t have to be complicated. A simple skincare regime with products specifically tailored to men’s skin will suffice to keep your complexion clear.
As the days grow warmer and more humid, you may notice your skin taking on an unwanted sheen, heralding the appearance of oily skin. What causes oily skin in men? Pollution, poor diet, bad sleep habits, dehydration and wrong skincare products are all possible culprits but there’s nothing a proper skincare regimen for oily skin won’t fix.
Getting rid of oily skin doesn’t have to be a chore, but you should still get it under control before it aggravates your skin and results in further skin concerns such as clogged pores, blemishes and more. Find out more tips for men on how to stop oily skin in its tracks and go forth boldly with a shine-free complexion starting today!
A man’s skincare routine for oily skin is not just limited to cleansing with the right cleanser. Exfoliating cleansers are great not just for removing dead skin cells but also dirt and grime picked up from polluted air. This makes it a great product to have in your skincare arsenal. However, choosing the right exfoliating cleanser is essential. Too harsh and your skin may be susceptible to micro-tears which will cause premature aging, too drying and you’ll end up with another skincare issue altogether. Opt for a moisturising exfoliator such as the ClarinsMen Exfoliating Cleanser which works to reduce the drying effects of hard water on the skin while gently cleansing and nourishing skin.
Exfoliating should be kept to a maximum of two times per week to ensure your skin’s barriers are not compromised. So, what should you use on the days when you’re not exfoliating? A mild cleanser such as the ClarinsMen Active Face Wash would be your best bet. It features Bison Grass which is great for men’s skin because it effectively soothes and revitalises as it unclogs pores. It’s also infused with purifying extract of Grindelia and Checkerberry that gently eliminates impurities while reducing razor burn damage, toning skin and combating the drying effects of hard water all in one go.
While it may seem counterintuitive to add more moisture to an already slick face, there’s a good reason for this. Our sebaceous glands tend to go into overdrive when it senses that our skin is drying up, hence it results in the overproduction of oil that causes the oily sheen we know all too well. To prevent that, use a men’s moisturiser that provides the skin with all the hydration it needs without adding another layer of oil. Clarins’ Super Moisture Gel will give skin the intense hydration it requires while strengthening skin’s barriers against air-borne pollutants. Soothing and cooling at the same time, the Super Moisture Gel will keep skin feeling refreshed and non-greasy for hours due to its gel formula.
Your muscles aren’t the only things that need toning, your face does too. Using a toner on your face is an important step you shouldn’t miss because toners don’t just help to clarify skin, they also brighten skin, reduce visible signs of ageing (dark spots, dull skin), minimises pores and cleanses skin even further by wiping away excess oil and dirt. Most men’s face care products simply stop at cleansing excess oils, but a good all-in-one toner also helps skin regain its softness after rigorous cleaning and shaving, so always grab one when you have the opportunity to.