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Male Skin Care

Male skin care


Men have approximately 15 per cent oilier skin and significantly larger pores than women do. It is very important that no matter your skin type, you clean your face every day. Depending on your skin type (oily, normal, dry or combination), there are products that treat and enhance it.

Deep cleansing is important; it keeps pores clear, skin healthy and you looking good. Deodorant soaps shouldn't be used on your face, they leave a detergent film behind and this may irritate your skin and clog your pores.


A good scrub is essential for a healthy clean skin. It will remove dead skin cells and smooth the surface of your face. Avoid scrubs with extra coarse granules, they will tear and damage the skin.

Note: a good scrub will invigorate you, not hurt you.


Moisturising is a necessity. After cleansing and shaving, always use a light moisturiser on your face. Use one with absolutely no alcohol in it, alcohol pulls moisture and can irritate the skin.

For dry skin use an intense moisturiser like pure vitamin E or aloe vera oil.

As skin ages, it has to work harder to maintain its elasticity. Astringents and toners with glycolic or Alpha Hydroxy acids actually can reduce the pore size, and help avoid ingrown hairs. They are aggressive and have quick results.


Skin that is too shiny does not look healthy just greasy. Blot the excess oil away by using blotting papers or a light oil absorbing powder. These options give natural finishes.


Don't forget your lips. Use a lip balm that has SPF15 or more. Avoid over exposure to the sun. Sun damage leads to hiperpigmentation (brown spots), which can develop, into serious skin disease.

Some brands have skin care designed specifically for men e.g. Neutrogena, Clinique, L'oreal, marykay. 


Eat right- Keep vitamins such as C and E in your diet regimen. Exercise increases oxygen to the tissue, which keeps skin looking young. Stay away from excessive alcohol, smoking, fatigue and stress. Not only can these factors lead to premature ageing; they also decrease facial circulation making you look older.

Men whatever your profession you can look and feel good!

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