The Top Skincare Concerns for Men and How to Address Them
Let’s get into how to take care of your skin as a man! Men manage several common skincare concerns, and below, we address each one and walk you through how to handle it.
Don’t be ashamed of oily skin; it is very common! Oily skin in men can be caused by genetic factors, hormonal changes like testosterone levels rising during puberty, stress, diet, smoking, or drinking. All of these factors contribute to an abundance of sebum, natural oil, that clogs the pores and leads to excess oil and dirt.
The best way to eliminate the extra shine is to be mindful of everything we listed above. An unhealthy diet, smoking, and drinking will exacerbate oily skin, so make sure you opt for the healthy options, put out your cigarette, and scale back the drinks. In addition, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid sugary drinks.
When thinking about your skincare routine, be sure to include light exfoliation and avoid using harsh soaps. The more abrasive the ingredients and exfoliator, the dryer your skin will be, which actually kickstarts oil production. So, the oil you were trying to scrub away will return twofold. Just go lightly and finish off with toner, moisturizer, and SPF.
Dry and Dull Skin
Dry skin on the face for males is common and is due to several reasons, including environmental factors, harsh detergents, dehydration, diet, and age.
Dry skin for men can be painful if it is cracking and peeling, but many treatments are available to help heal the skin. You should reach for a good moisturizer that contains vitamin E. This vitamin helps produce natural oils that assist in maintaining healthy skin cells. Exfoliating your face and body lightly to remove excess dead skin can help the moisturizer penetrate deeper, but be sure not to go too hard. In addition, be sure to drink plenty of water. Hydrating properly keeps the skin juiced up!
If you're struggling with dry skin, try Dermaclara silicone patches. When applied, the patches boost moisture and increase collagen and elastin production. There are no harsh ingredients; Dermaclara just stimulates what is already there. You will notice your skin is more hydrated after just one use.
Razor Bumps and In-Grown Hair
If you are thinking, “Do guys care about razor bumps?” The answer is yes, everyone does. Razor burn, bumps, and in-grown hairs suck!
Razor burn can come from shaving and appears as an itchy, red rash. It is caused by the razor blade digging too deep into the skin, and as it shaves off the hair, it causes micro-tears in the skin. Razor burn is also due to irritation from the friction of shaving.
Men's skin care for razor bumps should include exfoliating the skin before shaving to help slough off dead skin cells and clear the pores. Exfoliating before shaving helps avoid ingrown hairs. Men can use a pre-shave oil to moisturize the skin and should use a shaving cream or foam to keep the skin hydrated throughout the shave. Some say that using a shaving brush to apply the shaving cream or foam helps prevent razor burn as it lifts up the hair allowing for a closer shave with less irritation. Another factor contributing to razor burn is the blade; be sure to change the blades if you are shaving often. A dull blade with cause more irritation.
No matter what, you should be shaving in the direction your hair grows; this will give you the closest shave.
And, if you prefer an electric razor, you’re in good luck because they are more gentle on the skin and less likely to cause razor burn.
Wrinkles top all other skin care concerns. Wrinkles are caused by four main factors aging, ultraviolet (UV) light, habitual facial expressions, and smoking.
Aging: Your skin thins and loses elasticity and collagen as you age. In addition, you produce less natural oil, which dries out your skin and leads to wrinkles.
UV Light: UV light and radiation speed up aging, causing early wrinkles and other signs of premature aging. They also break down the skin's connective tissues, collagen, and elastin. Without the key elements, the skin begins to sag and wrinkle.
Habitual Facial Expressions: Facial movements and expressions lead to fine lines and wrinkle lines. Repeated facial movements set grooves beneath the surface of the skin. Combined with aging and lack of flexibility and strength, these grooves become more evident and permanent.
Smoking: Smoking accelerates the aging of the skin and harms collagen production.
The best-kept secret that women rely on for successful, at-home, affordable wrinkle care is Dermaclara. Dermaclara utilizes silicone technology to clear away wrinkles. Unlike other brands that rely on harsh ingredients, Dermaclara stimulates what is already there with a non-invasive, chemical-free, dermatologist-approved approach.
The silicone patch creates a microclimate that boosts moisture and the production of collagen and elastin. This process clears fine lines and wrinkles, erases stretch marks, and tightens loose skin. You can reuse the patches used up to 30 times and apply them anywhere. Follow the steps below to start erasing wrinkles.
Step 1: Prep
Clean your face with Claraprep, our soft and gentle cleanser. Claraprep will help clear away dirt, sweat, and makeup.
Step 2: Apply Patches
Dermaclara patches are dynamic and can be applied wherever you want to see change. Apply the forehead, eye, mouth, neck, or chest silicone patches. Set the timer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 3: Peel-Off Patches
After the time is up, gently remove the patches and clean them with Patch Prep. Let them dry before reapplying them to the backing card.
Step 4: Moisturize and finish off your skincare routine.
Results are apparent after one session, but permanent change occurs after three to six months.
Acne doesn’t mean puberty anymore. You can experience and suffer from acne well into your 30s. Humidity, stress, sweat, and steroid use, can all affect whether you have to deal with acne. The best way to tackle it is with a combination of treatments.
Opt for soothing cleansers that won’t strip the skin and a light moisturizer that won’t clog the pores. Some men's face cream for pores can be heavy, so make sure you choose your moisturizer wisely. Spot treatments can be a blessing when dealing with recurrent pimples or breakouts. Look for products that contain salicylic acid. If your acne doesn’t let up, talk to your doctor about an oral treatment or other topical methods.
Sunburn and sun damage occur when you spend too much time in the sun without sunscreen or protection. Dark spots, burns, age spots, and uneven pigmentation can appear on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin.
To prevent this, slather on sunscreen and wear sun protection. There is no magic men's face cream for sun damage. The goal should be to prevent it from happening, not responding to the damage that has been done. So apply a good quality SPF 50 on your face and exposed skin, and wear a hat, light layers, and sunglasses.
There you have it! Those are the top men's facial skin problems and the solutions to each. Now, go edit your skincare routine and apply some sunscreen.