Advice for Your Skin Type: Oily, Dry, or Combination

Oily skin is the type of skin which produces too much sebum(oil). The face has a greasy appearance , especially after waking up. Your face will become shiny after a few hours after you washed it. It is characterized by large visible pores as well. This type of complexion is prone to acne and skin problems due to the activity of the sebaceous glands.

Skin challenges includes :

  • breakouts
  • uneven skin tone (sun damaged skin)
  • large pores
  • razor bump prone

Combination skin is a mixture between oily skin and dry skin. The skin produces excess sebum(oil) on some parts of the face and doesn't produce enough on others. Usually the oily part is the T-zone, meaning the forehead and the nose area, leaving the cheeks and chin dry. The pores are more visible in the T-zone and less visible on the dry parts of the skin

Skin challenges includes :

  • breakouts
  • dry flakey skin (fine line, wrinkles)
  • uneven skin tone
  • razor bump prone

Dry skin is the type of skin which doesn't produce enough sebum (oil), leaving the skin matte. You will experience tightness especially after washing your face with water. Dry skin is caused by the skin protective barrier’s inability to retain enough natural skin lipids or oils to keep skin moist. A weakened barrier is often hereditary but occurs naturally as we age and can be accelerated with lifestyle

Skin challenges includes :

  • dry flakey skin
  • advanced aging of the skin
  • easily irritated skin
  • uneven skin tones

MORE ADVICE BELOW —->There are 4 steps to basic skin care:

1.Cleansing does just that, it cleans your skin. By cleansing, you are removing any dirt, oil, bacteria .Exfoliation ( deep cleansing ) allows you to remove dead skin cells sitting on your skin.

2.Shaving -The best time to shave is in, or immediately following, a shower or cleansing. Wash the face and neck thoroughly in warm/hot water prior to shaving for easier hair removal

3.Toning removes anything that your cleanser or shave crème didn’t already take care of; it restores the pH level of your skin and it prepares your skin for exfoliating .

4 .Moisturizing helps to seal in your skins natural oils and it acts as a barrier between your skin and the environment

Cleansing and Exfoliating

The first step is to find a cleanser based on your skin type .Daily face cleansing will keep pores unclogged, which in turn can reduce a variety of skin conditions. Common problems facing men include pimples, ingrown hairs, and blackheads, which can leave discolored marks on the skin's surface. Regular bar soaps are detergent-based and can strip delicate facial skin of necessary moisture, leaving it dry and flaky.

Exfoliation (deep cleansing) is a crucial part of any skin care regimen for men. It rids the skin of dead skin cell build up that can cause skin to appear thick and dull while helping to dislodge ingrown hairs from beneath the upper layers of the skin. Abuse and trauma caused by regular shaving makes the skin work harder to produce excess skin cells in an effort to protect and repair itself. It is crucial to pay close attention to the shave area when exfoliating in order to remove excess buildup of skin cells.

Shaving Crème & Gel

The best time to shave is in, or immediately following, a shower or cleansing. Wash the face and neck thoroughly in warm/hot water prior to shaving for easier hair removal. Always use a sharp blade. A dull blade is responsible for many shaving cuts as it drags over the face and catches the skin along with the hairs of the beard. Use short even strokes rather than long strokes to achieve a smoother shave.

A lot of foam and lather is not necessary for a great shaving experience. Many grocery and drug store shave creams contain harsh chemicals that “foam up” the product. Some of these foaming agents can be irritants that may cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation.

Toning your skin

Skin toners improve the look of your skin by tightening the pores, leaving a healthy rejuvenated look. They increase circulation and help to reduce the appearance uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Toners also help to improve the PH balance of your skin, to give it a natural appearance. A skin toner helps to improve the overall cleanliness of your skin removing any residue, dirt, any excess oil and dead skin cells.

Moisturizing Serums

Regular shaving causes men’s skin to experience a significant amount of dehydration. Regular use of a good moisturizer prevents moisture loss in the top layer of the skin, promotes water retention and replenishes lost moisture. A good face moisturizer should be rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, nutrients (anti-oxidants), botanical extracts, emollients and oils. These ingredients help to prevent skin damage caused by the sun, pollutants, lifestyle and other environmental factors.

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  1. Thanks for the great tips. My skin gets a lot dryer now that it’s approaching winter, a good moisturizer is a life saver.

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