Fighting Oily Skin Woes
Sometimes oily skin is a blessing and a curse. Because of the active glands, you may be less prone to wrinkling and showing signs of old age. At the same time, you are more prone to break outs of pimples, acne, blemishes and more. There’s this fine line with oily skin. There are some things you can do to combat oily skin woes and maintain the best men skin care. There are also some no-nos. Following are a few guidelines:
While it may seem like repeated cleanings will do the trick of attacking oils and getting rid of them, twice a day routine may prove to be too often. If you find that it works for you, go for the two times a day regiment. If it does create more problems than it solves, scale back to once a day.
Cleanse your face
Be sure to use gentle cleansers. Of course, we love our own Gentleman's Face Wash. Our face wash contains activated charcoal for men's skin, which gives our product its wonderful dark color. The charcoal will absorb and trap impurities from the surface of your skin and wash them away as you rinse your face. Our face wash also contains rosemary oil and caffeine which leave your skin feeling fresh and smooth.
When choosing products, start with travel size, or the smallest size available. This will allow you to test the products to see if they produce the desired results. If they pass muster, buy larger sizes after the trial run. For the ultimate shave, make sure you check out our shaving cream and shaving brush. If you have a long beard or cool mustache style, be sure to check out our beard conditioner.
It is strongly suggested that you not combine different skincare products. Beauty Editor Magazine suggests that "using certain active ingredients at the same time can diminish their effectiveness and can even cause irritation. The main problem ingredients are hydroxy acids (glycolic, salicylic, lactic...) andretinoids (retinol, Retin-A and other vitamin A derivatives). You're not supposed to use them at the same time. "
A good old-fashioned washcloth might be the best option. Often puffs can stimulate more oil production. If you find that products you purchase over the counter don’t work, spring for a trip to a dermatologist. They can do an assessment and see if a prescription treatment will serve your situation. They may even try corticosteroid injections for large inflamed areas of skin. One benefit is a reduction in scarring and swelling.