If you want to stay looking healthy and young. The best thing you can do is take care of your skin. But when it comes to skincare, everybody’s formula is different, and multicultural men face a different set of skincare issues than people with fair complexions.
Aside from other common problems such as razor bumps, hyperpigmentation and keloid scarring, multicultural men can also be prone to oily skin. This can be caused by a number of different factors including genetics, diet, climate and stress. hen these factors lead to excess oil production, the oil can mix with dead skin cells and lead to blemishes. So if you want to avoid blotchiness and take care of that oily skin before it becomes a bigger issue, try these simple skincare tips:
Stay Away from Harsh Cleansers
While most men tend to reach for soap when it’s time to wash up, men with oily skin might want to hold off. Most soap will dry out your skin and strip it of its natural oils. You might ask “Why is this bad? Aren’t I trying to get rid of oils?” When you unnaturally dry out your skin, it can actually encourage the oil glands in your pores to produce more oil in response. Instead, look for cream cleansers that contain green tea. This can work wonders for oily skin.
Tone Your Skin
Using a toner or mild astringent can help balance out your skin’s natural pH levels and help encourage a more natural balance of oil production. The thing to keep in mind is to look for natural astringents, like this Triple Tea & Glycolic blend. Using harsh astringents with too much alcohol will have the same effect as a really drying soap, which will strip away your natural oils and cause you to produce even more oil.
Use the Right Moisturizers
Moisturizing is a key part of managing oily skin. Try to find oil free moisturizers, like this Hydrating Moisturizer with Vitamin C. Products like this actually tone with light, natural astringents while helping your skin retain its natural moisture, rather than adding unnatural extra moisture on top of your already oily skin.
Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week will gently remove dead skin cells and help balance your oil production. Again, if your skin is naturally oily, it is not recommended to use harsh, heavy duty exfoliants. Use a gentle exfoliating pad, or reach for something with a natural astringent such as glycolic acid.
No matter what, keep in mind that everybody is different. So it’s important that you look around and put together a skincare regimen that works for you…and then keep up with it. If you follow these simple tips, and use the right products, your oily skin issues could quickly be a thing of the past. And if you’re looking for more skincare guidance, take a look at our selection of natural-based products for managing oily skin.