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Being a Man With Oily Skin Can Be a Good Thing

Prevent oily skin men

Are you cursed by having oily skin? In some ways it can be a burden, but in other ways, you’ve actually won the skin care card. Men with oily skin usually age better, with less wrinkles. Find out why.

Guys with oily skin tend to have thicker skin. Having thicker skin means the face won’t show fine lines or “cave” as easily, causing wrinkles. Thicker skin usually means more collagen and fat cells underneath the skin, a big win when it comes to aging. Your counterpart with dry skin is much more likely to show fine lines and wrinkles as they age.

Can you change the type of skin you have? Unfortunately, no. The type of skin you have is due to genetics. You can however manage your skin better, no matter what your skin type is, by following a men’s skin care routine. Just because you do have oily skin, doesn’t mean you’ll age gracefully. Your lifestyle choices and how you take care of your skin will be a bigger determining factor in how you look in your old age.

What do men with oily skin need to do to take care of it? Cleanse and moisturize. Using a men’s face wash made for oily skin daily will help control oil, prevent shine, and reduce acne. Use a natural face wash for men twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. After washing your face, you’ll want to use an oil free face moisturizer for men. Yes, that’s right, you need to moisturize even if you have oily skin. An oil free men’s lotion won't add any shine, as long as it’s lightweight. Using a moisturizer helps the skin regulate oil production by not producing excess oil. As a guy with oily skin, your biggest nightmare is going to be when your skin tries to produce excess oil. With a light face moisturizer, this is less likely to happen.

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