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Why Being a Man With Oily Skin Can Be a Good Thing

Man with oily skin

Are you cursed with oily skin? In some ways it can be a burden, but in other ways, you’ve actually won the skincare trophy. Why? 

Men with oily skin usually age better, have fewer wrinkles, and almost never have to deal with dry or flaky skin. 

And there are even more benefits beyond these. Here’s everything you should know. 

 

Why Men with Oily Skin Age Better 

Guys with oily skin tend to have thicker skin than their dry or sensitive-skinned counterparts. That means fewer facial fine lines and wrinkles over time and less of the “caved in” appearance that some guys experience as they get older.

Having thicker skin also means more collagen and fat cells underneath the skin.

  • Collagen is a protein in your skin that improves hydration, elasticity, and cell regeneration.
  • Fats help fill out your skin and diminish the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and divots.

 

Can You Change Your Dry Skin to Oily Skin? 

Can you change the type of skin you have? That's a big no. Skin type itself is determined by genetics - so if you’re born with dry skin, it's staying that way for better or worse.

That said, you can manage your skin better and create more balanced, hydrated, and vibrant skin by following a personalized men’s skincare routine. What should that look like? 

If you have naturally oily skin, you should - at a minimum - cleanse and moisturize your skin every day with gentle, natural skincare products.

This is something that a lot of men with oily skin get wrong. They think that, since their skin already produces oil, adding additional moisturizer will only make things worse. 

Nope. False. Fake news. Wrong. 

Neglecting proper skincare can actually make your skin even oilier. Why?

If you use harsh soaps or you don’t apply moisturizer, the skin underneath the oily surface can become dehydrated and irritated. Then, your body will overcompensate for its condition with even more oil - something you definitely want to avoid.

 

The Best Skincare Routine for Men with Oily Skin

To avoid skin issues, use a face wash made for men with oily skin, like our Clarifying Gel Face Wash. Made with purifying ingredients like coconut, aloe vera, and geranium, this will get rid of dirt, debris, and excess oil without making your skin feel overly tight and dry. For the best results, use it every morning and evening.

Clarifying Gel Face Wash

 After washing your face, use an oil-free face moisturizer like our Daily Essential Face Moisturizer. It’s made with lightweight, hydrating ingredients that won’t weigh your skin down or contribute to excess oil, including:

  • Aloe vera - which moisturizes skin tissue without feeling heavy or clogging your pores. 
  • Jojoba oil - a biomimetic oil that reduces moisture loss and can help your skin balance oil production over time. 
  • Hyaluronic acid - which works like a magnet to draw moisture to your skin. 
  • Green tea - which provides restorative antioxidants that protect your skin from damage.

 

Daily Essential Face Moisturizer

And remember, your lifestyle plays a notable factor when it comes to how your skin looks. Just because you have oily skin, doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to age gracefully.

Your lifestyle choices - including your diet, exercise habits, and skincare routine - are all major determining factors in how you look in your old age.

 

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