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Skincare Routine Steps for Men:  Oily, Dry, and Combo Skin

The desire for clear, glowing youthful skin isn’t limited to just women. Men too are feeling the societal pressure to take care of their skin become serious about their looks.  It’s a fact that every man desires a radiant and attractive complexion, that  exudes confidence and vitality, but achieving that starts by understanding your specific skin type. 

 It’s during our 30s, that our skin collagen production capabilities diminishes and as such needs some careful attention. For men, who have never paid much attention to their facial skin, it can be daunting to figure out an effective routine.

Navigating between a variety of facial cleansers, creams, gels, sunscreens & eye creams can seem both confusing & needless. However, if you want your skin to stay youthful & attractive as you age, start paying attention to your skin and its needs.

However, mastering your skincare routine requires decoding whether your skin leans towards the dry, oily, or combination side of the spectrum. Each skin type presents its own unique challenges and demands a bespoke approach to care. So, gentlemen, prepare to elevate your grooming game as we delve into tailored skincare routines fit for kings prepared after in-depth consultation and tips from the experts at the House of BodyCraft.

The handy guide below is a great starter plan for most men. This guide will help you figure out the most essential steps of an effective skin care routine without becoming too fastidious or overwhelming.

First, Figure Out Your Skin Type 

Establishing the right skincare routine often comes down to your skin type, so before getting fixated on a product, pay attention to how your skin reacts to a product and adjust accordingly. However, there is an even smarter approach.  

Instead of navigating the complex world of skin care on your own, just visit Bodycraft at any of our locations, for a complimentary skin care consultation, and get your customized skin-care routine prepared by our experts.

We would check your skin type and offer in depth guidance on how to deal with various common skin issues like acne scars, pigmentation and dark circles, along with effective treatment solutions for more serious issues like pockmarks, raccoon eyes, aging skin – which may demand clinical intervention. 

Men’s facial skin usually falls in one of these four broad categories

Oily Skin

Oily skin looks uncomfortably shiny and sweats a lot. This is due to excessive sebum production from the oil glands under the skin’s surface.

Dry Skin

Dry skin can feel lifeless and chappy as it doesn’t retain hydration and as a result tends to appear or patchy. Dehydrated skin is also more prone to pigmentations, wrinkles and other signs of early aging.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is one of the trickiest to deal with as it’s a curious mixture of dry, oily and normal skin types. Men with combination skin usually have an oily T-zone on the forehead, nose and chin, with dry cheeks and under eyes. Combination skin is also marked by larger, more open pores, & blackheads around the nose.

If you have sensitive skin, you’d need to be extra careful with your choice of products. Sensitive skin reacts unpredictably to various lotions, cleansers, topical creams and cosmetics. So always consult your dermatologist before trying out anything too drastic.

Basic Skin Care Routine for Men

Step 1: Cleanse with Precision

Let’s kick off your routine with a gentle cleanser designed to tackle oily skin. It’s best to choose cleansers enriched with glycolic or salicylic acid which are more effective cleansing pores while regulating sebum production.

Step 2: Exfoliate Strategically

Make exfoliation  a part of your skin care regimen 2-3 times per week. Especially, given the fact that most men prefer to keep beards, which means way less shaving, an exfoliation regime is a must to remove dead skin cells and prevent pesky clogged pores. It’s best to choose exfoliants with gentle active ingredients like beta hydroxy acid (BHA) or alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which prevents  irritation while helping you maintain a fresh and glowing complexion.

Step 3: Tone for Balance

Cleansing should always be followed up with toning. Toning with a product tailored to your skin would help restore your skin’s equilibrium and tighten pores. Discuss with your dermatologist and go with products infused with tea tree oil, niacinamide or witch hazel, tea tree oil, or niacinamide to refine your skin’s texture and prep it for hydration.

Step 4: Hydrate Frequently 

Irrespective of your skin type, hydration is the one of the most crucial skin care steps which should never be missed. Especially, during the frigid winters of North India, keeping your skin well hydrated is essential. Lightweight moisturizers which are enriched with essential oils or hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid helps to keep your skin soft and supple without overwhelming it. Apply evenly all over your face, forehead and the neck, focusing more on areas prone to dryness.

Step 5: Shield Yourself from the Sun

Men’s love for the sun is no secret. While we are not telling you to stop playing football at 2 PM in the afternoon, at least start by defending your skin against the sun’s harmful rays with a sunscreen recommended by your dermatologist. For any sunscreen to be effective in Indian conditions the minimum SPF should not be below 30. Apply generously to all exposed parts of your skin and wait for at least 20 mins to ensure complete  absorption before stepping out in the sun.

Step 6: Targeted Treatment

When breakouts happen as they occasionally will, take the the help of spot treatments, which are infused with active ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These spot treatments should only be applied on the affected surface sparingly. Follow up with a light oil free moisturizing serum to prevent drying out your skin.

Facials for Men

At home Skin care routines can only offer partial and short term results. For long lasting brightness and maintaining an even complexion, Bodycraft Salon & Spa offers a types of facials designed specifically for men.

Skin Lightening Facial

Can be used on all types of skin, this facial reduces the appearance of dark circles and age spots which gives a more even-toned complexion.

Hydrating Facial

A deep hydration is given to the skin through this facial by infusing oxygen thus creating an immediate as well as long lasting radiance; it’s ideal for rejuvenating tired and dull skin.

Dry Skin Facial

For skin that is extremely dry and lacks moisture, such treatments are supposed to bring back life through nourishing & smooth results while balancing out its tone.

Brightening Facial

This is mostly recommended when one wants to get rid of tanning or just mak their complexion lighter; the procedure will reveal your natural good looks with a touch of freshness on every part where it’s applied, making you look lively!

Specialized In-clinic Treatments

Our men’s Hydra-Medi Facial is a premium skin treatment designed especially for male skin. This medi-facial combines cleaning, exfoliation, extraction (if required), hydration and gives a man clear glowing skin with little downtime. It is designed to handle the following common skin problems such as acne, wrinkles and dullness making it perfect for any man who wants to improve his appearance.

Here are some benefits of getting this treatment done:

Customized experience

 We use different products on every skin type so that we may achieve maximum results possible.

Great for sensitive skin

This is a gentle painless procedure that does not cause any harm on sensitive skin thus can be done even for those people with such conditions, without fear of being irritated at all.

Minimal Down Time

Takes a very short time to complete thus ideal for your tight schedule since you will not lose much if any time doing it. You can do it even during lunch break and still get back to work immediately after finishing without feeling tired but instead very refreshed.

Stress relief

Apart from skincare, the treatment also serves as a relaxation therapy relieving one’s mind from anxiety or tension which could affect overall health negatively, therefore boosting general body wellness.

The Takeaway!

A simple and effective routine that can be customized for each skin type. However, as mentioned above it’s starter plan which needs to be refined as per your specific skin type

To get an in-depth download about your skin, visit any of our clinics for an in depth consultation with our specialists. The doctors at Bodycraft Clinic provide complimentary consultations for men, recognising their unique skincare requirements 

During these consultations, experts evaluate your skin type and concerns, offering personalized advice and crafting a skincare routine specifically tailored to your requirements. This ensures that every man can achieve and maintain healthy, radiant skin with a regimen that suits his lifestyle and needs.

Book your consultation today and own your glow!

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