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Dr. Alpana Mohta Ranka, MD, DNB, IFAAD, is a triple-board-certified dermatologist with over 100 research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Skincare for Men: 5 Tips You Have No Clue About

Updated: 1 day ago

Men, we hear you. You want to look your best, but you also want to be comfortable in your own skin. So we'll help you out with these five skincare tips that are sure to give you the best glow possible. After reading this article, you'll have learned the five shortcuts that will give you the best results for the time you spend on your skin. As a dermatologist, I highly recommend you follow these tips.





Start with oil.

You've probably heard of the benefits of oil for your skin, but what about men? Men have slightly different needs than women—they should use a moisturizing oil instead of lotion or cream.

  • Apply an emollient-rich oil to your face and body after cleansing, before applying any other product.

  • Use a lightweight formula that won't leave behind a greasy film on your face after application (this is especially important if you're using something like coconut oil).

  • When it comes time to rinse off with cool water, avoid scrubbing too hard because this can cause irritation and redness in sensitive areas like around the eyes or nose area. Then pat dry gently with paper towels instead of rubbing vigorously with warm cloths; this will help prevent excess moisture getting trapped inside pores which could lead for breakouts later down the road!

My top picks for facial oils are Rosehip oil, Argan oil, and Vitamin E oil.


If you have a beard, you need to take additional care to avoid beard acne.


Wash your face with a cleanser designed for men.

Wash your face with a cleanser designed for men. The best one for you will depend on your skin type, but in general:

  • Men's cleansers are more effective at removing dirt, oil, and makeup than women's ones. That's because they contain ingredients like salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) that help cleanse pores and remove dead skin cells while also exfoliating away coarse oils that cause acne.

  • They're also more effective at fighting acne than women's skincare products—and this can be attributed to their stronger antibacterial properties. If you have oily or combination skin with acne, it's especially important to use an foaming cleanser containing a combination of salicylic acid and glycolic acid.

AHAglow S facewash is the non-disputed winner here!


Use a moisturizer that protects against the sun.

A moisturizer that protects against the sun is key. If you’re in a place where the sun is strong and there are no clouds, then you need to be using a high SPF moisturizer (SPF 30 or higher). When applying this kind of protection, it’s important to apply it at least 15 minutes before going out into the sun. Also, remember that if you have sensitive skin or super fair skin, then use sunscreen with an even higher SPF rating than what is recommended for your skin type!


While applying this type of protection every 2 hours while outside may seem like overkill for some people, studies show that this practice can reduce melanoma risk by 60% over 30 years!


Cleanse after workouts, but don't scrub too hard.

When you're done working out, it's time to get rid of all that sweat and grime. But don't scrub too hard! Scrubbing too hard can dry out your skin, which won't be good for your complexion in the long run. Instead of using a washcloth or even a wash rag, rub your face with your hands until they're slightly damp before patting them dry with a towel.


Use an antiperspirant or deodorant to combat post-workout odors.

If you’re a man and you work out, it can be hard to avoid post-workout odor. After all, sweat is produced by your body as it tries to cool itself down after a workout. But if you’re using an antiperspirant or deodorant before working out, this will only make matters worse!


So instead of using an antiperspirant or deodorant during or after exercise (or both), try using something that contains activated charcoal that absorbs moisture from the skin so that there are fewer bacteria present when applied directly on top of damp underarms after workouts—which means no more stinky pits!


The key here is moderation: don't apply too much product at once; otherwise, it could irritate sensitive skin and cause redness due to its drying effects on areas like elbows and knees, where friction might occur frequently during daily activities such as gardening.

Sweatnil and Aldry are two of the best antiperspirants available in the Indian market.


Skincare for men is more important than for women.

I make this controversial statement only because women are more likely to take care of their skin. The reason for this is that women tend to be more concerned about their appearance and care about how they look, so they'll spend more time on their face and body. Men don't usually think about these things as much, but if you want to get the most out of your skin-care routine, it's important to keep in mind what works best for your specific needs!


In conclusion, I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of men’s skincare tips. I know it can be tough to find the time to look after your skin, but I promise that taking care of yourself will make you feel better about yourself and your appearance. After all, people are attracted to people who take care of themselves, including their faces.


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