Oily Skin of Men

The sebaceous glands are the primary source of oily skin.

They produce sebum which is composed of various lipids and dead sebaceous gland cells. Sebum is a medical term for skin oils.

These glands are located deep within the dermis of the skin except the palms and the soles. The T-zone which is composed of the forehead, nose, and chin is the are that is most packed with these glands and it is where the oil is mostly produced.

Normally, the acid mantle which is created by the sebum environment helps protect against dehydration, irritation, sensitivity, hair breakage, as well as skin bacteria.

That is why it is very challenging for anyone to prevent oily skin since too much of everything is really bad. Oily skin tends to create a feeling of negative self-esteem since oily skin can contribute to an acne condition.

Preventing oily skin involves consistency in daily skin care routine since a genetically-linked oily skin is really difficult to prevent. Use water-based makeup products and avoid oil-based products. A healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and drinking lots of water is also advisable.

Sample fruits include kiwi and lemons which are ideal in maintaining the balance in your skin tone as well as fight acne.

Avoid touching your face with your hands since they can add extra oil plus bacteria especially if you have not to wash your hands yet.

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Avoid steroid since they can also make your sebaceous glands bigger which means more oil.

For your daily skin routine, start washing your face twice a day and pat it afterward. Do not rub it.

You need to use warm water and a gentle face cleanser when you wash your face. It will be good if your facial cleanser has alpha-hydroxy acids which help reduce oil in the skin pores. After washing it, use a moisturizer that is light and oil-free. Better if you can find one which has sunscreen protection on it. Avoid using “rich and creamy” moisturizer.

Also, try massaging your face with buttermilk three to five times per week since it helps in cleansing your skin and tightening the skin pores.

You can also try an egg white mask every week. Do this by mixing one egg, one teaspoon of honey and a pinch of flour in a bowl to make a paste. Apply this paste to your face and leave for ten minutes then rinse with warm water. This is an easy facial mask ingredient that helps in tightening the skin while soaking up excess oil.

There are other facial masks that you can use. You can look for clay masks that contain smectite or bentonite which helps in absorbing oil and reducing the shine on your skin. An oatmeal ingredient is also advantageous since these contain saponins, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds which soothes the irritation on your skin.

Consult a dermatologist since they can give you a medical advice. They can suggest some products that you can use for your daily skin routine as well as medical treatment if you have a severe acne problem.


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Concealer Are Useful For Men Too

There are many ways to conceal the effects of a hangover. A concealer is one of them although it will not remedy your headache, at least, it will conceal your face and hide the effects of a hangover from your boss, your loved one, or your friends.

You need a concealer, basically, to conceal your facial imperfections and it is a makeup product meant for coverage.

Although, you only use it as the need arise which means it is not useful for everyday use, unlike other makeup products.

You need to use it whenever you are attending a special event after a hangover so that people will not notice your eyes surround by bulbous and purple dark circles.

The recommended color for a concealer for men is orange since it is a complementary color of blue and purple. The color of your eyes when you have a hangover is bluish or have a tint of purple since orange is the opposite of blue in the color wheel, this is the best choice for covering any discoloration.

This is especially true when you talk about makeup. Any discoloration can be covered with its opposite color.

Men do not need to look for an expensive concealer, just as long as it is the right shade for your skin tone, the right place will come in next.

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Concealers also cover acne, dark circles, dry skin, oily skin, and wrinkles as well with just a few swipes on the problem areas.

You can find a serum corrector with wand applicator that has a formulated ingredient to match the skin tone of most men and also counteract the dark circles that most men experience during a hangover.

There is also a matte concealer to cover the zit on your face. There is also a pen pack masculine concealer which you can use after going to the gym and apply on your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, around your eyes, and zits if you have these.

There are many famous actors who are not afraid of using concealers including “Get Out” actor Daniel Kaluuya, Luka Sabbat, and George Clooney. Chanel which is a famous brand also had its first makeup line exclusive for man which is called “Boy”

So how do you choose your concealer shade? For a dark-shadowed man, you need to choose a lighter shade than your predominant skin tone especially if you want to lighten your dark skin. How do you do this? Choose the best shade that matches the color of your skin by looking at the inside of your arm.

Blending two shades, a lighter shade and a shade closer to the color of your actual skin tone is recommended for those men with darker or uneven skin tone. While those with a specific skin condition or skins that look darker in the summer may need to have more than one shade.

A deep, bronze, light, medium, olive, and sand shades of concealers are universal shades that can match every skin tone. They can be blended together or they can be used alone.

How do you apply your chosen concealer? You need to apply it after washing your face using face wash and moisturizer. Use your ring finger to apply lightly on the part that you want to conceal.

Apply it gently and do not rub.

Dab it gently starting at the darker areas first and finishing gently and delicately with a slightly dampened makeup sponge. Just make sure to blend it properly with your skin tone.

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Skin care routine for men

Before taking the regimen of skin care routine, there are many skin types that need to be considered including a normal skin, an oily skin, a dry or sensitive skin, a combination of oily and dry skin, and an aging skin type.

You can now buy products that are meant for your skin type after knowing them.

  • Upon waking up, you need to clean your face using warm water allowing your skin pores to open. It is better if you can take a shower already. You can then use a facial wash for your face since most soap contains chemicals that are too rigid for your face.
  • Just rub this facial wash lightly in a circular motion and not on a downward motion since pulling down your skin might expedite the chances of having loose or wrinkled skin.
  • Try not to pull down on the skin as you don’t want to help gravity and expedite the natural occurrence of wrinkles/loose skin.
  • You need to rinse using cold water since this close your pores thereby preventing specks of dirt and unnecessary oils from entering. After this, pat your face and never rub since rubbing will cause premature wrinkling.
  • You should also try to avoid washing your face for two times a day since excessive washing can cause undesirable dryness.
  • It is also advisable to use a face scrub one to two times a week since it will also dry out your skin harshly. You only need to do it twice a week for removing dead skin cells since exfoliating your skin prevents pores from clogging and you can also maintain a brighter complexion.
  • Using a moisturizer will hydrate your face helping it look good, prevents wrinkles, aging, and excessive oil production. You can also use an anti-aging cream for the wrinkles on your forehead and the crow’s feet around your eyes. An eye cream is also advisable for smoothing eye wrinkles, reducing eye bags as well as puffiness around your eyes.
  • Applying cream or lotion that has SPF30 will also protect your skin from the excessive damage of UV rays from the sun. This is also the same with your body not only in your face.

Regarding your body, whenever you take a shower, start using a hot or warm shower so that your skin pores will open that will make an easy excretion of specks of dirt and bad oils. A warm shower also helps open up the blood vessels so that blood can flow throughout your entire body system.

End your shower with a cold shower since it prevents your skin from getting losing its natural oils. Switching from hot to cold will drive your blood inward protecting the internal organs. Cold showers can also make your hair shinier, stronger, and healthier since hair follicles are flattened which also has an increased ability to grip the scalp.

Cold water seals the skin pores preventing unwanted dirt from getting in. This practice of hot shower to cold shower also reduces “delayed onset muscle soreness” or DOMS which is the pain and stiffness in our muscles and this technique of turning from hot shower to cold shower which is also called the “James Bond Shower” or also known as the “Scottish Shower” helps reduce blood lactate as well as inflammation of muscles.

It is a personal preference to use a bar soap or a liquid cleanser or a body wash whenever you take a shower or take a bath. It is advisable to use a body wash with moisturizers, Vitamin E, jojoba oil, and olive oil if you have dry skin.

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Makeup on men, why not?

As a former usher in a landmark cultural center of a famous city in Asia, face powder is not an issue anymore. In fact, it is actually required for male ushers to use powder or even apply a few dabs of makeup. This is for the benefit of the user since clients do not want to see oily faces from those who are assisting them.

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The job of an usher is to assist clients who came and visit this cultural center to watch an event such as ballet recitals, symphony orchestras, or even a theatre play. The management does not want to have shiny faces when lights reflect on the faces of their ushers and usherettes.

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This is why it is mandatory to use face powder during performances so that usherettes and ushers will have a good-looking and fresh-looking appearance while guiding their clients to their seats or just standing at the doors and corridors ready to assist and guide anyone.

men and the makeup

These days, using makeup for men is not taboo anymore to women especially since most of what one sees on the television is a blend of men and women.

It is not a trend anymore that men use makeup. All TV personalities from news anchors, movie actors, male performers, and even male politicians do need to use makeup in order to make themselves more appealing to the audience.

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Every video camera lights will enhance any imperfection a man has including shiny nose and forehead, freckles will be noticeable, and blemishes will become obvious. Unless you really want to stand out among your colleagues, you might as well use a makeup for your own good.

Chapstick, lip balm, foundation, beard filler, brow gel, concealer stick, under eye concealer, are just some of the types of makeup that a man can use. You can also look out for products that have Sun Protection Factor (SPF) contents on it so that your skin will be protected from harmful short wave ultraviolet B (UVB) rays which cause skin aging and sunburn that can lead to skin cancer.

If you want to try applying makeup, there are many tutorials out there that you can use as a guide if you want to use makeup.

You need to conceal these imperfections to have a neater and cleaner look. You are not changing yourself into a new persona but you just want to be presentable and the small difference that a makeup does will make you more confident since people will look at you at your best image thereby resulting to a more focus and more attention to whatever message that you want to convey with your audience.

Famous personalities have don these products including Dave Navarro, Marilyn Manson, Brandon Flowers, Billie Joe Armstrong, Russell Brand, Pete Wentz, Jared Leto, Adam Lambert, Ozzy Osbourne, Boy George, Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons, Noel Fielding, Nikki Sixx, Tim Minchin, Eddie Izzard, Davey Havok, Robert Smith, Valextino and Johnny Depp.

Just do not forget to overdo it or you will look like one of the members of The Blue Man Group.

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Five noticeable male grooming trends

The mustache preserves itself as one of the most noticeable facial assets of men today. These became famous back then during the seventies especially with celebrities like Tom Selleck and then it also became a facial feature amongst top actors such as Brad Pitt, James Franco, George Clooney, and Zac Efron.

It is now a trend that will stay no matter what facial type a man has because there are many types of mustaches including the official types, namely Chevron, Dali, English, Fu Manchu, Handlebar, Horseshoe, Imperial, Lampshade, Painter’s Brush, Pencil, Pyramid, Toothbrush, and Walrus.

Pollution is a global topic and most men these days are concerned with the effects of this on the male skin. This anti-pollution grooming trend had already increased among Asian men as well as men in the Middle East and will become a trend in the Western hemisphere. The effects of ultraviolet rays and unhealthy particles contribute to the premature aging of the skin.

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Nitrogen dioxide coming from diesel adds to the effects of faster aging including dry skin and possible eczema skin issues. Grooming brands such as Clarins, Clinique, and Ren had already developed creams and jellies that contain anti-pollution ingredients. An example of this is the Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist developed by Ren.

Using face sheet masks are also becoming a grooming trend among men which started from the Asian country of Korea. Seoul men have popularized the trend of using facial sheet masks which was also adapted by famous personalities including Justin Bieber, Chris Pratt, and P Diddy who all posted Instagram photos while donning facial sheet masks.

These sheet masks are beneficial against the dry, oily, and acne-prone skin since it hydrates, brightens, detoxifies, prevents acne, and also has an anti-aging or anti-wrinkle effect, said but.    Just don’t forget that it is most effective when it is clinging to your skin and do not let it dry to avoid damaging your skin. The ideal time to leave it on your skin is twenty minutes.

Makeup for men is also a growing grooming trend amongst the male population. It was also an effect of using innovative Korean products especially their beauty products. These include emulsions, toners, concealers, and tinted moisturizers. Some of these products are used by most men these days to hide their blemishes, to have an even-toned skin complexion, or to have a more brighter-looking skin.

There are also roll-on products that are developed to help reduce fine lines and dark circles under men’s eyes. This is a unique trend that even John Mayer and Daniel Kaluuya has already been doing.

Buzz haircuts are also prominent these days. These are short hair features which were done by using electric clippers that “buzz” the hair to one length or can even be combined to have a low, medium, or high fading top or sides.

Action stars like Jason Statham and Tom Hardy have sporting buzz cut appearance already and even Prince William have adopted this style. You can choose to sport an induction cut, crew cut, flat top, butch cut, brush cut, burr cut, or an Ivy League cut. Just do not try to do a buzz cut by yourself or else you will have an unfavorable hairstyle.


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