Men have more active sebaceous glands than women and as a result, oilier skin. Good news when you are older – less wrinkles!
But when you are younger – more spots and breakouts, caused by excess sebum, mixing with dead skin cells and blocking the pores. A lot of this is addressed when teenage boys start to shave. The issue of oily skin is not easy. After cleaning the face with a good facial wash, we believe that the optimum is to use a clay mask but do not use after shaving, with the exfoliation that takes place. As with any product for the face and neck area, test a small amount for irritation on the skin, 24 hours before full use. Because of oilier skin, men have the greater need to refresh / tone their skin than women, if they want to control shiny skin.
Wash the face & neck area with men-ü healthy facial wash. Rinse after and pat dry with a clean towel.
Apply men-ü D-TOX ‘deep clean’ clay mask to the area to be treated & allow to dry for 5-10 minutes. This is a great treatment for greasy skin with its absorption and filtering properties and will leave the skin much drier. Do not use the D-TOX clay mask after shaving.
Tone the skin with men-ü matt ‘skin refresh’ gel. This product is an anti-shine, fragrance free gel with natural salicylic acid & witch hazel that removes & controls excess oil, cleaning pores from impurities as well as toning & tightening the skin. Allow the gel to dry for approximately 60 seconds and then review the condition of the skin. No one knows how dry the skin will become until after using the clay mask & skin refresh gel, as skin differs by individual. Normal or combination skin is likely to end up drier than greasy skin.
If the skin is dry after refreshing, finish with men-ü matt moisturiser. This step will not be as important for all and in certain cases, where the skin is already in good condition, it may not be necessary at all. men-ü matt moisturiser is oil & fragrance free with sebum absorbers. The absorbers kick in for a matt finish, whilst the moisturiser is readily absorbed. Includes Vitamin E which helps tackle the free radicals that age the skin, by attacking the collagen and reducing elasticity.