This simple skincare routine for oily skin men will help you keep oily skin in check, reduce shine, and avoid breakouts.
You’ve tried tissues, blotting paper, and maybe even a cotton handkerchief secretly stashed in a pocket… all to avoid looking like you took a face-dip in a tub of Vaseline.
Unfortunately, oily skin is a common problem for men. Men naturally produce more sebum than women, resulting in oilier skin. While having a good level of oil on your skin isn’t a bad thing, too much can be troublesome.
Oily skin can be a sign of good health, as this skin type tends to be thicker, less prone to wrinkles, and ages better. But there are obvious downsides, too.
Oily skin on men and women alike can cause a greasy look, with potential risks of acne. Climate and environmental changes can also kick your sebum glands into overdrive.
So, those that live in places that get hot and humid weather could really suffer – that’s why it’s so important to combat and control oily skin.
Proper skincare is the best way to keep oily skin in check, regardless of the weather. For those oily-skinned men that want to learn how to work with their skin and avoid the shine and breakouts, we’ve got some helpful pointers.
Follow this skincare routine for oily skin men, and you’ll be on your way to great skin in no time!
If you find yourself reaching for bar soap, you could be doing your skin some serious damage. Using the right facial cleanser is the first and most important step in controlling oily skin.
Why it’s important
A face wash that provides a deeper clean can rid your pores of any oil buildup, but you need to be careful – if you get a cleanser or face wash that is too harsh, it can dry your skin too much and send your oil production into a frenzy.
What to look for in a cleanser
A lot of low cost facial cleansers are made with sulfates, including sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). While sulfates are very effective at washing away dirt and oil, they tend to dry out and irritate the skin.
Instead, look for a sulfate-free facial cleanser that deep cleans skin without over-drying it. We recommend the Clean Slate face wash that’s completely sulfate-free and pH balanced!
How often should you wash your face?
Once you’ve got a suitable face wash, you’ll have to start using it! Ideally, oily skin should be cleansed twice a day. If you workout during the day, you can cleanse afterward if needed, but try not to wash your face more than twice a day.
You may think that cleaning your face so much might be a good thing, but it can actually lead to more skin problems or make your current issues worse. Overcleansing is known for temporarily drying out oily skin.
IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Although it might seem like a relief to have a fresh face that isn’t a greasy mess, it won’t last for long. The drastic change to your skin can throw off your oil production, as your body will clock your dry skin and then produce even more oil to compensate!
One of the best tips for oily skin is to invest in a toner.
Why it’s important
Toners are skincare products usually applied after cleansing that help to control oil and restore your skin’s pH balance.
What to look for in a toner
Certain toners containing alcohol can dry out the skin and we already know what happens when oily skin is suddenly dried – a trip to oil city will be inevitable!
The Clean Slate face wash is a great 2-in-1 product that contains natural astringent witch hazel to give your skin a toning effect all in one simple step!
Most oily-skinned individuals will know that your skin is prone to clogged pores – it’s a curse every oily skin man has to deal with. Of course, with clogged pores come painful pimples and ugly acne, and no one wants those.
Why it’s important
To stop those pores from holding onto excess oil and trapped dirt, it’s important to exfoliate every so often.
How often should you exfoliate?
Exfoliating 1-3 times a week will allow your skin the deep clean it needs without aggravating your face or stripping your skin of your healthy oils completely.
What to look for in an exfoliant
Face scrubs are also great for adding general smoothness to your skin, so adding an exfoliant to your skincare routine could help you achieve a clean, smooth, and shine-free shave!
We suggest the True Grit face scrub with charcoal and peppermint – perfect for men with oily skin! It deep cleans pores and sloughs away dirt, oil, and dead skin cells.
When it comes to tips for oily skin, many think that moisturizer is forbidden, but even oily skin needs some moisture! Although the thought of adding moisturizer seems counterintuitive, it’s a crucial step.
Why it’s important
Sometimes dry skin can hide behind excess oil; stress can dry out your skin, and when your skin reaches a certain level of dryness, it will respond by producing a high amount of oil.
Although this isn’t always the case for those suffering from oil overload, it is a common culprit, so moisturizing can balance this issue.
What to look for in a moisturizer
For those with regular oily skin, the key is to use a lightweight moisturizer that doesn’t leave an oily or sticky residue behind.
To avoid clogging your pores with extra oil, find a moisturizer that’s free of comedogenic ingredients or heavy oils, as these won’t be absorbed into the skin properly.
A great lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer for oily skin men is the Saving Face moisturizer – it even dries to a matte finish, too, so you don’t have to worry about that tacky feeling other moisturizers leave on your face!
Nobody wants a greasy, shiny face! Thankfully, with the right skincare routine, you can easily control and combat oily skin.
The entire JESSE JIMZ Skincare for Men collection was designed with all skin types in mind, including oily skin.
Our products are non-comedogenic (meaning they won’t clog pores) and are free of heavy or greasy ingredients.