How to deal with oily skin

Oily skin get you down? Tempted to steal the missus's products, we feel you. Oily skin in men is very common and you are most definitely not alone, oily skin among us is the most common skin type of all. And with this oil comes shiny patches, spots and large pores. Oily skin can lead to acne, which will not only affect your appearance but your confidence. At Monroe, we have products designed by men for men, we understand your skin. Carry on reading for a better understanding on managing that oily complexion.

Now men’s skin is twice as oily as women’s, something which increases with age but don’t be fooled into thinking oily is skin is hydrated. 

Oil and hydration are not the same. It may sound odd but keeping the skin properly moisturised is one of the best things you can do for your skin type – if you don’t the surface of your skin will dry out and the skin will produce more oil. Use products which actively tackle this problem. Choose an oil-control moisturizer as this will keep hydration levels up but minimize excess oil.

Get in the habit of exfoliating at least once or twice a week. This simple step is one of the most important ways to keep your skin healthy and youthful. Regular exfoliating will also get rid of dead skin cells that can stick together or ingrown hairs which clog pores and can lead to breakouts. But always be gentle and don’t over scrub or use harsh chemicals as your skin will only produce more oil to compensate for irritated skin.

Fighting shine also means investing in a good cleansing routine and this alone can be a game changer. A great cleanser used every morning and night will help dissolve oil on the surface and clean out pores.

But the good news?  At least oily skin gives you an advantage in the aging process staving off fine lines and wrinkles, so you’ll look younger for longer.