Some tips for men with oily skin include using the correct products and cleansing the skin gently. Men with oily skin must also use moisturizer and maintain a regular skin care routine appropriate for their skin type.
Many men tend to stick to the regular soap and water routine to wash their face, but this does not help in combating oily skin. A good skin care routine consists of washing the face with a gentle cleanser and warm water every morning and evening and moisturizing the skin daily. Using a gentle cleanser when washing the face helps to rid the skin of excess oil. A mattifier can also be used between washes to dry up excess oil. Washing oily skin too often makes the condition worse because it irritates the skin, even when a gentle cleanser is used. Irritated skin produces more oil to protect itself from over-drying. Using a moisturizer that is light and oil-free helps to combat the drying effects of any face cleanser. Pat the skin dry right after it has been washed, and apply the moisturizer while the skin is still slightly damp to ensure that it is absorbed well. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day also helps to keep the skin moisturized.