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Men and women are not equal, at least not when skin is concerned. According to a 2018 study published in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, male skin has higher sebum content and is more prone to skin pigmentation. It’s also thicker so, while men aren’t as predisposed to wrinkling, the lines you do have are considerably deeper. You know what this means, right? It’s time you stop using your girlfriend’s products. Skin care for oily skin should be specific to your needs. 

Don’t know where to start? Here are a few recommendations for products that can rid you of your oil issue but won’t hamper your low-maintenance grooming routine. 

Your Facial Wash is the Foundation

Your face needs appropriate attention. A proper facial wash will help clean and prep your skin.

Are you still using bath soap on your face? While you may need something a little stronger than your wife’s facial cleanser to tackle your oily problems, your everyday body soap could be harsh enough to strip away even the good oils that you want to stay on your face. Your face might end up dry and sensitive. 

A clean face is the basis of any skincare routine, so make sure that you have a proper facial wash that can start you on a good note. POND’S MEN Acne Solution Anti-Acne Face Wash washes away all the dirt and impurities so your face can be a blank canvas for the next steps.

A Cleanser is Your Insurance

Some dirt and debris may have been left from the cleansing process, especially in the little nooks and crevices on your face, like on your hairline, the corners of your nose, and near your ears. Cleansers make sure that no dirt is left behind, and they have other uses too. Some cleansers, for example, get rid of the oiliness just as much as the debris. Master Deep Cleanser Oil Control Max With Zero Oil tames the grease for up to eight hours, keeping you feeling squeaky clean and protected from acne. 

Blot Out That Grease

An oil blotter is a quick remedy to oily skin problems.

On a practical note, you can’t always wash your face or rub on some cleanser every time your face feels like you just downed an entire lechon by yourself. If you know that your skin is on the oily side, try packing blotters in your car’s glove compartment, office drawer, or briefcase to manage some of that shine. It doesn’t tackle the root of the oiliness, but it’s an easy first-aid remedy to your excess grease woes. 

Do a Weekly Scrub

A facial scrub is not the same as a facial cleanser. The former is an exfoliator that scrubs away dry and dead skin, unclogs pores, and gives your skin a much-needed reboot. As scrubs are abrasive, it’s not something to use every day because it can cause your skin to become overly dry and possibly lead to irritation. If your skin leans towards the dry side, it’s safe to use a scrub once a week, but if you have an oilier complexion, try to exfoliate two to three times a week. 

Master All-Day Active Clay Facial Wash is boosted with charcoal to reduce pimples, even out skin tone, and manage oil. Just squeeze a pea-sized amount on your hand and massage it onto your face carefully. Make sure to lather it on the hard-to-reach spots that are more prone to acne.

There are many ways to deal with your oily skin that aren’t too demanding of your schedule or efforts. Skin care for oily skin doesn’t start and end with bath soap. You can use real products that will take you out of your slicky situation.