Top 3 Skin Care Basics Men Should Know

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Let's not beat around the bush. We care about how we look. While other's skin is looking so much better than ours, we are staring at acnes, wrinkles, blackheads and our shiny faces. However, sadly, most guys just have no single clue about where to begin. Skin care is the most efficient way to make yourself more attractive, make a good impression and get women's attention. At Clinelle, we want to help you master the basics of skin care, below are three fundamental skin care tips that you should know.


1. Every skin is different

Why are there tons of skin care products on the market? Isn't it all the same? In fact, they are not all the same, different products are produced to address different specific kind of skin issues. If you have oily skin, products that designed for dry skin would not work, or make your face even greasier. Most guys just do not understand their skin types, and turns out using the wrong products, and causing damage to their skin, worsen the skin condition. Hence, to get a well-groomed face, the first thing you need to do is identify your skin type.

Skin can be categorized into five different types: 

  • Normal
    • Little or no imperfections
    • Almost invisible pores
    • Healthier complexion

  • Dry
    • Feel tight,
    • Might have some redness or itchiness
    • Rough and dull complexion

  • Oily
    • Enlarged pores
    • Shiny and greasy
    • Prone to acne

  • Combination
    • Oily around T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but dry at cheeks
    • Overly dilated pores around the T - zone
    • Prone to acnes, and blackheads

  • Sensitive
    • Very dry
    • Redness and swelling
    • Inflamed and irritated easily

Please note that skin type can change over time. Hence, it is important to understand your skin type and choose the skin care products that suit your skin. Click here for the complete guide for understanding your skin type.


2. Clear your skin

Do not solely rely on water to clean your face. Your skin is covered by dirt, sebum, dried sweat and disgusting pollutants, and water is not able to help you remove them completely. If the impurities on your skin can not be cleaned thoroughly, the excess grime and oil on the skin will lead to clogging pores and breakouts. On the other side, you might be using soap? Soap, particularly bar soap, is extremely bad for your skin. Soap is incredibly harsh, it could dehydrate your skin and remove all important skin's oil, the natural skin barrier. Additionally, scents and perfumes in soap would trigger allergic reactions.


You need a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser such as Clinelle's Cleanser. After cleansing your face, avoid rubbing your face vigorously use a towel, but pat your face dry with a baby washcloth. Clean your face twice a day, once you wake up and before bed. Just because you do not see any dirt your skin does not mean it is not there. The cleansing face on morning removes excess sebum that built over a night while cleaning before jumping into bed help to get rid of impurities that stick on your face throughout a day. Remember to avoid washing your face using cleanser more than twice a day as it could dry out your face.


While facial cleanser removing away the impurities on skin's surface, what about yucky stuff that deep down in your pores? Generally, men' skin is thicker and has larger pores that allow dirt to clog them up. You want a smooth and gentle Exfoliator such as Skin Smoothing Scrub with Marine Beads that can clear out the pores, strips away dead skin cells in your skin and smoothen your skin. Exfoliation also helps to even