Top 7 Tips for Men to Get Clear Skin (All Skin Types) Nov 2019
Everyone deals with skin care problems, but surprisingly, not everyone does something to fix them. We're here to share some really easy steps you can take to improve your complexion. Some of these don't cost a dime but will help you look and feel amazing.
Who doesn’t want clear skin? Pretty sure we all do. If you’re struggling to keep your face blemish-free, you've got some signs of aging popping up or you're just sick of the bags under your eyes, we’ve got a few tips to share.
Here are three of the things to consider when evaluating your skin:
- The best men’s skin care system is the one that works for your lifestyle
- Fixing poor sleep habits, drinking more water and avoiding sugar can help
- Sometimes a few simple adjustments to your skin care regimen, or just getting started on a regimen, is all it takes to achieve better-looking skin
If you're not satisfied with your complexion, we've got some additional pointers that might help. Keep in mind, your skin isn't a reflection of who you are as a person, but there's no doubt that feeling good about your skin makes most people feel more confident and more satisfied with their appearance. Tiege Hanley's mission is to help men look and feel amazing, so let's dive in.
Wash Your Face Before Going to Bed
When you’re tired and your bed looks inviting, it’s all too easy to skip your nighttime wash. But consider yourself warned. Not washing away all the dirt and grime from the day is just asking for a breakout.
After you clean your face with a men’s facial cleanser, remember to moisturize it with a men’s nighttime moisturizer. A nighttime moisturizer will quickly go to work while you sleep, replenishing and repairing your skin for a clearer, brighter complexion.
Get Some Shuteye
Speaking of bedtime routines, it’s time to focus on getting a better night’s sleep. Sorry gentlemen, but those late nights are doing a number on your skin.
As you sleep, your skin goes into repair and regeneration mode. Not getting a full eight hours of sleep disrupts your skin’s healing process, which can worsen the appearance of blemishes and give you dark under-eye circles.
Not only that, but a lack of sleep can indirectly cause acne by increasing your cortisol levels. Poor sleep habits have been shown to increase cortisol levels, which then triggers the skin’s sebaceous glands to produce more oil.
Consider the Location of Your Acne
Where your acne occurs on your face could reveal hidden clues as to why you’re breaking out. For example, acne around the mouth may be due to hormonal changes, whereas acne on the forehead can usually be chalked up to oily skin.
This is known as face mapping, a technique which has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine. While there isn’t a significant amount of evidence to support the concept of face mapping, there is little doubt that certain areas of the face are more susceptible to acne breakouts for various reasons.
Find a Skin Care Routine and Stick To It
There are a lot of men who believe that a daily skin care routine takes a significant amount of time and effort. Gentlemen, it’s time for us to squash this dangerous myth once and for all.
Your skin care routine doesn’t need to be complicated! All you need are the skin care basics that are easy to use, take little time to apply and are designed for regular guys.
You don’t even need to go anywhere to get them. We’ll send you our Tiege Hanley skin care essentials for men straight to your door. See? Achieving handsome-looking skin has never been more simple or convenient.Take the skin care quiz
Look for Salicylic Acid in an Acne Cream—Not a Cleanser
Even if you’re new to skin care, you’ve probably heard about the power of Salicylic Acid. This amazing plant-based acid is king among acne-fighting ingredients and is both safe and effective for acne sufferers.
But this powerful ingredient can’t do its job properly when it’s in a facial cleanser. Think about it—you’re simply washing the active ingredient off within two minutes of scrubbing.
Choose a men’s acne cream that contains Salicylic Acid rather than a cleanser. That way, you won’t wash the active ingredient away with all the other dirt and grime on your face.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Your skin’s old, dead skin cells can clog up pores and cause breakouts. Exfoliating twice a week with a men’s face scrub can help slough off dead skin cells to prevent pimples, as well as keep your skin youthful and healthy.
Just be careful not to overdo it. Exfoliating more than twice a week can dry out your skin and cause acne. And yes, this goes for oily skin types as well!Try our skin care product finder
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Some men believe that they can clear up their skin by laying off the moisturizer. Here is why that isn’t a good idea:
- Any acne products you use may be drying to the skin. To counteract these effects, your skin needs to be properly moisturized.
- Your skin needs hydration to loosen sebum buildup that clogs pores.
- Drying out your skin can result in excess sebum production, resulting in additional breakouts.
To achieve clear skin, look for a men’s moisturizer that will protect your skin without making it feel greasy or dry. The best men’s face moisturizers contain a light SPF to shield your face from UV rays without making it feel oily.
This one is difficult for those of us with a sweet tooth. However, sugar is known to exacerbate acne and cause breakouts.
It’s not just sugar that you need to worry about. Any high-glycemic foods that your body must convert into glucose can cause your insulin levels to spike, which then sends a burst of inflammation throughout the body.
Glucose can also increase the production of free radicals. One study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology found that excess sugar in the bloodstream can trigger the body’s production of free radicals, which can also cause inflammation in the body.
Guys, we know that some of these tips are harder to follow than others. Breaking a bad sugar habit is just plain difficult.
That’s why we’ve made things easier for regular guys who want to achieve clearer skin. Our skin care system is uncomplicated—because life is complicated enough as it is. Have questions about our skin care products? Need to know more about our acne treatment system for men? Get in touch with us and we’ll answer all your skin care questions.
-University at Buffalo. -US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.