Types of moisturizers for men with dry skin
If you are looking for some moisturizer for your skin, you need to first consider the type of moisturizer you need before hitting the shopping center’s skincare aisle. If your skin gets red and easily irritated, it may be because of your sensitive skin.
If you break out and have oily areas with your dry ones, you may have a combination or acne-prone skin. If you don’t have a habit of using sunscreen it’s high time you did along with a moisturizer which does double duty.
Look for milder products for sensitive skin
As your sensitive skin reacts strongly to ingredients like alcohol and perfumes, which are present in many moisturizers, look for a product meant specifically for your skin. They have gentler ingredients like licorice and chamomile extracts with anti-inflammatory properties and aloe which helps soothe and moisturize. Sometimes these sensitive skin products may also contain persic oil, which is extracted from grape seed oil or apricots.
If you are worried about moisturizers making your face break out or look shiny, look for ‘noncomedogenic’ products which won’t clog your pores. Look for products labeled ‘lightweight’, ‘oil-free’ and ‘water-based’ as it isn’t necessary that the moisturizer contain oil.
There are other ingredients like glycerin, lactic acid and hyaluronic acid which effectively attract moisture to the skin without feeling oily. All you have to do is apply this moisturizer to all the dry parts of your face.
Heavy creams are better for men with extremely dry skin
People with extremely dry and flaky skin benefit from products which help prevent any evaporation of existing skin moisture. These are products labeled ‘healing’ or ‘heavy’ and contain ingredients like vitamin E, petroleum and lanolin. They are usually thick creams, unlike the thinner, lightweight lotions.
Whichever moisturizer you use for your dry male skin, look for one with a sunscreen as UV rays dry the skin and contribute to wrinkles and age spots. While most sunscreens have an SPF of at least 15, you need one with a higher SPF if you plan to spend lots of time in the sun.
If you are one of the men with dry skin, but are hesitant about wearing moisturizers for fear of smelling girlish, don’t worry. The products meant for men come with masculine and not feminine scents. As not many men wear moisturizers out of unawareness and this stigma, this is a narrow audience which is why these products are a bit on the expensive side.
Some men, who may be strong, may also find these products to be very strong. If this is the case, there is an alternative as some companies offer moisturizers with a natural scent or even without any scent. Just pay attention to the label and you will be able to find yourself a moisturizer which easily moisturizes your skin without leaving you smelling like lilac!