Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Facial Creams for Men

By Ratnashri Dutta

If you think, facial creams are meant only for women, then you are wrong. Like women, even men need to take proper care of their skin. Even they need to carry out proper toning, cleansing and moisturizing so that they too can have a healthy glowing and younger looking skin. More and more men have started using facial creams in order to look good. There are several facial creams for men that have been launched in the market. If you are looking for some of the creams that you can use for your skin type, then given below are the names of some of the creams that one can use.

Facial Creams for Guys: Need for It

Men, like women, feel the same, when they see those much hated lines around their eyes and their mouth. These are signs that they are aging. Men also hate it when they see those pimples, acne or blackheads appearing on their face, making their face look dull, or when their skin feels rough and starts showing all the signs of unhealthy skin. Yes ladies, they face the same skin 'calamities' that we face, the only difference being that we girls react and they do not. But even men (guys I hope I am right?) do not love to go around with a face that gives away the fact that they are aging or that is full of pimples and blackheads. They too want a healthy, glowing skin, free from any problems. But, market is flooded with face creams only for women, which men cannot use. Why? Here's why.

The facial skin of men is around 25% thicker than that of the women. Men also tend to sweat more than women and when the sweat stays longer, it becomes home for bacteria, and they are the ones who are the main culprits of an unhealthy looking skin. Women also have more of nerve fibers than men and moreover, men are more exposed to harsh conditions than women. Hence, the skin creams that are meant for women, are not the correct facial creams for men. Keeping these in mind, many beauty product companies have launched facial creams that are suited for the men skin only.

Sometimes, while buying a cream from the market, people are confused as to which cream will suit them and which will not, which cream will be good for them and which will not. While buying creams for yourself, you should think of what is the type of skin that you have. Accordingly, you should buy a cream that will be good for your skin type. Given below are some of the facial creams for men that will suit various skin types, such as dry, oily and sensitive. More on facial skincare.

Dry Skin
Dry skin can be a huge problem specially during the winters. It is painful and the skin becomes rough and itchy and may even start flaking. Normal skin contains a certain level of fatty oils and moisture, which is less in dry skin. Hence, one needs to use facial creams for men, which contain glycerin and Shea butter. If dry skin is not treated properly, then one might suffer form dermatitis. The creams available for dry skin are:
  • Nivea Creams for Men
  • Clarins Men Moisturizer and Balm
  • Zirh Protect
Oily Skin
Oily skin is a huge problem for many people. Here, there is excess secretion of sebum, which makes the skin, specially the T- zone oily and shiny. True oily skin tends to have less wrinkles, but still, I am sure one would not love to be seen with an oily and dull skin. Avoid creams with glycerin or oil. Tea tree and green tea are very good for oily skin. They protect the skin from any harmful damage too. Given below are some of the facial products for men with oily skin:
  • Nivea for Men Oil Control Lotion
  • Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturizer Oil free
  • Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer.
Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin reacts quickly to heat and cold, or to creams and soaps with harsh chemicals. Those with a sensitive skin are more prone to allergic reactions. Hence, for this type of skin, some mild soaps and creams are needed. They are:
  • Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer
  • Dove Sensitive Essentials Day Lotion
  • Nu Skin Epoch Calming Touch Soothing Skin Cream
Avoid any kind of synthetic materials while trying out facial skin care with face creams and moisturizers. They cause more damage to your skin. Besides this, there are several facial treatments for men that you can try out, such as face cleansing, face packs, etc. They will all help your skin look younger and healthier. (Tip: Girls prefer men with a really good and glowing skin, no matter how much they laugh when they see men doing facials). These facial creams for men, will help you get the skin that you want. Make sure that the natural ingredients are used and not synthetic ones.


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