Understanding Your Skin Type

Understanding Your Skin Type

Like us as individuals, everyone’s skin is different and comes in a variety of types. Therefore, it’s important to understand your skin's type to care for it properly. The right skincare products are not only important for your appearance, but also contribute to skin health by addressing premature aging and imperfections. Here are the most common men's skin types and how to care for them.

To find out which skin type you have, complete our Skin Quiz.


Dry Skin

Dry skin is characterised by flakiness, itching, and cracking. Men with dry skin types might experience tightness or discomfort after washing their face. Proper care of dry skin involves regular moisturising with a high-quality moisturiser and a serum with ingredientss which provide intensive, lasting hydration. Additionally, using a gentle, natural based cleanser is important and avoiding hot water while washing the face.


Oily Skin

Oily skin is often the result of overactive sebaceous glands in the skin, causing the skin to appear shiny or greasy. Men with oily skin types may be more prone to developing acne or blackheads. Taking care of oily skin involves using skincare products which regulate sebum production. Also avoid heavy moisturisers, and stick to a consistent cleansing routine day and night. It's essential to cleanse twice per day with a gentle but effective cleanser to prevent irritating the skin further.


Combination Skin

Combination skin is a combination of dry and oily skin, with oily patches in the T-zone but dryness on the cheeks. Combination skin requires a little more attention than some of the other types. Men with combination skin types should use a gentle cleanser, followed by a serum then a targeted moisturiser to help balance the skin's oils properly and provide lasting protection.


Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is easily irritated, and men with sensitive skin types may experience itching, dryness, or redness. Avoiding harsh skincare products is essential for anyone with sensitive skin and should use mild, natural-based alternatives. It is also important to avoid harsh exfoliants, avoid going out in the sun for an extended period of time, and use a quality moisturiser to minimize irritation.


Normal Skin

Normal skin is well-balanced, with few blemishes or oiliness. Men with normal skin types typically have smaller pores and are less prone to sensitivity. Caring for normal skin involves maintaining a regular skincare routine. It's essential to keep the skin moisturised, use a gentle cleanser twice per day, and protect the skin from the sun.


Understanding your skin type is essential for proper skincare and healthy-looking skin. Normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin types all require different skincare routines to promote their healthy appearance. Taking care of your skin means committing time and effort to set up a regular skincare routine. With proper skincare, you can maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin for many years to come.

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