Caring for your skin doesn't have to be complicated — and yet, facing an array of cleansers, lotions, serums, and masks that all claim to be the best skin care products for men can feel overwhelming. To find out how to keep skin healthy and looking its best, Mic reached out to two experts: Dr. Kenneth Mark, a New York based dermatologist, and Dr. Erum Ilyas, a Pennsylvania based dermatologist.
To be clear, everyone's skin is different, but there are some traits and challenges that are more common among cisgender men. According to Dr. Ilyas, "Men’s skin tends to be a bit thicker and a bit more on the oily side compared to women because androgen stimulates sebum or oil production." Additionally, Dr. Mark points out that men who shave are at an increased risk of razor bumps.
With that said, the experts recommend exfoliation as a way to treat razor bumps and other skin conditions like acne, blackheads, and flaking; moisturizing the face and body to keep the skin's protective barrier strong; and, of course, applying sunscreen on a daily basis. Below, the doctors also provide the most up-to-date science behind choosing products to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
So whether you're prone to dry skin and redness or oiliness and acne, below you'll find a selection of the best cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and more that your skin will love.
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