Treating oily skin

Men’s Skincare:
How To Treat Oily
Skin At Home 

Oily skin is a common skin type among men. Even those with dry skin can be
susceptible to the occasional oily outbreaks. The reality is that oily skin worsens
throughout the day. You may start the morning with a healthy complexion, but by
midday, your skin looks greasy and shiny, especially around the T-zone (forehead,
nose and chin). There are, however, several ways to keep oil at bay.

The Cause And Effects Of Oily Skin

This is largely caused by the overproduction of sebum by the skin’s sebaceous glands. That is the natural oily substance that protects and keeps the skin from drying out. Although these glands are situated within hair follicles, they may be found throughout the body, particularly on the face and scalp. Studies have shown that excessive sebum production can clog pores. When bacteria gets trapped inside the pores it causes irritation — the start of acne, whiteheads or blackheads.

The Best Routine For Men With Oily Skin

Keeping the face hydrated while minimising oil production is the goal. To strike the right balance, we've compiled a step-by-step skincare guide for men with oily skin to repeat every morning and night. Trust NIVEA MEN to create a tailored skincare regimen for men that treats and prevents oily skin from reappearing.

Start With A Gentle Cleanser

Wash your face with an oil-free cleanser daily. If you notice oil pooling on your face mid-day, do a quick mid-day cleanse with only lukewarm water. For a more impactful approach, wash with NIVEA Men's Oil Control Multi-Effect Face Wash twice per day. Alternatively try the NIVEA MEN Deep Face Wash with Active Charcoal and Anti-Germ to gently cleanse and clear your pores of the germs that cause the build-up of oil and impurities in your skin.

Moisturise With An Oil-Free Formulation

With oily skin, you’ll want an oil-free face moisturiser to keep skin hydrated. This will prevent your sebaceous glands from overproducing, meaning a shine-free complexion. The NIVEA MEN Deep Matte Finish Moisturiser is ultra-light and formulated for men with oily skin. Black Charcoal instantly reduces excess oil for a matte skin finish.

Choose the Right Shaving Product

Before shaving, always apply shaving gel to moisturise your facial hair and skin. Avoid using skincare products that contain alcohol, as this might irritate the skin. NIVEA Men's Sensitive One Stroke Shaving Gel with 0% alcohol protects against 5 types of skin irritation: burning, redness, dryness, tightness, and micro-cuts.

Scrub Away Excessive Oil

To avoid clogged pores, use a face scrub once or twice a week. This is especially critical around the beard area, where dead skin cells accumulate. NIVEA Men's Face Scrub is designed to unclog pores and remove pollutants and oil. For more information on the benefits of exfoliating for men, click here.

A Shine Control Sunscreen Is A Pro Move

Oily skin calls for certain versions of sunscreens. For one, it must be oil-free. With all the excess sebum production, you don't want to apply the wrong sunscreen to your face. Your greatest investment is NIVEA Sun’s UV Face Shine Control SPF50, which provides a long-lasting mattifying effect.

Tackle Post-Workout Grease

If you have oily skin, heavy perspiration during exercise and touching shared fitness equipment might foster acne-causing bacteria growth. Of course, you should always take a shower to remove acne-causing bacteria after your workout. But avoid using water that's too hot, as it can strip your skin of its natural oils.

Expert Advice

  • Cleanse in the morning, evening, and after exercise.
  • Avoid oil and alcohol-based products. They stimulate oil production.
  • Use non-comedogenic products; they are less likely to clog pores and promote acne outbreaks.
  • Use blotting paper or oil-absorbing powders throughout the day to control shine.
  • Look for ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Charcoal, Glycolic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Capryloyl Glycine, and Vitamin E to reduce skin oil production.