Times of Oman
Oman beauty: 4 Essential skin care tips for men
July 5, 2017 | 3:32 PM
by Salim Al Afifi
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Having a great skin routine that keeps your pores perfectly tight in this heat wave is crucial, as your skin is bombarded by fire-hot conditions, harmful rays of light, and a ton of humidity, which makes investing a couple of bucks on skin products all worth it. Like women, men too need a proper skin regimen that fixes skin problems and even prevent them from happening, and if you are someone like me, cursed with an oily or combination skin. Here are a few face routines that worked wonders on my skin.

Clean It

Having too much oil on your face makes you look like someone who doesn’t shower, we wouldn’t want that. So cleanse it twice a day, morning and night. Accumulated oil and dirt can cause your pores to become clogged, and that means acne and a whole lot of other skin problems. Build a long-lasting friendship with cleansing foams and make them your priority once you wake up, and before you go to bed. Avoid using products that contain harmful materials and instead look for natural products that won’t strip away your face’s natural moisture.

Mask It



Masks are popular and important in the world of skin care. Use them at least twice a week. You can go old school with traditional masks that are made of powders, or you can try mask sheets from The Face Shop at Oman Avenues Mall, which are surprisingly effective with immediate refreshing results. I prefer to use a mask sheet as I don’t have to wait for 100 years to remove it. And, they also absorb excess oil and leave your skin clean and shine-free.

Moisturise It

Some folks confuse moisture with oily skin, there’s a significant difference between the two. You can posses an oily but dry skin, which is even worse than a well-moisturised oily skin. Use lotions for your skin type, as they will keep your skin hydrated, and note that skipping lotions will cause your skin glands to produce more oil to cope with the dryness, which is a double disaster.

Shield it

Your shaving session is not complete after that splash of cold water, no sir. Aftershave is what protects a man’s skin as it keeps the moisture in and prevents irritations. And, it gets rid of that tight, dry feeling that braces your skin after using razors. When it comes to aftershaves, quality matters, as cheap ones can leave you looking all tomato red. —salim@timesofoman.com



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