Excess oil, dehydration, fatigue, sensitivity and stress have left your skin feeling irritated, and looking lacklustre and mucky. These could be the result of working late nights, being out in the sun too long or having a poor diet. Save your skin with these steps.
|1. Prime Your Skin
After cleansing, using a toner helps to re-balance your skin’s pH level and assist in the penetration of other treatment products.
Aesop B & Tea Balancing Toner ($47 for 100ml, #B1-50 Ngee Ann City, Tel: 6737-6332) is alcohol-free and contains vitamin B5 and green tea, which contains antioxidants.
|2. Control Oily Skin
Get out of the sun. “Over several years, sun exposure may increase your skin’s oil production, clogging your pores,” says dermatologist Dr Adnan Nasir. Furthermore, solar rays also cause your skin to become dehydrated. Use an oil-controlling moisturiser after washing your face.
Try Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-free Gel Cream ($48, #B3-54 Ion Orchard, Tel: 6509-8941), which helps your skin stay hydrated, while keeping oiliness at bay.
|3. Tame Sensitive Skin
One of the culprits that cause skin inflammation, researchers found, is a diet high in carbohydrates. They believe increased insulin can cause this. “Processed foods could be another factor,” says nutritionist Alan Aragon. Jojoba seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm irritated skin.
Try Skinc Men Active Moisturiser ($98 for 50ml, #B3-66 Ion Orchard, Tel: 6222-7428) for sensitive skin. It includes jojoba seed oil that comes in a lighttextured water-based gel.
4. Revive Tired Skin
L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Multiaction 8 ($21.90, Watsons, www.watsons.com.sg) contains vitamin C and caffeine to help perk up tired skin.
5. Slow Down The Effects Of Ageing
Menscience Anti-aging Formula ($125, www.whathewants.com. sg) comprises hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamin E among its wrinkle-fighting ingredients.