Oily skin in men: reflexes to adopt

While men's skin is naturally thicker and tends to age later than women's, it is also characteristically oilier... So how do you take care of it and tame shine and any imperfections? Here's a look at the best ways to care for men's skin at any age!

Why is skin oilier in men?

Men's skin does not have the same characteristics as women's skin. Thicker, they are apparently less fragile. The first signs of aging appear later, but wrinkles and loss of firmness become more pronounced faster than in women.

Another difference is that male skin naturally has more sebaceous glands than female skin. Sebaceous glands, located in the pilosebaceous follicles on the skin's surface, are responsible for producing sebum, the oily substance that protects the face from dehydration and external aggression. But then again, more sebaceous glands means more sebum. That's why men's skin tends to be shiny, with dilated pores, blackheads and, when the going gets tough, various imperfections (pimples, microcysts, redness...).

Of course, this is a trend, not a universal truth: some men, like women, have normal or dry skin. And just as for the ladies, the most important thing is to use skin care products adapted to your skin type. Our Polaar Men range includes various products formulated to meet the needs of men's skin. Focus on Polaar products for oily skin.

Men: what beauty routine for oily skin?

Step 1: Perfect cleaning morning and night!

If you haven't yet adopted this essential gesture, it's time to do something about it! Every morning and evening, you need to cleanse your skin to eliminate excess sebum and all the impurities accumulated during the day. You don't necessarily see them, but dust and pollution particles are present on the skin's surface, even if you work in front of a screen from Monday to Friday. They can clog your face and give rise to skin problems. By removing them with a gentle cleanser, you free your face of all these particles, preparing it in the best possible way to receive your moisturizer and enjoy all its benefits.

Men in a hurry will opt for Scandinavian Shower Gel, formulated to wash face, body and hair in a single step. It's a real time-saver in the morning, and a small gesture for the planet since you only need one product! This cleansing gel contains Arctic Lichen, with anti-microbial properties that detoxify and purify skin cells. Its texture provides a delicate lather that cleanses without drying out, and provides a toning effect.

Step 2: moisturize with a cream for oily skin

Oily skin, like dry or normal skin, needs hydration. But moisturizing oily skin isn't always easy: many skin care products are too rich, and stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. The result is a vicious circle that leads to shiny, clogged pores and blemishes.

To gently moisturize, radiate, regenerate and soothe the skin after shaving, we've designed La Crème de l'Extrême for men, with its matte-finish gel-cream texture. It contains vitamin E, provitamin A andSiberian Olive, a powerful, versatile active ingredient rich in 108 bio-active elements. Its incredible properties have been known for a very long time, since its fruits were classified as secret defense by the former USSR! 

If your skin is showing the first signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, loss of firmness...), Glace Anti-Aging Cream is for you. Its polar peptides smooth the skin and hydrate and nourish the face. It's quickly absorbed, leaving a matte finish to easily tame shine.

Both products have a fresh, spicy, woody fragrance that will delight gentlemen. Last but not least, they are formulated with active ingredients harvested with care and respect for the Arctic landscape, and integrated with proven processes to transmit all their benefits.

For more radiance, exfoliate and mask!

For a clear, refined and purified skin texture, consider exfoliation: once or twice a week, exfoliation removes dead cells to restore a fresh complexion. Our Exfoliating Powder Pureté Arctique gently regenerates the epidermis. Its powder texture transforms into foam on contact with water. Very gentle, it does not irritate the hydrolipidic film or stimulate sebum production.

You can complement this treatment with a purifying mask such as the Bubbles Mask Pureté Arctique , which will absorb sebum and purify your face.

Polaar Men: a range of skincare products to discover today!

For a birthday, Father's Day, or simply to build up a complete beauty routine, consider our Polaar Men skincare set! The Men's Gift Set includes Scandinavian Shower Gel and Crème de l'Extrême. A 3-in-1 cleansing gel and a soothing moisturizing face care for men with a maximum of natural ingredients (97% and 98% respectively), made in France, vegan and cruelty-free, like all our products.

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