Treatment products will vary depending on your specific concerns. There are treatments for anti aging, hyperpigmentation, and antioxidant protection.
Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalene will provide your skin with the moisture it needs to prevent dehydration or excessive oiliness in the skin.
Anti-aging treatment products such as retinol will help to generate collagen production and help with fine lines, large pores, and acne.
Treatment products will help you target and treat the area of concern you want to address. You can choose a treatment product in a serum form if you are prone to breakouts; it will absorb into your skin with no sticky or greasy leftovers.
You can narrow you search for the right treatment by reading the following:
Antioxidants are stable molecules that prevent and reverse oxidative stress caused by factors such as environmental assault, stress, an improper diet and numerous other reasons. Oxidative stress can take a toll on our skin and body if we don’t supply our diet with antioxidant rich foods. It is also very important to apply antioxidants topically on a daily basis to provide the skin with a shield of protection against oxidation. When applied topically, antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, ferulic acid, Coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, DMAE, and others provide the skin with a barrier of protection which promotes healthy skin function. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that multitasks as an exfoliant, which helps to induce collagen production. Vitamin A (in retinol form) is great for those that want to address aging as well as hyperpigmentation, and even rid of acne and clogged pores. A is a winner for the man who wants a one-stop multi.
Many men spend countless hours in the sun doing yard work, playing sports, barbequing, all without wearing a sunscreen. Many men forgo sunscreen because they think it will be greasy or smelly. Due to so many technological advances, sunscreen is anything but greasy and smelly these days. Hyperpigmentation is one of the most predominant male concerns due to sun overexposure. Luckily, there are many treatment products that will help to lighten hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone is an extremely effective lightening agent and is the most potent at lightening excess pigment. Kojic acid is also great for lightening pigmentation, and unlike hydroquinone, which is synthetic; kojic is a natural lightening ingredient so it’s gentle and great for those with sensitive skin. Glycolic acid is also great for lightening pigmentation through exfoliation. Lightening products are available in serum, gel and cream formulas to suit individual skin types. Men with oily to combination skin types may prefer a serum or gel formulation, while men with a normal to dry skin type may prefer a lotion or cream formula. Anyone that is using a lightening product must be extra diligent in protecting their skin from the sun, as lighteners make the skin more sun-sensitive. So layer on the SPF, and reapply every two hours if spending time outdoors.
As males tend to produce excessive sebum which can cause clogged pores, which in turn can cause inflammation, they are typically prone to acne and breakouts more so than their counterparts. Male teens are especially prone to acne due to hormonal fluctuations and overproduction of testosterone. Acne-prone skin is best treated by topical products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients such as salicylic acid and willow bark. Salicylic acid penetrates the pore to clear it of debris while reducing inflammation. Benzoyl peroxide is another outstanding ingredient made for the treatment of acne. Benzoyl peroxide can be drying, so it works best for those with oily skin. Alpha hydroxyl acids also work well for acne prone skin. AHA’s such as glycolic, citric, lactic, malic and mandelic acids help to exfoliate the skin and slough off pore-clogging debris.