Ever wiped your forehead with your hand at the end of a busy day and felt this residue left on your hand? Well, this could be an indication of oily skin. Don’t worry, if this is you then you are not alone. Most men in the UK suffer from oily skin and once you’re in control of your oily skin, it can actually be a blessing and not a curse.
The cause of oily skin is simply down to the overproduction of oil from your oil glands, so it is actually driven by your genetics. Whilst oily skin is great at warding off wrinkles vs. dry skin as the oil keeps the skin smoother and moister. It can also clog up the skin’s pores, resulting in acne, blackheads and a constant shine!
Therefore, if you get your oily skin under control then you can benefit from its anti-wrinkles action and not be left with the negative side effects of oily skin; spits, acne and blackheads.
Getting your oily skin under control involves using the right products. Fortunately for you (and most men), there are a wide variety of men’s skincare products for oily skin available to buy in the UK.
Here is just a selection of our favourite men’s skincare products for oily skin from washes through to face masks and even blotting wipes.
Best Men’s Skincare Products For Oily Skin:
This face wash from L’Oréal men expert is specifically designed for men with oily skin in mind. The Pure Power range helps to target the five signs of male skin imperfections; spots, blackheads, marks, oily skin and roughness. This face wash helps to control oily skin via the main ingredient Charcoal which works in conjunction with Menthol. Charcoal is a well known purifying agent for putting an end to oily skin as it can absorb the excess oil. The menthol then helps to freshen the skin. You can buy more products within the pure power range; L’Oréal Men Expert’s skincare range 100% designed for men with oily skin.
How to Use? Simply, apply a small amount of product onto the wet face and gently massage concentrating on forehead, nose and chin. Rinse thoroughly. Use daily for perfectly cleansed skin.
These oil-absorbing sheets instantly absorb excess oil and remove grease from the face. They remove all excess oil off your face by simply dapping the sheets on your face. Keep some in your car, gym bag and bed-side table so you can regularly remove any excess oil. These are ideal for men who suffer with oily skin without the need to wash your face multiple times a day.
Also, a little something for the little kid inside all of us. You will instantly be able to see on the sheet all the excess oil the sheets have absorbed.
- Oat and coconut-derived, sulphate-free surfactants cleanse the skin.
- Witch Hazel acts as a natural astringent with soothing properties.
- Certified Organic Sage Leaf and Rosemary provide antibacterial and healing benefits
So, once you’ve washed your face, removing lots of the oil from your oily skin, the last thing you want to do is add the oil back in by using the wrong moisturiser. Therefore, it is important to pick a moisturiser specifically designed for men with oily skin in mind.
Hawkins & Brimble’s oil control moisturiser is perfect for men with oily skin by tackling excess sebum production and mopping up excess oil. This oily skin moisturiser utilises the action of Oat Meal to mattify the skin whilst the Vitamin E helps to keep skin moisturised and healthy-looking.
This moisturiser comes highly recommended from men with oily skin by men with oily skin, so you don’t have to just take our word for it!
This skin cleanser from Cetaphil is a great daily cleanser for oily or combination skin. A great product for removing surface oils, dirt, skin debris with gentle foaming action. This product is non-comedogenic (meaning that it doesn’t block pores) making it ideal for morning and evening facial cleansing and is soap-free too.
It comes highly recommended for acne and problem skin. As it is very gentle so won’t strip your skin to within an inch of its lifelike other harsh products can.
How to use? Massage a small amount onto wet skin.
Unfortunately, no matter how regimented you are with your skincare routine, spots can still make an appearance (oily skin or not). So you need a product that can be relatively targeted vs. widespread like a face wash.
This blemish targeter from Bulldog’s oil control range contains witch hazel, willow bark and juniper. Specially formulated as an anti-blemish product for men to help minimise the appearance of blemishes, leaving the skin feeling soothed.
Given how often we’re trying to push face masks on you guys, it would be rude of us to not recommend a face mask for men with oily skin.
The first men’s skincare product we recommended for oily skin was the L’Oréal Men Expert Pure Power Face Wash. The Pure Power sub-brand from L’Oréal Men Expert was designed purely for guys with oily skin at heart. The brand now has a tissue mask from the range; enriched with purifying Charcoal and hydrating glycerine. The mask moisturises and mattifies the skin with 5 minutes. The size of the mask is actually larger than the female equivalent, making it perfect for a man’s face shape.