A Beginner's Guide for Men to The Four Skin Types -- How To Identify Your Skin Type and Keep It Healthy
Jack Goodson
Sep 1, 2021
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A Beginner's Guide for Men to The Four Skin Types -- How To Identify Your Skin Type and Keep It Healthy

Understanding your skin type is critical for achieving healthy skin and determining which products will be most effective for you. You'll be able to build your daily skincare routine once you know what skin type you have.

Normal, dry, oily, and sensitive skin are the skin types we at Humanery believe are the four fundamental categories to consider. Because everyone's skin is different, looking at the descriptions below will help you precisely determine what type of skin you have. Once you have figured this out, you can follow our tips for maintaining your particular skin type’s health.

  1. Normal (Eudermic)

Normal skin is well-balanced and neither too dry nor too oily. Large pores aren’t visible, whilst the entire skin feels smooth. Plus, males with Eudermic skin have a bright complexion.

The T-zone (the area between the brow and the nose) appears balanced, and the skin should not be prone to blemishes or flakiness.  Breakouts are rare and vanish almost as quickly as they arise.

In terms of toughness, this skin type has a lot of it. It can withstand difficult weather and yet look untouched. 

To keep normal skin healthy:

  • You still need to maintain a robust skin-care routine. 
  • Apply the serum of your choice in the morning and at night. Prioritise products containing plenty of Vitamin C.
  1. Oily (Seborrhea)

Skin will appear and feel oily, indicating an increase in sebum production. People with oily skin are more likely to detect this on their T-zone. 

Despite looking plump and youthful, this skin type can lead to outbreaks, and subsequently, acne. Plus, large pores are easily noticeable.

To keep oily skin healthy:

  • Use a cleanser every morning to remove oil generated while you slept. Stick to products with gentle exfoliants.
  • Apply balancing serum to prevent less sebum from appearing.
  • At night, double-cleanse, which means repeating your morning wash with an oil cleanser beforehand.
  1. Dry (Xerosis)

The main indication of this skin type is flaking. Rough, red, and scaly skin is also a possibility. 

Due to the lack of moisture and lipids (fats) in the skin, it might feel itchy, irritated, and seem dull. To make things works, the lack of elasticity in the skin will make it feel tight. 

This skin type accounts for nearly half of all dermatological visits. Perhaps try these solutions before a dermatologist visit:

  • Focus on hydrating and moisturising. Look for products that contain aloe and hyaluronic acids to boost moisture in the skin.
  1. Sensitive

Sensitive skin is incredibly sensitive to the environment, including dry air, ultraviolet radiation, and wind, in addition to internal factors such as stress and hormonal influences. 

It is characterised by redness or dryness in some regions. Itchy, tight, and dry skin can make it difficult to sleep.

To keep sensitive skin healthy:

  • Use products that are stripped-down and pared-back. Focus on natural ingredients and fewer chemicals and fragrances, so there is less chance of irritation.
  • Accept that a lot of trial and error is involved as it’s hard to predict what will work with your unique skin and what will cause flare-ups. Be patient, you'll definitely find a suitable product in time with the help of Humanery.

Check out our collection of face and skincare products for men to buy the solution that's right for you.