A guide for men's dry skin


The skin on your body is a pretty amazing thing. It's made up of two main layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer, which provides support and protection against environmental factors while also maintaining water balance. The dermal layer lies beneath this and contains collagen, which gives strength and elasticity to our skin; elastin, which helps us move easily; and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which helps prevent inflammation and swelling as well as providing cushioning for joints. But it's important not to neglect our hands when it comes to caring for our bodies—especially when those hands are exposed more often than other surfaces on our bodies due to work or hobbies like gardening, sports that involve gripping equipment tightly like golfing or riding motorcycles, etc.

The reasons men's skin is dry

Men's skin tends to be thicker than women's, which can make it more difficult for moisture to penetrate and provide relief. Also, men are typically more likely to have oily or acne-prone skin, making your face prone to irritation and breakouts. Men also tend to have thicker hair on their faces—including a beard or mustache—which traps dead cells in the pore and makes them clog up when you're shaving. The result? You get ingrown hairs (and even infections) around your mouth area.

In addition, research shows that men are less likely than women to moisturize their faces regularly because they believe this will make them look younger; however, over time this can cause damage that leads directly back into dryness issues if not corrected soon enough with proper care products such as moisturizers or glycolic treatments like ours here at The Art Of Shaving®!

  • Smoking is another factor that leads directly into dryness because of chemicals found within cigarettes which tend towards drying out everything else done externally by exposing yourself through inhalation which creates an imbalance between hydration levels internally versus externally leading towards increased risk factors when exposed over time due simply just being exposed again each time one lights up (or chews tobacco).

What to do about men's dry skin

Dry skin is a common problem, but there are ways that you can treat it. One of these ways is to use a good quality moisturiser. Moisturisers lock in moisture and help keep your skin hydrated for longer periods of time. They are also very important for those with dry skin because they will help lessen how often you need to apply the moisturiser in order to keep your skin feeling comfortable and healthy.

If you have particularly dry skin then I would recommend using a face moisturizer on a daily basis after showering or washing your face in the morning and before bed at night. You should also try not to use too many products on top of each other as this may cause irritation or breakouts on your face if they're too harsh for your skin type!

Tips for treating dry skin

To treat dry skin, you need to take care of it. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your moisturiser:

  • Use a moisturiser. Moisturisers are your key to keeping your skin hydrated and healthy, so make sure you’re using one every day.

  • Don't use soap or alcohol-based products on your face. Soaps can strip away natural oils from the surface of your skin, while alcohol-based products can dry out already parched areas even further. Instead, choose gentle cleansers like those made with essential oils that won’t irritate your skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth again.* Avoid too many products at once.* Don't scratch that pesky itch! This might seem obvious but itching will only make things worse by causing inflammation or breakouts—and who wants that?

Products to avoid for men with dry skin

You should avoid using products with alcohol in them. This is because the alcohol dries out the skin and can make it worse by irritating it.

Don't use any products with fragrances or perfumes, either! These are just as bad for your skin as alcohols, so stay away from them as well. If you have a lotion or moisturizer that smells great but has an ingredient list full of chemicals that don't sound good for your body (and especially not good for dry skin), then do yourself a favor and pass on it altogether.

Another thing to avoid when trying to keep your dry skin at bay is bar soaps—especially harsh ones like those made with sodium laureth sulfate (SLS). You should also steer clear of soap bars if possible—not only do they have SLS in them, but they can also be too harsh on sensitive areas like underarms where they may cause irritation or rashes after long-term use.

There are some simple things you can do to help with dry skin without introducing new products into your daily routine.

There are some simple things you can do to help with dry skin without introducing new products into your daily routine.

  • Use a moisturiser. Moisturising is the #1 thing men should do for their skin, and using a good quality moisturiser will help improve your skin’s health overall, not just its appearance.

  • Use the right one for your skin type and condition: There are many different types of moisturisers available today, including oil-based or cream-based ones (each with their own benefits), as well as ones designed specifically to treat certain conditions such as acne or rosacea. Some of these may be better suited to men than others depending on how oily their face tends to get as well as how sensitive it might be – so make sure you speak with someone who knows what they're talking about when choosing which one works best for you!


We hope that this guide has been helpful to you. Remember, dry skin is a common and treatable problem for men. If you have any questions or concerns about your skin and how to manage it, please do not hesitate to reach out! We’re here for you.

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