Men’s Skin Care – Skin Types

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Skin Care Expert Pirooz Sarshar discusses various skin types for men.

    Pirooz Sarshar: Hi! My name is Pirooz Sashar, Co-Founder of the Grooming Lounge. Today, we are going to cover the basics of men's skin care. Now I am going to cover the four skin types.

    Now you maybe asking yourself, why should I pay attention to my skin? Or why is taking care of my skin important? Or is there a difference between men's and women's skin? Because most of us just use the soap that our girlfriend, wife or a significant other has in the shower. Now I am going to tell you there is a big difference between men's skin and women's skin.

    For one thing, most of us guys do not take care of our skin. The second thing, we don't even know how to wash our face. I bet a lot of you out there have no idea how to wash your face. But before we even get into that, we need to break it down into four categories.

    First is oily and acne prone skin. This sort of skin is usually shiny, it's prone to breakouts, acne, there is visible pores and blackheads. I am sure we have all seen this. The next is dry and sensitive skin. Dry and sensitive skin comes when you are usually in a dry climate, if you are in the mountains, if you are in an area with a lot mountains, if you are in the desert. It's often sensitive, it's tight, it's very uncomfortable, there is fine pores and has a tendency towards a lot of dryness and it's really irritated usually when you shave. Next is mature/aging skin. Mature/aging skin usually has fine lines, wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. It's very dry and there are usually bags under the eyes. The fourth and final one is a very common one. It's called combination skin. This sort of skin you can identify by the T-zone. The T-zone is this right here, your forehead and your nose. These two areas are usually very oily. The pores are, sort of, big but the rest of the skin is very dry. But with all these skin types what we want to achieve is balance. The way we achieve balance is really easy. It takes some simple tools, cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliants, which we are going to get into. Now in the next segment, I am going to teach you how to wash your face.