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Many men have bouts with oily skin. It affects your shaving process and your everyday routine, but clogged pores and breakouts don’t have to sully your dreams of having smooth skin. Dermatologist Dr. Chynna Griffin-Steele of Aesthetic & Dermatology Centre gives fellas the top two tips to eliminating a greasy face.

“I think one of the best simple treatments for oily skin is a glycolic acid wash. This option works best without irritating or drying the skin excessively,” explains Dr. Griffin- Steele.

Glycolic acid, a potent fruit acid, is used in tons of cosmetics to greatly improve the skin’s texture and appearance. It works particularly well to combat ingrown hairs and pimples. We recommend trying Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash.

“Another option is to include a daily retinoid or retinol, which is also anti-aging and helps with acne and hair bumps. “

For both men and women, it’s never too early to start an anti-aging skin regimen. Retinol, a form of vitamin A, helps boost cell turnover – giving the appearance of fresh skin – and fight acne and balance oil production. Try MenScience Anti-Aging Cream for Men.

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You should also be exfoliating on a weekly basis. A gentle scrub reveals new, fresh layers of soft, supple skin. A celebrity favorite is St. Ives Apricot Scrub.  After exfoliating, try Kiehls Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion.

 

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