Whether your skin is oily, dry, or combination, one thing’s for sure – guys do have larger pores, rougher skin texture, and more active sweat glands compared to our female counterparts thanks to our genetic makeup. This means that clogged pores and bumpy skin is a common gripe among us dudes – especially when our giant pores become a breeding ground for bacteria that feed on trapped dirt and grime, resulting in unsightly zits and blackheads which none of us are fond of.
Add years of laughter from rolling good times with the bros, all the wincing and grimacing from lifting weights in the gym, constant sun exposure from the good old days in National Service (hello hyperpigmentation), and working hours on end in an air-conditioned office (dehydration alert!) to what was mentioned earlier and what you’ll get is skin that has seen better days by the time we approach our ‘30s. Think fine lines and dark spots – which really aren’t good looks on anyone.
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This is why gentle exfoliation and intense hydration is Writer, Syed Zulfadhli’s go-to when it comes to facial products. And he has no qualms about dipping his fingers into skincare products targeted for women – they work just fine for men and the best part is that you can share it with your sisters and mother too. Nothing better than sharing the love within the family with skincare, right? Also, if you haven’t already noticed, he’s all about the radiant life because the skincare products mentioned above generally contain skin-sloughing and deep-hydrating ingredients like AHAs and hyaluronic acid that all help to clarify the skin and diminish the appearance of blemishes and premature ageing to achieve amazing skin like Aaron Kwok who is his #skingoals. The dude is 52 but looks 30. Tell us how!
Following a trusted skincare routine with an equally trusted grooming routine is really important too. Treat your crowning glory right with a couple of star hair products – from a lavish shampoo to get your scalp clean to a strong-hold hair spray to maintain a neat coif that will get Gong Yoo‘s seal of approval (his hair is always on fleek!) – in to your grooming routine and you’re pretty much all set to seize the day in full confidence!