5 male beauty myths

Think your oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer? Or that wearing a hat can speed up hair loss? Fellas, it’s time to learn what’s true, and false, about five famous beauty myths.

1

A close shave requires lots of shaving gel.

False!

Many men incorrectly believe they need to plaster their face with a thick coat of shaving cream, foam or gel to get a perfect shave. Listen up: the amount of product you use has absolutely no bearing on the quality of your shave. For a flawless shave, simply follow these easy steps:

  1. prepare your skin by washing with a gentle cleanser and rinsing with hot water;
  2. apply an almond-sized amount of shaving gel to your cheeks, chin and neck to prevent cuts and irritation;
  3. begin by shaving in the direction of the stubble growth to avoid nicks and ingrown hairs, then shave against the grain; and
  4. soothe your inflamed skin by massaging the shaved areas with a moisturizing balm.
3-in-1 Post-Shave, 50 ml
Lab Series

3-in-1 Post-Shave, 50 ml

Triple-action gel delivers three targeted benefits for freshly shaved skin: Soothes irritation to help reduce the appearance of redness; Exfoliates skin for soft, smooth texture; Refines beard hair over time for less frequent shaves and for helping to delay the appearance of five o’clock shadow.

Aloe Shave Gel, 125 ml
Clinique for Men

Aloe Shave Gel, 125 ml

Softens, cushions beard for a smooth, close shave.

Protect & Care After Shave Balm, 100 ml
Nivea Men

Protect & Care After Shave Balm, 100 ml

Nivea Men Replenishing After Shave Balm gently soothes and moisturizes skin after shaving. It is quickly absorbed and does not leave the skin greasy. The condition of the skin is noticeably improved. Skin feels soft and relaxed. For normal to dry skin. Formulated with Care Pro Tec and Vitamin Care. The improved formula with Sea Minerals provides the skin with valuable moisture and keeps it healthy-looking. Enriched with caring Vitamin E and Provitamin B5, the balm immediately delivers an intense level of long-lasting moisture. Dermatologically tested.

2

Oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer.

False!

Oily skin produces more sebum than normal skin, which is why it tends to look shiny and sweaty, and is fertile breeding ground for pimples and blackheads. So it’s important to moisturize your face with a product specially formulated for this skin type. Why? For the simple reason that oily skin can also dry out, making it age quicker. Simply use creams with thinner formulas enriched with a sebum-regulating complex. Opt for ultra-light, oil-free products that contain vitamins E or B5 (nourishing ingredients) and copper or zinc (active ingredients known for their mattifying, rebalancing qualities).

Tip: For a quick and efficient improvement, take three minutes per week to apply a purifying mask.

Oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer.
Men Expert Hydra Energetic Boosting Moisturizer with Creatine, 50 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Men Expert Hydra Energetic Boosting Moisturizer with Creatine, 50 ml

For a 48h hydration and awaken looking skin.

3

Body soap can also be used to wash your face.

False!

While there are now many excellent all-in-one shower gels for men, which can be used to wash your face, body and sometimes even your hair, you should avoid using body soap on your face. The traditional bar of soap, even when enriched with nourishing ingredients such as gentle almond oil, shea butter, etc., is generally less moisturizing in order to maintain the lathering ability that makes it so popular. Instead, opt for a cleanser adapted for facial use and specially formulated for your skin type, whether dry, combination, normal or oily.

Protect & Care Refreshing Face Wash, 150 ml
Nivea Men

Protect & Care Refreshing Face Wash, 150 ml

Nivea Men Double Action Face Wash is specially formulated to clear away everyday dirt and excess oils that can otherwise lead to clogged pores, all this without drying out your skin. For Normal to Dry skin. Formulated with CARE PRO TEC and Vitamin Care. Professional care technology that activates and supports the natural functions of skin. Enriched with Provitamin B5 and Vitamin Soap Free Leaves the skin feeling thoroughly cleansed, refreshed and comfortable. Dermatologist tested.

Pro LS All-In-One Cleansing Gel, 150 ml
Lab Series

Pro LS All-In-One Cleansing Gel, 150 ml

Ultra-light gel cleanser instantly refreshes while delivering four essential skin benefits: cooling, purifying, balancing, and conditioning. The pH-balanced formula leaves your beard soft and your face ready for a close, smooth shave.

4

Wearing a hat causes hair loss.

False!

It’s true that hair loss affects nearly 66% of men across the world. However, the reasons for this have nothing to do with constantly wearing a hat. Some 95% of hair loss is the result of genetics (and also note that baldness usually skips a generation!). Aging, stress and pollution can also play a minor role. There are various solutions to slowing men’s hair cycles, which last up to three years in which hair grows, lives, then dies. Among the most effective are to favour natural nutritional supplements rich in vitamin B (for example, pumpkin seed oil), give yourself gentle scalp massages in the shower (to stimulate micro-circulation) and use shampoos and lotions specially formulated for treating male alopecia and baldness.

Wearing a hat causes hair loss.
Nutricap Men Hair and Nails, 40 units
Nutricap

Nutricap Men Hair and Nails, 40 units

Nutricap men capsules help growth and development of hair. This product nourishes hair, reinforces hair follicles and helps to prevent hair loss.

Anacaps Concentrate Food Supplement, 60 units
Ducray

Anacaps Concentrate Food Supplement, 60 units

5

Men can use their girlfriend’s anti-aging care.

False!

As men don’t share the same hormonal status as women, their skin is often thicker and oilier, and the creases caused by wrinkles appear later but tend to be deeper. To fight the effects of fatigue and aging, men should apply a rich, nourishing care product specially formulated for them twice a day, after cleansing or shaving.

Anti-Wrinkle Defense Moisturizer, 50 ml
CW Beggs and Sons

Anti-Wrinkle Defense Moisturizer, 50 ml

Anti-wrinkle Defense moisturizer protects skin against the signs of premature aging caused by urban pollution.

Force Supreme Youth Architect Cream, 50 ml
Biotherm Homme

Force Supreme Youth Architect Cream, 50 ml
Line-Control Cream for Dry Skin , 50 ml
ClarinsMen

Line-Control Cream for Dry Skin , 50 ml

Regenerates, reduces wrinkles due to age.

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5 male beauty myths

Think your oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer? Or that wearing a hat can speed up hair loss? Fellas, it’s time to learn what’s true, and false, about five famous beauty myths.
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