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 beauty myths.

1

A close shave requires lots of shaving gel.

False!

Many men believe they need to plaster their face with a thick coat of shaving cream, foam or gel to get a perfect shave. In fact, the amount of product you use has absolutely no bearing on the quality of your shave. For a flawless shave, simply follow these 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.
Oil Control Mattifying Moisturizer, 100 ml
Clinique for Men

Oil Control Mattifying Moisturizer, 100 ml

Controls oil for a matte, shine-free look.

Men Expert BarberClub Face and Beard Moisturizer, 50 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Men Expert BarberClub Face and Beard Moisturizer, 50 ml

Love the beard look, but hate the messy, itchy and dirty feel? We've got you covered! Our 1st grooming range inspired by the Barber know-how for the expert care of your beard, powered by cedarwood essential oil.

3

Body soap can also be used to wash your face.

False!

There are bars of soap enriched with nourishing ingredients (almond oil, shea butter, etc.) and excellent all-in-one shower gels, which can be used to wash your body and hair. As efficient as they may be, these products are not made for the delicate skin of your face. It is therefore essential to use a cleanser adapted for facial use and specially formulated for your skin type, whether dry, combination, normal or oily.

Original Face Wash, 150 ml
Bulldog

Original Face Wash, 150 ml

Face up to it, you could probably do with some face wash. This non-drying face wash contains aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea. It has been specially formulated to cleanse the skin, leaving it looking visibly clear and feeling refreshed.

T-Pur Cleansing Gel Exfoliating & Detoxifying, 125 ml
Biotherm

T-Pur Cleansing Gel Exfoliating & Detoxifying, 125 ml

Detoxifying & Exfoliating Salty Cleanser

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 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.
Chronic hair loss Men, 100 ml , more than 6 months
Ducray

Chronic hair loss Men, 100 ml , more than 6 months

Hair loss for more than 6 months

Nutricap Expert Hair Loss & Anti-Dandruff, 30 units
Nutricap

Nutricap Expert Hair Loss & Anti-Dandruff, 30 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.

Line-Control Cream for Dry Skin , 50 ml
ClarinsMen

Line-Control Cream for Dry Skin , 50 ml

Regenerates, reduces wrinkles due to age.

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.

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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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