Most Common Beauty Concerns for Men

For the longest time, beauty concerns have been known to be a women-only affair. Traditionally, men have kept it simple. They haven’t taken the time to identify a good beauty routine. It’s even more unfortunate that most men think consulting a specialist over beauty concerns makes them less manly. 

However, in recent years, men have slowly started taking their beauty seriously. Some men, especially in the entertainment industry, believe it is a way to grow their brand if they look a certain way. Men are also starting to seek out cosmetic surgeries like botox and facelifts to help supplement beauty routines.

It is entirely natural to be concerned with your appearance. Here are some additional beauty concerns for men and how to deal with them.

  1. After-Shave Issues

Most men arguably have a common concern relating to razor burns. In most cases, they cause long-term discomfort due to blisters, bumps, or rashes. It may not matter if you’re using an expensive razor, have a specific shaving technique, or frequently replace the razor. Your sensitive skin could be the issue. 

These concerns can be a thing of the past if you try these tips:

  • Keep your shaving blade is always clean and sharp
  • Always shave with the direction of hair growth
  • No matter your skin type, apply aloe vera or any other strong after-shave product
  • Change your shaving blades preferably after 5-7 shaves
  1. Dark Under-Eye Circles

Eye bags can affect anyone, and they can be challenging to get rid of. If you already have them, then you understand better. They even change your appearance and make you appear older than your age. Getting older is unavoidable, but you can slow down the signs. Here are proven factors that can cause dark under-eye circles;

  • Age
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Poor diet
  • Genetics
  • Overexposure to the sun

Bags under your eyes should not be a cause for alarm as they don’t require any medical attention. You can get rid of them by:

  • Getting laser treatment
  • Using eye creams or concealers- Apply a tiny amount as you rub it gently on your face until a new layer is formed over your eyes.
  • Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Staying hydrated
  • Exercising
  1. Acne

Acne is no longer a teenage problem since it cuts across people of all ages. For most men, however, acne is caused by the drastic increase in hormonal levels, especially testosterone, which makes the oil glands produce excess oil. 

For mild acne, it is recommended that you do proper cleaning of the affected areas at least twice a day. However, if the problem persists, it is wise to seek further assistance from an approved dermatologist to give expert guidance.  

  1. Dry Skin

Dry skin is caused by drastic changes in weather, stress, sun exposure, and heat. Usually, dry skin issues are not as severe as those of oily skin. However, the best solution for oily skin would be ensuring you stay hydrated throughout the day and sticking to a moisturizing routine.

  1. Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a common condition that mainly affects men. It is caused by a type of fungus that thrives in humid conditions, especially in your footwear, causes ringworms and itchiness between the toes. Unfortunately, you can also contact this fungus if you get into direct contact with it. It happens in unimaginable places such as the swimming pool or touching areas that the fungus has already contaminated. However, there are simple steps through which you can curb athlete’s foot:

  • Use topical antifungal creams to treat the condition if you already have it
  • Avoid wearing damp shoes or wet socks- Keep your feet as clean and dry at all times
  1. Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a female concern primarily due to its relations to oral contraceptives, but it is slowly becoming a beauty concern for men. It is brought about by skin producing more melanin, thus making some areas look darker than others. It is mainly brought about by excessive sun exposure, injuries, hormonal changes, and genetics. Luckily, there are remedies to help deal with this, which include:

  • Applying sunscreen whenever you know that you’ll be exposed to the sun for over 30 minutes. 
  • Using laser treatment methods to deal with scars after injuries. However, always keep in mind that you can only reduce these spots, but you can’t deal with them entirely.

Every person has unique beauty concerns and needs. Therefore, always be cautious enough not to follow another person’s beauty routine blindly. However, you should not avoid using the general preventive measures to cure the conditions listed above. If the condition worsens, be open to getting advice from a licensed beauty specialist.

About the Author

Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.

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Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez is a board-certified general practitioner with more than 15 years of patient care experience. She takes an integrative approach to patient care that considers the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and is deeply committed to assisting her patients in achieving and sustaining optimal health. Dr. Vanessa is also a skilled writer and medical reviewer, specializing in preventive care and health promotion. Her articles are written in an approachable manner that is simple to comprehend and implement in one’s own life. Dr. Vanessa’s mission is to equip her patients and readers with the knowledge and resources necessary to live their greatest lives.

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