Decoding men’s skin care – 4 common problems and how to address them

I used to receive many compliments for my skin and felt pretty confident about myself. However, I still felt troubled by the blackheads, acne and wrinkles around my eyes and forehead. I tried many skin care brands, drugstore brands and bought products from overseas, but I often found myself still searching for a solution that could really solve my skin problems.

When I started using DR’s Secret, I observed my skin becoming more radiant in just one week. Friends around me also noticed that my skin had become even better. I’ve used DR’s Secret products for 6 months now and my skin is a lot more stable. I’m no longer troubled by acne and large pores. My face seems to appear smaller as my skin has become firmer too!” – Casanru

Before and after using DR's Secret

Great skin is not a woman’s prerogative. Men can equally get a confidence boost from smooth, healthy-looking skin. Trust us when we say ladies do notice it when a guy possesses good skin.

The skin problems that men tend to face are slightly different from the ladies. Here we point out some of these common skin issues and how to tackle them.

1. Oily skin – acne, large pores, dull skin

Men have twice the oil glands as women in their skin, which explains why they tend to have more acne and larger pores. Living in hot and humid environments further aggravates the problem.

However, that does not mean that you can throw away your moisturisers and creams. In fact, it is even more important for men to work on hydrating the skin well to balance your oil and water levels.

Giving your skin enough moisture prevents it from becoming dehydrated, which actually increases oil production. For skin care beginners, we suggest starting your routine with a gentle cleanser followed by a basic hydrating toner and work your way from there.

Aqua Boost Serum 10

If you find that certain moisturisers can be too heavy for your liking, try lightweight alternatives like the Aqua Boost Serum 10. This is a gel-based hydrating serum with a refreshing and light texture that absorbs quickly into the skin. Highly recommended for guys who prefer a simple and fuss-free routine.

Emulsion A6

Those who prefer a creamier texture can go for the Emulsion A6. It has a light milky texture that is easily absorbed, providing a thin blanket of moisture to prevent water loss. This antioxidant-filled moisturiser also provides additional protection against free radical damages.

Spot Serum 8 and Refining Serum 9

To deal with acne, use Spot Serum 8 to target affected areas and Refining Serum 9 to help minimise the appearance of pores.

2. Razor burns

Oil and dirt on the face also makes it harder for a shaving razor to glide smoothly over your skin, affecting the quality of your shave. Shaving incorrectly can cause ingrown hairs and rashes, symptoms of razor burns.

Remove dirt, oil and grime using a facial cleanser pre-shaving. Washing your face before shaving also helps to soften facial hair, which will smoothen your shave.

If there are existing razor burns, take note that such wounds may be further irritated if the skin becomes excessively dry. Apply moisturiser liberally after shaving to soothe and protect your skin.

Refining Serum 9

We also recommend using Refining Serum 9. This gel-based serum has cooling properties that can help to relieve redness by soothing the affected area.

3. Deep-set wrinkles

Men tend to have thicker skin that is filled with more collagen, thus causing them to typically age slower than women. However, when the ageing process begins and fine lines start to appear, these wrinkles can be a lot deeper and more noticeable especially at the forehead.

Sunscreen 5

You can’t prevent ageing but you can lessen the impacts of it on your skin by putting on sunscreen. Sun protection is the foundation of skin care and the most efficient way to counter premature ageing. Your skin will thank you for this simple act of applying SPF daily years down the road.

4. Roughness

A smooth skin texture can help to refine your appearance, giving you a cleaner look. Exfoliate once a week with Miraglo to get rid of dead skin cells and uncover fresh skin below. Miraglo uses ultrafine microfibres to get the job done, by trapping and removing dead skin cells from your skin surface with simple lifting strokes.


Exfoliating regularly also helps to soften your skin and allow a smoother, closer shave, reducing the chances of razor burns. Take note to reduce the number of times you exfoliate if you have sensitive skin to avoid over-exfoliation.