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Causes + solutions for men’s common skin concerns

Want to know what causes acne breakouts, sensitivity, or extremely dry skin? Keep reading to discover what can trigger these common skin concerns and how a few small tweaks to your daily routine can help improve skin health.

What can cause acne? 

Acne is one of the most common skin concerns for men. Everything from your genetics and hormones, to stress and oil-based skin care products, can trigger it. Dry and naturally oily skin can also cause your pores to clog and develop into breakouts and blemishes. That’s why you need to hydrate acne prone skin (not just cleanse it).


How can I help keep my skin clear of acne? 

Start in the shower by lathering up with our refreshing and purifying Advanced Care Acne Clear Face + Body Wash. Made with 1% salicylic acid, it deeply cleanses skin and penetrates pores to help reduce the number of acne blemishes and prevent new ones appearing. Formulated with Triple Action Moisturizer technology, it also helps hydrate, nourish and repair your skin’s barrier.

Here are some more top tips for acne prone skin: A balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, sleeping well and caring for your physical and mental well-being to de-stress can also help improve skin health.


What are the main causes of sensitive skin? 

Dry skin and harsh chemicals in the everyday products you use tend to be the biggest causes of sensitivity and irritation. Tackling skin concerns like sensitivity starts with giving it the extra care it needs.


How can I care for sensitive skin? 

Try our hypoallergenic Advanced Care Sensitive Calm Face + Body Wash. It’s made with 25% hydration balm, infused with natural extract of aloe vera and specially formulated to calm and care for dry, sensitive skin. It also helps repair, nourish and hydrate your skin’s moisture barrier, so it doesn’t feel dry or itchy.

How to improve skin sensitivity shouldn’t stop with your skin care products – shorter showers, lower heat and hypoallergenic, fragrance-free laundry detergents and dish soaps can also help.


What can cause extremely dry skin? 

Low temperature and low humidity levels (especially in the colder months), our age and diet, common skin concerns like eczema and psoriasis and conditions like diabetes can all cause extremely dry skin. Harsh chemicals in certain grooming products – which strip skin of its natural moisture – can also be one of the root causes of dry skin.


How can I protect my skin against extreme dryness? 

Extremely dry skin care starts with our Advanced Care Dry Repair Face + Body Wash. Infused with smooth shea butter and formulated with 25% hydration balm and Triple Action Moisturizer technology, it’s clinically proven to help restore and nourish extremely dry skin.

After you rinse and towel dry, give extremely dry skin extra protection with our non-greasy, fast-absorbing Replenishing Hand + Body Lotion. Formulated with glycerin, skin-strengthening nutrients and shea butter, it leaves rough, dry skin feeling instantly nourished with 48-hour moisture. Staying hydrated, turning down the heat in your shower and protecting skin from cold weather can all make a big difference, too.

Now you know how to care for extremely dry skin, acne prone skin and sensitivity, read five reasons why dermatologists recommend our Advanced Care cleansers.

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