How to manage male acne

13/05/2020 — By Hannah Mepham

How to manage male acne

Battling against breakouts? No man is immune to the anguish of acne, but could your lifestyle be putting your skin in a spot of bother?

Here we explore the likelihood of your skin experiencing male acne and share our top tips for conquering your complexion.

 

Acne tips for teenagers

ACNE RISK FACTOR: HIGH

Puberty can be a pest and very few people will sail through their teens with a clear complexion. Hormones, late nights and exam stress can all unsettle our skin; combine that with a student diet of Pot Noodles and sugary energy drinks and teenage skin becomes the perfect environment for acne bacteria to thrive.

SPOT SOLUTION: TEA TREE

An antibacterial plant extract from Tea Tree helps control levels of acne causing bacteria on the skin without causing dryness or inflammation. Find it in our Organic Young Foaming Face Wash which should be used twice daily to keep acne bacteria at bay.

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Acne tips for fitness fanatics

ACNE RISK FACTOR: HIGH

Been sweating it out at the gym? Whilst exercise is good for the mind and body it’s also a breading ground for acne bacteria. Boxing gloves, weights, bikes and rowing machines can collate so much sweat and bacteria that it’s thought that gym equipment harbours up to 362 times as much bacteria as a toilet seati. What’s more, if sweat sits on the surface of the skin it can combine with dead skin cells to block pores and contribute to acne breakouts.

SPOT SOLUTION: PINEAPPLE

Jumping in the shower after your workout? Make sure your post-gym shower gel contains Bromelain. An extract from Pineapple, Bromelain breaks down the bonds that hold dead skin cells to the body. Not only will this help unblock the pores, it will also bring new cells to the surface so that skin looks brighter and healthier. Try Green People for Men - No. 5 Energising Shower Gel.

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Acne tips for commuters

ACNE RISK FACTOR: HIGH

City commuters put their skin under a lot of stress. Travelling through grimy tube stations whilst staring at computer screens exposes the skin to a multitude of microorganisms that can seep into the skin and congest the pores.

Add in working late, work stress and city pollution and you’ll soon have more chance of getting a seat on the train than you do having clear skin.

SPOT SOLUTION: PREBIOTICS

Prebiotics are the food source of microorganisms that help protect the body from ‘bad’ bacteria.

The more prebiotics your skin has, the more ‘good’ bacteria it will attract, arming your skin with the natural weapon it needs to outnumber acne bacteria and win the battle against blemishes.

For clear commuter skin, apply our Light Day Moisturiser in the morning. It’s packed with powerful prebiotics and Willow Bark, which is rich in spot-soothing Salicin.

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Acne tips for bearded gents

ACNE RISK FACTOR: HIGH

Joined the #beardgang? Warm, bushy beards are an ideal environment for acne bacteria and a failure to regularly cleanse your beard could result in uncomfortable blemishes emerging.

SPOT SOLUTION: BAMBOO

It’s important that, regardless of how you style your facial hair, you wash your face daily. For an extra-thorough cleanse consider exfoliating the skin with a scrub made with Bamboo extract. This natural exfoliator gently lifts trapped dirt from the surface without damaging the skin and is a key ingredient in our Green People for Men - No. 1 Exfoliating Face Scrub.

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How do you combat male acne and protect your skin from spots? Let us know by using #GreenYourRoutine on social or get advice from our customer care team on 01403 740350.


[i] https://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/body/gym-weights-carry-362-times-the-bacteria-a-toilet-seat-does-here/

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