Men's Dry Skin Treatment Products
Fix dry skin with simple dermatologist recommended skin care.
Dry skin is damaged skin. It looks flakey and can itch or sting. It can look crepey and old too. What you are seeing on the outside represents a compromised skin barrier. Dermatologist call dry skin ‘xerosis’. It can lead to eczema. Skin water is lost across the damaged skin barrier and irritating solvents and soaps enter the skin more readily. Harsh weather will further damage skin, causing worsening of dryness. Allergens penetrate more readily too, leading to lifelong allergic reactions to such ubiquitous things like fragrance, metal and personal care product preservatives. It’s a cycle you want to stop.
The 3 most common reason's a man will get dry skin?
- It can happen from exposure to harsh skin cleansing with strong soaps and really hot water (remember that’s how you get the grease off pot and pans fast – and it's just too harsh for human skin!)
- Exposure to harsh weather that pulls out skin water and damages skin protein.
- Exposure to solvents and chemicals that pull out important skin lipids and damage protein. These are the components of your skin’s ‘waterproofing’ barrier. Protein rich dead cells are stacked like bricks in a mortar of lipid. That structure needs to stay healthy and intact for your skin barrier to stay strong.
What are the best ways for a man to treat and prevent dry skin?
- Wear protection when you are in harsh weather such as gloves, ski face mask etc.
- Wear gloves when you use harsh solvents, or wash solvents and chemicals off your skin promptly after touching them.
- Change how you cleanse and moisturize your skin using targeted products to prevent and heal dry skin.
The best skin care to prevent and heal dry skin.
Use gentle soaps and cleansers. Chose natural soaps rich in glycerin, or pH balanced soaps. Great options for natural soaps include my Naturally Best Bar Soap, Natural Shower Gels and All Natural Foaming Liquid Hand Soap. pH balanced cleanser options include my Daily Foaming Face Cleanser (which also has the perfect foam for wet shaving), VaniCream Cleansing Bar.
Cleanse skin with only warm water, not steamy hot water. Once dry skin is controlled, you may be able to use hot water again without difficulty, but healing will be faster if you tone down the temperature until your skin barrier is well again.
After washing skin, towel dry and apply a good moisturizer within the ‘magic 3 minutes’. This allows moisturizer to trap water. Use rich moisturizers made with oils and/or smart ingredients that hold water in to skin. The best healing oils are found in my Natural Face and Body Lotion (rubs in nicely to even hairy areas of skin), Natural Face and Body Butter and my Facial Booster Oils. ‘Smart’ water binding ingredients include hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA, glycerin (these 3 are what makes my Instantly Luminous Multi-Action Serum so effective), ceramides and squalane (as found in my Daily Face Creams).
Even oily skin can suffer from xerosis. Pick your moisturizer for your skin type. Thinner products rub in better to hairy skin such as a man’s arms or legs, or if you have facial hair. I've included the best sunscreens for dry skin below as well.
Know that some common skin problems can seem like dry skin but they are actually a rash. These include seborrhea (facial seborrhea and scalp dandruff) and rosacea. I've included products for those on this page. I've also included products for dry and scaly feet too.
Once your xerosis is healed, consider using glycolic acid products on your face, arms, legs and trunk to keep skin hydrated and smooth at the same time. Glycolic acid is an AHA that helps skin look and feel younger. It also helps skin barrier strength by compacting the dead skin cell layer to effectively polish it with its own dead cells. Skin looks younger, feels softer and resists dryness better with glycolic acid products.Author:
Dermatologist’s multitasking routine for millennial men. Prevent the most common complexion problems and maintain a healthy and attractive facial complexion with 4 key products.
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Complete professional-strength treatment for fast results! This combination skin treatment is proven to improve body skin problems including keratosis pilaris (chicken skin), seborrheic keratosis (age barnacles), and solar lentigines (liver spots).
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Elegant and light-textured, natural moisturizer for dry to normal sensitive skin.$22.00
Dermatologist−recommended skin treatment for dry, busy hands.
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Dermatologist recommended to have an enviable beard free of beardruff, itching and dryness.
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My Complete Skin Care Kit for Men fights facial redness and premature skin aging all at the same time.
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At last, an ultra-light sunscreen spray that’s pure mineral protection with micro (not nano) zinc oxide for the best anti-aging broad spectrum protection.$45.00
The perfect AHA face cream for normal and combination skin. Available in 10%, 15% and 20% strength for all skin types$35.00
Gentle, oil free hydration for facial skin. This light glycerin moisturizer is perfect for acne prone skin and to use in combination with all of our therapeutic facial products.$27.00
Richly moisturizing, non-greasy technology with just a hint of hydrating oils to balance dry facial skin. Fortified with antioxidants, vitamin E and CoQ10.$29.00
Mother Nature is an amazing chemist and sometimes just what the doctor ordered! My Omega Enriched Booster Oil combines ingredients that help calm inflamed and irritated skin while restoring a weakened skin barrier with essential fatty acids.$44.00
Non-drying, soap-free and pH balanced foaming skin cleansing for thorough removal of excess oil, dirt, debris and product residue. Gentle enough for all but the most intolerant and sensitive complexions.$38.00
Foaming cleanser for complete skin cleansing without drying. Ideal for sensitive skin or skin made sensitive by professional skin care routines (such as glycolic acid, retinol or acne products) or facial skin conditions such as rosacea or seborrhea. The Gentle Foaming Cleanser is an ideal cleanser to alternate with Calming Zinc or your acne cleanser.$26.00
Eco-friendly beads combine with AHA and BHA to instantly brighten your complexion. Loosen dull dead cells and uneven pigmentation. Renew skin luster to a more youthful glow and instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.$47.00
2% Zinc Pyrithione is my 'secret ingredient' that is forgotten in other acne treatments. It combats the skin yeast germ called pityrosporum. I find this germ to be the most common cause of acne on the back and chest.$24.00
This near-magical product combination is indispensable in my dermatology practice for calming facial redness.
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State of the art antioxidant skin care powerhouse and my absolute favorite facial product. If you were going to pick just one antioxidant for your skin care, the best would be green tea - it helps calm skin redness and fights sun damage.$88.00
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