Men's Health Month | Acne, Dandruff and Eczema
Let’s talk men’s health. The beauty and skincare market tends to gear information more towards women, and maybe women really do hold the majority of interest in selfcare but that doesn’t change that men also suffer from skin conditions.
In this blog we are going to touch on the three main conditions we treat at Kamedis.
Men & Dandruff
Experts have already agreed that dandruff is not due to lack of hygiene, but rather due to a buildup of yeast, malassezia globose, around the base of the hair follicles. Dandruff cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Unfortunately, the male scalp contains 50% more sebum than a woman’s scalp and an overproduction of sebum on the scalp leads to the production of dandruff.
You’ll need to keep on hand an anti-dandruff shampoo that uses zinc pyrithione and use regularly to slow the rate at which dandruff falls.
When it comes to the recommended number of times needed to shower and wash hair, it completely depends from person to person. You just need to find the right balance for you. Usually, extremities in either direction aren’t going to be good though (don’t over wash and don’t neglect).
Stress, lack of sleep and poor diet can affect the level of severity as well. It’s recommended to look at these aspects and how much they affect your day-to-day in order to evaluate the changes you need to make. By decreasing your stress levels, getting a better night’s sleep and making smarter dietary choices, you’ll only be doing yourself a favor.
Men & Eczema
Everyone regardless of gender suffer from eczema just the same. Itchy, dry and irritated skin in different areas of the body and face. However, men can also suffer from eczema around their genitals. Since the symptoms can be very similar to those of STD’s, it’s best to check with your doctor before self-diagnosing and looking for a treatment.
If it is eczema, look for a product that will reduce the discomfort and provide long-lasting relief. Try to minimize the amount of sweat that sits in the area, either through frequently drying the area or making sure to shower and dry after working out. It will also help to pay special attention to which clothes cause irritation to the skin and to avoid them – any kind of rough fabric that rub up against the skin will further the pain. And lastly, although it’s obvious, try not to itch! This will flare-up the situation even more and make it even more difficult for your treatment to provide soothing relief.
Men & Acne
Yes, men get acne too. What can you do about it? Keep the skin clean and don’t underestimate the power of a good and consistent skincare routine.
Here are some main points to keep in mind while caring for acne:
- Clean skin daily if not twice a day. Clear the skin from all the dirt, sweat, bacteria and pollution it was exposed to during the day.
- Clean and dry skin as soon as possible after sweating/exercise.
- Remember to change sheets every couple of weeks to avoid sleeping on a build up of dirt and bacteria.
- Avoid touching the face often during the day.
By keeping these in mind you’ll be sure to see an improvement in your skin in just a couple of weeks.