In our first instalment of Your Questions Answered with House 99, we took you through dealing with blackheads, and the perfect gifts for bearded men. In part 2, we covered a complete beard care routine to ensure your beard is on point and comfortable. In our final episode of the series, we answer our winner’s question. Make sure to read the first two instalments if you haven’t already, and read more below.
Sensitive skin is a complex topic. Sometimes skin becomes sensitive purely through excessive dryness, whereas some sensitive skin may be brought on by a reaction to particular ingredients in your skincare. If you’re unsure what brings on your sensitivity, try switching to an extra sensitive soap bar and using a hypoallergenic moisturiser for a week or two to see if this causes your symptoms to improve. It’s always worth seeking help from a Doctor if needs be.
While House 99’s products are suitable for sensitive skin, they are lightly scented, which could cause flare ups in some individuals. Ingredients aside, there are two things you should bear in mind when it comes to dryness and sensitivity. The first is proper cleansing, and the second is proper moisturising.
Dry and sensitive skin is commonly aggravated by the cleansing process. Using a gentle cleanser, such as the Purefectly Clean Face Wash, which uses charcoal to absorb dirt and impurities, combined with lukewarm water is a good way to ensure you’re avoiding this. Using water that’s too hot is a surefire way to exacerbate dryness long term.
After cleansing, it should go without saying that you should apply a moisturiser, such as the Greater Look Moisturiser. If you’re especially prone to dryness, apply a thorough coating, and don’t be afraid to reapply throughout the day, especially if exposed to drying conditions like cold weather or dry heaters. One trick that can be extremely helpful is to combine a drop of facial oil or beard oil like the Softer Touch Beard Oil in your moisturiser before applying. This helps to ensure that the hydrating effects of the moisturiser last even after most of the water has evaporated.
The question from our competition’s winner @J19vfc specifically references dryness around the eyes and nose. The skin around the eyes behaves a little differently to skin elsewhere on the face. It’s thinner, more densely packed with blood vessels, and is easily irritated. Use a caffeine enriched eye balm, such as Truly Brighter from House 99, to soothe tired and stressed eyes while re-hydrating it. Make sure to avoid the eye itself, only applying to the skin around the cheekbones towards the nose.
One problem that could be occurring to cause dryness around the nose, particularly in those with combination skin (patches being dry, patches being oily), is clogged pores causing build up of dead skin cells. This can cause the appearance of peeling as well as becoming itchy and inflamed. Usually this is accompanied by visibly blocked pores on the nose. If this applies to you, make sure to regularly cleanse and exfoliate affected areas to keep on top of buildup.
Whether you’re a complete beginner to the world of grooming or simply looking to up your game, we have everything you need here at Mankind. After careful consideration, we’ve narrowed down male grooming to a select few main points, helping you to stay looking stylish. Discover our top rewarding male grooming tips below.
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One of the most effective natural ingredients for the skin is sea mud. Packed with minerals and nutrients, it works as a moisturiser amongst many other things. A range of our brands available here at Mankind offer sea mud skincare products, providing a large range of benefits. Whether your skin is oily, sensitive or normal, it’s beneficial to all types, making it a staple in everyone’s regime.
We’re all guilty of owning more products than we actually use, but that often means that we end up with a collection which has been sat around a lot longer than it should be. Of course, they’re okay for a little while, but when should you throw out your products? Each product usually has a small symbol with a tub and a number which indicates how many months it’s okay for. The only problem is, it all depends on how you store them, use them and more. To help you figure out when you should bin your products, read our guide here.