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7 Common Skincare Problems Indian Men Face & How To Solve Them Once & For All



From braving the sun to battling acne, our skin goes through a lot every single day, and sometimes we forget to take care of it. 

Let us ask you a simple question - when was the last time you practiced your skincare routine

If your answer is that you don’t remember or that you don’t have one to begin with, your skin is in trouble, my friend. 

No matter what your problem area is, not practising skincare will only make your troubles worse. 

This is where we step in to help your skin be the best version of itself. 

This guide will not only help you understand what causes these skin problems but also the right solutions to treat them. 

1. Dark circles 

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The skin around the eyes is extremely sensitive. More so, when we’re watching one episode after another and spending our entire day glued to our laptops, dark circles are bound to show up. Sometimes, even after sleeping enough and staying away from our phones, you may suffer from this problem. 

The Solution: 

If your lifestyle is the problem, improving your sleep habits may help. You can also use eye creams and serums to help minimise them. 


2. Chapped & Dark Lips 

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Dark lips are mostly a result of habits like smoking, exposure to sun, some allergic reactions, etc. If you know what’s causing dark lips, cutting out that habit is the best solution. If not, here are some things that you can try. 

The Solution: 

How to treat dark lips is simple. Wear lip balms with SPF, use a lip scrub at least twice a week and keep yourself hydrated. You can also try some home remedies or lip masks, but know that you’ll have to consistently use them for best results. 


3. Tanned Skin

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Tanning isn’t something that’s harmful for your skin. In fact, tanning happens when your skin is protecting itself against the sun. If you’re in the sun, tanning is inevitable. However, if you do want to get rid of it, we have some options that you can try. 

The Solution: 

There are many popular home remedies for detanning that you can try. From using tomatoes to lemons, these actually work. Other than that, you can also get your hands on some de-tanning products that will help your skin get back to its natural colour in no time. 


4. Pigmentation Or Patchy Skin  

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Pigmentation is caused by sun exposure and is very common amongst Indians. This is because Indians have more melanin (a compound that gives colour to our skin) in their skin. Sometimes, there’s an imbalance in the amount of melanin produced in different parts of your skin. This causes patchiness or hyper-pigmentation. 

The Solution: 

If you get pigmentation often, you must use SPF religiously. Another ingredient that’s a must is Vitamin C for patchy skin. You can get it in the form of a serum, moisturiser or even a face mask. 


5. Blackheads, Whiteheads & Enlarged Pores 

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Blackheads and whiteheads are caused when all the excess oil on your skin blocks our pores. This is common for people with oily skin type. If you leave these blackheads and whiteheads untreated, they become even more deeply rooted and harder to remove. This is what makes your pores visible and enlarged. 

The Solution: 

The simple solution to this problem is washing, exfoliating and moisturising your face regularly. Use a gel moisturiser since it’s lighter than oil-based moisturisers. You can also use face masks for blackhead removal on a weekly basis to minimize their appearance. 


6. Dry Skin & Itchy Beard

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Dryness is a common problem that men who shave regularly face very often. The sharp razor and alcohol based aftershaves cause dryness. This in turn also makes shaving more difficult than it needs to be. 

If you have a beard, this may manifest as itchiness and beard dandruff. In some cases, dryness is also the cause behind a rough beard. 

The Solution: 

Firstly, you need to start using pre-shave and post-shave oils. They help in minimising the impact of the blades and makes it easier for the razor to glide. Secondly, replace your aftershave lotions with aftershave balms. Their alcohol-free formulation helps in moisturising the skin. 


If you have a beard, you need a beard hygiene routine that involves washing, conditioning and moisturising the beard. 


7. Acne & Pimples 

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A pimple once in a while is very common, however, if your pimples are recurring often, you will need professional advice. If that is the case you will need to be extremely mindful of your skincare, food and lifestyle choices. 

Before treating your problem, you need to know about the difference between acne and pimples and the common types of acne

The Solution: 

Generally, acne is mostly caused by accumulation of bacteria and excess oil. In order to minimise it, you’ll need to pick antibacterial ingredients and stay away from oil-based products. 


Green tea, aloe vera, charcoal, tea tree, benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are some common anti-acne ingredients that you can try


Your Skin Deserves The Best

Skincare is all about knowing what’s right for your skin and what's not. What works for you may not work for others. This is why getting the basics of skincare right is extremely important. 

We hope this skincare guide for beginners helped you do that. In case you have any more skincare concerns, drop us a comment below and we’ll address it. 

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