So, summers are approaching and once again hot rays coming from the sun will be desperate to bite us while we decide to step out of our houses. The southern part of India knows the pain of summertime better than the northern part
Be it a woman or a man both the genders need to take care of their skin otherwise tanning is easy (apart from stretching of the skin, roughness and dryness). While women back themselves up with sunscreen, lotions, and moisturizers, men, on the other hand, are much sorted. With just one cream they can spend an entire year!
But that should not be the case at all! There are creams for men according to seasons as well as skin type and going for creams doesn’t mean that you’re being a ladyboy or something like that. Taking care of your skin is your job and it should be the priority. Why will a lady go for a man who doesn’t know how to take care of himself and expect the man to take care of her?
Here is a detailed article where we not only tell what all creams are there for men, but we also throw some light on man’s skin type, the difference between a cold cream and a moisturizer and finally we suggest some effective creams for men that you can try and feel the difference.
Being a man is not only about being rough and tough (there are other things and ways you can be rough and tough) but being rough and tough on your skin might backfire you and before you realize this, it might be too late!
Do We Really Need Creams for Men?
Well, Yes, we do! So, stop picking up creams that are crafted for ladies because those creams won’t work. A man’s skin is entirely different from that of a woman’s skin. Here is what have for you –
- Man’s skin is 25% thicker than a woman – If you’re rough and tough then your skin is even more!
- It’s tough and rough because of a thicker stratum corneum – which is the reason behind wrinkling during old age. Men are prone to develop facial wrinkles with fat loss as they grow old.
- Our skin has bigger pores and they produce more sebum – an oily secretion of sebaceous glands. Which clearly tells why we have oily skin.
Let’s not get lost into the science and differences behind skin type of man and women, but the above points are enough to convey that we (men) need equal amounts of care and touch-ups as a woman does. It’s another thing if you like to carry oily skin everywhere you go.
Moisturizer or Cold Cream, What to Try?
Moisturizer and cold creams are 2 common types of creams and we usually get confused with its use. While a moisturizer is used in the day to protect the skin from dryness, cold creams are used during the cold season to keep the skin hydrated.
Moisturizers differ according to the type of skin, whereas cold cream is just a cold cream (with added minerals, nutrients, and other stuff).
A moisturizer is a mixture of 2 or more liquids. These are used to control moisture content by reducing the rate of evaporation. Moisturizes differ according to quality and type of skin. So before you start buying moisturizers and cream, you should try and understand what your skin needs and shop accordingly (be it, gents or ladies).
Cold cream, on the other hand, is a seasoned cream which is a careful mixture of fats and water that used to cleanse and soften the skin. Cold creams should be avoided during summers as they sweat off in a hot and humid climate.
So now that we know what is a cold cream and what are moisturizers, let’s try and dig out some best and effective creams for men out of the huge bundle available for us.
& Here Comes The List *Drumrolls*
There is no specific order or reason why one cream is on the top and why the other one is listed below it. However, based on the popularity of the product, we tried our best to justify the rankings.
- Nivea for Men –
With its extensive advertising and clear message, Nivea tops on the list of best creams for men. Nivea’s for Men Whitening 10x Oil Control Moisturizer has the power to control your oily skin and adds fairness.
- Garnier Men Oil Clear –
From Jhon Abraham to Tiger Shroff, both the men have been wooing the audience with their hyperactive appeal. Another cream coming from the house of Garnier is for men with oily skin. The cream might not give astounding fairness but your skin will look brighter and even toner after regularly using the cream.
- Lotus Herbals Whiteglow –
This manly cream is a light one and easy to get into the skin cream. It’s one of the best herbal brands in India. This cream is more of a gel and less of a cream (like all others). It can be used by men of all ages and has the formula which does not make you sweat even during hottest summer days. This gel-cream has SPF 25 PA+++ formula which makes it useable during bright sunny days.
- Nivea Men Dark Spot Reduction –
This one has a light non-greasy formula which means its suitable for oily skin. Nivea’s moisturizer is for dry skin and normal skin to sure dark spots and this cream is more suitable for oily and acne-prone skinned men who are suffering from dark spot reduction. This moisturizer comes with SPF 30 formula.
- Avon for Men Brightening Cream –
Next on the list of best creams for men is Avon’s brightening cream which prevents excessive melanin which causes darkening of the skin. This cream is slightly thicker due to its SPF formula and its recommended for dry and normal skin. If you have oily skin, you can skip buying this one.
- Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Lotion –
This lotion is crafted to control oily skin with its ingredients like zinc and kaolin clay which absorbs excessive oil production. As per the users, it’s one of the moisturizers for men with oily skin.
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture –
This moisturizer is specially formulated for combination skin and oily skin. This is ideal for men and women and has a highly advanced oil-absorbing microsponge system controlled and reduces shine in oily areas.
- Garnier Skin Naturals –
It’s an effective cream with a lightweight formula. Let’s not forget that Garnier is one of the most popular brands in India. This product has an anti-spot formula that lightens facial spots and scars within a week and it said to have 3x more vitamin C which means it has got the power to renew your cells faster than any other cream.
- UrbanGabru Insta Glow Fairness Cream –
If you’re wondering about your pimples, then worry no more. Here is UrbanGabru’s Insta Glow fairness cream which heals pimples and clears off your face. This cream is loaded with SPF 50 formula and keeps the skin tan-free and acts as a shield from the sun and to some extent, from pollution.
- Rugged & Dapper – Age + Damage Defence –
Rugged & Dapper is comprised of both natural and organic ingredients that should prove effective at getting the job done without relying on heavy chemical loaded creams. Rugged & Dapper don’t use synthetic things to craft this cream and because it’s natural, it’s suitable for all kinds of skin.
Summing Up –
So, there were some creams for men which you can try. But it’s our suggestion that first try and know your skin type and what kind of cream will suit you. Only then look out for these options. The list that we have presented, covers up almost all kinds of creams that you can use on a daily basis.
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