MEN’S CARE: SHAVING WITH SENSITIVE SKIN
Men have more collagen in their skin and produce more sebum, so they visibly age more slowly. Thus, the topic of “sensitive skin as you get older” doesn’t impact them as much. However, for some mature men, “sensitive skin relates to conditions including rosacea, eczema, psoriasis,” says Rivers. Gentle cleansers and unfragranced moisturizers (try Nivea Men’s Sensitive Skin Moisture Cream, $9) can calm skin, but shaving may be a challenge.
Instead of that hollow-handled disposable, try Gillette’s ProShield Chill razor ($15) with friction-easing, lubricating strips surrounding the blades. To minimize irritation, prep with beard oil before applying shaving foam and use a gentle glycolic acid scrub weekly to unclog pores and protect against ingrown hairs. TRY: American Crew Ultra Gliding Shave Oil, $15; Biotherm Anti-Irritations and Anti-Redness Shaving Foam, $22; Nip+Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix exfoliant, $10.