how to fix men's oily skin naturally

Men's Oily Skin - How To Fix It Naturally

Does your skin feel greasy and have visible pores? Do you have lots of pimples and blackheads on your face? And does your forehead, cheeks, and nose look shiny? Then you likely belong to "team oily skin."

Men with oily skin have to deal with shiny forehead, nose, and cheeks as well as constant breakouts and enlarged pores that are difficult to control and manage – all of which can have a negative impact on self-esteem and overall confidence.

It just seems like men with oily skin can't catch a break from skin problems....

Fortunately, they can — and quickly too!

how to fix men's oily skin naturally

There are many effective, natural ways to fix your oily skin! This is excellent news because natural ingredients are safe and usually free of side effects, unlike harsh chemicals found in most commercial skincare products for oily skin.

So if you’re struggling with your oily skin, then don’t panic… We'll show you how to make your oily skin work in this article!

Why Do Men Get Oily Skin? 

Generally, men tend to have more oily skin than women - here's why: 

Larger and More Active Sebaceous Glands  

Sebaceous glands are responsible for oil production in the skin. Men generally have larger sebaceous glands than women, making them more susceptible to oily skin.

Men's sebaceous glands are also more active and produce more oil in response to the hormone testosterone, which explains why teenage boys going through puberty often have very oily skin.

Stress Hormones 

When you are overworked and stressed out, your body produces a stress hormone called cortisol. Cortisol increases the production of oil and sweat, which can also lead you down the path of oily skin.


Dehydration is a common cause of oily skin, especially in men. When you are dehydrated, your skin pulls moisture from the deeper layers of your skin to the surface. This can cause oil and sweat to accumulate on the skin, exacerbating the problem.

Poor Quality Skincare Products 

No matter what you do, never purchase substandard skin care products. Cheap, low-quality products will only make your oily skin worse. 

This is due to the harsh chemicals and alcohols they contain, which strip away the natural oils produced by your skin, causing your skin to produce more oil in an attempt to regain its balance.

Is Oily Skin Bad For Men? 

Oily skin isn't bad, so to speak... It just has its challenges like other skin types do!

In fact, oily skin has its advantages because oily-skinned fellas don't have to struggle with dry, flaky skin like most guys do. 

Plus, the natural oils produced by your skin can actually help protect it from the environment and keep it looking young and healthy, so it's not all doom and gloom!

In short, oily skin is generally a problem for men because of the enlarged sebaceous glands and higher testosterone levels, but with a bit of understanding and some quality natural skincare products, oily skin can still be managed and improved.

So don't worry, oily skin isn't bad; it's just different!

Natural Ways To Stop Oily Skin  

Thankfully, if you're stuck in the cycle of oily skin, there are many natural ways to break free.

Here are some of the most effective natural ingredients guys can use to manage their oily skin: 

Aloe Vera  

Aloe vera is one of the most effective ingredients for improving oily skin. It's a natural cleanser with anti-microbial properties that reduces pore-clogging.  

Aloe vera also contains antioxidants that heal skin damage from oil and fight acne. It also moisturizes your skin, stopping that overproduction cycle!

Jojoba Oil  

Jojoba oil is another fantastic ingredient for balancing oil production. This oil is pretty similar in composition to the sebum your skin produces, so much that your skin can't tell the difference! This tricks your skin into thinking it's getting the balance of oils it needs and eliminates excess oil production.  

Green Tea 

Many people describe green tea as a superhero ingredient because of its extensive usage in skincare. Green tea contains a compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol that can improve oily skin by reducing sebum production and inflammation while also helping to fight acne-causing bacteria!

Shea Butter  

Shea butter works wonders for oily skin. Like jojoba oil, it helps balance sebum secretion and also contains antibacterial properties. Shea butter helps treat acne and many other skin conditions, making it an essential ingredient in any skin routine.

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C, found in citrus fruits, is a star ingredient for improving oily skin. It's lightweight and easily dissolves in water, making it perfect for oily-skinned men who want to avoid adding heavy products to their faces.

This wonder vitamin also helps to brighten the skin and fight hyperpigmentation, two concerns that are often associated with oily skin.

Best Products For Men With Oily Skin  

So now you know what ingredients to look for, but what products should you use?

If you have oily skin, these natural skincare products from VITAMAN should be the closest allies in your fight against oil…

Here's our pick of the bunch: 

Face and Body Cleanser  

Our face and body cleanser for men contains aloe vera leaf juice, witch hazel, and sweet orange peel oil, creating this effective but mild cleanser.  

While witch hazel is a natural cleanser with antibacterial properties, sweet orange peel oil improves collagen production and circulation. Meanwhile, the aloe vera helps repair acne caused by excess oil while moisturizing the skin and avoiding the overproduction of oil.

Men's Face Scrub  

Our face scrub for guys contains aloe vera leaf juice, coconut oil, bamboo stem powder, and other active natural ingredients, perfected for men's skin!

Its deep exfoliation properties remove those clogged pores and excess oil without drying out your skin. This face scrub is perfect to prevent breakouts, blackheads, and ingrown hairs and is perfect for all skin types (yes, even you sensitive-skinned guys!).

After using this scrub, your skin will feel soft and smooth with a healthy glow, and not a greasy shine in sight!

Natural Face Moisturizer  

Now it may seem counterintuitive to put moisturizer on oily skin, but trust us – it works! You want to pre-empt the overproduction of oil by keeping your skin hydrated, and our face moisturizer does just that.

The light, non-greasy formula won't clog your pores or give you breakouts or pimples and will help to balance your skin's natural oils.m Its primary ingredients include Kakadu plum fruit extract and shea butter, along with aloe vera to

Mineral-Rich Face Mud Mask 

Now I know what you're thinking... should men use facemasks?

In fact, if you're struggling with oily skin, a mud mask for men is one of the best tools in your arsenal! Not only does it remove excess oil and dirt, but it purifies your skin and treats blackheads and pimples that result from oil buildup!

This product has aloe vera leaf juice, coconut oil, and Australian active clay (kaolin) as its active ingredients. Kaolin contains over 35 active minerals that help rid your skin of toxins that cause damage to your skin.

This product has no artificial fragrance and uses coconut oil for its natural aroma. Its formula is PH balanced, ensuring an improved skin texture and refreshed appearance, so as you can see... Men should DEFINITELY be using face masks!

Sea Salt Natural Body Scrub  

Did you think we'd forgotten about your body? If you struggle with oily skin on your face, it's likely that you also have to deal with it on your chest and back!

VITAMAN’s sea salt body scrub works effectively to prevent ingrown hairs and treat bacne. 

Made from Australian sea salt, this product contains trace minerals that invigorate your skin and improves blood flow. What's more, our sea salt body scrub contains no plastic microbeads or strong scents, making it suitable for all skin types—including those with sensitive skin!

Say Goodbye To Oily Skin Issues With VITAMAN 

So, if you've made it this far, you'll know that you can manage your oily skin effortlessly if you use the right skincare products.

Unfortunately, it can be challenging to compare products to determine what suits you best. 

But, one thing's for sure—if you want to achieve clear, oil-free skin, VITAMAN is the answer! With quality skincare items you can trust, you don't need to waste time making choices anymore. 

At VITAMAN, all of our products are made from the best, all-natural ingredients. They don't contain synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, or artificial colors, so you can be sure that you're doing good by your skin!

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Meet The founder

Clare Castles, a seasoned beauty therapist, international skincare lecturer, and former salon owner, foresaw the rise of men’s grooming trends in Australia before they took the world by storm.

With an eye for innovation and a heart for creation, Clare embarked on a journey of discovery into indigenous biochemistry, which soon blossomed into a passion for formulating exceptional skincare products.

This unique blend of expertise and enthusiasm led to the birth of VITAMAN in December 1999, marking the dawn of Australia's first true pioneer in men’s grooming.

To this day, Clare remains dedicated to VITAMAN's legacy of being the most innovative, effective, and natural men’s haircare and skincare product range available today.