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How to Get Clear Skin for Men

How to Get Clear Skin for Men

How to Get Clear Skin for Men



Struggling with your skin? You’ve come to the right place. 

Managing bumps, breakouts, or skin irritation can be challenging. Here at Disco, we are committed to providing skincare solutions specifically optimized for men’s skin. As guys, we know how frustrating it can be to deal with unexpected breakouts, and the desire to have clear, calm skin. So we created the ultimate guide for getting clear skin through topical skincare and healthy skincare practices. 

Chances are, the products and methods you’re using for your complexion aren’t working (otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this). Most mainstream products and solutions don’t work because: 

  • They aren’t formulated for a man’s skin.
  • They contain ingredients that can be harsh and irritating to your skin. 
  • You’re using the wrong products for the job.

We can help you determine why your complexion isn’t clear and how to get it back to normal.

What’s Causing My Breakouts?

You thought you were way past the pimple cream and borrowing your sister’s cover up, but here you are, a grown man with bumps, pimples, and skin irritations that seem to never stop. 

What’s causing your breakouts in the first place? 

There is a myriad of reasons why your irritated skin could be breaking out. Stress, ineffective cleansing or skin care practices, a crappy diet, and even lack of sleep can all trigger your body into a breakout. Here are some of the main offenders:

Hormone Changes

The same hormones (testosterone) that made you an awkward teenager with peach fuzz on your chin and a cracking voice are likely responsible for the blemished skin you’re dealing with now. 

Hormone changes can trigger your skin to produce more oil, which in turn clogs pores, promotes the growth of bacteria and leads to breakouts. Your hormones fluctuate during different periods in your life, so don’t be surprised if you’re able to clear your skin now and have to deal with bumps later, too. 


All that heavy lifting at the gym keeps your body looking good, but if you’re not immediately hopping in the shower afterwards, you’re leaving yourself open to breakouts.

Excessive sweating from exercise, outdoor work, or a hot yoga class can mix with dirt and oil on your skin and clog your pores. If you don’t shower and remove the sweat, you can expect to experience more blemishes. 

Shaving Incorrectly 

Whether it be razor burn, shaving pimples, or ingrown hairs, shaving incorrectly can lead to a litany of skin problems. Shaving pimples are not only irritating and unsightly, but they can lead to acne scarring if you pick at them or leave them untreated. 

Shaving can be very strenuous on the skin, especially if you’re using an old razor or not properly prepping the skin before shaving. If you’re happening to breakout or experience irritation after shaving your face, you likely need to clean up the act. 

How to Get Clear Skin for Men

If you can pinpoint the cause of your breakouts, you can find a solution. However, even if you aren’t sure what’s causing your blemish-prone skin to remain blemished, you can be proactive in the fight to get it clearer. Here’s how.

Cleanse Your Skin After Sweating

Sweating can be very beneficial for your skin. It clears out your pores and gives them a workout. However – it’s essential to cleanse the skin after sweating so that the oil, bacteria, and dirt that was cleansed from within the pores doesn’t sit on your skin.

If you let sweat and bacteria sit on your skin after the gym, you run the risk of your pores becoming infected and clogged, leading to breakouts. Always throw a cleanser in your gym bag before a workout, so you can quickly keep your skin in check after getting a lift in.

Incorporate a Proper Shaving Routine

Once you start shaving correctly, you can live a pain-free life without shaving pimples, ingrown hairs, and razor burn. First, ensure you’re cleansing and exfoliating the skin before shaving. If you shave with a dirty face, your razor is going to collide with all of that dead skin buildup, leading to friction and razor burn. 

Furthermore, always follow up your shave with cold water and an antiseptic aftershave, to ensure you treat any nicks or cuts that may have occurred. 

Take Better Care of Your Skin

A good skincare routine involves topical skincare products optimized for men’s skin, as well as healthy lifestyle habits that keep your skin health in check. Always make sure you’re implementing the big 3 in your topical skincare routine, which includes cleansing, moisturizing, and applying an SPF product

When it comes to healthy skincare hacks, ensure you’re drinking plenty of water, incorporating a balanced, healthy diet, and getting a solid sweat in every day from exercise, walking, or the sauna. 

Let’s Disco 

If you want clearer skin, you’ve got to take care of it. Disco makes it easy to stick to a skincare routine that will clear your skin without getting in your way. If you’ve got a few extra minutes a day, you can get healthier, clearer skin.

It starts with a basic men’s skincare routine. Our Starter Kit includes everything you need to start taking skincare a little more seriously, without spending a lot of time or money. Here’s what’s inside:

  • Face Cleanser Stick: Cleanse away dirt, bacteria, and dead skin from your face with this perfectly formulated mix of hydrating Coconut Oil, lightly exfoliating Phytic Acid, and Activated Charcoal. 

This stick is easy to use and hardworking at the same time. Just swipe it over your skin and rinse off. It’s simple, deep cleaning, and won’t leave your skin feeling dry and stripped of moisture. 

Blemish Busting Ingredient: Charcoal. Charcoal has robust toxin-absorbing properties and can help remove impurities from the skin by drawing out microparticles such as dirt, chemicals, and bacteria. 

  • Exfoliating Face Scrub: Exfoliating is so essential, but you’ve got to do it right. Use a product that’s too harsh, and you could end up with irritated skin and further frustration. 

Disco’s scrub combines soothing Aloe, Apricot, Chamomile, and Papaya to soothe irritation and gently lift away dead skin and grime. Supercharge your skin cell cycle by using this two to three times a week, and always before shaving. 

Blemish Busting Ingredient: Apricot Oil. Apricot Oil is extracted front he seed of an Apricot and is rich in antioxidants that help protect your skin from free radicals. Apricot Oil is also able to help soothe skin irritation, so that red, blemish-prone skin can settle down. 

  • Hydrating Face Moisturizer: You need a moisturizer, we promise. Give your skin the hydration it needs with this blend of nourishing Vitamin E. Designed to brighten and tighten your skin, our moisturizer is rich in Vitamin C and Macadamia Oil. 

Don’t worry, this moisturizer won’t clog your pores, but it will help balance out your skin’s natural moisture levels so oily spots become less oily, and dry patches get the hydration they need. 

Blemish Busting Ingredient: Vitamin C. Vitamin C contains antioxidants that can boost complexion by brightening and balancing uneven skin tones.

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