Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

5 Skin Care Tips for Men With Rough Skin

Keep Irritants at Bay

All the moisturizer in the world may not be enough to protect your skin from the products and chemicals you can encounter on a daily basis -- either from your own home or on the job. In fact, exposure to household chemicals, especially exposure involving sensitive skin, can lead to a rash, swelling or redness.

Therefore, proceed with caution [source: WebMD]. Follow these steps to protect your skin when working with different chemical products:

  • Keep your eyes open! Watch for warning labels, such as "danger" or "use in a well-ventilated area." Always read the labels on products and follow directions.
  • Do not mix products together.
  • Cover up with gloves or a long-sleeve shirt.
  • Wash your skin after using a chemical product.
  • Avoid hazardous chemicals completely, if you can. Why not give good old-fashioned baking soda a try instead?