Regardless of what’s triggering sensitive skin, it’s important for men to develop an appropriate skin care regimen that nurtures, protects and improves their complexions without causing irritation. By combining these tips with a lifestyle that's low on stress an full of healthy habits like daily excercise and a nutritious diet, it's possible for any guy to achieve a clear, attractive complexion at any age. Shop smart. When searching for men’s skin care formulas that are friendly for sensitive skin, it’s important to know what to look for in a product. In addition to finding brands that are specially formulated for sensitive skin, keep the following tips in mind:Avoid fragrances: Choosing fragrance-free options – in both skin care products and household cleaners – is a golden rule for those with sensitive skin. Only buy products that are labeled “fragrance-free” and avoid those that say they’re “unscented.”Opt for fewer ingredients: A shorter list of ingredients on the label means fewer chemicals for your skin to potentially react with. Be a minimalist when it comes to chemicals.Be skeptical: Most terms used on the labels of common skin care products are not regulated. Even if a product claims that it’s hypoallergenic, there’s no guarantee that it’s safe for sensitive skin. Also, it’s a common misconception that “natural” implies “gentle” or “mild,” but your body can easily react to these ingredients as well. Natural ingredients that are less likely to irritate sensitive skin include rose, lavender, chamomile, aloe and witch hazel.Perform a patch test: Always test new products – even those that are specially formulated for sensitive skin – with a simple patch test to determine whether or not it’s safe for your skin. For five days, dab a tiny bit of the product behind your ear, and let it sit overnight. Look for signs of irritation when you wake up. If no irritations develop, repeat this test to a patch of skin below the eye. If your skin stays clear, go ahead and use the product.Cleanse and nourish. Men with sensitive skin should only use face and body cleansers that are free of soap, which can strip skin of its protective moisture barrier. Skip fragrances and look for formulas that don’t contain alcohol.Shave smart. Shaving is a harsh activity that easily irritates sensitive skin. Reduce rashes and bumps by shaving in the shower, or immediately following when hair is soft and pores are open. Also, be sure to allow shaving cream to sit on the surface of skin for a minute or two before shaving, use a sharp razor blade and shave in the direction of hair growth to help skin stay clear, soft and free of irritation.Maintain moisture. Keeping skin happy and hydrated is an important step in every guy’s skin care regimen. Look for moisturizers formulated with petrolatum, mineral oil, linoleic acid, ceramides, dimethicone or glycerin to prevent irritation. And always apply moisturizer to damp skin to help seal in moisture.Protect from the sun. While sensitive skin is sometimes more susceptible to irritation from sunscreen, don’t use this as an excuse to avoid SPF. Look for sunscreen formulas that contain physical barriers – including zinc oxide and titanium dioxide – which are not only less likely to bother skin, but are more effective in blocking out harmful UV rays than their chemical counterparts. Prevent odor. If there’s one thing most guys can’t sacrifice when it comes to skin care, it’s an effective antiperspirant. Unfortunately, the cocktail of chemicals found in many formulas often don’t sit well on sensitive skin. As always, look for a deodorant that’s fragrance-free. In addition, opting for roll-on formulas and waiting to apply for a little while after your shower can also reduce the odds of irritation.