Men aren't immune to the quest for the perfect complexion, according to Ziz Skincare for Men manager Joseph Fung. 'Stress can take its toll on men's skin,' he says. The rise of the metro-sexual helped fuel the boom in men's use of skincare products. 'A smart and clean appearance is just as important to men now as it is to women,' Fung says. His clients include fashion designers, actors, newscasters, athletes, architects, entrepreneurs and chief executives. Fung says men's pores are larger than women's and produce 60 per cent more oil - reason enough to use a hydrating cream mask every week. But don't be tempted to share beauty products, he says. Men should use products that are made for their skin type. When choosing a moisturiser, Fung advises an oil-free formula rich in vitamin A and E with sun protection. For men who play outdoor sports, a minimum protection of SPF20 is essential.