‘Is a man’s skin really any different from a woman’s?

The basic structure of the skin is the same although a man’s skin does tend to have a slightly thicker top layer (epidermis). Men also have stronger, thicker facial hair than women and produce more oil (sebum). This excess oil can block the pores and cause blackheads and spots if the skin is not kept clean.

There is also the problem of in-growing hairs on the face and neck, caused when hairs grow back on themselves leaving nasty bumps or spots. A simple skin care routine specifically designed for the men will help to keep skin clean and healthy and will go a long way to preventing such problems.

  • Men’s skin is constantly subjected to the trauma of shaving, stripping it of its natural moisture content and lipids.
  • Men’s skin tends to be more sensitive due to macro and micro trauma from razor use.
  • Men’s facial skin has more terminal hair and has more sebaceous glands than females.
  • Men’s skin is oilier and more prone to blackheads and breakouts.
  • Men frequently suffer from ingrown hairs.
  • Men sweat more.
  • Men often have a higher population of yeast on their skin increasing the incidence of seborrhoeic dermatitis (red, flaky skin) and other skin problems.
  • Men’s skin is thicker than women’s therefore has more collagen and elastin than women’s skin.
  • Men require non-greasy products with higher quantities of humectants, natural moisturising factors, anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants.
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