Men's Skin Vs Women's skin: what are the differences? Discover Men's favorite facial treatments
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For a skincare routine to work and achieve your dreamed skin goals, you need to choose the right products for you. But how can you create your perfect day and night routine if you don’t first spend time understanding your skin needs?
Start by recognizing the differences between men and women's skin. These differences will often determine the type of blemishes, skin type and conditions men and women have. Additionally, these variations in collagen content, texture and complexion also will bring men to choose specific facial treatments over others. Read more to learn how men and women’s skin is different, and to discover which facial treatments men tend to undergo more often.
Collagen content and skin structure
First of all: what is collagen? Collagen is a structural protein that gives strength and elasticity to the skin. Women’s skin starts to loose collagen from the menopause years (around 2% every year). Men’s skin feels firmer even in older age because it is about 20% to 25% thicker than women’s skin. This is partially due to higher levels of collagen, which start to decrease at about 1% per year after 30 years of age.
What is truly important, whether you are a man or woman, is diet and lifestyle choices. Eating a balanced diet, sleep, exercise and a clean environment do make a difference in both physical health and skincare.
Skin Type and Sebum
Men are generally more prone to acne and their skin is usually more hydrated and less dry as opposed to women. These two characteristics are both partially due to higher production of sebum in men’s skin. In fact, men have larger sebum glands than women, whose skin usually becomes less oily after puberty.
Whilst excessive sebum can lead to acne and clogged pores, it also helps the skin stay hydrated. So, men are far less prone to having dry skin than women.
This really plays well for men as they are notoriously paying less attention to their skincare. On the other hand, Harvard Health Publishing states that men are less likely to use sunscreen as compared to women. Sun exposure is one of the most common reasons for skin damages, and as men do not apply sunscreen regularly, they are more vulnerable to such skin diseases.
Which facial treatments men choose more
Injectable fillers are a great option for adding facial volume, contouring and reshaping the face if it has lost elasticity or definition due to aging. That’s why, for many men, one of the most popular places for dermal filler injections is the chin and jawline: to add stronger and more defined face features.
Chemical peels are a great way to rejuvenate and exfoliate the skin. These chemical peels are available in different strengths, and the men tend to opt for a light chemical peel to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leave the skin smooth and fresh. Another benefit of chemical peels is their properties to reduce raised texture caused by ingrown beard hair or razor bumps.
Naturalia Beauty has designed a dedicated skincare line for men's skincare. Our face and body skincare are formulated with light textures that quickly get absorbed into the skin and don't leave a greasy or shiny effect.
- After Shave Cream restores the skin pH after shaving and helps maintain its optimum hydration levels.
- Eyes Lifting Gel immediately brightens and de-puff the under-eye area.
- Urban Defence Serum protects your skin from external polluting agents and from toxins that have entered your system.
- Reducing/Modelling Cream is the perfect body lotion to start or finish your day, especially effective after work-out sessions.
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