Facts About Men's Skincare
Men’s skincare has developed and gained acceptance over time. Before now, it would have been a weird and absurd thing to hear that a man uses anything else apart from soap and water as a skincare routine.
Thankfully, in today's modern age, more men are starting to recognize the importance of a proper skincare routine.
FACTS ABOUT MEN'S SKIN AND SKINCARE
Skincare products are as important as your shoes, clothes and cologne. In fact, without great skin, all of these things don't really make any sense. Your skin tells a lot about your overall health and wellness, which is why you should be dedicated to taking care of it.
In this post, we will be telling you some interesting facts about men's skin and skincare routines. These facts are sure to interest you.
So, if you are a man that is looking to improve his skincare game or if you are an esthetician that is looking to add more men to your clientele, then this post is for you.
But first, let's start with some facts about men's skin.
Men’s skin is Naturally Thicker Than Women’s Skin
The upper layer of men's skin (epidermis) is naturally thicker than that of women's. By implication, this means that men's skin would also contain higher percentages of the important oils (sebum) that the skin needs to remain healthy.
But then again, as much as these oils are an important thing, too much of this oil will clog the pores, hence, making men more prone to acne. This is why it is important to always balance it out by using a face cleanser to clean out the excess and give room for newer ones that actually nourish the skin.
A great choice would be our Clean Face- Daily Men’s Cleanser. It is a gentle cleanser that helps take care of all those excess oils while providing the skin with extra essential nutrients.
Men’s Skin Is More Sensitive and Prone To Irritations
Men generally have more sensitive skin than women. This fact might come as a contradiction to the first fact but this is the truth. Note that thicker skin does not mean that they are not sensitive.
There are essentially four skin types: Oily Skin, Dry Skin, Combination Skin, and Normal Skin. The skin type you have is mostly a result of your genes, but you can improve or maintain it with a proper skincare routine. Another thing to note is that these skin types can all be sensitive skin.
Men's skin is more sensitive to UV rays that can cause all sorts of skin problems. That's why men need more sunscreen, but the larger percentage do not use it.
Furthermore, because of the presence of more oils on men's skin compared to women, men are more susceptible to bacterial and viral infections. Also, repetitive shaving and bad shaving habits can cause skin irritations.
Men’s Skin Has More Collagen Than Women
Collagen and Elastin are essential proteins that the skin produces to maintain the skin’s elasticity. These proteins are the body’s natural barricade against anti-aging signs.
As we get older, the body begins to produce less of them, and that is when we start seeing all those wrinkles and other aging signs. Men's skin naturally has more of these proteins that help retain a youthful look, but without a proper skincare routine, you would be wasting this natural goldmine that most women would pay a lot to have.
Now that we are done with some facts about men's skin. Let's dive right into some facts about men's skincare. This aspect will point out some of the myths that surround men's skincare and tell you about some other facts that concern men's skincare.
AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MEN'S SKINCARE
Most Men Have The Combination Skin Type
The most common skin type is the combination type. By the combination skin type, we mean that most men have a mix of 2 or more skin types. For example, you can have a mix of Dry + Oily skin. This means that you might have an oily T-zone (Your forehead down to your nose) and have dry skin everywhere else.
This is why when you get a new oil-based product to soothe your dry skin, you tend to have acne breakouts in your T-zone area.
Please note that your skin type would best be diagnosed by a certified dermatologist. Don’t play guess games!
Beard And Hair Growth Problems Are The Major Skin Related Issues That Affect Men.
Men are commonly challenged with hair growth and hair loss issues. This is because of the hormone called androgens, which is a male hormone. Although the extent to which you are affected depends on genetics, this hormone is responsible for hair loss in men.
The face is the most sensitive part of the skin, but the beard area is the most sensitive part of the face. The beard area, because of repetitive shaving and bad shaving habits, is prone to ingrown hairs, rashes, bumps and keloids.
Proper shaving practices and skincare routines are very essential in avoiding these problems. An essential shaving tip that reduces skin irritations is shaving in the direction that the hair is growing. Doing otherwise would cause these irritations.
Men Are More Susceptible To Skin Cancer
Contrary to the myth that women are more prone to skin cancer, it has been scientifically proven that men are prone to skin cancer. This is because men tend to spend more time in the sun but they don’t use enough or even any sun protection at all.
So we encourage you to use more sunscreen. The recommended size is a shot glass but that might seem like a lot to you so just use an amount you are comfortable with.
Most Men Don’t Moisturize Enough
Men’s skin produces more natural oil that the skin needs to nourish itself. This could be the reason why men don’t understand the importance of moisturizing their skin.
Due to environmental factors like dust, harmful gases, and excess temperature, these oils are not sufficient enough to keep the skin moist. In the end, men are left with dry, scaly skin.
You should moisturize at least two times a day to replenish the lost moisture and maintain healthy skin. An excellent moisturizer would be our Skin Repair- Daily Men Moisturizer
Hope these facts about men’s skin and skincare have opened your eyes to a whole new perspective about how you take care of your skin.
Cheers to healthy skin!