Differences in skincare for men / Dermoeffects
The Men's Skin Care Guide
Skincare has long been dominated by female-oriented brands. In recent years, however, the demand for men's personal care products has grown substantially and shows no signs of stopping. But before you treat your skin, you need to understand what it needs.
HOW MEN'S SKIN IS DIFFERENT
Ultimately, the skin concerns of men and women are quite similar, but research shows that there are some intrinsic (physiological) and extrinsic (environmental) factors that can uniquely influence the daily skin care needs of men. the men. Chief among these are androgens, a group of sex hormones that includes testosterone. Produced at a much higher level in the male body, androgens play a role in everything from skin thickness to fat distribution to reproductive development.
Compared to female skin, male skin tends to have the following characteristics:
- Thicker fur layer (about 25% more)
- Dense collagen and elastin fibers.
- larger pore size
- More activity of the sweat glands
- Less transepidermal water loss
- Increased sebum production
- Increased number of hair follicles on the face.
- Thicker, coarser facial hair
- Intrinsic aging of the skin more gradual in general;
- Increased probability of sagging in the area under the eyes
- Statistically higher incidence of UV-related damage with age
- In short, men struggle less often with moisturizing, hydration, and the first signs of aging; however, they are more likely to need solutions for oily skin, clogged pores, sun protection, and shaving-related issues.
ADDRESSING KEY CONCERNS
The ideal regimen for men will generally focus on cleansing, clarifying, skin repair, sun protection, and eye rejuvenation. Incorporate the recommendations below to effectively address the most common skin care concerns for men.
Cleanliness is the foundation of any skincare routine. Unfortunately, many products designed for oily skin contain harsh ingredients that strip away the moisture barrier, often leading to even more oil.
Avoid this by using a non-irritating, sulfate-free formula like Chamomile Facial Cleanser to cleanse away excess oil and impurities without stripping skin.
Maintaining hydration also helps maintain skin balance, but oily-prone skin types are easily overwhelmed by more emollient moisturizers. Choose one with light moisturizers, like the hyaluronic acid found in the Multi Action Green Tea Serum .
Blackheads, pimples and body acne
While women are more prone to hormonal acne, men's increased oil and sweat production makes their skin more prone to blackheads and whiteheads on multiple areas of the body.
Daily cleansing with a salicylic acid formula, like the Refining Facial Cleanser , will help prevent breakouts by penetrating pores and clearing away dirt, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean.
For a more intensive treatment, use Dual Renewal Toner Pads , which combine salicylic acid (BHA) and glycolic acid to combat active and emerging acne breakouts.
Buildup that clogs pores
Dead skin cells like to accumulate on the skin, leaving it rough, bumpy, and congested. (This is especially common in areas covered by facial hair.) On oily/acne-prone skin, this layer can block pores and mix with sebum to create a breeding ground for acne bacteria.
Razor Rash (irritation after shaving)
Shaving rash is bumpy, irritated skin caused by the physical friction of the razor blade combined with the drying alcohols and harsh ingredients often found in shaving products.
To help prevent this, keep skin's surface smooth by using regular AHA exfoliation with the Dual Renewal Toner Pads . Use an emollient, fragrance-free shaving foam or cream, and only shave when your skin is completely wet.
Follow with a soothing treatment such as the Green Tea Antioxidant Serum, which uses 5% green tea extract plus Vitamin E, or the Hyaluronic Acid Serum to repair the damaged skin barrier and soothe redness, inflammation and sensitivity. Clients whose razor burn is accompanied by itchiness or dryness can add Ultra Moisture Day Night Creme for non-comedogenic hydration.
Razor Bumps (folliculitis, ingrown hairs)
Shaving can also lead to pimple-like bumps caused by inflamed follicles and/or hairs trapped under the skin. These razor bumps don't happen immediately afterwards, but instead appear when the hair starts to grow back.
As with razor rash, pre-peeling with AHAs is beneficial for hives. Regular rejuvenation with the Dual Renewal Toner Pads.
You can see our entire collection for men in the men's catalog.