We know a lot about the specifics of female skin, but what about male skin? It often seems like the beauty industry neglects to pay any attention to men’s aesthetic concerns, which is unfair, isn’t it? So here are 4 things that make men’s skin unique:
4 key differences with men’s skin
1. Thicker skin: Men tend to have thicker skin on every part of their body, not just the face. Even though scientists have found that it thins at an earlier age than women, it still remains thicker overall regardless of age – at a rate of about 25% more.
2. Higher level of oil production: Men tend to produce more sebum (skin oil). For this reason, persistent and severe acne is more prevalent amongst men.
3. Less sensitive: Men’s skin tends to be more robust than female skin, making it less susceptible to irritations caused by the environment and skincare products.
4. More collagen: Men’s skin is denser in collagen than women.
With these differences, you may wonder why the men in your life have developed wrinkles at a faster rate than you. It’s most likely due to their lifestyle and grooming habits. When was the last time you saw them conscientiously applying sunscreen before they spent a day out in the sun, or moisturizing after shaving or bathing?
If you’re a man who wants to keep a youthful appearance, keep in mind that you’ve been blessed with more resilient skin. Botox and skin treatments will help preserve its youthfulness, but remember: you’ll also have to practice good skincare habits.