Is Men’s Skin Different To Women’s Skin?
It is more socially acceptable for men to use skincare and makeup than it has ever been before… Not that it matters if it is socially acceptable, be real and be you, always!
Is men’s skin actually different to women’s skin? Do they need their own skincare ranges or should men technically be able to use the same products as women?
The short answers are yes! and yes!
Most men generally have to deal with facial hair. More testosterone stimulation in males causes an increase in skin thickness, which accounts for why a man's skin is about 25% thicker than a woman's. In addition to being thicker, male skin texture is generally tougher.
Men generally have more collagen too! This contributes to men not ageing as quickly compared to women.
The differences between men and women’s skin are caused by hormones, specifically testosterone. Androgens such as testosterone affect the thickness of the skin and how much sebum (oils) the skin’s sebaceous glands produce.
These differences seem to suggest that men can’t use regular skincare. This is not true. Regardless of these differences, for the most part, the concerns that women have about their skin and the concerns that men have about their skin are the same and can be treated in the same way.
Men should be using the exact same routine as women: cleansing and moisturising morning and night, adding serums and weekly masks to boost skin health.
What men's skin needs
I believe men should be using the same things as everyone else. Men’s skin needs vitamins, antioxidants and hydrating ingredients, just as everyone’s skin does.
If you are a man who is looking for true results from a skincare routine, get to know your skin type and use products that genuinely benefit your skin health according t your skin’s needs.