More and more men buy facial care products for themselves or sometimes steal some from their partner. But is this necessary? Is men’s skin different from women’s? And what should you pay attention to as a man? In this article you can read all about facial care for men.
Why should you take care of your skin?
From about your thirties, the skin begins to age visibly. At the micro level, the metabolic process in the cells slows down. Less new skin cells are added, making the skin thinner. Loss of collagen, elastin and fat tissue makes the skin weaker and less resilient. In short, wrinkles and grooves develop and the skin becomes drier and thinner.
Are there any differences between a man’s skin and a woman’s?
Testosterone increases sebum production. As a result, men often have oily skin than women. In fact, men’s skin is about 20% thicker and fatter than that of a woman. This is not to say that the skin is less sensitive to sun, a lot of smoking and alcohol. In men, these are just as much culprits for the skin as in women. The sun’s UVA rays simply pass through the outer skin layer to the dermis. The collagen that provides firmness is destroyed. The sun also damages the elastic fibers that ensure the stretchability of your skin. This in turn causes wrinkles and sagging in the skin.
Are there differences in care?
Despite men’s skin being thicker than women’s, most skin care products are almost the same. However, there are small differences: a washing gel for men contains more scrub ingredients than in those for women. Scrub ingredients are fine granules that clean the pores and remove dead skin cells from the epidermis. In men, the skin pores are coarser, so they are also more likely to store grease and dirt in their pores. Failure to remove grease and grime can cause skin impurities such as pimples or blackheads .
Does using a cream make sense?
The men’s skin is generally quite oily , therefore there is a chance that a greasy face cream has a minimal effect. Wrinkle creams have no lasting effect, but they can limit damage to the skin. Whether a cream works depends on the concentration and whether the substance arrives at the place where it has to work, namely the subcutaneous tissue. A cream only has an effect if the components go beyond the stratum corneum, because it consists only of dead skin cells.
What is the best facial care for men?
You can use facial care for several reasons:
To combat dehydration of the skin: apply a moisturizing cream after showering.
Repairing damage from the sun: it is important to know that the skin can only be partly repaired. Under the motto ‘prevention is better than cure’ it is best to use a nourishing day cream with sun protection factor (SPF), at least SPF 15. If you are in the sun all day at least SPF 30.
Tips for beautiful men’s skin:
- To get beautiful skin, we give you some tips:
- Use a sunscreen .
- Drink enough water for a good metabolism.
- Eat healthy, vitamins that can help in the care of the skin are vitamin A , B2, B5, B8, C and D .
- Stop smoking if necessary .
- In the evening, wash your face and coat it with cream.
- Limit your alcohol consumption.
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