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The difference between men’s and women’s skin

by | Jan 25, 2018 | Blog

The difference between mens and womens skin

What works for women doesn’t mean that it works for men – they say that “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus” after all. So why is it so important for men to buy men’s specific grooming products? Our experts at Gentlemen’s Tonic have all the answers.

In a nutshell, men’s skin is 25% thicker, oilier, and has more collagen than women’s. The main reason for this is due to the different levels of hormones present which means men suffer from different common problems than women. This means men need different products in order to deal with these problems.

Men typically have larger oil glands that produce more sebum which tends to be thicker. Pores can get more congested which can result in blackheads, breakouts, and oily skin. To ensure that pores are well-cleansed use a natural exfoliant and gentle cleanser, so that there is not an unnatural chemical unbalance.

Men and women lose about one percent of their collagen per year from their 30’s however for women this increases with age. Collagen and elastin don’t degrade as rapidly in male skin thanks to extra testosterone. However, men, in general, are less skin conscious than women. Men are only starting to use sunscreens, serums, eye creams, or proper skin care for their skin. Taking proper care of your skin can help keep your natural collagen and elastin levels at its peak rather than help decrease them.

On average men shave 20,000 times in their lifetime, this can be a daily assault that can lead to dry sensitive skin if good quality shaving products are not used. Always ensure to choose products free from harsh chemicals which cause further damage. Make sure to always prep and nourish the skin before and after your shaves, such as pre-shave oil or soothing aftershave balm. After all every time you shave it takes a layer of skin off and you have to make sure that the transition is a smooth one.

Gentlemen’s Tonic products are made taking all of the above factors into consideration, ensuring men have got tailored products specifically to the needs of the male skin. So make sure that you don’t get caught out without the right skincare. Try our skincare today, or come into our Mayfair site and have one of our staff help you with the needs of your skin.

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