Think MEN’s skincare products are just a marketing strategy? . . .
Many of us assume that skin is skin, but actually, MEN’s skin differs from WOMEN’s in a number of ways, mainly due to their hormonal differences. Here’s how:
💠A man’s skin thins with age, whereas a woman’s skin maintains a consistent thickness until after menopause, at which point her skin starts to thin as well.
💠Men’s skin texture is rougher than women’s (women can thank estrogen for their soft, smooth skin)
💠Men have a higher collagen density than women. Their skin is thicker than women’s—by about 25%
💠The ageing process starts later for men but when it does, it’s also faster than women’s
💠Male pores are larger and produce more sebum. The large pore size also causes more shaving-related issues such as ingrown hair.
💠Men’s skin is more acne-prone but the sebum production lubricates skin and creates excellent water barrier properties.
💠When they sweat, men also produce more lactic acid, a natural humectant, so their levels of tissue hydration improve
It's not only a matter of marketing and packaging, MEN’s skin is actually quite different from WOMEN’s, hence the need for specific products and treatments.