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At a quick glance, you may think men's and women's skin look the same, but in reality, they are not. If you take a longer look, you would realize many differences aside from facial hair and structure. Just as most women take care of their skin, it's important men do the same since they have just as many skincare issues as women. Surprise, surprise!
When it comes to thick skin, men win that prize! Men’s skin is about 25% thicker than a woman's skin, thanks to testosterone. Men's skin isn’t only thicker than women's; it also has a more rigid texture. Because of this, men have an advantage when it comes to superficial fine lines.
When it comes to the prize for who has more collagen, men also win this one. Both men and women produce collagen, which is the reason for tight, firm skin, but they start to lose it at different rates. When we’re about 20 years old, our body slows down on collagen production. As we lose collagen, our skin becomes prone to wrinkles while our skin gets thinner and saggier. When women reach menopause, they start losing collagen at a faster rate. Men's skin is basically aging slower at that point. It has been stated that a woman's skin is about 15 years older than a man's skin at the same age. The 15 year age difference is usually not noticeable because women tend to keep up a throughout skincare routine while men tend to slack in that department. Not only that, but men don’t take as many skin precautions when it comes to sun safety for your skin.
Growing up, men tend to have more acne than women. That’s because men have more oil glands than women and produce double the sebum women do. All the oil production can lead to clogged pores and skin issues like acne. Even though men have smaller oil glands, they are producing more oil and working overtime. This is a prize you wish you weren’t winning, men.
Men have themselves to thanks for some issues. Having a higher risk for skin irritation is one of them. Shaving is to blame for this one. While men may have a more youthful skin appearance from more intense exfoliation, it can also lead to skin bumps and ingrown hairs. In addition, shaving adds friction to your skin and stress, making it more prone to irritation. Since shaving often can create issues, once you notice the razor starts pulling or rusting, it's time to change your blade.
At the end of the day, as much as men's and women's skin seem alike, they have many differences. Men need to be aware of these issues and start taking care of their skin since it seems they have just as many skincare issues as women do. Profile skincare products were designed specifically for men with proprietary formulas that are created to be hassle-free. Times are changing, and it's time for more men to have a routine and use products specifically formulated for their skin since their skin is not the same as women, as you now know.