Why Men Need Skin Care
Men’s skin is generally thicker, more sensitive and produces more sebum than a woman’s. His pH is also more acidic. This presents not only cosmetic issues, but health issues as well since men have a risk of getting skin cancer. Studies have also shown that male skin cells carry fewer antioxidants and as a result, will form more wrinkles, deeper facial lines and hyperpigmentation (age spots).
What Happens When Men Age?
Skin becomes thinner and has a harder time retaining moisture
Wrinkles and fine lines become more apparent and skin loses elasticity
The skin’s horny layer loses its radiance and its capacity to absorb diminishes
Visible signs of aging on the face become more pronounced – deep-set wrinkles on the forehead, lines on the sides of the nose, slackened cheeks, a double chin and thickening of the neck
Do Male Hormones Affect The Skin?
The answer is a resounding – YES! Skin is a hormone-sensitive organ that is constantly affected by testosterone, increasing the number of granular cells and collagen production. Testosterone also stimulates the oil production in sebaceous glands and toughens hair follicles. And because men have smaller sebaceous glands, but higher secretion levels, skin is more prone to acne and blemishes.