Skin Care: It’s Just As Important For Men

Men‘s skin is different than women’s skin.

Because of men’s facial hair, they have a stronger support structure to their face. This, along with more collagen and elastin fibers (elements of the skin that give the face strength and elasticity), lead to thicker skin. And thicker skin is better at resisting wrinkles.

Facial hair glands also produce oil, therefore a man’s skin is oilier than woman’s skin. Oil can trap moisture, keeping skin hydrated and more youthful looking — but the downside to oily skin is that it is prone to acne.

The texture of a man’s skin tends to be rougher, able to withstand more daily abuse, and while the daily routine of shaving provides the benefit of exfoliation, it can also lead to skin sensitivity.