Do men even need a skincare routine?
Have you ever wondered why women have a ten-step skincare routine and most men get away with a quick splash of water and achieve the same flawless skin? It comes down to the biological makeup of men’s skin. Men not only have more collagen in their skin, but they also have higher levels of testosterone than women. What does this mean for their skin?
Higher Levels of Testosterone
The higher levels of testosterone in men’s bodies mean that their skin is more oily or has high sebaceous activity. The increased oil in their skin means that their skin may appear more hydrated. Oily skin, but not necessarily hydrated skin, can hide fine lines and wrinkles. However, this higher oil production can also cause clogged pores as well as acne. These problems can be remedied by seeing a licensed esthetician with a visit to Skin by Naz.
Higher Collagen Retention Rate
Collagen provides structure and support for your skin. Men have higher levels of collagen and therefore thicker skin. They also have a higher collagen retention rate than women after menopause, which can make their skin appear younger. Even the simplest of skincare routines can help maintain a more youthful appearance.
Facials are another simple way that men can maintain a more youthful appearance. Many men don’t bat an eyelash at getting a haircut every six weeks and a facial is simply another form of self-care. A licensed esthetician can provide a facial routine that will support collagen production beyond an everyday skincare routine.
A Supercharged Skincare Routine
Many men think that they need to have a ten-step skincare routine when really this is not necessary. An esthetician can recommend products specially formulated to address your skincare concerns. A simple skincare routine would include a good cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen in the daytime. After one is comfortable with this routine a serum can be added which is geared toward tackling issues like acne, wrinkles, and other skincare concerns.
An esthetician can increase the effectiveness of the simple products that you use in your everyday skincare routine. They offer services that can address skin concerns that cannot be managed with a simple skincare routine such as acne, dehydrated skin, skin irregularities, and sun damage. Book an appointment to create an effective routine that directly addresses your skin’s needs.