October 12, 2022 4 min read

Few men have yet to realize that well-groomed skin counts at work and on dates. With a few minutes of daily care, you avoid excess oil and shine on your face, acne, wrinkles, ingrown hairs and blemishes. Come on, it's easy.

Men's skin needs care too! This is because it has unique characteristics that need attention, since men have a higher concentration of testosterone, which differs in texture, thickness and density of the skin when compared to women. Thus, male skin care products should consider thicker skin.

Every man needs to incorporate facial skin care into his daily routine. We notice that many guys still don't realize that well-groomed skin counts at work and on dates. If you still haven't incorporated this routine into your habits, even out of laziness or lack of time, start now! In addition to noticing the benefits right away, you make an investment for the future: you will realize other gains when you are 40 years old, 50 years old. For a man, skin care doesn't take time. Investing no more than 10 minutes in the ritual, morning and night, you avoid excess oil and shine, wrinkles, ingrown hairs, pimples, sun spots and even skin cancer. Check out the fundamental care for men's skin, day and night.

Want to know more about how to take care of male skin? So, continue with the article and check out the tips we've separated for you!

The importance of skin care routine

Who doesn't like to keep their skin beautiful and healthy, right? For this, it is necessary to follow an adequate routine with specific products for the prevention and treatment of different circumstances. Among them,wrinkles and skin dehydration. In this way, maintaining a male skincare routine also helps in daily protection and hydration. This reduces the risk of diseases such as skin cancer, in addition, it ensures a good natural appearance, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and, consequently, premature aging.

Men are more concerned about their skin. In 2020, Kantar, a market consulting firm, conducted a survey of 22,000 men in eight countries about personal care. 

Male beauty market

With the information collected in the Kantar survey, it is already clear that men have become a potential audience for the cosmetics market worldwide. But there is a special highlight when we talk about the skin. That's because they can also have health problems if they don't adopt certain care.

Differences between male and female skin

To better understand how the male public's demand for cosmetics in the beauty sector increased, we need to identify the differences between female and male skin. Let’s see what makes them different and whymaintaining a skincare routine is essential for men's skin health.

Among the main differences is thickness: male skin is 20% thicker. In addition, men lose collagen very quickly, which in women is more evident after menopause. Male skin also has more sebaceous glands and twice as much sebum than female skin, which is why they have more acne and blackheads

In addition to excess oiliness, the main characteristic of male skin, men also have expression lines and sensitivity caused by shaving.

Daily care for men's skin

To help with your daily care routine, we’ll give specific fundamental tips for men's skin.

Clean and Moisturize 

When waking up or while showering, wash your face with specific soap for facial use, in bar or gel. It can't be the same one you use on your body, which is more detergent and dries out the skin. Better yet, opt for a soap formulated for men's skin, which is thicker and oily than women's. Those who suffer from acne or excess shine should opt for products that control the activity of the sebaceous glands and reduce oiliness.

After washing, apply moisturizer to your face, even if you have oily skin. Without post-cleansing hydration, the sebaceous glands start working overtime to compensate for dryness, increasing oiliness. Lotions and gels are generally lighter and more refreshing than creams and don't leave a sticky feeling. Some moisturizers have actives that regulate sebum production and leave the face dry for longer.

Apply Sunscreen

You may not even adopt any skin care, but dermatologists say that sunscreen is an essential item, at any age. Its daily use prevents the appearance of spots, early wrinkles and cancer, proven to be caused by solar radiation. Both ultraviolet rays and visible light (the one that makes us see things) damage skin cells and cause DNA damage that accumulates throughout life. Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 in the morning and, if you can, reapply it in the afternoon. There are many facial moisturizers that also act as sunscreens. And sunscreens that also moisturize the skin and control oiliness.

When exercising outdoors or working in the sun, choose a sunscreen with SPF 50 or 60 or suitable for sports use (it adheres better to the skin and resists sweating).

Repeat face cleaning before bed

Before going to bed, repeat the same ritual as in the morning: first, wash your face with a neutral soap, this time to eliminate the accumulated dirt, which can cause blackheads and pimples. Then apply moisturizer.

To control oiliness, it’s recommended the use of specificexfoliators for men's skin. The exfoliator will control oiliness, remove impurities and hydrate the skin more deeply. It’s suggested using it up to twice a week..

So, for men who have signs of tiredness and aging, it’s recommended the continuous use of serums. There are some on the market, also specific for male skin, that improve the overall appearance of the skin. And they reduce imperfections, such as dark circles and expression lines, in addition to acting as skin rejuvenators.

Avoid moisturizers and other heavy-textured products. Very concentrated products are not easily absorbed and make the skin even more sensitive, and can even generate allergies. In these cases, it’s better to use cosmetics that have light textures and as few synthetic ingredients as possible.

Evelyn Setubal
Evelyn Setubal

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