For a long time, it was assumed that caring for men’s skin was not needed much more than water and soap. Fortunately, this attitude has changed because special features also characterize men’s skin and depend on special leading care to look healthy and well-groomed.
Meanwhile, numerous facial care products for men frolic on the cosmetics shelves, and they also have their raison d’être. Based on their hormonal balance, men have a particular skin condition that needs to be cared for accordingly. For example, men’s skin contains more collagen and elastin. It is, therefore, on average, up to 20 percent thicker than female skin. For this reason, it is said to be more robust and less susceptible to environmental influences. The sebaceous glands are more numerous and active, reflected in a smooth and coarse-pored skin appearance. Men’s skin is, therefore, more frequently burdened with skin impurities and is additionally irritated by daily shaving.
All these differences make it understandable that the care of men’s skin is also characterized by individuality. Therefore, men should focus on practical and gentle skin cleansing to free the pores from sebum and dirt. A mild cleansing product is suitable for oily skin and large pores. Oil-in-water emulsions and gels are recommended for oily male skin. Care products against wrinkles should be moisturizing and contain little oil. Exfoliation – once or twice a week – thoroughly removes dead skin cells. The skin becomes supple and retains its natural balance.
Shaving or trimming the beard plays a significant part in facial care. With the proper care, this process becomes less stressful for the skin. The beard hair straightens up using a pre-shave before electric shaving and can be cut more easily. Shaving foams serve the same purpose as wet shaving and soften beard hair. Shaving gels allow the blade to glide better over the skin. An alcohol-free after-shave relaxes, disinfects the skin and closes the pores. After-shaves often contain alcohol. However, as this dries out the skin, it is increasingly replaced by essential oils and other ingredients.
By the way, dry skin can also indicate inadequate hydration, which is often the case with men. Regularly and abundantly drinking water, the body should be provided with sufficient moisture from the inside to ensure a positive skin feeling.
An essential final care principle, not only for men, is to avoid the skin’s natural rivals.
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