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To Manly To Treat Your Skin

October 26th, 2016

To manly to treat your skin, apparently not as male grooming is on the increase and has trebled since 2008 into a multibillion pound worldwide industry.  You guys have noticed the benefits of face treatments and skin care. For those still pinching your wives and girlfriends stuff then complaining ‘it makes my skin shiny’ or ‘I didn’t get a good wash’ then this short blog is for you.

There are significant differences in male and female skins

Women don’t grow beard’s FACT

‘Never’ yes you already know this but do you know why?

TESTOSTERONE!

Take the follicles on male jawlines for instance, these follicles grow hair when stimulated from a by a hormone called dihydrotestoterone (DHT) this hormone is produced by testosterone.  Women produce much less testosterone then men and do not produce DHT.

Going BALD?? Blame it on lack of DHT

The skin is very sensitive to hormones understanding how testosterone impacts the skin will help you.

  • THICKER HAIR
  • THICKER SKIN TEXTURE
  • INCREASED ACIDITY
  • INCREASED OIL PRODUCTION
  • INCREASED FIBROBLASTS ACTIVITY

THICKER HAIR:

Male hair on the jawline will grow thicker this can bring with it the problem of ingrown hairs using exfoliators regularly will help reduce ingrown hairs as will correct shaving technique and after shaving cream.

SKIN TEXTURE:

The skin texture will feel rougher than females this is because the top layer of the skin is 25% thicker. The thickness is caused by the increased production of testosterone.  Men appear to age more slowly than women and this is true due to the fact that a man’s skin thins gradually over time rather than women’s skin which dramatically thins during menopause when hormones levels significantly change.

INCREASED ACIDITY:

Men’s skin is 4.5PH and women’s is 5.5PH.

Men have more lactic acid in sweat which gives a lower PH. The lactic acid is a natural humectant for the skin increasing tissue hydration.

INCREASED OIL PRODUCTION:

Sebum (oil) production is greater in males than females this can contribute to acne however sebum is a great natural lubricant and will moisturise the skin which is why typically men’s creams need less oil content and more water content than women’s.

INCREASED FIBROBLASTS ACTIVITY:

Men have more collagen than women the higher density of collagen will make men age more slowly than women. However extrinsic factors such as working outdoors for prolonged periods using no sun protection will speed up the aging process. The same can be said for those working indoors who have lower levels of vitamin D and superficial dehydration and intrinsic dehydration will make the appearance of the skin seem older.

Collagen stores reduce at a rate of 1.5% after the age of 40 but Hyaluronic stores which help structure collagen fibers depletes from 25 years. Hyaluronic will help hydrate the skin this amazing ingredient can hold 1000 times its weight in water.

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