Updated: Dec 4, 2020
Men's and women’s skin is very different. Even the composition of men’s skin is different from women’s skin. Men’s skin is 25% thicker, even the texture is thicker and tougher than women’s skin. Men have significantly higher amounts of the androgen hormone which is what causes oiliness in the skin
Nov 22, 2019 2:57:16 PM / by The Institute of Skin Science
Men's and women’s skin is very different. Even the composition of men’s skin is different from women’s skin. Men’s skin is 25% thicker, even the texture is thicker and tougher than women’s skin. Men have significantly higher amounts of the androgen hormone which is what causes oiliness in the skin. This causes larger pore size as well as longer lasting acne in post pubescent males. Sadly enough for women, men also have much thicker collagen and elastin fibers in their skin, regardless of age the collagen density is much higher. The breakdown of collagen happens much slower in men’s skin therefore slowing the aging process significantly. It has been said that women’s skin is about 15 years older than the skin of a man that is the same age. However, men are not as good at applying sunscreen so that tends to help make up the difference in skin age. It is important that as you give treatments and recommend home care regimens for men to think about the best ways to help them get the best care possible. These day’s men are starting to care more and more about their skin. The key to working with male clients is keeping it simple. Here at GlyMed Plus we have formulated the perfect and simple system of products FOR MEN. There is only one product for each step of the GlyMed Plus 4 step system, Cleanse: Essential Face Cleanser, Treat: Essential Shave Cream, Balance: Post Shave Anti-Aging Recovery Balm, and Protect: Oil-Free Protective Moisturizer SPF 15. All of the products come in very easy to use pop-top squeeze bottles and have a nice masculine scent. The Essential Face Cleanser is a nice gel consistency cleanser that foams up to remove the excess oil that builds up on men’s skin. It is also very calming, firming, and helps to prepare the skin for an enhanced shaving experience. The Essential Shave Cream is a favorite for both men and women. This amazing formula will actually help to soften and lift up the hair to be shaved, allowing for a closer and less irritating shave. This is the perfect product to protect that sensitive neck skin from razor burn. The Post Shave Anti-Aging Recovery Balm is the perfect balm to calm the skin after shaving. This product is a must use on the neck for men because that skin is particularly sensitive when shaving. It also contains peptides that will firm and tighten the skin, leaving the skin with an overall smooth appearance, making it a favorite for both men and women. Even if men are not shaving we recommend using this product daily because it has great anti-inflammatory benefits that will help support healthy skin. Lastly, the Oil-Free Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 is an FDA approved, broad-spectrum sunscreen. This acts as a sunscreen and a moisturizer which is great to keep it nice and simple for men. This sunscreen has a mattifying effect so this one is also used by a lot of women that have oily skin. With these four simple steps you can rest easy knowing that the men in your clientele have all of the tools necessary to care for their skin, and proper protection from the sun.
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Written by The Institute of Skin Science