Skincare is skincare…right? Men vs Women’s skincare routines

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Another age-old or perhaps a modern battle..or not?

In our  modern society, the importance of skincare routines extends to both men and women, as they strive to maintain their best appearance. Recognizing the differences between men and women’s facial skin is essential for effective skincare regimes.

 By understanding these distinctions, personalized approaches can be developed to promote skin health and enhance its appearance, regardless of gender. This discussion will explore variations in skin thickness, sebum production, collagen levels, and other factors that contribute to the unique attributes of each gender’s skin.

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Here are the main differences between men and women’s facial skin and how to approach this concept. 

Men’s facial skin Women’s facial skin
Thicker skin

Higher collagen density and increased collagen fibre thickness meaning less prone to wrinkles..

Thinner skin

Less collagen density  and lower fibre thickness – meaning more prone wrinkles and fine lines

High sebum production

High sebum production contributing to oilers skin and clogged pores and acne

Lower sebum production

Less prone to acne and clogged pored, but skin also tend to be drier

Slower ageing process

Higher collagen density means slower  and more gradual appearance of ageing for men

Faster ageing process

Women experience a more rapid decline in collagen production and skin elasticity during menopause

Facial Hair

Men have facial hair growth due to higher testosterone levels and shaving causes irritation and sensitivity. Proper skincare to prevent Ingrown hair and razor burn is essential. 

No excessive facial hair

Women don’t need to shave their facial skin so there is less chance for additional irritation and sensitivity. 

Higher density of blood vessels facial skin

Men are more prone to redness and flushing. 

Better blood flow to the facial skin

Results in a healthier and more radiant looking complexion.

While it is important to note that there is significant variation within both genders, several general distinctions can be observed in the composition and behaviour of men’s and women’s facial skin. These disparities arise from a combination of genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors, resulting in diverse needs and concerns when it comes to skincare routines and treatments.

A good basic skincare regime is essential to keep skin healthy, no matter your gender. Simply Bee has a special range of skincare products for men which include a Honey and Beeswax soap, Moisturizer, Shaving soap,  Beard oil, Lip balm and  Moustache wax.

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Our recommended skincare regime

Cleanse: Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser such us the Simply Bee Cleansing cream (available in plastic and glass bottles) or the Gel cleanser.

Exfoliating: Exfoliate once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells using the Simply Bee facial scrub.

Toning: Apply Simply Bee toner to balance the skin’s pH level.

Specific Hydrate: Follow toning with our popular and effective Proplis serum to target specific skin concerns, such as wrinkles, dark spots, or acne. Use Simply Bee’s acne cream to treat problem areas and Simply Bee Eye balm with Buchu to eliminate tired looking eyes. 

Moisturizing: Moisturise your face twice a day with our specific Simply Bee Night or Day cream, to keep your skin hydrated between cleansings

Applying sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 along with the sunscreen lip balm every day, even on cloudy days and during winter to prevent skin damage due to sunburn.

Here are some additional tips for men’s facial skincare:

  • Shave with a sharp razor and use a shaving cream or gel to protect your skin.
  • Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Use a beard oil or balm to keep your beard soft and healthy.
  • Wear sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days.
  • Avoid smoking and excessive sun exposure.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Manage stress.

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