Listen up, guys—yes, you need skincare too! Have you ever noticed bumps around your nose? Or grease on random parts of your face, when the rest is dry? (Maybe..too dry)? If so, then it’s definitely time to invest in some skincare. Bottom line, men’s skincare is as important as other grooming you’ll do.
Of course, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend seeing an esthetician. They’re skincare professionals that will be able to give your skin the treatments it needs to be in its best shape. Plus, they’ll give you actionable advice and products you can take beyond their salon. That’s why, in this post, we’ll show you the ins and outs.
Differences between male and female skin
One reason why men’s skincare is so important is because men’s skin requires completely different care than women’s skin, as they differ in structure. In the literal sense, they have much thicker skin (up to 25% more than women). This makes it much more resistant to external factors. For example, men’s skin is tends to be less sensitive to the wind or dry air. Yes, this still means you need facial sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
Men’s skin is also very elastic, due to the strong action of male hormones. These hormones increase the activity of the oil glands. Basically, what this means, is that the science stuff happening behind the scenes can make men’s skin look younger than they actually are. Again, this doesn’t mean men should skip skincare. In the next section, we’ll talk about why.
Unfortunately, there are downsides to being “thick-skinned,” as we discussed about male skin in the previous section. For starters, there’s way more hair on the male face than a female counterpart. The oil glands that can make you look youthful? They can also encourage the production of oily dirt around your face, especially around the beard area. This can also happen due to hormones.
Essentially, this means that men’s pores are prone to clog frequently. While this leads to more acne-related issues, this is where men’s skincare comes in. Target those concerns consistently, and your skin has a better chance of fighting them.
Let’s talk about the impact of shaving on your skin. Because men’s skincare impacts even your shaving routine. With the bigger amount of hair follicles on the face, comes the necessity to shave (if you don’t want facial hair, that is). With daily shaving, the lipid layer of the skin often suffers, becoming uneven, dry and irritated, even under the stubble.
So what can you do? Read on to find out.
How should you take care of your skin?
For men, the best treatments are those aimed at adding oxygen, nourishing, and cleansing the skin. Optionally, depending on individual needs and age, also those that have anti-wrinkle properties. You can find all of these services when you book an esthetician. And, if you want to do the research and book from the comfort of your own home, feel free to start on Booksy.
Best treatments for men
First thing’s first: Do not try a chemical peel at home if you are not a licensed esthetician. Do not try a chemical peel at home if you are not a licensed esthetician, and, finally: Do not try a chemical peel at home if you are not a licensed esthetician.
Formula-wise, they’re just as intense as they sound, and if this is your first go at any type of skin care, leave this to a professional. But that’s not to say chemical peels won’t massively help you.
A chemical peel is the same across the board. It removes damaged skin cells on the outer layers of the skin. The entire process makes skin smoother, and can help reduce scars and help fight blemishes. In addition, it supports the treatment of acne, brightens discoloration on the surface of the skin, and helps reduce fine wrinkles.
The only difference with chemical peels for men is that males may require more treatments. This comes down to the aforementioned thick skin aspect. Nevertheless, a chemical peel can be a great treatment to get if you have oily skin and have been struggling with acne.
First, a quick explanation of what IPL stands for–Intense Pulsed Light. This treatment uses laser’s light to target various skin conditions and issues. The great thing about this, called the photo facial, is how many skin concerns it can help you with. It can help treat acne, skin discoloration, and fine wrinkles.
The IPL treatment stimulates the production of collagen, this in effect makes your skin tighter, thus chipping a few years off your face. The fact that the laser evens out your skin tone only adds to the youthful effect.
As the name suggests, this facial treatment involves hydrating your skin. This treatment is especially recommended for men with dry and sensitive skin. During your everyday life, it’s easy to forget to drink water, or nourish your skin from the inside. While you still need to focus on water intake, getting a hydrating facial every once in a while may just be what your face needs.
Of course, the biggest benefit of this type of treatment is the instant hydration that goes into your skin. But this facial can also provide a few more benefits. For instance, less irritation, complexion and texture improvement, decrease of oil production, and
If any of these treatments caught your eye, remember, you can always use Booksy to book an appointment with an experienced professional in minutes.