The different concentrations of hormones in men and women influence the quality of the skin. Testosterone values provide a higher fat content, making the male dermis 20% thicker. In addition, men have larger sebaceous glands, which leads to increased sebum production, larger and more visible pores, and an oily sheen on the face that can be incorrectly associated with a more unkempt appearance.
Thus, we might think that male skin, being thicker, is therefore more resistant than female skin, but this is not the case, the permeability of the skin barrier is lower and, as a result, it is more easily injured. Men age more slowly by generating a greater amount of collagen and over the years they lose it at a slower rate than women, especially when they reach menopause.
The trick of a good facial routine for men is based on a double daily cleansing of the face, much more demanding than that of any woman. Having oilier skin, it is important to hydrate it with non-comedogenic creams and, last but not least, you should always apply sunscreen before leaving home to prevent the appearance of spots.
That is why, although most beauty products are unisex, brands launch specific product lines for men, formulated with the right ingredients to treat their typical quirks.
Women's skin is smoother and thinner, contains less collagen and is therefore more prone to the appearance of fine lines. This ages earlier and at a faster rate than men, especially at an advanced age, for this reason women's facial routines are more complete and demanding with the passing of the years. They must be much more constant in their skin care if they want to have fresh and healthy skin.
A daily female routine, day and night, includes: cleansing, toner, serum, eye contour, moisturizer and sunscreen. The use of retinol is highly recommended to promote skin regeneration and make it look healthy.
These hormonal differences create different needs in men and women, therefore, we recommend using beauty products adapted to the needs of each skin type.