January 02, 2023

Skincare for Men

So, skin is just skin, right? Well, not quite. Though skin essentially provides the same function for everyone, there are some key differences when curating a skin care routine or professional facial treatment for men.

One key difference includes men’s naturally higher levels of the androgen hormone testosterone, which can greatly impact the skin’s condition. For example, testosterone affects skin’s thickness, and men’s skin tends to be about 25% thicker than women’s skin. This increased thickness is partly due to elevated collagen density. Though men have a higher collagen density, their collagen tends to decline as the aging process begins, meaning signs of aging like wrinkles and loss of elasticity may show up at an earlier age. However, men’s collagen decline is at a constant, consistent rate, making aging appear more subtlety.