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Why Men's Skin is Different

June 14, 2024 3 min read

Why Men's Skin is Different

It’s not fair, but nature has gifted men a 15-year skin bonus! Here’s why male skin is different to female skin …

Men seem to have most of the luck when it comes to skin. Have you ever wondered why so many men seem to age so well - many of them even looking better than when they were younger – while so many women look older and tired out?

Well, it’s not just your imagination. The truth is that, on average, men’s skin looks 15 years younger than women’s skin. Men’s skin is oilier, thicker and tougher, thanks to a high collagen density that defies the years, particularly when it comes to the development of lines and deep wrinkles.

After puberty, testosterone ensures that male skin produces more sebum which literally helps to oil their skin and help keep it stay younger-looking for longer - but also, on the downside, more prone to acne (which can last longer than in guys than it does in females).

Men also tend to be a lot less ‘sun savvy’, which means they can throw away that 15-year advantage by exposing unprotected skin to the ravages of photoaging. Statistics prove that UV light is particularly damaging to fair, sensitive and freckly Type 1 and Type 2 skin. 

Shaving exfoliates the skin – but you need to take care of your dermis

Exfoliation encourages the production of new skin cells, whether that is regarding your face or limbs. For guys, shaving their whiskers exfoliates the facial skin, making it look younger and brighter - but done without care it can also lead to beard burn, ingrown hairs and bumps.

In recent years, taking care of their skin has become just as important to American men as it has always been to women.Elave Skincare recognised this growing trend with the creation of a wide range of unisex skincare formulations suitable for all ages and skin types.

Elave Derma Skin Essentials kit offers head-to-toe therapy with three full-size skincare formulations.Elave Sensitive Body Wash is a sulfate-free cleansing wash with camomile and vitamin E; Elave Sensitive Shampoo, an extremely gentle, sulfate-free shampoo with conditioning polymers and natural glycerin, is suitable for all hair types; andElave Sensitive Body Lotionoffers a quickly absorbed, intensely moisturizing formula with camomile extract.

Elave Skin Hydrating Essentialscleanse and surge moisture back into facial skin. Elave Hydrating Cream Cleanseris a unique combination of hydrating emollients and cleansers in a vitamin and aloe vera-enriched formula.Elave Intense Moisture Surgecombines fractionated coconut oil with shea butter to repair and deeply hydrate sensitive facial skin.

A gentle, sulfate-free formula works wonders on eczema-prone skin

Razor drag and burn can be especially painful on dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin.Elave Shave Essentials containsElave Sensitive Shave Gel,a gentle, sulfate-free formulation with vitamin E and natural glycerin, andElave Shave Balmwith soothing aloe vera and cooling menthol, to reduce skin irritation and redness. The set comes with a free vegan shaving brush. 

It's a good idea to change your razor blade every 3-4 uses if you shave often, or whenever your razor starts pulling, nicking or rusting. This will help ensure your razor stays sharp for a closer, more accurate shave and help avoid lumps and bumps. To prolong the life of your razor, dry it off after you shave and avoid storing it in a wet shower.

Treasure that 15-year skin advantage guys, because nature has given you a gift that can be protected – but never replicated.  Now, imagine if skincare companies could put that guarantee into a jar!



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