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Is mens skin really that different?

Is mens skin really that different?

As times change, it's becoming more socially acceptable for men to use skin care products in their daily routine.

The question is - why can't we just use the stuff on the shelf already and be done with it?

That's a good question, it turns out that men's skin is 25% thicker, secrets more sebum, has larger and more pores than women - there's a whole lot more to this than meets the eye!

Thicker skin contributes to men not ageing as easily - that's why men may appear more “ageless” when standing beside their female counterparts.

Generally, these observations are thwarted when men don't take care of their skin as females most likely would - helped along with products designed specifically for their skin!

Men have more collagen,  not only that but men's skin has bigger pores and more of them - and they produce more sebum.

The differences between men and women’s skin are caused by hormones, specifically testosterone. Androgens such as testosterone affect the thickness of the skin and how much sebum the skin’s sebaceous glands produce and seeing as men have a load of testosterone, their skin is both thicker and oilier than women’s.

This means you may be more likely to get spots and blackheads. 

The argument for a mens skin care range taking pride of place on your daily routine shelf is strong - and remember, cheap products have cheap ingredients, its worth while spending a little more on protecting your skin!

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