Skin care has never been just a woman thing. Skin is skin, and men’s skin care is just as important.
Whether you flaunt high heels or a three-piece suit, your complexion needs love and attention—and we don’t just mean a splash of water or a bar of soap. As the body’s largest organ, skin does a lot to keep us in check. It helps protect us from outside stressors. Acts as a shield for our body. Let’s us feel the world around us. Yep, it’s pretty complex… and amazing.
So, if you know a man who takes pride in skimping on his skin care routine—or you ARE that man—COSMEDIX is here to set the record straight. Keep in scrolling to discover 4 reasons why the boys need a skin care routine ASAP, and which products are our personal go-to recommendations:
1. Men’s Skin Is Thicker Than Women’s
Don’t get carried away with that statement—we mean it literally not figuratively. Science shows that the structure of a man’s skin is up to 25% thicker compared to a woman. So, what does that mean for him? While it might serve him well for bumps and bruises, thick skin can often lead to tougher texture, clogged pores and fine lines. Using a chemical or physical exfoliant 2-3x a week helps slough away dead skin cells while promoting a more even skin tone and texture.
Best-selling Purity Detox Multi-Layer Detoxification System features Salicylic Acid, Jojoba and Poppy Seeds to help gently polish away oil, grime and dead skin while helping refine the look of pores for a smoother, softer appearance.
2. Hormones Mean More Oil Production
We might not be in the business of hormones, but we are in the business of how your body effects your skin. Hormones play an important role in many skin-related functions, specifically sebum (oil) production. And the special blend of chemicals that make the gents well … gents, are known to cause excess oil on the skin. While this can lead to visible shine, it can also result in skin care concerns within the skin like larger pores, blackheads and blemishes. Helping to balance oil production with a daily serum is a simple, yet effective, way to help improve this skin concern overtime.
Vitamin A (Retinol) is known for helping reduce the look of wrinkles, but it is also great for helping to balance oil production in the skin. Adding a Refinishing Treatment that is formulated with Retinol into a PM skin care routine can help clarify the look of pores, balance the appearance of shine and even the look of skin.
3. Two Words: Facial Hair
One of the most distinctive differences when it comes to the look of men and women’s skin is hair—specifically facial hair. A close shave is a skill that many men learn right out of the adolescent gates, though knicks and ingrown hairs can still make a regular appearance when the razor meets the skin. Of course, patience and tact play a part, but lack of moisture in the skin is another culprit when it comes to shaving hiccups. Ensuring that the complexion is hydrated and smooth with a moisturizer will help minimize razor bumps and other skin care mishaps.
Hydrate both morning and night with COSMEDIX NEW! Skin Thirst Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer as seen in Alltrue’s exclusive, socially-conscious summer box!. Made for all skin types, this ultimate, limited-edition moisturizer helps quench the skin while mattifying the complexion for a shine-free finish. Infused with moisture-locking Hyaluronic Acid and conditioning Witch Hazel, the skin instantly reaps the benefits of moisture balance as Skin Thirst helps protect skin from environmental stressors.
4. Men Have an Age-Defying Secret
Collagen. The age-defying benefit that women chase, yet men may not even know they have—usually. Men’s skin naturally produces more collagen, and while the boys may think this gives them a get-out-of-skincare free card, that’s not necessarily true. Constant exposure to environmental stressors (i.e., the sun) can cause collagen to break down at a faster pace, which is why it is so important that your man makes broad spectrum SPF his next BFF. Using proper sun protection is key to the health of skin and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage overtime.
Spray your way to protected skin with an on-the-go Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizing Spray. Powered by Niacinamide and Green Tea Extract, Protect UV sunscreen features an easy-to-blend formula that conditions the skin and help protect skin from environmental stressors.