The biggest brands and major players in the cosmetics world now bend over backwards to market and create new lines of Skin Care for Men. This is due to the increased demand for men’s skin care products.
After the nineties, the more feminine aspect of cosmetics has crept into the male consumer market. This is due to many reasons, such as gay culture being revered during the naughties (year 2000+) as well as many leading brands hiring footballers and heterosexual male celebrities to advertise men’s skincare products and skin supplements.
The market has now grown so that even though men’s cosmetics are a fraction of the market size of female cosmetics, they are still worth millions per year in the UK, and billions in the USA.
Shaving, tanning, washing, sweating, swimming, working, playing and loving; a man’s skin takes a beating which is why there is Skin Care for Men available.
There is a common misunderstanding when it comes to male and female skin. For starters, men do have rougher skin than women. This is because oestrogen (the female hormone created by a woman’s eggs) makes a woman’s skin softer. People therefore think that female skin is not as tough as men’s. This is not true. Softer does not mean it is not as tough (look up fibreglass vs. iron).
What may surprise you is that the skin on a man’s face is not as tough as on a woman. There are a few reasons, but the biggest one is a man’s facial hair. It is in fact acting like a perforated piece of paper making it weaker. There are no amounts of skin supplements that are going to change this male-female skin fact (apart from the bearded lady).
Shaving irritates the skin on a man’s face. It takes an average of 15 blade passages across the face for a clean shave. Times that by six (take a day off on Sunday and relax) then that is 90 times a week (average approx) that a blade swipes a man’s face. There may also be up to 15,000 hairs on the bottom half of a man’s face, so there is ample opportunity for irritation. This is a fairly good reason to consider skin supplements.
This sort of thing can lead to folliculitis, commonly called barber’s rash, and its symptoms include a pinky/red rash followed by itching, and pimples or pustules near hair follicles, usually found around the neck. Contrary to popular belief, there are times when barber’s rash cannot be helped, because (ironically) you can have a bad hair day on your face, just like you can on your head. The condition often irritates and causes inflammation, which will make the inevitable hair re-growth difficult.
The use of gentle exfoliating creams based on acids (AHA) will facilitate hair growth, help remove barber’s rash (maybe even prevent it) and the gentle acids also help stop your rash becoming more infected. There are now some very good solutions in the area of Skin Care for Men for barbers’ rash. Apply antiseptics or anti-inflammatory if you have a particularly bad rash and consider further skin supplements if the problem persists..
The good news for men is that tanning will not cause wrinkles as quickly as it will on a woman (take that Woman-kind !!). On the down side, men are more vulnerable to skin cancer all over their bodies than women (men can‘t win em all). The most common place on a man is on his back. It is always wise to use a good strength of sun block when out in the sun as well as various other Skin Care for Men products.
The good news is that there are a lot of anti wrinkle creams for men too such as Revitol, though try not to lose too many wrinkles, as there are many people whom feel that a few wrinkles make a man look distinguished.
Check out Revitol an anti aging skin care products designed for men as well as women.