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  • Writer's pictureSanta Fe Skin Institue

Skincare for Men


Calling all Guys! Combat that skin today and start getting noticed, here is quick guide to get you started!

Mens skin in thicker.. researcher shows that men’s skin is up to 25% thicker than women’s skin. Since the Stratum Corneum (a.k.a. the skin barrier) is thicker, men’s skin appears firmer and tighter than women’s skin on average, which also means it’s oilier in general. Some people say that oilier skin ages better than dry skin. While this is debatable, the fact that men’s skin is oilier than women’s skin is not. Men have larger pores and more active sebaceous glands than women. This makes them more prone to breakout and having large pores that can be unsightly. The 4 steps to get you on track.

  1. Cleanse...

Men have oilier skin and are more prone to acne, cleansing regularly is a must. Men are less prone to dryness and dehydration than women, so a basic oil-free cleanser should suffice. If it’s winter, a more hydrating cleanser may be needed. A good rule of thumb for people with oily skin is to cleanse twice a day. So, a proper men’s skincare routine should start with a good cleansing in the morning and evening.

  1. Exfoliate..

At least 2-3 times a week. A smooth surface is important for facial shaving. Since men have more facial hair than women, they shave their faces more frequently. Since dead skin cells can clog up your razor, it’s best to exfoliate before shaving to get a closer shave.

  1. Moisturize

The foundation of skincare routines is the moisturizer. while there are skincare products marketed to men, men don’t have to stick to moisturizers that come in blue and gray packaging. What’s important is the ingredients.

Men may not need as many intrinsic anti-aging ingredients as women because of their thicker skin barrier. However, men are still exposed to the harsh elements, which can cause environmental skin damage and external aging.

  1. SPF

If your moisturizer doesn’t contain SPF, then this will be an additional step—and it’s one of the most important. Combat unnecessary sun damage with a safe SPF product. Honestly just make sure your moisturizer has SPF..

Book a consultation today with our Medical Estheticans to get that oily skin and pores under control. Time for you to stand out in the crowd.

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