The differences between men's skin and women's are not monumental. But are they enough to warrant skincare products tailored to your own gender? The short answer is yes.
There are several key differences between the skin of a man and that of a woman that affect absorption of products or how the skin looks which ultimately affects the kind of products you're going to want to be putting on your skin.
1. Skin Thickness
Men's skin is physically thicker than women's skin, with The International Dermal Institute's Dr Diana Howard indicating that men's skin is roughly 25% thicker than women's skin.
This additional thickness, Dr. Howard indicates, is influenced by an increased level of male sex hormones like testosterone in men.
This increased skin thickness means that men's skincare products need to be able to penetrate further than women's to provide the same level of moisturisation to the skin, something that was considered when formulating the NEUÚ MEN range.
It's no secret that men tend to sweat more than women, but did you know that they actually have more sweat glands and bigger pores on their faces than women too?
Not only that, but when men sweat their pores open up even more, which leaves them primed to get clogged.
Using an exfoliating scrub twice or three times a week such as NEUÚ MEN Face Scrub will help stop pores from getting clogged by removing dirt and dead skin cells.
Another side-effect of increased testosterone production is that men produce more sebum, making men's skin oilier than women's.
Sebum is a natural oil produced by sebaceous glands in the human body. A build-up of sebum which, like sweat, leaves the body through your pores can contribute to acne or blemishes.
This makes dealing with the extra oil production in men's skin a necessity if you want clear skin.
To avoid the increased oil production becoming an issue, be sure to use a good daily face wash. NEUÚ MEN Face Wash will remove excess oils and dirt, without overly drying the skin.
4. Collagen Density
As we age, the density of collagen in the skin naturally declines, leaving skin looking visibly older.
Collagen is a naturally produced protein which plumps the skin and improves elasticity to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
And luckily us men are genetically predisposed to have a higher collagen density than women and retain higher concentrations of it as we age compared to women due to changes in their bodies after menopause begins.
One of the integral elements of natural collagen production is Vitamin C, an antioxidant which is found in Grapeseed Oil, an ingredient in the NEUÚ MEN Moisturiser.
Men have more and thicker hair on their faces than women, and with facial hair back in fashion in recent years, you're more likely to see men sporting some version of a beard.
One of the benefits of a beard is that it can provide protection from sun exposure. Damaging UVA and UVB rays from the sun are some of the biggest external factors that contributes to visible ageing of the skin.
While a thick beard can protect the skin from UV light, that doesn't mean men should skimp on wearing an SPF to shield their skin.
All of these differences in men's skin mean you should be choosing products tailored for men, like the NEUÚ MEN range of skincare products.