Skin Care For Men: What Women Have Known for Years (And Men Are Now Embracing)
Did you know that skin is the largest organ in the human body? It’s true! And just like we strive to maintain optimal health throughout the other organs in our body through a clean diet, exercise, and supplementation, we also should be focusing on the health of our skin!
Women have embraced the idea of healthy skin for decades, practically keeping the skincare industry afloat with their desire for youthful, healthy skin. Most women also know that caring for their skin is a vital part of their overall health and wellbeing, and should be prioritized as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Recently, data has shown that men are embracing skincare at an accelerated rate. In fact, skincare has become a core product category for men, with the men’s skincare industry growing at 6.2% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) since 2019, while women’s is growing at 4.6%, according to grandviewresearch.com. It seems men are beginning to embrace the idea that caring for your skin is just as important as caring for the rest of your body.
The modern man recognizes that shaving kits and hygiene products are not enough to help improve your skin. Cleansing and keeping skin well-nourished is critical to its health.
In fact, according to dermatologyassociatesga.com, men produce twice as much sebum as women, meaning they’re more likely to suffer from acne, enlarged pores, excessive oil, and even facial scars.
Interested in upping your skincare game, but not sure where to start?
Here are a few easy steps to improve the overall health of your skin:
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can absorb the energy from UV light, which leads to wrinkles, sagging, and skin cancer. It can also help to protect the skin’s moisture barrier, which can help soften skin. (Source: MedicalNewsToday.com).
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3’s are shown to help regulate our skin’s oil production, improve balanced hydration, subdue breakouts, and minimize signs of aging. They can also help to soften rough skin, and have a soothing effect on dry, irritated skin. (source: healthline.com).
Sunscreen is a necessity for everybody. Even if you don’t “burn easily”, have darker skin, or spend a majority of time indoors, applying an SPF daily is vital to avoiding sun-related problems like dark spots and wrinkles, and lowering your risk of developing skin cancer. (source: healthline.com).
Bar soaps can be drying and irritating to the skin. Facial cleansers typically include ingredients that moisturize and soften, as well as maintain your skin’s natural oil.
Generally, men have normal to oily skin, and as a result, water-based, oil-free moisturizers tend to be best for men. Best recommendation? Find a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid for nighttime. According to everydayhealth.com, hyaluronic acid works to bind water to skin cells overnight, leaving skin with a healthy, youthful glow.
According to Patricia Wexler, MD, and dermatologist in New York, “skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging. That’s part of the repair process.” She goes on to say, “Only getting 5 hours of sleep a night can lead to twice as many fine lines as sleeping 7 would.” (source: WebMD.com) So make sure to catch those z’s!
Through simple, inexpensive changes to your basic skin care routine, you can improve the overall look, feel, and health of your skin. Below is a list of supplements you can purchase as you embark on your journey to better skin!
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