Differences between male and female skin
Male and female skin differ structurally in significant physiological aspects:
Male skin is about 25 percent thicker than that of a woman’s.
A man’s skin thins gradually with age, whereas a woman’s skin thickness remains constant until about mid 40s; after menopause female skin will thin at a significant rate.
Men have a higher collagen density than women.
Because of this naturally occurring collagen density difference, it is more common for women to show premature age signs faster than men even though they are of the same age.
Men have larger pores and produce more sebum.
Problem-prone skin such as breakouts, clogged pores, blackheads and as well as seborrheic dermatitis cases can be more exacerbated and last longer in male skin due to higher sebum levels. unlike women, for male skin the sebum production remains the same throughout their life and does not decrease with age.
Male skin texture is different than that of a woman's.
It is tougher and rougher because of a thicker stratum corneum. this is also the cause to the difference in facial wrinkling that develops over the years, where men are prone to developing deeper facial wrinkles also associated with subcutaneous fat loss.
Regular shaving stresses male facial skin.
One of the main daily grooming actives for men is shaving and this can lead to more sensitive, easily irritated skin. shaving can lead to cuts, razor burns (folliculitis), ingrown hairs (pseudofolliculitis barbae) as well as over-expose the skin to external influences as it clears off microscopic pieces of dead skin and also because of a weakened skin barrier function.
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