Women's And Men's Skin: Difference By Nature

Male Skin vs Female Skin: Different by Nature!

CARE TIPS FOR HIM

Men’s skin is not the same as women’s skin! That’s why men shouldn’t use the same care products as women, either. To keep their skin looking great and healthy, men need to use a specially tailored skin care routine.

THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE SKIN

Just like women, men also want to keep their skin looking great and healthy for a long time. And, just like women, they experience problems with sensitive skin, acne and skin ageing. But men’s skin is very different in both its structure and its function. That's why it is important to know your skin type - take our men's skin type finder quiz to find yours!

What makes men's skin so unique?

Men’s skin is primarily regulated by the hormone testosterone, which causes a different skin structure to women. What’s more, men’s skin is up to 15-20% thicker. It contains more collagen fibres and has a firmer and more robust appearance. Collagen is the skin’s greatest moisture reserve and is responsible for its tautness and elasticity. These natural water stores keep men’s skin wrinkle-free – at least until they reach their mid-30s. That’s why products should always be tailored to men’s skin.

 

The most obvious difference between men’s skin and women’s skin is the sebum content, pH level and sweat production.

THE WEAKNESSES IN MEN’S SKIN

But men’s more robust skin has its downsides, too. Because of the male hormone testosterone, the sebaceous glands produce a lot more oil. Young men in particular therefore suffer from blemished skin or acne more often than young women. Men should therefore never use the same jar of cream as their partner – this could block the sebaceous glands, which could cause spots. When caring for their facial skin, men usually need creams with plenty of moisture and not much oil, such as NIVEA Men Creme.

WHY SUN PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT FOR MEN, TOO

We all know the feeling: the sun comes out, enticing us to the park, hot Mediterranean countries or the mountains. Lots of men believe that the sun cannot damage their robust skin. But that’s wrong: even men’s skin reacts to strong sunlight by ageing prematurely and developing wrinkles. What’s more, if they stay in the sun for too long, men can also develop pigment spots or age spots on their skin.

Regularly applying sun protection is therefore a must for men, as well: the ears, neck, and the scalp in men with not much hair are particularly heavily exposed to the sun. In addition, special face creams are also available for men’s skin, containing UVA/UVB protection, such as NIVEA MEN Active DNAGE Moisturiser. These not only provide the skin with plenty of moisture, but also protect it from harmful sunlight at the same time.


WRINKLES ARE A PROBLEM FOR MEN, AS WELL

Whilst women have to deal with their first eye wrinkles as early as their early 20s, men’s skin stays smooth until their early 30s. But skin ageing then picks up the pace – for example, forehead wrinkles quickly set in.


CARE PRODUCTS FOR HIM

Many women’s care products are really tough on men’s skin. Men’s skin is different in its construction and structure, and therefore needs care that is specially tailored to its needs.

FOR SOFT SKIN ALL OVER THE BODY

Men's shower gel and body wash should reflect their needs. NIVEA MEN Sport Shower Gel and Body Wash is great for your body, face and hair with it's revitalising formula and fresh lime scent.

AN IRRIATION FREE SHAVE

Though women do shave, it is a more regular occurrence for men to shave their face. You need a special kind of care when it comes to shaving your face to avoid irritations and micro-cuts. That's why NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Gel is perfect, offering 5 in 1 protection.

You have to moisturise!

We're going to say it - you have to moisturise! This is an important step in any grooming routine as moisturising regularly keeps your skin soft and protected all day. Use NIVEA MEN Sensitive Pro Anti-Skin Stress Moisturiser to minimises skin stress and leave your skin feeling great.

HOW TO CARE FOR MEN’S SKIN FROM HEAD TO TOE

 

DON’T EXPERIMENT WHEN IT COMES TO FACIAL CARE

Men's facial skin is thicker and produces more sebum than women’s skin. Antibacterial wash gels and gentle exfoliation such as Active Energy Fresh Look Face Wash from NIVEA MEN are ideal for fighting blemishes. One problem area for men’s faces is beard growth: every shave irritates the skin! You should therefore choose a shaving foam,shaving gel after-shave which suits your skin type. Quickly absorbed moisturising creamsrelieve the skin without making it oily.

Women's facial skin is finer, more sensitive and tends to become dry. That's why women's skin needs a rich face cream which can optimally balance the moisture and oil content. Problem zones include the mouth and eye areas, as wrinkles are more likely to develop here. Rich face creams with ingredients such as vitamin C, hyaluronic acid or Q10 can prevent wrinkles in time.


SHAVING – STRESS FOR THE SKIN

Regular shaving puts strain on men’s skin! When wet shaving, the top layer of skin is removed. The skin which is irritated when shaving does not tolerate aggressive products. Learn all the basics of male grooming with NIVEA MEN.