Men's Skin vs Women's Skin: how do they differ? Discover men's favorite facial treatments

For a skincare routine to work and achieve your dreamed skin goals, you need to choose the right products for you. But how can you create your perfect day and night routine if you don’t first spend time understanding your skin needs?

Start by recognizing the differences between men and women's skin. These differences will often determine the type of blemishes, skin type and conditions men and women have. Additionally, these variations in collagen content, texture and complexion also will bring men to choose specific facial treatments over others. Read more to learn how men and women’s skin differ, and to discover men's favourite facial treatments. 



Collagen content and skin tone

First of all: what is collagen? Collagen is a structural protein that gives strength and elasticity to the skin. Women’s skin start to loose collagen from the menopause years (around 2% every year). Men’s skin feels firmer even in older age because it is about 20% to 25% thicker than women’s skin. This is partially due to higher levels of collagen, which start to decrease at about 1% per year after 30 years of age.

What is truly important, whether you are a man or woman, is diet and lifestyle choices. Eating a balanced diet, sleep, exercise and a clean environment does make a difference in both physical health and skincare.

Skin Type and Sebum

Men are generally more prone to acne and their skin is usually more hydrated and less dry as opposed to women. These two characteristics are both partially due to higher production of sebum in men’s skin. In fact, men have larger sebum glands than women, whose skin usually becomes less oily after puberty.

Whilst excessive sebum can lead to acne and clogged pores, it also helps the skin stay hydrated. So men are far less prone to having dry skin than women.
This really plays well for men as they are notoriously paying less attention to their skincare. On the other hand, Harvard Health Publishing states that men are less likely to use sunscreen as compared to women. Sun exposure is one of the most common reasons for skin damages, and as men do not apply sunscreen regularly, they are more vulnerable to such skin diseases.



Which facial treatments men choose more 

Dermal fillers

Injectable fillers are a great option for adding facial volume, contouring and reshaping the face if it has lost elasticity or definition due to aging. That’s why, for many men, one of the most popular places for dermal filler injections is the chin and jawline: to add stronger and more defined face features.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are a great way to rejuvenate and exfoliate the skin. These chemical peels are available in different strengths, and the men tend to opt for a light chemical peel to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leave the skin smooth and fresh. Another benefits of chemical peels is their properties to reduce raised texture caused by ingrown beard hair or razor bumps. 



Best Naturalia Sintesi Facial Treatments For Men

Naturalia Sintesi offers your salon different facial treatments to suit your client's requirments and goal for their skin. From classic anti-age and anti-wrinkle treatments to preparatory and perfecting facials that can be integrated into structured treatments programs.

We believe these following facial treatments would make the perfect addition to your salon's "Men's Facials" menu:

  • Anti-age & Anti-inflammation treatment: anti-redness and anti-irritation for sensitive, irritable and/or rosacea-prone skin. 
  • Anti-age treatment: lessens the appearance of fine lines, crow's feet and neck wrinkles. It provides a more radiant and plumped complexion. 
  • Anti-pollution treatment: perfect tool for all those people living the city-life, in busy areas where air might be more polluted. This treatments reduces the skin's toxins and free-radicals, and it protects the skin barrier from external polluting agents.

Are you a Beauty Salons's owner or therapist? Send now your enquiry to have one of these facial treatments featuring your clinic's facial menu.

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