Skin Care: Just As Important For Men

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Proper skin care should be a daily priority for men. A good skin care regimen is more than washing your face while showering, it’s a regimen designed to keep your skin healthy and in the best shape possible. Since everyone sees your skin, why not take a few extra minutes to care for your skin? Because skin care matters.


Because of men’s facial hair, they have a stronger support structure to their face. This, along with more collagen and elastin fibers (elements of the skin that give the face strength and elasticity), lead to thicker skin. And thicker skin is better at resisting wrinkles.

Facial hair glands also produce oil, therefore a man’s skin is oilier than woman’s skin. Oil can trap moisture, keeping skin hydrated and more youthful looking — but the downside to oily skin is that it is prone to acne.

The texture of a man’s skin tends to be rougher, able to withstand more daily abuse, and while the daily routine of shaving provides the benefit of exfoliation, it can also lead to skin sensitivity.


Men’s skin care should include a cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen


A liquid cleanser is better than bar soap as it is less harsh. Bar soap can dry out your skin, making it feel itchy and tight. A great option for a mild cleanser is Revision’s Brightening Facial Wash.

Clean skin promotes healthier-looking skin.

Oily skin needs a cleanser with an exfoliating agent such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzyl peroxide. These cleansers remove the top layer of dead skin and allow for deeper cleaning of the pores. Consider trying OilaCleanse by ZO Skin Health.


A clean face is a key step in allowing a moisturizer to penetrate your skin. Moisturizing also has anti-aging benefits and helps keeps your skin hydrated, leading to softer, more elastic skin. Try to moisturize at the same time every day, after a shower or after shaving, while the skin is wet. The moisture will help to pull the product in.

Moisturizing offers anti-aging benefits.

Knowing your skin type is key to finding the right moisturizer for you. Sensitive skin requires products that are less irritating, oily skin needs a lighter moisturizer, dry skin a thicker moisturizer. Revision’s Hydrating Serum is great for all skin types.


Sunscreen should be a part of your daily routine, but is the one product most men ignore, unless they are headed to the beach. Men are more likely to be outdoors than women and exposure to the sun is the biggest culprit in damaging skin — it ages skin leading to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

Apply sunscreen every day.

Men over 50 are twice as likely to develop melanoma as women. These facts alone support the need for a daily application of sunscreen. Sunscreens can have moisturizers in them, allowing you to moisturize at the same time. Try to find a product with an SPF of 15 or higher such as Skinmedica’s TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20. Revision’s Multi-Protection Sunscreen with SPF 50 can be used as a daily sunscreen.

“Create a daily skin care regimen that keep your skin healthy and in the best shape possible.”


Cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen make for a quick and simple skin care regimen but you can take it to the next level and add an eye cream and an antioxidant.

The skin under men’s eyes is delicate and prone to wrinkling. An eye cream or gel such as Skinceutical’s AOX Eye Gel can help reduce under eye puffiness, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and add additional hydration to the sensitive skin.

Skin is exposed to sun and environmental pollutants every day. Incorporating antioxidants into your skin care regimen helps repair and protect the daily damage.

Here’s a throwback to your high school chemistry class: Environmental factors such as UV rays or pollution lead to the formation of “free radicals.” Free radicals are unstable molecules that contain an unpaired electron. When the cells in our skin encounter a free radical it may cause the destruction of the skin cell, leading to signs of aging.

Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals by donating an electron, making the cell stable and preventing damage to the tissue, slowing the aging process down. Adding an antioxidant such as Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Gel is a great way to further support a powerful skin care regimen.


Incorporate skin care treatments on a monthly or quarterly basis to support the health of your skin.

One of the most important components of a good skin care treatment is exfoliation. Exfoliation found in a microdermabrasion or a micropeel helps remove the dead layer of skin, jump starts cell turnover, and promotes the growth of new healthy skin cells. The treatments can also clear out clogged pores allowing for better absorption of skin care products. Best of all, these treatments are painless and quick.

Skin care treatments in combination with medical grade skin care products are the key to maintaining healthy, clear skin. Act now by calling 480.505.6430 to schedule a skin care consultation.

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