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June is Men’s Health Month, and more men’s skincare options are available than ever. In the past, men’s skincare was limited to aftershave, but now we better understand men’s skin and how it differentiates from women’s. Understanding the main differences between men’s and women’s skin will help you choose the best skincare for your skin or the men in your life.

Some distinct differences in men’s skin that you should be aware of when shopping for skincare:

* Men typically have thicker and rougher skin due to higher testosterone levels, increasing skin thickness.

*Men’s skin has four times more oil than women’s skin. 

*Their skin tends to be 25% thicker than a woman’s. 

*Daily face shaving can cause skin irritation, leading to redness, inflammation, and bumps on the skin. 

*A man’s skin contains more collagen, which helps the youthful look and appearance of the skin. 

*In the past, many men were generally less compliant about wearing sunscreen, but that has changed with increased sunscreen education, which has helped to reduce the risk of sun damage.

What to look for in Men’s Skincare

Quality shaving products will help you look forward to shaving by minimizing skin irritation. 

Skincare products that help to heal and repair the skin barrier after daily shaving.

Light or oil-free cleansers and moisturizers are better for a normal to oily skin type and will help prevent breakouts from forming. 

Invest in acne spot treatments for acne-prone skin or acne breakouts. 

Daily Vitamin C serum will help reduce the risk of sun damage and premature aging. 

Use an oil-free broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin from sun exposure. 

Skincare Tips for Men-Summer Edition

Heat, sun, and humidity bring additional challenges to our skin, such as sunburn and moisture loss. These weather challenges can disrupt the skin barrier and irritate it. 

Here are a few tips to keep skin hydrated, healthy and protected:

*Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated.

*If you plan to spend much time outdoors, apply sunscreen with SPF to your lips and scalp. These areas are often neglected but are susceptible to sun damage and skin cancer.

*You may need to adjust your skincare routine in the summer because your skin may be more oilier than usual. 

*Summer is a great time to add more antioxidant-rich foods like fruits and vegetables to your daily diet, which will help add an extra layer of protection against UV damage and help repair skin. 

*Exposing your skin to daily pollutants like dust, dirt, and pollen means nightly cleansing is essential. 

*Stick to a simple skincare routine that is easy to follow and uses a simplified approach.

Following these skincare tips will help keep your skin healthy, youthful, and looking good throughout the year. If you have more questions about caring for your skin, schedule a consultation with a licensed professional esthetician. You can schedule a consultation or visit my retail store to shop for Glymed Plus. There, you can shop for practical, cruelty-free, botanical, pharmaceutical-grade products tailored to your skin’s unique needs.

Have questions? I’m here to help! 

Teresa

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