Women’s and men’s skin – 3 differences in bodycare

Taking care of one’s appearance has never been a female prerogative. In recent years, many men have begun to pay more attention to skin care and products dedicated to the male public. The needs are the same: fresh look, well-groomed and luminous skin with attention to moisturising and anti-wrinkle creams. The products launched on the market to meet the needs of men’s skin focus mainly on an anti-aging, moisturizing, soothing and emollient action. This is because human skin has very specific characteristics, linked to physiological factors and external factors, while for women the skin must always appear shiny and young. Let’s try to understand the main differences between men’s and women’s skin: here are 3 differences between the two types of skin care.

1. Physiological differences between men’s and women’s skin

From a physiological point of view, it must be considered that men have a greater production of steroid hormones, particularly testosterone, which is responsible for the fact that male skin is about 22 % thicker than that of women. This results in a softer but denser and more resistant skin, thanks to a higher concentration of collagen. The thickness tends to slowly decrease with age while in the case of women, this remains relatively constant until the menopause and then decreases quickly. Furthermore, the male skin is oilier since it has a greater number of sebaceous glands and therefore tends to be more subject to the appearance of imperfections such as blackheads, folliculitis and acne.

2. Aging process

As for the aging process, in the male skin the phenomenon is slower than the female one but at the same time more sudden, in fact the man sees the first wrinkles appearing around the age of 40, but once started, the aging process is faster. In women, on the other hand, this process is slower; the first wrinkles appear already around the age of 30 and slowly become deeper. To make the aging process less sudden and smoother, we recommend the use of a body serum. It will maximise the skin’s natural renewal cycle in the long run, which will translate into it being fresher and healthier.

3. Skin type’s pH

As far as the skin’s pH is concerned, this value is around 4.5 for men while in women it is at least one unit higher, i.e. 5.8. This results in men’s skin being slightly more acid than women’s. This increased acidity of the skin is the consequence of a higher concentration of lactic acid, which is also responsible for a greater irritability.

The differences between men’s and women’s skin are numerous. To help you take care of it, we recommend using IONIQ BODY, useful for both women and men to make the skin more and more delicate and wrinkle-free, thanks to its active ingredients. If you’ve enjoyed these tips, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.