Skin care for men: this is how it’s done

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The difference between men’s and women’s skin is not as great as many would assume. It does not differ significantly in its demands on the body and face. However, the “care behaviour” of men is very different. While some men are more practical, women often go into more detail. The entire cosmetics industry is mainly focused on women’s care. Some brands have now also specialised in men’s care. However, the ingredients of men’s care products are rarely very similar. The scent is often chosen to be more masculine and the design of the container and packaging is as well. Studies by various cosmetics companies have shown, however, that men like to use high-quality products for women and often avoid men’s cosmetics.

BEAUTÉ OMAR shows you what is important in men’s skincare and what you should pay special attention to.

Identify needs: Differences between men’s and women’s skin

Skin care products for men should address the specific needs of men:

  • The skin is subject to regular shaving as the beard grows. The process leads to the removal of the superficial dry skin cells. The skin is thus more vulnerable.
  • Shaving makes the skin more susceptible to micro-injuries, which can be accompanied by inflammation.
  • Men’s skin is more exposed to environmental stresses.
  • Due to the structure and stress of the skin, it requires significantly more moisture, which should go deep.
  • On the face, it is not uncommon for men to have slightly oilier skin and larger pores.
  • Men’s skin is usually drier than women’s, especially on the legs and lower legs.
  • Acne can often form on a man’s décolleté due to the dryness.

Women, on the other hand, need a mix of moisture and oil, as their skin tends to be dry and lacks moisture, even in the deeper layers of the skin, especially from the age of 40 plus.

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Cosmetics for men: What care products does the skin need?

Skin care products for men contain different ingredients for the body than special facial products. Urea in particular is best suited for the body, because the active ingredient helps to remove dry skin flakes. Subsequently, ingredients can penetrate deep into the skin and keep the skin surface supple. The following ingredients, in addition to urea, should be an integral part of men’s cosmetics:

  • DMS: nourishes like the natural skin sebum and makes the skin supple.
  • Shea butter: provides intensive moisture and ensures soft skin on particularly dry areas of the body, such as knees and elbows. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and soothes itching and redness.
  • South African Virgin Oil: With its long-chain fatty acids, it naturally moisturises the skin deep down. It relieves redness, itching and creates a feeling of tension in dry skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid: the long-chain variants moisturise the skin’s surface, while the short-chain ones penetrate deep into the skin and provide particularly high levels of moisture, especially in the dermis, for at least 4 hours.

In addition to intensive and skin-soothing care, men’s cosmetics also focus on anti-aging. Because optimal skin care is also necessary for men. Therefore, men should pay attention to the following elements and preferably opt for active cosmetics. These should have a healthy mix of scientifically based and natural ingredients.

  • Peptides: They have a skin-tightening effect. As growth factors, they have a positive effect on the collagen and connective tissue, making it firmer and tighter.
  • Hemp seed oil: It soothes the skin, especially after shaving, and keeps it supple.
  • Coconut oil: With its disinfecting properties, coconut oil is ideal for the skin after shaving and provides intensive and soothing care for the day ahead.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Two different hyaluronic acids are a must for high-quality care.

By the way, men’s skin is “thicker” than women’s.

Male skin is thicker than female skin. Thus, the skin is firmer and tends to have fewer wrinkles. This leads to delayed ageing processes. Of course, a man’s lifestyle always plays a significant role in skin ageing. Pollutants such as nicotine, alcohol and strong sun exposure as well as poorly developed subcutaneous fatty tissue also cause men to age prematurely. These factors constitute oxidative stress. The consequences are that the layer thickness of the subcutis, the dermis, becomes thinner, the subcutaneous fatty tissue becomes less. Antioxidants in skin care can also be protective and useful in male cosmetics.

Hyaluron and anti-aging: This skin care routine is suitable for men

Men’s beauty has its own laws. Gentlemen often like to be practical. Here are a few quick tips for the care routine on the body:

  • Shower with a moisturising shower gel: This also saves having to apply lotion sometimes. Here, the Deep Cleansing Body Wash is suitable not only for the skin but also for the hair. Thanks to the mild surfactant, it does not dry out the skin. Amino acids nourish the skin while showering. Coconut oil is particularly important with its cleansing effect and its refatting effect. A pleasant fragrance refreshes and revitalises.
  • When applying cream, men should pay particular attention to dry areas such as the lower legs, knees and elbows. These are often left out. The fragrance should be discreet so that the eau de toilette is shown off to its best advantage.
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Optimal facial cleansing for men with peelings and more.

The facial care routine for men is a little more complex, as shaving is added as an extra step and thus certain processes have to be taken into account. Here’s what the optimal grooming routine should look like:

  1. First, the face should be thoroughly cleansed with a face wash lotion.
  2. Then an alcohol-free tonic should complete the cleansing. Micellar water is best for this.
  3. Now the shave can take place.
  4. Afterwards, a skin-soothing cream or gel is used. The Surgi Boost Face Cream provides optimal care for the skin, as it has been specially developed for the needs of medically pre-treated skin. Men’s skin has similar requirements after shaving, so the face cream is ideal for post-shave care.
  5. If you take skin care particularly seriously, especially in the evening, you can also use a serum. This protects the skin against environmental influences and has a firming effect. This is mainly due to the vitamin E ingredient. But the active ingredient Folic Acid Ferment Extract is also ideal for men’s skin: These active ingredients are particularly suitable for the evening routine, as the skin can process them best during the night. It is responsible for the skin’s resistance to external influences.In the cold season products should contain vitamin C. Retinol also helps the skin on cold days. It has a skin-firming and soothing effect. Ideally, you should include these ingredients in your evening skin care routine. They can cause redness and a burning sensation on the skin immediately after shaving.
  6. Make sure to use products with mild, non-drying preservatives.

The dream of clear skin: The best skin care tips for men

Gentlemen who suffer from blemishes or acne on the face or other parts of the body are advised to visit a medical cosmetic regularly. This can professionally perform a deep skin cleansing or else peelings. They are mainly used to improve the quality of the skin and fine pores. However, they should preferably be used during the cold season. This is because after a peeling, the skin is virgin fresh and may be more prone to sunburn or develop pigmentation disorders.

A dermatologist can issue a prescription for these cosmetic treatments, as the costs are often even covered by private health insurance. In addition, the home care routine for men is still a prerequisite for long-term beautiful male skin.

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Conclusion: Men’s care with the combination of nature meets science

Nowadays, men’s grooming routines can be done easily and quickly at a high level using high-quality products. These can also be products for women, such as Seria Cutaneous, which, true to the motto “Nature meets Science”, has many of the properties described above. Therefore, this skincare family can be described as unisex active cosmetics. In summary, gentlemen should pay attention to the following properties:

  • Thorough cleansing can be done with mild cleansing surfactants and refatting disinfecting ingredients such as coconut oil.
  • High levels of moisture, which can also penetrate the deep layers of the skin.
  • Naturally nourishing ingredients to soothe and soften the skin.
  • Skin sebum emulation with DMS and urea for the care of extremely dry skin areas.
  • Skin-firming active ingredients such as peptide complexes that stimulate collagen synthesis.

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