When it comes to skincare, society often portrays it as a predominantly feminine. However, skincare is not limited to any gender; it is an essential aspect of self-care that everyone should prioritise. Skin problems for men are often overlooked or dismissed. Let’s find out about 3 common skin problems for men, and the practical solutions needed to help them achieve healthy and glowing skin.
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3 Common Skin Problems for Men
1. Shaving-Related Issues
For many men, shaving is a regular part of their grooming routine. However, it often brings along its own set of problems such as razor burns, ingrown hairs, and skin irritation. Shaving can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and prone to sensitivity. Preparation is key to achieving a smooth and irritation-free shave. Regular exfoliation removes any dead skin cells, dirt and debris off the skin, allowing a closer shave. SkinBase Microdermabrasion is a powerful treatment that blasts non-allergenic crystals onto the skin, for an intense exfoliation. Having a treatment once a week will reduce the risk of razor burn and help to prevent ingrown hairs.
2. Acne and Breakouts
Acne is not just a problem faced by teenagers. Men of all ages can experience breakouts due to various factors, including hormonal imbalances, stress, and improper skincare routines. Men typically have higher levels of testosterone, causing them to have oilier skin. Facial hair also plays a part, as beards and moustaches can trap oil and bacteria within them. Both of these factors lead to clogged pores, increasing the risk of breaking out. Acne symptoms can be physically uncomfortable and also impact self-confidence. SkinBase IPL for acne is a hard working treatment that uses short pulses of yellow, green and red light to destroy bacteria on the skin and get rid of acne. A consistent skincare routine combined with professional treatments is also vital in combatting acne breakouts. Cleanse your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, excess oil, and impurities, without stripping the skin. Use soothing moisturisers and an SPF 30 to keep the skin hydrated and protected.
3. Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Men and women experience a gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres in the skin as they age, resulting in the formation of fine lines and deep wrinkles. On average, men tend to have 20% thicker skin due to differences in their hormonal levels. Thicker skin may result in deeper creases and wrinkles, but less superficial fine lines. An inconsistent skincare routine, inadequate sun protection or unhealthy habits can also accelerate the development of deep wrinkles. SkinBase Collagen Lift works to boost collagen levels, smooth out deep wrinkles and bring the skin back to life. The heated ceramic handset works deep beneath the skin, delivering powerful waves of radio-frequency energy to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen.
Skincare for Men
Skincare is not a gender-specific concern; it is a vital component of self-care for both men and women. By recognising the unique skincare problems faced by men and addressing them with knowledge and appropriate routines, men can take charge of their skin health. Embracing a consistent skincare routine, seeking professional help, and adopting healthy habits will lead to healthier, more radiant skin – boosting confidence and overall well-being. So, break the stigma and start caring for your skin today!