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Looking after male skin

Looking after male skin

Lots of the skincare advice relating to each decade is relevant to both men and women but much of our advice has been geared towards female skin. We know that men also want to look good so we have included some advice aimed specifically at men.

Men are lucky enough to naturally have more collagen and elastin, which gives them firmer and thicker skin. In fact, research shows that their skin is approximately 25% thicker than women’s skin. Studies have also shown that men’s skin tends to be less acidic on the pH scale than women’s skin. First signs of ageing for men tends to be dark circles, bags and wrinkles around the eye area. To fight this problem, there are various eye creams on the market suck as Elemis Time Defence Eye Reviver that are specially formulated for men.

It is important that men sustain a regular cleansing routine using products such as Elemis Deep Cleanse Facial Wash and Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator. This is because men have larger pores that can clog easily. Men’s skin also tends to be more oily due to higher levels of androgen hormones and so they need to look for a suitable cleanser type. Shaving can be damaging for the skin so calming and healing ingredients whilst shaving can reduce any damage and speed the healing process We recommend Elemis Skin Soothe Shave Gel or Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel. As men age and their testosterone levels drop, their skin will become drier and they will have to change their cleansing products accordingly. Men should use a good moisturiser such as Elemis Daily Moisture Boost or Pro Collagen Marine Cream and might also want to consider a mask such as Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask for a deep clean and added hydration.

Also please don’t forget sunscreen! Males over 50 are at the highest risk of developing melanoma and so the most important thing that a man can do for his skin is to use a sunscreen early and often. One of the most inexpensive ways to keep your skin looking its best for the longest period of time possible is to use a sunscreen.

Recommended Skincare

Elemis Men’s range

Elemis Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for Men

Treatments for you.

Elemis High Performance Skin Energiser

Elemis BIOTEC Super-Charge Facial for Men