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Men naturally have more collagen and elastin, which makes for firmer and thicker skin overall. In fact, 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. When ageing signs do appear, they start around the eyes with dark circles, bags and wrinkles. 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.

A regular cleansing routine is very important such as Elemis Deep Cleanse Facial Wash and Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator, since men have larger pores that can clog easily. Men should be sure to use the proper cleanser for their skin type, which is typically more oily due to having high levels of the androgen hormone levels. Shaving can be quite stressful and damaging for the skin so calming and healing ingredients whilst shaving can minimise the damage and speed the healing process such as Elemis Skin Soothe Shave Gel or Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel . As men age and their testosterone levels drop, their skin tends to become drier and they will have to switch up 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.

One final fact that men should not ignore is that males over 50 are at the highest risk of developing melanoma. 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