Is bae constantly 'borrowing' your beauty products? As sweet as it is to share, there is a reason why skincare products for men exist. Skin, it seems, really does have a gender according to the derms.
Here's why your guy needs a skincare regimen of his own – and the products that will truly work wonders for his complexion!
Us breaking down the reasons your guy needs to step away from your lotions and potions...
First and foremost, men have much higher levels of testosterone than women – ten times more, according to research. This means their skin is generally thicker and oilier, leaving them prone to large pores, congestion, and breakouts.
Since oily skin has a harder time shedding dead skin cells, men should look for a cleanser formulated with oil-zapping ingredients like salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) known for dissolving dead skin, impurities, and face oil. It's extremely effective for acne-prone skin types.
Men have a lower surface pH than women, which is why they have higher instances of acne. On the plus side, their skin barrier is better at sealing in moisture as their skin barrier is stronger.
It's why women are more prone to dry skin than men. In fact, up until the age of 50, men lose a much lower amount of water in the skin than women of the same age.
When looking for cleansers, toners, and moisturizers, always look for oil-free products that won't contribute to the oiliness. He should also curb rich, heavy creams that may clog the pores and trigger blemishes.
All that Shaving
Men allegedly subject their skin to around 16,000 shaves in a lifetime. That's why he needs to show that area a little extra TLC.
"As well as mechanical irritation, he may suffer from ingrown hairs and folliculitis," says Dr. Stefanie Williams, medical director at the Eudelo skin clinic. "Look for ingredients aimed at daily repair as shaving can remove the skin’s natural lipids along with the top layer of skin cells."
Some soothing ingredients to look for include aloe vera, tea tree oil, green tea, and lavender.
Introducing Truly's brand-new Men's Skincare Product Line...
The Bodne Bundle
Because men have oilier skin, they're more vulnerable to issues like body acne. We've created this bundle to help diminish excess oil, zap away zits, and speed up the healing process of active breakouts.
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The 3-in-1 Bundle
Interestingly, men’s skin can tolerate a higher concentration of active ingredients such as retinol, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid. In other words, it's worth taking advantage of anti-aging formulations made with such ingredients to help retain and restore youth, whatever his age. That's where our 3-in-1 Bundle comes in!
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The Man's Shave Kit
With all that blade-on-skin action, your guy needs a little more love in that area.
Since he's prone to issues like irritation, ingrown hairs, and folliculitis, it's important to establish a proper shaving routine that goes beyond a razor and shaving cream.
He'll find everything he needs for a soft to the touch shave in Truly's Man's Shave Kit.
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Ask any dermatologist or aesthetician, and they'll tell you the same thing: men need designated skincare routines.
In addition to the new products featured above, we also recommend using sunscreen SPF 30 on a daily basis and potentially even eye cream if he's dealing with issues like puffiness and dark circles.
For more serious skin concerns, urge him to consult with a dermatology professional. He may be advised to undergo in-office treatments like laser and peels for chronic acne and scarring.