Men are becoming more conscious of looking after their skin, it is almost a trend rather than a taboo. Feeling and looking good is important for men and women alike, but is there a real difference in targeted skincare?
Skin in Men and Women is indeed very different, this is mainly due to hormones:
- Men’s skin is up to 20% thicker than women’s and contains more collagen fibres making it more dense and resistant. It has less adipose content resulting in a reduction in softness and suppleness.
- Men are more prone to the inflammation of skin follicles and acne.
- The Skin’s PH: men’s skin has a value of 4.5 (more acidic because of the higher lactic acid) whilst women 5.8. This preserves men’s skin from bacteria but makes it more prone to irritation and inflammation
Inlight Skin Care is great for both women and men but one particular product, our Daily Face Oil, has been chosen by Dr Spiezia (and many of our customers) as the perfect moisturiser and ‘after shave’ :
Often after shave products are alcohol based which dry the skin, chemical fragrances they contain can produce skin irritation and allergies, and the preservatives can get through the skin’s lesion in to the body, following the use of the razor.
Oils are always the best solution and organic is even better. You just need to change your habits for the perfect healthy skin.
Morning shaving is always a little task for men: if you do it as soon as you wake up, the skin is supple and soft and shaving is simple and goes smoothly. If you wait too long the skin starts to dry up and shaving can leave the skin with some damage.
Therefore the sooner the better. You can also use an organic oil to moisten and prepare the skin for the razor blade, and you can also use the same or similar oil as after shave, especially if it contains astringent essential oils or specific soothing botanical extracts. I use Inlight Daily face oil: it is a fantastic 100% organic oil, based on jojoba oil (highly moisturising and nutrient), infused with rose buds (astringent), rose hip shell (anti-oxidant), vanilla pods and blue mallow flowers (soothing and calming).
The smell is divine and the feeling is great. The oil sinks in quite rapidly calming down any irritation. You need only a few drops and the skin will thank you every time you use it.
Dr M Spiezia