Skin Care Tips for Men
How is men's skin different from a woman's?
Men have thicker skin than women due to higher levels of the male hormone, testosterone. Women's skin has more subcutaneous fat and therefore tends to look suppler. The sebaceous glands are also hormone dependent and there is significantly greater oil production throughout life in the skin of men than women. This leads to more severe and long lasting acne in men generally. It also means that the pores are more dilated and the skin looks coarser. The ageing process in the skin is more gradual in men whereas in women, the process can be dramatic at menopause.