How correctly to wash?

What is the difference between men's and women's skin?

Thanks to a more dense structure( male skin is thicker than female by 30%) and more fat, the men's skin ages slower. But, unfortunately, in comparison with the female, it produces fewer substances that prevent its aging( 1).

At the age of 40-50 years, men's skin changes, becomes thinner and less fatty, which leads to a sharp activation of the processes of its aging. Just a few years, wrinkles significantly deepen, and the man visually grows old.

How to grow old more slowly?

To make the men's skin grow slower, it is important to ensure that it is clean and moisturized. Excess fat content will cause accumulation of dirt and microbes, which leads to the appearance of acne and other skin problems.

Such a simple ritual as washing twice a day with a soap-free product will significantly improve the skin condition. In addition, moisturizing is the most important element in preserving young skin, and more important than washing.

How to wash myself?

When washing with normal soap, the pH of the skin changes - the soap overdrying, which causes the skin to become fat faster, which in turn leads to clogging of the pores and faster accumulation of dirt, which results in the appearance of acne.

That's why for washing men need special tools that remove fat and dirt, but do not overdry the skin. Theoretically, both male and female products are suitable, but you need to wash twice a day - in the morning and in the evening.

Does the skin moisturize the skin after shaving?

After shave balm is needed for disinfection and faster healing of small wounds that occurred during shaving - but, unfortunately, most of the balms are made on an alcohol basis, and alcohol dries the skin very much.

It is recommended to use after shave balms that do not contain alcohol, and produced on the basis of vitamin E, glycerin, olive oil, jojoba oil or other healing and disinfecting elements.

Do men need a scrub?

Women's products for washing contain particles that remove dead skin particles. Men do not need such ingredients - daily shaving removes old skin cells, performing the role of scrub, which allows the skin to be updated more quickly.

Scrub is recommended for those men who have a fat content higher than average, or those who do not use a shaving razor, but shave with a trimmer or electric shaver. Moreover, female scrub is more "gentle", and will not be effective for men's skin.

What is the difference between a female and a male face cream?

All moisturizing creams can be divided into two types: those that create fatty film and retain moisture on the surface of the skin, and those that physically moisturize the skin due to the content of glycerin or other substances.

Most women's face creams are made on fat or oil basis, as many women have thin and dry skin. Men such creams do not fit - they make the oily skin even fatter, and cause a feeling of heaviness on the face.

Moisturizing Cream and UV Rays

After washing, always use a moisturizer. Considering that the masculine skin is prone to fat, special means are needed that do not increase the high fat content too - most of the women's products will not work.

In addition, most skin aging processes are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation - if you want to look younger as long as possible, use moisturizers containing UV protection.


Women's and men's skin care products are different - considering that men's skin is greasy, it needs a different treatment. Simple washing twice a day and a moisturizer will significantly prolong the youth of the man's face.

Scientific sources:

  1. Men's Skin More Sun-Sensitive, Daniel J. DeNoon, source