It is noticeable that men show increasing concern for appearance. Male vanity is no longer restricted to metrosexuals. Currently, it has much more to do with personal well-being and care for appearance, something that interferes, mainly in professional relationships. Men are increasingly looking for aesthetic centers in search of efficiency, functionality, and practicality. For men, it is still quite challenging to follow daily beauty rituals, as women do.
The Choices That You Can Do
Today’s man is more demanding when it comes to the quality of services and product technology, forcing the market to adapt to them, launching products aimed at their skin, hair, and hair type.
Research describes that 60% of Brazilians think physical appearance is fundamental, 76% of Brazilian men are concerned with improving their appearance, and 56% would like to look younger.
With this, the cosmetics industry develops more and more specific products for the male audience, which has a different need concerning the female audience because their skin is thicker, rough, and oily. Therefore, men generally look for oil products with fast absorption, emulsions in the gel form, which provide a refreshing sensation and are practical in use and with immediate results. If it comes to skincare for men, then it is for sure that the following.
The Male Skin
The skin reflects the various characteristics of the body, including sex. It is linked to genetic and hormonal factors that affect its structure and function, thus differentiating men’s and women’s skin. Until puberty, both have essentially the same skin.
During this phase, hormonal changes occur, and thus the skin differences become noticeable. The man has thicker, more oily skin, with enlarged pores, the sebaceous glands are larger and have a more significant number of collagen fibers, and due to hormonal changes, hair growth occurs on the face.
During the day, the skin perspires and accumulates impurities, and at the end of the day, it collects oil, dust, pollution, and other dirt from the air. Impurities are the gateway to acne. It clogs the pores that respond with the appearance of inflammation, blackheads, and pimples. Therefore, daily washing with neutral pH soap or specific to your skin type is essential. Also, anyone who suffers from the problem should consult a dermatologist. Acne can be caused by stress, misuse of cosmetics, vitamin deficiency, and poor diet. For each degree, treatment is recommended: from anti-acne soaps, tonics, and even oral medications can be used to solve the problem.
One of the significant male problems is called folliculitis: they are those red pimples, similar to spots that appear after shaving. One way to prevent them, for those who use razors, is to shave only in the direction in which the hair grows. If the problem is more serious, it is worth investing in laser hair removal.