Men’s Skin Care 101: Essential Tips For Better SkinOctober 14, 2015
The attitudes men in Australia have towards their skin care is gradually changing. Until recently, most men viewed ‘skin care’ as a feminine thing. This may be due to the fact that the vast majority of cosmetics advertisements are directed at women.
As a result, many men might think that using cosmetic products is not masculine, or a ‘manly’ thing to do. These perceptions have also kept men away from seeking skin care advice when they noticed the signs of ageing creeping in.
People are becoming more aware of the importance of healthy living and the subject of male skin care is becoming increasingly popular. We talk about men’s skin care with Kirsten, one of the specialist clinicians at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia:
What products should men be ideally using for their skin?
Kirsten recognises that men might be still shy about having a skincare routine. “There are all these perceptions whether men should be engaging with skin care, or whether it’s a strictly female thing to do,” Kirsten explains. “This has nothing to do with reality, as everyone has skin that needs to be looked after. It is one of our largest organs, so taking a good care of it is really important.”
At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, we have noticed an increasing number of men have started to use our skin care services during the last few years. This is good news, as it shows that men are breaking free of the mindset that they don’t need as much skincare as women.
Maintaining a refreshed look and staying youthful for longer is an objective that many men want to accomplish. Furthermore, they feel more comfortable when approaching the topic than they did a few years back. At the moment, men are not only interested in the various skin care products available for them, but they have also become more aware of the various cosmetic treatments that can improve the look and texture of their skin.
Is male skin different to female?
“Generally, men have an oilier complexion,” says Kirsten. “This is because of the hormone called testosterone, which promotes oil production in their skin. When we’re analysing men’s skincare treatments, we’re looking for products that have exfoliants in them. We consider products that help keep oil production under control and keep breakouts down and large pores at bay.”
The main problem with oily skin is that when you don’t follow a proper skin routine, your skin becomes congested and dead skin cells build up. If this is a problem you are experiencing, we pay increased attention to reducing the sebum production when creating your personalised skincare regime. “Clearing your skin, smoothing it out and keeping oil production in check are the main concerns here,” Kirsten explains.
Should men use different cosmetic products than women?
Skin is skin and what we must pay attention to are its unique, individual needs. Although men tend to have problems with oily skin more often than women, in truth the same products work fine in both cases. The extra bit that we do is we tailor the regime specifically to the needs of your skin and lifestyle.
“Men like to keep a fairly simple routine. We have lots of different ranges at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, so when they come in, we can find the skincare combination that will bring together the right ingredients, such as Vitamin B (brightening, collagen production), Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Vitamin A (ageing, oil regulation) and at the same time meet the goals that men have,” concluded Kirsten.
If you’re a man looking for a skincare routine, come in for a free consultation with one of our clinicians and we’ll advise you on the most suitable treatments or products for your skin. You can also call us at 1300 88 99 35 to book a consultation with one of our specialists.