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7 Men’s Skincare Myths and Facts

Skincare is full of myths. These can come from anywhere. People who think they’re skincare gurus or dermatologists who have different opinions! We’re going to dive into 7 men’s skincare myths and facts.

Myth 1: Skin cancer affects both men and women equally

No, men are more likely than women to develop skin cancer. Men are more likely than women to get melanoma by the age of 50. Skin diseases can be caused by a variety of reasons, including exposure to the sun, UV light, or a particular climate. Preventive steps should always be taken, such as using sunscreen and avoiding tanning. Adopting healthy food options such as green tea, carrots, and watermelons into your regular diet will help you avoid cancer and other skin problems.

Myth 2: Men age better than women

I wish it were true, but it isn’t. The aging process may be different for men and women, but it will happen eventually. The skin on a man’s face is 25% thicker than that of a woman’s. Men’s skin thickness begins to deteriorate as they age, and when it does, deep fine lines and wrinkles are more common in men than in women, whose skin thickness remains consistent even at 50. Of course, lifestyle, eating habits, and skincare all play a role, but sunscreen is a must-have every time you go out, even on an overcast day. Typically, men do not want to use sunscreen, which is a poor habit that must be broken in order to avoid premature aging.

Myth 3: Washing your face frequently throughout the day will improve the quality of your skin

Definitely not; dermatologists all around the world agree that cleaning your face 2-3 times a day is plenty. Washing your face frequently will cause your skin to produce more oil in trying to compensate for the dryness. Washing your face once a day is recommended for normal and sensitive skin, while twice a day is recommended for oily skin. After you’ve washed your face, don’t forget to apply moisturiser. Even if you have oily skin, a lightweight, non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores) moisturiser can help.

Myth 4: Men’s skincare products are nothing more than a marketing ploy

Nope. Men’s skin is significantly different from women’s. In comparison to women, men have a higher level of collagen on their faces, with a thickness of 25%. Men’s skin is more acne-prone and can manage heavy products as a result of these characteristics. Using items designed for guys will undoubtedly make a difference. Because these products are designed with the needs and texture of men’s skin in mind.

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Myth 5: It’s really amazing to shave your chest

Shaving my chest has never been a pleasant experience. Trim, trim, trim is an appropriate response. Shaving causes the hair to regrow thicker. Until it comes back, your hair will be spiky, itchy, and have a cactus-like texture. It grows thicker the more you shave. Trimming is more comfortable and effective than shaving because it does not change the thickness of your hair and offers you a more polished appearance.

Myth 6: Using bar soap to wash your face is a fantastic idea

No, most soaps include alkali and have a high pH level, which causes the skin to become dry. Face washing should never be done with soap. It depletes the natural oil that your skin needs and might cause redness. When washing your face, make sure to use a decent cleanser. Our skin is acidic, with a pH balance ranging from 4 to 6.5. Anything with an alkaline value greater than 7 is considered dangerous, even soaps. So, the bottom line is that you should never use soap on your face; instead, use a good cleanser.

Our complete set includes a fantastic cleanser for men.

Myth 7: Acne is a condition that only occurs throughout adolescence

That is clearly not the case. Acne and pimples can strike anyone in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. The primary reason for their acquisition is the same as in teenagers. Hormone fluctuations, stress, the use of heavy items, and other factors are among the causes. Acne can be treated using retinoid cream and an acne-prone cleanser. Adult acne can be treated well with benzoyl peroxide. In certain serious cases, professional treatment from a dermatologist is required.

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