Men’s skin partly shows the same problems as women’s skin. Men also have to deal with sensitive, acneic, impure, and aging skin. However, there are gender-specific differences in the structure and function of the skin, which should be taken into account in skincare.
Male skin vs. female skin
The properties of male skin are mainly determined by the hormone testosterone. Among other things, this hormone is responsible for increased sebum production. Men have more sebaceous glands, which are generally more active, so their skin often appears oilier and shinier and tends to impurities and acne. The high lipid content is also responsible for the fact that men are less prone to dry skin than women.
Male skin also contains a higher proportion of collagen and elastin, making men’s skin around 20 percent thicker than women’s. That is why products with light textures and emulsions are particularly suitable for the care of men’s skin. The way male skin ages also differs from the way female skin ages. The collagen content of men’s skin decreases continuously, while women’s skin is affected only later (especially after menopause). But then it becomes significantly thinner and the effects are more noticeable than with male skin. Even though wrinkles appear later on men than on women, when they occur, they are usually already very pronounced.
Regular shaving is very stressful for male skin. Similar to peeling, the top layer of skin is removed with every shave. Blunt razors also play a significant role in making men’s skin increasingly sensitive.
Fast + effective care
The basis of every care routine is cleansing. A cleansing gel is particularly suitable to thoroughly remove sebum and impurities from the skin. The Purifying Cleansing Gel is ideal for refreshing skin cleansing without destroying the skin’s acid mantle and has a slightly anti-inflammatory effect. At the same time, the product can also be used for wet shaving.
2. Gentle Shave
It is best to moisten the face with lukewarm water before shaving. This will soften the facial hair and stubble and make shaving easier. Besides, the shaving gel (or cleansing gel) can develop its effect more effectively. As an alternative to the shaving gel, our Purifying Cleansing Gel is a wonderful way to prepare the skin and beard for shaving. Apply the Cleansing Gel with your hands or preferably on a wet natural sea sponge – this foams the product slightly – and then spread it over the relevant areas. Take a moment to massage in the cleansing gel carefully. This stimulates the blood circulation of the dermis. After shaving, rinse thoroughly and enjoy the refreshing effect.
Ensure that the razor blade is sharp and always shave in the same direction as your hair growth. After shaving, the skin should be sufficiently moisturized.
3. Potent targeting care + aftershave
Skin that is often irritated and prone to inflammation after shaving can be wonderfully cared for with the Extra Sensitive Calming Serum. The power serum with protective, astringent, and calming functional ingredients gently cares for the skin, can prevent irritations, and bring the skin back to its natural balance. If your skin is less sensitive, you can use the Deep Purifying Serum. It supports natural skin cleansing and purifies it in depth. Rich in calming and cleansing functional plant substances, it provides an even and clear complexion and brings the rather large-pored male skin into balance.
4. Beard grooming
The daily beard care is a ritual that plays a central role in a man’s care routine. Here too, the Purifying Cleansing Gel is ideally suited as beard shampoo and at the same time as a basis for contour care when wet shaving.
The central element of beard care is beard oil. Here we recommend our highly concentrated facial oil Age Repair Miracle Drops. The selective functional ingredients, antioxidants, and moisturizing agents give the beard an irresistible glow. In addition, the oil soothes the facial skin under the beard, which can notably reduce the annoying itching during the growth phase of the beard either completely or at least significantly. It also supplies the beard hairs with essential nutrients and provides them and the skin with moisture and refatting oils, so that they are optimally protected from dehydration. Selected essential oils spread a stimulating scent and promise a pleasant feeling of perfect beard- and skincare. Those who think that the exquisite oil is too precious for beard care can choose natural, fatty oils such as argan oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, grape seed oil, or coconut oil.
How to use: To use the beard oil, put about five to eight drops of the Age Repair Miracle Drops / the oil into your palms, spread them, and massage the oil extensively into the beard and facial skin. Finally, brush your beard again with the beard brush – and you’re done.
Balancing facial toner
As a link between cleansing and moisturizing, a facial toner serves to moisturize and soothe the skin after shaving. It also revitalizes the skin surface and restores the skin’s natural pH value after shaving. The light texture provides the skin with essential nutrients and at the same time, it can improve the effectiveness of subsequent care products. Our Deep Purifying Toner deeply purifies the skin. For skin that tends to be irritated, we recommend the use of the Daily Balancing Toner.
The eye area of men also needs special care. Our intensively moisturizing and vitalizing Daily Vitalizing Eye Treatment with lightly draining and skin-caring functional ingredients protects and cares for the delicate skin around the eyes in a particularly gentle way and provides it with essential nutrients.
The aging process manifests itself most clearly on our hands. Our Daily Cellular Protection Hand Cream SPF10 is a moisturizing and nourishing hand cream with a sun protection factor, which gives especially exposed hands a soft and smooth skin feeling – because even men’s hands need good care from time to time.
Sun protection is essential for healthy and youthful skin. Our Your Daily High Protection Sun Cream SPF30 is the ideal sun protection for summer and winter. Its innovative UVA and UVB filters and the functional ingredients from butterfly lilac and sea buckthorn provide intensive sun protection and extra moisture. After all, even men’s skin is not immune to sunlight’s harmful effects on our skin.
A weekly peeling intensively frees the skin from excess lipids, sebum, and impurities and allows it to breathe again. The Exfoliating Facial Scrub is a mechanical face scrub with fine jojoba seeds that gently remove dead skin cells and free the skin from clogged pores. Astringent and calming functional ingredients ensure that the skin is deeply cleansed and refined.
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