Great skin does not just apply to women. Listen up guys, this post is for you! It is easy to assume that skin care and cosmetic procedures are just for ladies because let’s face it, you cannot turn on your television or open a magazine without some sort of advertisement promising younger looking skin in 3 months. Right? However, more and more men are realizing that they too need to take care of their skin with a great skin care regimen and, possibly, the use of fillers and/or Botox. The reality is that although women are marketed to more heavily when it comes to cosmetics and skin care lines, men need to take care of their skin too. It’s not as simple as using your partner’s cleanser and hoping for the best. Men actually have different needs when it comes to facial skin. Let’s break this down a bit.

 

First and foremost, a man’s facial skin is thicker than a woman’s, by 25%. Why? The simple answer is hormones. Androgens, male hormones, are responsible for the thickness. As a result, men need a moisturizer that is up to the task of penetrating this thicker skin. Hydration is vital to healthy skin so find a product that works for your skin type and stick with it. Men also have a higher collagen density than women which may account for why men do not “show” their age as quickly as women. Men are just as susceptible as their female counterparts to the development of wrinkles due to collagen loss with age and environmental factors. But, while both genders lose about 1% of their collagen after the age of 30, women show an increased loss post-menopause.

 

Regardless of gender, everyone needs to have a skin care system in place. It does not have to be complex and at the very least should include daily cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliation about twice a week. The products you use will depend on your specific needs. Men may benefit from a system designed for male skin. Fountain of You can help design a system suited to your individual needs. We also offer Botox and fillers in Melbourne, FL. Did you know that the use of Botox in men has risen close to 400% since the year 2000? Botox is a great tool for men who want to feel refreshed and Dr. Zipper and Sheila McCauley are Diamond Level injectors. Their expertise is unparalleled in our area!

 

Listen, it does not matter what gender you are, the year you were born, where you live, or whether you prefer hard tacos of soft tacos, here at Fountain of You, our mission is to help EVERYONE feel great about the skin they are in. What is it that you are concerned about? Are there nagging skin issues that you would like resolved once and for all? If so, our experts are here to guide you every step of the way with our professional experience and knowledge. We know that everyone ages, but how you age is entirely up to you. Don’t hesitate to contact our Melbourne, FL offices today for the best skin of your life, no matter what stage in life you are in. We are here to help.