According to Statista only 37% of men in the USA use skincare daily. It is pretty common and normal that men don’t use or use skincare as often as women. But why? At the end of the day our skin , no matter gender and age, still needs to be taken care of.
Masculine stereotypes in society condition men to think that taking care of your skin is “feminine”. Though there are many men who do have a thorough skincare routine, it is not often talked about. It is not because men do not care about their skin or appearance. According to Dove, 35% of men are concerned about dark under eye circles, dull skin and other skin imperfections – and 42% worry about looking or feeling old.
Skincare is a part of basic hygiene
Men might have different needs and concerns than women. In general male skin is thicker, oilier and ages differently. Male skin is, on average, approximately 20% thicker than female skin. Furthermore, men have more active sebaceous glands, and therefore more pores, than women. This makes them more prone to impurities and acne.
It is also worth mentioning that the regular shaving routines of men, cause their skin to be more stressed than female skin. Up to 40% of men have shaving-related skin problems. Younger and fair skinned men are particularly prone. (Eucerin, N.A.)
Though male skin can be different from women skin. Everyone needs to wash their face at the end of the day, apply SPF to protect their skin from UV damage and treat their skin when it is inflamed or irritated. Skincare is a part of basic hygiene and it can be as simple or as complicated as you want.
Normalize skincare for men
There is nothing unmanly about taking care of yourself and feeling refreshed after a skincare routine. There are only benefits to using skincare, whether it is a simple routine or very thorough one. Let’s break down those stereotypes on how we all can take care of ourselves. Nature has no gender. At EGGXPERT, we use technology to bring natural ingredients – eggshell membrane and people together. Whether to give the skin a boost, to soothe the skin from inflammation or just want to release the stress of the skin after a long day, the SCND SKIN sheet mask can help you achieve these through the hydro-egg-membrane-protein. Research has shown that it can increase cellular activity, collagen production, prevent skin ageing, reduce damages caused by UV-light and reduce inflammation (Candilish et al., 1969).