No more stripping soap, hasty shaving and irritating cologne… No more products borrowed from your sweetheart … Men’s skin, like women’s, is unique and has specific needs. Here is our best advice for a skincare routine adapted to men’s skin, based on the rules of grooming.
UNDERSTANDING MEN’S SKIN
MEN’S SKIN IS STRUCTURALLY DIFFERENT FROM WOMEN’S SKIN.
Men often have similar concerns to those of women: radiance, skin sensitivity, shine, acne, first signs of aging … This is because the physiology of our skin remains the same, the major skin functions are present in both men and women! If we agree on these points, the hormones, especially testosterone, still influence certain skin functions and create structural differences:
- It is oilier
Sebaceous glands and pores are more present, more active and more voluminous in men than in women, sebum production can be twice higher.
- It is thicker
Male skin is about 20% thicker than female skin because the cell layers making up the epidermis are greater in number and the dermis is richer in collagen.
- It is hairier
Men’s hair system is more developed than that of women, due to the androgens – or male hormones – that stimulate hair growth.
STRUCTURAL DIFFERENCES THAT LEAD TO SPECIFIC CONCERNS
These particularities cause skin problems often found in men:
- A skin with a tendency to be oily or even acneic
Hyper-secretion of sebum has good sides: men are less likely to suffer from dry skin than women in their adult years! But there are also downsides: their skin is more prone to dilated pores, blemishes, and even acne.
- A risk of deeper wrinkles
More elastic and firmer, men’s skin ages later than women’s, but more noticeably and faster once the phenomenon is underway, especially in the eye contour area, with a risk of more marked wrinkles. Men are more affected by a loss of muscle mass and sagging skin, associated with puffy eyes and dark circles that can make them look tired.
- Skin irritations
Although hairs have a protective role against heat, cold, ultraviolet rays but also against dust and other impurities, daily shaving stresses the epidermis and can lead to irritation, greater skin sensitivity and reactivity.
Clearly, men’s skin is unique and therefore deserves a special skincare approach and products that respect its unique properties.
A CODAGE SPECIAL SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR MEN
At CODAGE, we believe that each skin is unique and has specific needs. Thus, our products can be adapted to all, men and women alike, responding to the concerns but also to the specific characteristics of each epidermis. We selected for you our CODAGE essentials to meet the previously mentioned masculine characteristics. Discover them through our three skincare ritual steps!
STEP 1: PURIFY THE SKIN
Male skin tends to shine easily: it needs mattifying and/or sebo-regulating treatments. CODAGE Cleansing Gel, thanks to its concentration of purifying (willow extract, zinc) and detoxifying (moringa extract, trace elements) active ingredients, is perfectly suited to male skin: it deeply cleanses combination and oily skin and regulates its sebum (over)production. Its airy foam texture gently removes impurities, excess sebum and particles of pollution and unclogs pores. After rinsing with clear water, skin is clean, clear, toned and recovers all its virility!
STEP 2: BOOST RADIANCE AND PREVENT WRINKLES
A good way to prevent male skin aging is to apply targeted skincare treatments as early as possible. Serum N°03 CODAGE has been formulated with antioxidant and relaxing agents to revitalize tissues, prevent skin sagging and delay the appearance of the first signs of aging for men.
PROTECT THE SKIN
Shaving eliminates skin cells from the upper layer of the epidermis and sensitizes skin, which is then exposed to external aggressions (thermal shock, pollution, air conditioning). CODAGE Day Fluid is ideal for protecting male skin from these aggressions thanks to its concentration of hyaluronic acid, which helps restructure the hydrolipidic film, and also microalgae, active ingredients known to form a natural protective barrier on the skin. Also enriched in salicylic acid and bamboo powder with matifying virtues, it prevents male skin from shining by absorbing excess sebum, for a man with flawless skin!
Eyes are also an area to carefully treat to counter puffy eyes and dark circles, which is why it is necessary to also apply CODAGE Eye Contour Cream, a global multi-corrector that leaves the gaze bright and energetic. An invigorating power that men’s skin loves!
Well, guys, now that you know all the secrets of a successful men’s skincare routine, it’s your move! All you have to do is indulge yourself with CODAGE products and groom your skin to perfection.