THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR HIM
Until a few years ago, the cosmetics that men used were mainly those that they stole from their partners. Sometimes secretly, sometimes blatantly. In both cases the idea that circulated was “to preserve masculinity” . Today things are changing.
“Cosmetic treatment products (moisturizers, protectors, anti-wrinkles) must be ‘masculine’, because the skin needs specificity both in function and in type”.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MALE SKIN?
«Compared to female skin , men’s skin is thicker (2 mm, against 1 and a half), oilier and stronger, as it has a more resistant corneal structure. However, you are more prone to various types of shaving stress and discomfort, which can trigger irritating reactions, such as sensitization and dehydration. For this reason, men’s skin undergoes a faster and unexpected aging than that of women.
HOW TO CHOOSE MEN’S SKINCARE PRODUCTS?
The youngest should resort to moisturizing and antioxidant cosmetics with light textures that do not grease the skin. Perfect are the gels and fluids based on hyaluronic acid, bisabolol and aloe vera : they are used every day regardless of shaving.
If blackheads and unctuousness appear, astringent products with purifying action should be used: the most effective contain Niacinamide, a substance that balances the skin. It is also very important to take care of cleanliness : in the case of combination and oily skin, the facial cleanser is not enough, but it is good to add a scrub with granules that frees the skin of dead cells and imperfections.
If time begins to mark the face of men, especially at the level of the periocular area, anti-aging products should not be lacking in the beauty routine . The male specific have a relaxing and energizing action to counteract dark circles , signs of fatigue and wrinkles around the eyes.
The most effective cosmetics contain caffeine to “wake up” the eyes with an immediate lifting effect and oligopeptides to relax the eye contour, thus minimizing the depth of fine lines.
As the years go by, is men’s skin no longer as oily as when they were young? Green light for anti-aging creams based on ceramides, shea butter and allantoin, all nutrients. Even as you age, the consistency of men’s-only cosmetics is quickly absorbed.
At all ages, men should also pay attention to skin sensitization from repeated shaving. It is best to stock up on soothing aftershave products based on aloe, chamomile and lavender. And in the most serious cases, don’t neglect white zinc oxide-based pastes: they treat beard irritation faster and more selectively.
The male aesthetic consultation
Male cosmetic patients:
They need to be assessed differently: both anatomical and behavioral differences distinguish male and female patients.
The male face has a different shape:
Both for the skull and for the soft tissues; Features include a high and broad forehead, a wider face, a more prominent supraorbital ridge, a flatter medial midface, and a more lateral projection of the cheek with a wider chin and jaw.
Top areas of cosmetic concern for men