Although sebaceous glands are smaller in men, testosterone generates a relatively higher amount of
secretions. From the age of 50, these secretions slow down in men. Conversely, while sebaceous
glands are larger in women, they secrete less because of estrogen production. This is why men's
skin is oilier than women's and requires appropriate care. It is also more subject to acne and
Various factors explain the fragility of men's skin.
- As stressed by its environment as women's skin (pollution, climatic conditions), men's skin
is less protected and cared for, since men don't often use skincare products.
- Daily shaving is also an aggravating factor. Not only does it destroy the
hydrolipidic film which leads to a loss of natural protection, but it also
often causes nicks and irritation. Thus the skin is sensitized, dehydrated, uncomfortable and
irritated. In fact, we often talk about the discomfort of razor burn. Indeed, 83% of
men say they suffer from irritation linked to shaving.
There is a real difference between men's and women's skin
Guinot Paris and Decleor Paris have products designed specifically for men to meet these needs.
- Men's skin is more delicate, oilier and ages differently. Consequently,
it requires regular care adapted to its particular nature in terms of both active
ingredients and textures.
- Men are beginning to be aware of this, but still need to be convinced
to use specific professional skincare products.