Do Men Age Differently To Women?

Skin Solutions at Suzannes Beauty Clinic in Coventry

At Suzanne’s Hair & Beauty Salon in Coventry our Beauty & Skin Therapists are trained to the highest standards and will always give you a thorough skin consultation before suggesting the right treatment for you.

We treat both men and women for a number of skin concerns including ageing wrinkles and pigmentation, scarring and acne.  As you can see from this article, men and women have very different skin types and we age very different indeed!

Call us on 02476 635078 to book in for a complimentary skin consultation so we can improve the look, feel and health of your skin.

Who Ages The Best?  Men or Women?

anti ageing skin solutions, coventry beauty clinicWe all know someone who looks ten years younger than their age.  So, what is their secret?  Very often it can be down to the fact that they have always taken care of their skin – protecting it from sunlight with a good sunscreen, having regular high quality facials and investing in the best Dermalogica skin care products.

Women tend to be more vigilant when it comes to their skin and often have a good skin care routine which involves cleansing, toning and moisturising, as well as using a sunscreen with a high Sun Protection Factor.

Men, however, are blessed with thicker skin and more collagen!  Their skin is about 25% thicker than women’s skin and it thins gradually with age, whereas women’s skin remains the same thickness until their reach the menopause.  After the menopause, female skin thins significantly as the years pass.

Men also have more collagen in ratio to the thickness of their skin which can keep them looking younger for longer.  Both men and women lose about 1% of their collagen per year after their 30th birthday.  However, this increases significantly in women after menopause (although there is good news as it tends to slow down after a few years to a loss of 2% per year.)

Men are more likely to suffer from acne after puberty than women.  Sebum production is greater in males than females and puberty also stimulates the appearance of facial hair in men, which results in more sweat secretions.

Fortunately for men, they also have better hydrated skin than women which may be why fewer men feel the need to use a moisturiser.