Your skin is your largest organ, it is tested regularly.
Because your skin is your first defense against external assaults, it plays an important role in protecting your body from the elements.
Not to mention that you also have to regulate your temperature.
The skin constantly regenerates and renews itself. The outer layer, called the epidermis, is as thin as a pencil line.
It consists of a protective layer of cells that continually sheds dead cells to make room for new ones.
Below the epidermis are the dermis and hypodermis, two layers that produce sebum, collagen and elastin, which provide support, elasticity and shine to the skin.
In addition to that, it is also one of your main erogenous zones.
However, most of the time, your skin is not the center of your attention in terms of care.
Maybe it’s time to change that, after all, your beauty depends on your ability to take good care of it.
Is men’s skin different from women’s?
Although there are different types, the skin of men and women is more or less the same.
There are certain hormonal differences, such as men having hair while women (usually) don’t.
Men’s skin also has a greater capacity to produce sebum and sweat than women’s.
Finally, men’s skin is usually thicker than women’s.
But any skin care product intended to remove wrinkles, products for dry/oily skin should work the same, regardless of your gender.
Determine your skin type:
There are 4 types of skin: oily, dry, combination and normal . But keep in mind that your skin type can change over time.
Depending on the season, your state of health or if you are stressed or getting older.
The skin is tight, stretched, scaly with a dull complexion. Dry skin can lack elasticity and be extremely sensitive to sun, wind, and cold.
Dry skin occurs when the dermis does not secrete enough sebum.
People with dry skin often go from normal skin to dry skin and then back to normal skin.
Causes of dry skin:
- The skin becomes dehydrated because the sebaceous glands do not hydrate it enough.
- The skin has been exposed to the weather, especially in winter.
- A genetic disease.
- Nutritional deficiencies, lack of vitamins A and B, can contribute.
- Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis or seborrhea.
- Reaction to a product you applied to your skin.
Our tips for dry skin:
- apply sunscreen
- moisturize with an intense moisturizer
- avoid overly aggressive products (soaps, cleaners and strippers)
- shorten showers (the water participates in the elimination of the protective hydrolipidic film)
- exfoliate with a scrub suitable for dry skin
- apply a moisturizing mask once a week
This skin type presents as shiny, thick or slightly waxy, often oily skin with rough pores, pimples and other blemishes.
This skin type is prone to blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.
The sebaceous glands that produce sebum are overactive and produce excess lipids.
The causes of oily skin:
- A regime.
- Hormone levels.
- Humidity and hot weather.
- Reaction to the product you used.
Our tips for oily skin:
- cleanse your face regularly with a mild cleanser
- exfoliate several times a week to prevent pores from becoming clogged
- avoid products that are too drying to the skin, this will only increase sebum production
- wash your face with warm water
- use non-comedogenic treatments
- apply a purifying mask once a week
It can be a mix of all the basic types, usually the differences are in the T-zone across the forehead and along the nose and chin.
Our tip for combination skin:
- opt for special products for combination skin
Normal skin is the ideal state! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of it.
Our tip for normal skin:
- cleanse twice a day with a normal skin cleanser.
- moisturize your skin regularly
- exfoliate once a week
- use a mask to give your skin an extra boost when needed
- wear sunscreen to prevent harmful UV rays from aging your skin