Man vs. Woman

Skin is the largest organ of our body, weighing approximately 8 pounds and covering almost 22 square feet! Our skin has several complex functions including insulation, temperature regulation, serving as our protective barrier and producing Vitamin D. It connects us to the outside world and can make one of the first impressions. Women have the benefit of covering unhealthy, damaged skin with make-up. Guys can’t do that – we have make sure our skin looks good naturally.

The skin differences.

Although both men and women lose about one percent of their collagen per year after their 30th birthday, there are not many other similarities between the two.

Men’s skin is biologically different from women’s skin:

Men have thicker skin.

Literally — a man’s skin is about 25% thicker and firmer than a woman’s. Having higher levels of testosterone hormones in their blood, men’s dermis and epidermis skin layers are thicker, have more elastin and collagen (gives skin firmness and elasticity) than women. The upside of this means a man’s resistance to aging skin (lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity) is higher than a woman’s. The downside? Thicker skin means that a man’s skin texture is tougher.

Men have persistent redness.

Thicker skin has a higher concentration of blood vessels. Men have a larger number and a higher concentration of blood vessels, especially on the cheekbones. This causes a reddish hue to the skin that is typically perceived as sun damaged and unhealthy.

Men have oilier skin.

After puberty, sebum (oil) production is greater in males than females, which is attributed to androgen (testosterone) secretions. This is why men have longer lasting acne. Increased oil production also congests the skin that dulls its appearance.

Men have coarser, thicker hair.

Unlike women, men have coarse, thick hair on their faces, requiring constant facial shaving and increasing their risk of sensitivity, irritation and ingrown hairs.

Men have bigger pores.

Men’s pores are larger than women’s, which makes the skin look rough,  increasing the risk of having clogged pores and acne blemish outbreaks.

Men have different lifestyles.

Men tend to spend more time outside, so they more frequently expose their skin to sun damage and environmental pollutants. Guys typically don’t use sunscreens and UV damage from the sun can add years to a man’s skin.

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The Structural Differences

Men and women are very different.

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Larger skull

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Lower eyebrows that are flat and straight across

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Eyes are smaller and more “deep-set”

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Wide, larger nose

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Flatter cheeks

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Squared lower face with muscular jaw muscles

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Chiseled, square jawline

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Large, smooth forehead

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Higher eyebrows with a pronounced arch

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Rounded eyes that are bigger and wider apart

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Fuller cheeks

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Plump vermilion border of the lips

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Heart-shaped taper to the jaw (smaller lower face)

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Small chin

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