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Beyond Grooming Basics: What Men Need To Know About Skincare

By Ysabel Vitangcol on April 17, 2024

Today, men are embracing skincare as an essential aspect of self-care and grooming. With the increasing awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy skin, here’s how the modern Belo man can place his best face forward!

Difference between Men and Women’s Skin

Men’s skin differs from women’s in several ways, primarily due to differences in hormone levels, skin thickness, and texture. Understanding these distinctions is crucial in developing effective skincare routines and treatments for men.

  • Thickness: On average, men’s skin is about 25% thicker than women’s skin. This disparity is primarily attributed to variances in collagen density and distribution. Thicker skin in men contributes to a delayed onset of visible aging signs.
  • Oily-prone: Men’s skin contains more sebaceous glands than women’s skin, leading to increased sebum production. Consequently, men are more prone to oily skin and related issues such as acne and enlarged pores. Having said so, testosterone, a hormone dominant in men, stimulates the production of sebum, leading to oilier skin. 
  • Ageing: Due to thicker skin and higher collagen density, men typically experience a slower rate of aging compared to women. However, external factors such as sun exposure and lifestyle habits can accelerate the aging process in both genders.

Common Skin Problems For Men

  1. Acne and Breakouts: As mentioned above, men are often more susceptible to acne due to increased oil production and pore size. Regular cleansing and exfoliation are crucial to preventing breakouts, along with targeted treatments containing ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. 
  2. Razor Burn and Ingrown Hairs: Shaving can irritate the skin, leading to razor burn, bumps, and ingrown hairs. Using a sharp, clean razor and shaving cream, shaving in the direction of hair growth, and following up with a soothing aftershave can minimize these issues. 
  3. Dryness and Flakiness: Environmental factors, harsh cleansers, and neglecting moisturization can result in dry, flaky skin. Hydrating products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin help replenish moisture and maintain skin barrier function. 
  4. Sun Damage: Men are not immune to the damaging effects of UV radiation. Sun exposure without adequate protection can lead to premature aging, sunspots, and even skin cancer. Daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is essential for maintaining healthy skin.

How Belo Can Help

For hydrating and exfoliating the face

Try the Hydrafacial! This is a multi-step facial treatment designed to cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities, and hydrate the skin simultaneously. Your skin will feel fresh and supple immediately afte

For tightening loose skin

Try the Skin Reboot! This helps improve your skin tone and melt some fat non-invasively using micro-current technology! 

For improving skin firmness and elasticity

Try Profhilo! This uses hyaluronic acid to give moisure and provide a plumping effect for your skin! It’s also perfect for the summer if you’re looking into hydrating dry areas!

For targeting overactive oil glands and acne

Try ADVALight! This uses a yellow laser to target rosacea, scars and bacteria-causing acne. It also helps control your skin’s oil production as well as managing redness of active acne and acne scars. 

For contouring and exercising the facial muscles

Try Emface! This uses radio frequency and electromagnetic stimulation to lift and tighten facial muscles! Think of it as an Emsculpt, but designed for your face!

For fat melting and tightening saggy skin

Try Thermage FLX! This non-surgical treatment uses radio frequency to produce more collagen which is responsible for lifting your skin and making it appear young and supple.

Skincare Basics To Remember

Establishing a daily skincare routine is important in order to maintain healthy and youthful-looking skin. Here are some skincare basics every man should incorporate into his daily regimen:

  • Cleansing: Wash your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping away natural oils.
  • Apply serum: Hydrate your skin with a lightweight serum to keep it supple and prevent dryness. Look for products with SPF to protect against sun damage.
  • Sun Protection: Yes, sunscreen is not just for swimming or being outdoors. Apply sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher every morning, even on cloudy days, to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Shaving Care: Use a sharp razor and shaving cream or gel to minimize irritation and razor burn. Follow up with an aftershave lotion or balm to soothe the skin and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Nothing beats maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, exercising regularly, and getting an adequate amount of sleep. This will definitely promote overall skin health.

Ready to book your Belo day? We have clinics located around Metro Manila, Pampanga, Cebu and Davao! Give us a call at 8819-BELO (2356) or book your appointment here. 

Please note that prices may change without prior notice and the final price will be based on the doctor’s quotation upon consultation.

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