The differences between men and women really are skin deep, according to dermatologists. Structurally, men’s skin is thicker and has more collagen than women’s skin, which means male skin loses tightness and density more slowly as it ages. Counteracting this trend, however, studies show men tend to take less care of their skin and expose it to more UV radiation and other aging factors. However, with proper protection, men’s skin will generally age more slowly.
Men’s higher density of collagen, thicker skin, and greater natural hydration make them appear to age more slowly than women. The average man’s skin is 25 percent thicker than a woman’s skin and has a higher density of collagen. Collagen, the tissue that makes skin look firm, plump, and youthful, begins to leave the skin around the age of 30 for both men and women. However, because men have more collagen to begin with, the effects on their appearance tend to be slower and less noticeable, according to The International Dermal Institute. Many men, however, counteract this slower aging process by exposing their skin to UV Radiation. One study con-ducted in Australia showed that 70 percent of the men surveyed did not wear sunscreen above SPF 15, 75 percent did not wear broad-brimmed hats in the sun, and nearly half did not wear sunglasses, the Parkes Champion-Post reported. Failure to protect skin from the sun not only hastens the appearance of aging, it also significantly increases the risk of skin cancer.
The International Dermal Institute also notes that, while men and women may have different skin needs, both should care for their skin to maximize health and minimize signs of again. For a free consultation to discuss your skin needs, call Amerejuve at 7131960-6262 / 770-509-0000.