Times are changing, the ¨old-fashioned¨ wet shave is coming back. About time! Men should be looking at how to take care of their skin. We know with today´s busy lifestyles shaving is quicker with an electric shaver, even if you wet shave twice a week and moisturise, your skin will benefit.
DID YOU KNOW? Over the past 5 years studies have shown the market for men´s grooming has rocketed, yes they are looking after their skin and the main countries are Brazil, China, South Korea, U.S, Germany, India and UK. The European men are catching up quickly. Living in Spain, I have noticed the difference in how men are looking after their skin differently, especially in the younger generation, having two teenagers myself, I see how they are being more aware of their bodies. When Brazil held the FIFA World Cup in 2014 there was a huge opportunity to promote and advertise gent´s grooming. Of course, now Rio are hosting the Olympics yet another opportunity to promote Men´s Grooming. I have noticed here in Spain and I am sure this is happening all over Barber shops are popping up and offering a more personal service to their clients, gone are the days of a quick hair cut, now you have a cut, shave, massage and more, a real pamper experience. This has been happening for centuries in places like India, the cutthroat razor, the warm towel, the massage all part of a daily routine for men.
Is Men´s skin different or ours? Yes it is.
Men have more facial hair than us due to the testosterone stimulation which causes an increase in men´s skin to be thicker, about 25% thicker than women´s skin and tougher.
The production of Sebum (oil) is different too. After puberty, sebum production in males is far greater than in females and this is why Acne can last a lot longer for men. I know this is a fact as my son has still got a small amount of acne and scarring on his face where my daughter´s skin has cleared completely.
Men also have a higher collagen density than women. Collagen is related to the signs of skin ageing and it has been said that women´s skin ages quicker than mens. Women on the other hand take care of their skin and protect their skin more than men, this process helps to slow down ageing.
I have put together two products that have had great feedback. Our ´FACE ON´ for Men range consists of Gent´s Shaving Soap and Gent´s Everyday Moisturiser. Made without Parabens, SLS FREE and Cruelty FREE, our soap has the added benefits of Peppermint & Tea Tree Essential Oils. Tea-Tree has amazing qualities for the skin, it is Anti-Viral and Anti-Fungal and when applied to the skin, it has the ability to destroy bacteria. Peppermint Essential Oil has a very minty aroma that is cooling and refreshing, it contains Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, Vitamins A and C, minerals, potassium, manganese and copper. The combination of the two are a ‘perfect match’ and will leave the skin feeling cleansed & nourished. Our Moisturiser is made with an Organic Moisturising Base which is COSMOS Certified. We add Patchouli Oil & Lime Oil, along with Vitamin E. The benefits of Patchouli are plentiful, it helps to regenerate skin cells, tightens and tones the skin, can calm skin problems such as Acne and Ezcema. It is also said that Patchouli Oil is known to work as an anti-depressent and helps to treat anxiety. Lime Essential Oil contains a rich supply of Vitamins and Minerals which will leave the skin feeling fresh & fragrant.
If you are thinking of changing your skin routine, then visit our shop to find out more.
I would love to know about your skin routine and what you think of natural skincare products?
Feel free to contact me with any queries or questions you may have.
Thank you for taking the time to read my BLOG on Men´s Skin xxx
YOUR skin is PRECIOUS, take CARE of IT!