Why your girlfriend's moisturizer may not work for you

Casually swiped the girlfriend's moisturizer? And found it too sticky? And her face wash not giving you a "squeaky clean" feeling? It's not about her products. It's about her skin. And how yours is different from hers. Read on and understand *your skin*, so you can care for it *your way*.
 
Here are 5 ways men's skin is different from women's. 

Yo thick-skinned!
Fact: Men's skin is about 25% thicker than women's. And remains relatively thick as you age. Hers will start thinning significantly as she grows older.
Which means: Products for men's skin (moisturizers, creams, serums) have to be designed to get through the additional layers! 
Oil slick
Fact: And bad news. Your skin is significantly oilier than a woman's, all other things being equal.
Which means: If you have oily skin (on top of being a man), your face wash has to be a (gentle) superpower. And your moisturizer should be feather-light. Broadly speaking.

Roughing it out
Fact: And this shouldn't surprise anyone. Your skin has a rougher texture than hers.
Which means: Your moisturizer, or serum, or beard oil for that matter, has to have a texture that is able to do the job even on a rough surface

That painful thing called shaving
Fact: You shave. You have to. Almost daily. She doesn't.
Which means: Your facial skin around the beard area is almost always freshly exfoliated and exposed. And therefore hyper-sensitive. So you have to be careful about what you put on it.

The outdoor guy
Fact: And we say this with a caveat. Men *generally tend to* spend more time outdoors (and in the sun) than women, anecdotally speaking. Which means you tend to age and develop wrinkles & age spots faster.
Which means: Wear SPF. Simple. Your skin will thank you for it.
Makes sense now? So stop "borrowing", and make your skin care choices yourself!


At phy, we believe in the need to simpli-phy. All your skincare, bodycare, haircare, beardcare questions answered. One question at a time. Want us to write about something? Let us know at hi@thephylife.com and we'll do our best to fit it in. 


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