Moisturising your skin is a key to looking younger for longer. And many of us gents wouldn't ever dream of purchasing a moisturiser or cream that is specifically for our use. It seems we are fond of nicking products from our other halves, but let me tell you that men's skin is actually thicker than women's and unfortunately their products will not do the job.
On average, men's skin is about 20 to 30 percent thicker than women's. Our skin also contains more collagen and elastin, which gives the skin more elasticity and helps hold it tighter. Our hormones like testosterone also affect the skin, we are naturally much hairier than women, and hair glands produce oil, which affects skin composition.
Because men have thicker skin and bigger, oil-producing pores, their skin requires moisturizer that is formulated specifically for them. (And no, it isn't just the fragrance and the color of the bottle that is different.) In most cases, moisturizers for men have higher concentrations of active ingredients.
In the same way that drinking water everyday is vital for the care of your skin, moisturising is equally important. Now you wouldn’t dream of ignoring your body’s needs by not drinking water, so you shouldn’t go a day without hydrating the largest organ in your body. And that’s your skin by the way. Yep, your skin is your largest and most seen organ, so you really should be moisturising twice, or at least once a day.
“The interesting thing about skin care for men is that it often takes very little to make a big improvement,” says Kathleen M. Welsh, M.D., a San Francisco-based dermatologist.
Why don't you start with something simple. Our Moisturiser & Shave Balm contains an SPF and is a multi use product. Containing hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000x its own weight in moisture, this easy-to-apply and ultra-hydrating balm soothes, increases skin’s elasticity, and helps speed up natural cellular renewal, all while protecting against sun damage.
For a limited time only, you can now buy the Cleanse, Shave and Moisturise Duo for just £50. That's a massive £26.98 saving! When you get to the checkout page, simply enter the code MM17 and your discount will be applied.