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Men’s Skin: Biologically Different From Women's Skin


More blood vessels and denser hair growth for starters, men's skin has its own characteristics and disorders. Find out more about the difference between them.

Men's skin is physiologically different from women's skin

Recent advances in biometrology has identified four major differences between men's and women's skin:

  • Higher concentration of blood vessels. Men have a larger number and a higher concentration of blood vessels, especially on the cheekbones.
  • Richer hydrolipidic film. The sebaceous glands, which are responsible for sebum production, are larger, more numerous and more active in men than in women.
  • Thicker skin
  • More facial hair: testosterone stimulates the growth of facial hair in men.
  • , both in the epidermis and the dermis. 


These physiological characteristics, combined with shaving (the main factor  revealing male skin sensitivity), may result in certain specific problems:

  • Persistent redness or erythrosis, directly linked to the fragility of the veins.

  • Dry skin, which may be aggravated by the use of certain "after-shave” care products, especially those containing alcohol.

  • Ingrown hairs

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