We all have skin!! – SKIN IS SKIN
Why is that well known Men’s skincare brands talk about “SKIN FATIGUE- and women’s skincare brands focuses on “ANTI-AGING”?? Are men suffering from tired skin fatigue or is this a masculine way to say anti-aging?
We are all aging from the day we were born – we need to stop thinking of anti-aging and start embracing” Pro-aging” and all the benefits that come with age. You may not appreciate it when you first notice your first wrinkle in your 20’s or grey hair (yes some do start to go grey in their 20’s) – when you look back – it really was not a wrinkle at all but a face developing into a character!
You can blame 20% of your skin ageing down to genetics – the rest is up to you it is not down to gender differences:
Some of this you can control and sometimes not.
extrinsic: – the damage already done perhaps in childhood as mine, spent under the African sun but taking control now, with the right skincare product & routine, reducing the amount of time in the sun (wear a high SPF) and exercising too – getting the blood flowing to your skin you can repair the damage, after all skin is a living organ.
Intrinsic – how you live, how you eat, and drink all play a factor in how our skin ages – what you put into your body will show up on your skin – a good diet in rich omega oils, fresh food, water hydration & limited alcohol – will reap skin rewards.
But it is all down to one thing.
To keep our aging skin looking its absolute best and there is just one thing for it – GOOD MOISTURISATION – how you apply / how much to use – this all help to keep the skin soft and supple AND this applies to both men and women.
Our facial skin is going to wrinkle (no matter how hard you try to delay it), we start to lose 1% of Collagen from our mid 20’s…. our skin will become more pigmented, so why is there a difference in the marketing of skincare brands?
Men’s products are either in black / grey packaging with strong colours – orange / red and then women’s skincare packaging is looks cleaner – White / Grey – softer, gentler colours.
Why?? Does this give the impression that black and strong colours appeal as macho | masculine | muscle power??
Does White appear as feminine | clean | delicate | soft?
But as a woman I do not really fall into the feminine category (never have) – I love strong colours; I love the combination of black and white and silver and I am sure there are men who love the clean white look, but they may not be overly feminine – colour is an association not gender.
Here at Nura HQ, we love strong colours – our outer packaging is in colours of Orange, Green or Peach Red intermixed with Black, White and Silver – I love this strong combination mixed with colour. Our jars, bottles and labels are a mix of white | silver | black – our brand neither targets women over men – it targets SKIN – SKIN NOURISHMENT – what ever gender, or colour OUR / YOUR skin needs CARE, NOURISHMENT and PROTECTION
The only difference in between women’s and men’s skin is that woman (sadly) does age slightly differently – Women’s skin is thinner than men and (thanks to our) hormones, play a huge role in their aging process and one of the major factors seen in skin conditions like Rosacea and skin sensitivity.
Male skin is thicker, oilier and ages differently, on average, approximately 20% thicker than female skin. It contains more collagen and has a tighter, firmer appearance but (not all good news) men often appear to have more forehead lines and eye bags due to different bone structure as the opening in the skull around the eyes is larger in men and less bone support means more lines.
Studies have shown that in areas on a women’s face with fewer sebaceous glands (a reduction of oil production) on the forehead, around the mouth area and side of the eye area are more prone to early onset of wrinkles. Women have fewer blood vessels so less blood flow to that area and the hormonal impacts of post menopause can also mean the skin appears to age more suddenly than men.
But this does not necessarily need a “Gender” product – if you are using your moisturiser correctly then any gender can use it!
Instead of choosing a skin-care product or regimen based on your gender, choose one based on the type of skin you have. So just moisturise!