Be Inspired / Battle Of The Sexes
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that men and women, bar the fact both are happy Homo sapiens, are very, very different. From our hairstyles to our shoes, from our taste in films to the way we undress. So wouldn’t it make sense if there were paling differences between a male and female’s skin, too? You won’t be surprised there are glaring dissimilarities.
It has been scientifically proven that men’s skin is between 20-25% thicker than that of our female counterparts. This is largely due to the production of testosterone. A man’s skin then thins gradually with age whereas a woman’s stays pretty much constant until around the tender age of fifty, when it starts to thin significantly.
A man’s skin is oilier than our beautiful counterparts. A male’s skin produces roughly twice as much sebum (oil) as a woman’s and has more and larger pores. This is why men are more prone to oily skin, breakouts, blackheads, and clogged pores.
Men are lucky enough to be born with a superior collagen density than women (the ratio of collagen to the thickness of our skin). Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, essential in giving our skin strength and elasticity; a tight, firm appearance. No matter what age, the collagen density in guys is higher than it is in women. This is the reason why women appear to age faster than men of the same age.
A man’s sweat contains more Lactic Acid than a woman’s, accounting for a lower pH (about 0.05 lower). The more acidic landscape of male skin makes it a better place for bacteria to grow. This leads to us guys suffering more breakouts and acne.
The obvious difference is that men have facial hair, which can easily trap bacteria and unwanted impurities leading to inflamed skin.
There are a couple of similarities, of course, between a man and a woman’s skin. They both dream of staying young, healthy and strikingly good-looking!