It often seems as though women do most of the shopping for anti-aging skin care products but that doesn’t mean that men don’t have concerns about their skin as well. For some reason, many are just embarrassed to be seen putting effort into their skin care. As a result, they may try to skate by just using the products that their female partners keep in the bathroom. But can men and women really use the same anti-aging skin care products? The answer is yes, but it may not always be the best choice.
Cleansing and Moisturizing Anti-Aging Skin Care Products
When it comes to the very basics of anti-aging skin care products, cleansers and moisturizers are at the top of every list. For these essentials, most men are going to be just fine using whatever their wives or girlfriends have purchased. As long as the products are formulated for their specific skin type, there is really no difference between a cleanser for men and a cleanser for women. Some products that claim to be for men may have a more masculine scent but, in truth, it is better to choose fragrance free products anyway.
Men Need Additional Oil Control
Everyone’s skin type is different, of course, but generally speaking, men tend to produce more oil on their faces than women do. For this reason, men may need additional products that will help control oil production. For example, a woman may be fine with a general toner, whereas a man will need a toner that is specifically formulated for oil control. Men may also choose to control the day to day texture of their skin with oil dabbing cloths more frequently than women.
Products for Shaving
Because men typically shave their faces on a regular basis, they require products that women simply do not need. For example, men are often prone to ingrown hairs on their faces, which can lead to unsightly and painful blemishes. Having a product on hand for this purpose is a great way to avoid a potential infection before it occurs. Men should also have a soothing balm on hand to help combat the razor burn that often comes along with shaving the face.
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