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Cleanse, Exfoliate, Protect: 3 Simple Steps for Men

Cleanse, Exfoliate, Protect: 3 Simple Steps for Men

Today our guest blogger is Peter Lamas, the founder of the Peter Lamas brand of skin, hair and body products.

The differences between men and women are more than just skin deep. Several factors contribute to creating the distinct characteristics of a man’s skin. A few of the main differences include:

Thickness and texture

Higher testosterone levels in men create skin that is about 25% thicker than women’s skin. Men also tend to have skin that feels rougher.

Facial hair

Men begin to develop facial hair – which is regulated by testosterone – during the pubescent stage.

Oil production

Men have more and larger sebaceous glands; these glands produce an oily substance called sebum. Greater sebum production in men accounts for longer-lasting acne.

Collagen density

There is a direct correlation between collagen and the physical signs of aging; lower collagen levels contribute to wrinkles and sagging skin. Men have a higher collagen density than women, allowing for a “delay” in skin-aging compared to women.

Because of these differences, we recommend the following skin care routine:

1. Cleanse daily using Peter Lamas Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser to dissolve dirt and oil trapped in pores, prevent oil buildup and reduce breakouts. enter image description here2. Since men have thicker skin, exfoliating more often – three to four times per week – won’t irritate skin. Use Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum. Also, exfoliating before shaving lifts the facial hair, allowing for a closer shave. enter image description here3. Moisturize with an SPF daily. Using a moisturizer like Peter Lamas Sheer Zinc Broad Spectrum Moisturizer SPF 30 will help keep skin hydrated and protect against sun damage. enter image description hereHave you tried any of the Peter Lamas products? Tell us about it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #LovelySkin!

About the Author

Marie is a content writer and social media strategist who has worked at LovelySkin since 2012. She loves scouring the internet for the latest hair and makeup how-to videos and talking about her number one must-have skin care product - sunscreen!

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