Should Men Be Using Skin Care Products?

Men and Skin Care

Men, think you’re too macho to take care of your skin? How about these facts?

  • According to a 2012 study, men with a healthy skin color are more attractive to women then those with a masculine face. Researchers pointed out it was “healthy” skin that was most attractive.
  • Because men are less likely to keep an eye on their skin, they are more at risk of having an advanced melanoma requiring radical treatment. Statistics show more than 50 percent of the current annual melanoma deaths in the U.S. are white men, 50 years and older.
  • Men are typically out in the elements more than women, subjecting their skin to more UV rays, environmental pollution, wind damage, and other factors that all work together to age the skin, producing wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
  • According to studies, handsome men earn 5 percent more than their less-attractive counterparts. In a survey of corporate hiring managers, Newsweek found that more than half of the respondents recommended that prospective employees devote as much time on “making sure they look attractive” as on polishing their resumes.

For these reasons and more, men need to think again about using skin care. Here are more reasons why, and how you can get started—or help your man get started!


Should men think about using skin care?

Skin Health Matters

First, men need to be concerned about their health. Skin cancer is a serious illness, and melanoma can be very dangerous. Men should definitely be using sunscreen. Protecting against skin cancer is the number-one reason to think about using skin care—and to regularly examine your skin for any suspicious moles or other wounds.

You’re Already Doing It

Skin care for men isn’t really a new concept. Men have been washing their skin for ages, and have used shaving creams and gels to condition it before applying a razor. They’ve used aftershave to soothe shaved skin, and sunscreen to protect it before heading out to the beach.

Just like you probably don’t use the same hair care products men used fifty years ago, it’s now time to update your skin care. Soaps can be drying, and aftershave may do little to truly soothe your skin. Adopting some changes in your skin care routine doesn’t mean you need to spend hours in front of the mirror or use creams that smell like flowers. Using ingredients that can improve the health and appearance of your skin, however, can be quick, easy, and extremely beneficial.

Do You Have to Buy Separate Products?

Many men don’t want to spend the time or the money shopping for skin care that’s made uniquely for men, and wonder if they can use women’s products. Depending on the products, the answer is most likely yes. There are some differences between men’s and women’s skin, but a lot more similarities. Both men and women need cleansing, toning, moisturization, antioxidant protection, and anti-aging products, for example.

In fact, the differences between men’s and women’s skin may be more like the differences between skin in general. Men’s skin tends to be oilier than women’s on the whole, but there are definitely individual differences. When using natural ingredients like those found in Annmarie Gianni Skin Care, however, the benefits are universal!

Appearance Matters for Men, Too

In today’s visual world, appearance seems to matter more than ever. Looking “healthy” is especially advantageous for many employees, and having good skin is one of the most visible ways to display good health.

Though eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help your skin look good, skin care products that unclog pores, help tighten and firm, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can give men the edge they need in the workplace.

Men Can Use Annmarie Gianni Skin Care, Too

If you’re a guy and you’re realizing the importance of taking care of your skin, we have good news for you. If your wife or other female members of the family are using Annmarie Skin Care products, you can, too! (Shh, don’t tell them we gave you permission!)

Watch this blog for more posts in the future about men’s skin care. In the meantime, if you want to take our Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser or Coconut Body Oil for a spin, go ahead. We won’t tell.

Do you have men in your family using our products? If you’re a man, have you tried them? Please write in with your story!

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Sources
“Forget the muscles: It’s a man with ‘golden’ healthy skin that attracts women,” Mail Online, February 11, 2012, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2099804/Forget-muscles-men-healthy-skin-attractive.html.

Robin Eisner, “Study: Men at Risk for Skin Cancer,” ABC News, April 25, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117493&page=1#.UXChpXbCMYY.

Meena Hartenstein, “Attractive people paid better at work, get more attention from their bosses: report,” NY Daily News, July 20, 2010, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/money/attractive-people-paid-better-work-attention-bosses-report-article-1.466980.

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