The Differences Between Men and Women’s Skin Aging Stages of the Skin

The Differences Between Men and Women’s Skin   Aging Stages of the Skin


Hey guys! Welcome back to our, another
video. And this one is actually talking about the differences between men and
women’s skin and how aging affects their skin uniquely. This can help you decide
on what skincare products to focus on. Now this is actually a video response to
one of my clients that comes in regularly for a facial, and her son has
come in a couple of times, and she wanted to figure out what skincare products to
kind of-, so she didn’t have to buy double of everything. And there were some things
that we could buy one of and other ones that we had to do totally different ones.
So she wanted to know, like, what was the difference between men and women’s skin?
Is it just because her son is going through puberty? So this is a response to
that. So that’s what we’re going to be talking about today. So I can tell you
that for, for the most part in my experience working on men and women’s
skin, this next part is not basically based on any clinical studies, this is
literally the thousands of skin types that I have worked on. And what I have
found, generally speaking, is most of my severe Acne clients have been men 14-to-25 years, so that’s the first one. Most men that I’ve worked on typically have
thicker skin, they have larger pores, they produce more oil, and when they do have
hyperpigmentation it’s usually on the driver side, so they’re getting a lot of
Sun exposure there, so they may have a small age spot or spots, or when they do
have hyperpigmentation patches, it’s usually where they have shaved. So
typically a lot of men do NOT wear sunscreen, and so they’re shaving every
single morning, and then they’re going out there and exposing their skin to the
Sun, and so that’s how they start to get the hyperpigmentation. And that’s, usually
when it’s patches, it’s where they shave, it’s usually along the jawline, on their
neck, and the back of their neck actually gets hyperpigmentation patches as well. The other thing that I have noticed is although more women come in for
anti-aging facials, the men that do that have come in, their wrinkles tend to be
DEEPER. So whether it’s the number 11 lines, or the crow’s feet on the side, or
the along the nasolabial folds, they tend to have deeper wrinkles and I don’t know
if it’s because they do get more Sun exposure, or they don’t wear any
sunscreen, or only now later in their life is when they’re starting to pay
attention to their skin care. Now this is all based on MY personal experience
working hands-on with these clients. The next couple of points that we’re going
to be making is actually based on clinical studies and clinical trials. And
as always, the links to the clinical trials will be in my blog and I’ll put
the link of my blog in the description below. Now I did want to note that these
clinical studies, some of the results are actually, they are conflicted, they are
contradictory and that, you have to remember, results are based differently
because it’s based on environmental factors, age of the subjects, if they were
using skincare products, Sun exposure, the different measurement machines that they
were using, so there’s all these different factors in these tests, so
please take that into consideration. Now for the most part, most of the studies
did show the same results that overall men skin are thicker, they do produce
more sebum, their pore size is a larger, and hyperpigmentation actually, which was
interesting, usually the more women show, show hyperpigmentation challenges,
but the color, different-, there’s definitely a variance in color with men.
And lastly was hair growth. So, basically what it showed was for both men and
women before puberty — so as boys and girls — the skin actually, when they
measured pore size, and oil production, and all of that, was pretty much the same
up until puberty when hormones kicked in. And that’s when the pore sizes, pore size,
oil production, hair growth changed for men as well as for women. So, hormones
definitely a-, play a MAJOR role in, in how the skin
appears. And for women, the major effects happened in puberty but more so how
their skin aged peri-, during-, before Menopause, during Menopause, and after
Menopause because as the Estrogen started to decrease, then what happened
is Collagen production also started to slow down, which affects the thickness of
the skin. So obviously as not only does the skin thin because the Collagen
decreases, so what happens is the Collagen and Elastin formations also
gets affected. And so your when, your skin is actually tightly wound, when it
starts to loosen, then, then it start-, the fibers start to loosen, then also the
pore, the appearance of the pores also start to increase. And for some women,
they start to get Acne in their 50’s, or actually from mid-30’s, it can affect
them from mid-30’s all the way up into 50’s because of the hormone fluctuations.
So men tend to experience more contagious type of skin diseases where
women experience more hyperpigmentation- related diseases, allergic diseases,
auto-immune diseases, and they did even mention that women had more
psychosomatic-related diseases — which I didn’t want to put in here because it’s
not really related to skin — but, so those are the differences as far as the skin-related diseases. So the first one we’re going to be talking about is SKIN THICKNESS.
So according to one study, what they found out was that men and women, the
Collagen, so for women, the Collagen thickness remained a pretty constant and
then until about age 50, then the Collagen, the thickness of their skin
measurably dropped off. Now men, their skin thickness actually started to drop
off about 45, BUT the skin thickness was not constant for men. What they found is
their de-, their decrease of Collagen, the thickness of their skin,
actually started around age 20. So in another clinical study that was done,
they found that women who were treated with
Estradiol and Testosterone, their Collagen production was actually 50%
higher than post-menopausal women who were not treated with any type of
hormone therapy. And their Hydroxyproline was actually higher, and that’s actually
the major component of the protein in the Collagen. So, the one area of the face
that actually showed the most difference in the thickness was actually the
forehead. So men actually tend to have thicker skin in the forehead, women tend
to have thinner skin in the forehead. So without talking about just Collagen, we
have to go into Elastin or elasticity. So obviously, as we get older, the elasticity
of our skin starts to shrink, our skin starts to not become as firm, so we’re
going to talk a little bit about ELASTICITY of the skin. So in another
clinical study showing elasticity between men and women was very, very
small, it was, my-, it was not as significant. So when they measured it, the
elasticity was, so for men it was 0.27, women it was 0.273. Now where the most
difference in elasticity showed was actually not the face but actually the
most elasticity was the abdomen for women. So, I’m thinking, well that kind of
makes sense because, you know, if women tend to have children their stomach
starts to expand, so in the abdomen is where they showed the most difference in
elasticity for both men and women. So ultimately even though for, for women the
skin around the abdomen showed more elasticity, overall women had LESS
elasticity on the other parts of their body, such as the face of the forearm, but
it was more able to bounce back when the skin was stretched. So now we’re going to
be talking about WRINKLES and SAGGINESS. So there was one study that was done on
173 Japanese men and women, and what they found was men tended
to have more wrinkles across the forehead than women. And there was no difference,
both for the sex differences, for the upper-eye wrinkles, except for the age
group of 65-to-75 where women had, regardless of if they use skin care or
not, women had about the same if not MORE wrinkles than men. So overall, in ALL age
groups, men tended to have more facial wrinkles in all of the groups than, of
course, women. So in the age group above 60 years old, overall, women tend to have
less wrinkles that were due to Sun exposure. And it may be, obviously, because
they’re not, in Japan, the culture is that you want to be fair-skin not tan, so
it may be because they are not outside as much and they tend to avoid the Sun.
Facial sagging, especially on the lower eyelids of men, were more apparent than
women. So before we get into the hydration and T.E.W.L. and how it affects
the differences between men and women, if you’re finding this information helpful
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experiences more issues with hydration and T.E.W.L. — otherwise known as Trans-Epidermal Water Loss — men or women? So reply in the comments below. And once
you do that, let’s move on. So as mentioned before, men typically produce
more sebum, and they have larger pore size, and because of the excess sebum
production or more sebum production, here are two things that they face. So due to
the excess production of sebum, one of the things that they face is that they
have a feeling of tackiness on their skin so they tend to avoid using skin
care because that can, depending on what they’re using, increase the tackiness,
especially sunscreen, so that’s one, and the other one is
impaired barrier function. Overall, females tend to be less oily on the face
and the neckline, however those of you who have oily skin and breakout-prone
skin, you probably have experienced more tackiness using products, but because you
love skincare products, you just found something different where typically,
overall, men tended to just STOP using the product altogether. Now the next one
was HOW SUN EXPOSURE AFFECTS HYDRATION in the Stratum Corneum — which is the
upper layer of the skin. So it seemed that the how Sun exposure affected
hydration for the short term didn’t really affect younger people, however
women over the age of 50, it did affect their skin more in the fore-, forehead and
the dorsal part, or so the upper part, of the hand. Now that was that study was
done on Chinese men and women. This other study, actually is a little bit
conflicting and this was actually done, it was a German study. So the German
study actually showed that younger men had higher levels of hydration in their
Stratum Corneum even after Sun exposure than women, whereas the women in this
study showed that the Stratum Corneum hydration actually was pretty stable all
throughout their life and actually increased over time. Whereas with both
men and women over the age of 70 years, the Stratum Corneum hydration did start
to decrease. So overall, even there was one, even though there were some studies
that were done on different parts of the world where they had, they may have had
conflicting results, overall when they measured and studied Trans-Epidermal
Water Loss, hydration levels, hyperpigmentation, Erythema, sebum
secretion, color, and temperature, whereas evaluating all areas of that they did
find that all females are relatively graded HIGHER in their hydration levels.
So in conclusion, if you are a man that is watching this — not saying YOU in
particularly — but if you do tend to fall under the generalities of having more
oil, you need to find a cleanser that is NOT cream-based, it’s more gel-based or foam-based cleanser to break down that oil to allow for the increase
of hydration. You need to concentrate more on water-based oil-FREE moisturizers
versus, maybe, creams if you tend to fall under producing more sebum, because that
tends to affect the hydration levels in the skin.
So remember, make-up is an ART and skin… So let’s try this again before the FedEx
man came in: Remember make-up is an ART and skin care
is a SCIENCE!

11 thoughts on “The Differences Between Men and Women’s Skin Aging Stages of the Skin

  • 👏🏽It's my favorite skin gal! How r ya 🖐🏽 My husband is dark complexion, and I tell him to use my serums….will it work just as well for him? He's one of those men that doesn't take very good care of his face, I have to tell him to start using my skin serums, and creams.🤷🏽‍♀️I feel men should take care of their skin just as well. And he does drink lots of water also, and for being 66….he really doesn't have any wrinkles! He has great skin. Much love…..always enjoy your videos!❤💐

  • Hyperpigmentation is greatly helped by a B vitamin named PABA, Taking it internally will make a difference. Most of the people on this planet re B deficient – all B vitamins in general.

  • I have noticed men look younger for a longer time but as they get older a lot of them get very old looking quick! And the wrinkles are very deep. Good video

  • I’m not even surprised about men ignoring sunscreen. They seem avoidant of most products because of the feeling. Women just expect their faces to have something there. (Just generalizing 😛)

  • This is very interesting. It is often heard that men age better than women but maybe it is society's unhealthy expectations for women and putting their value on appearance.

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