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This One’s for the Boys: Everything You Need to Know About Men’s Skin Care

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This One’s for the Boys: Everything You Need to Know About Men’s Skin Care

At Skin Pharm, we treat patients of all ages and all skin types – including men!

Yes, ladies, despite the oft-heard complaint that “men age better than women” (which we disagree with, for the record), we actually treat men for the very same issues that women face, as we develop skin care routines for skin type, not gender. No matter your gender or your skin type, it’s up to you to take good care of your skin. Fortunately, we’re here to help!


Certainly, there are some differences between skin care for men and women. Men’s facial skin tends to be thicker and oilier than women’s, and some studies even state men usually have more collagen. Due to the larger presence of testosterone in men, men’s skin also tends to have larger pores that produce more sebum.

Men and women can have different triggers for breakouts, whether it’s hormonal or environmental, and women often need cleansing products that thoroughly remove makeup at the end of the day. Men also tend to shave or use hair removal products more frequently on their faces, and some of our male patients tell us they see similar effects from shaving as dermaplaning.


Despite these slight differences, overall, men have the same skin concerns as women — anti-aging, pigmentation, scarring and breakouts, to name just a few. And those Skin Pharm products you ladies know and love? Don’t be surprised if your significant other starts dipping into your stash. Our male patients generally rely on Clarifying Pads, Youth Serum and Clear Defense SPF. A lot of male patients use Eye Sculpt as well, as everyone can benefit from some extra TLC around the eye area.


We find our male patients asking for microneedling to clear and improve the appearance of pores, chemical peels to combat dullness and filler for under-eye hollowing. Since men experience hair loss more frequently than women, we’d suggest adding PRP injections to the scalp for hair restoration.

The reality is, everyone ages! And no matter what your skin concerns are, there are some simple steps you can take to make that journey as enjoyable as it should be. If there’s something about your skin that’s bothering you, we’d like to help you find a solution. If you’re interested in upping your skin care game, we suggest scheduling a consultation so we can learn more about your skin concerns and create the best skin care plan for you.



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