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Different Skin Care: *All skin must not be treated equally, says Dr. Michael Tick, skin expert and founder of Edimi. Beauty isn’t just skin deep, the doctor says. There’s a serious science behind it all that sometimes isn’t emphasized in skin care. According to Tick, men and women have different skin textures and therefore skin treatment should be different. Men have higher testosterone in their bodies and as a result their skin is 25 percent thicker than a woman’s. Additionally, men’s skin is tougher and consists of more collagen. However after puberty, men tend to have long lasting acne. “Because collagen content is directly related to the signs of skin aging, it has been said a woman’s skin is about 15 years older than a man’s of the same age. However, men are less sun savvy than women, meaning they don’t use sunscreens, and could contribute to why the ‘15 year’ skin age difference is not readily noticed. UV damage from the sun can add years to a man’s skin.” Basically, women tend to age (visually) faster than men because of skin composition. So ladies, get on that healthy eating tip ASAP while your skin is still supple and youthful.
One major difference between men and women is that men have more body hair than women and therefore their skin is better protected from harmful bacteria and other environmental factors. “It’s important for us to realize these important differences between the skin of a man and the skin of woman,” says Tick. “These differences are important in developing skin care products, for example odor control is more difficult in males than in females, because of the presence of body hair and the increased production of sweat and of sebum. Facial stinging is also more prevalent in women and therefore we must test facial products and cosmetics more rigorously for sensitive skin in women. Less collagen in female skin combined with thinner skin means a larger anti-aging market for women. Lastly, the increased subcutaneous fat in women means that the market for the development of cellulite treatment is almost completely confined to this group.” Though the differences are important, the doc recommends that both men and women be wary of purchasing skin products that contain sodium lauryl sulphate. Instead, look for cleansers that are alkaline based and those with higher pH. Lower pH on the skin helps cultivate more acid on the skin. Dr. Tick has formulate all Edimi products to be at the natural pH of 7, to insure the proper function of the skin.