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male with tanCosmetic companies have strongly endorsed skin care products for women to reduce skin damage.  Dermatologists, however, believe that men are actually more sensitive to UV rays.  Even though the male skin is tougher and thicker, their skin loses moisture quicker, it is drier and does not exfoliate as much as women.

Men should look for products (shaving cream/gel and moisturizers) that have antioxidants and therapeutic ingredients to prevent damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollutants.  If your job environment or if you engage in intense workouts, it is important to remove salts and sweat from the body because it can lead to clogged pores and irritated skin.  After cleansing and shaving, moisturizing (with an SPF of 30) is a must.

Men should also use a facial scrub regularly on the face and body and learn the benefits of dry brushing.  Scrubs and dry brushing removes dry skin.  Dry brushing helps to flushes out toxins, increase circulation and allows the body to breathe.

To read more on this topic, click on the following link:

Adkins, S. (2013). University Herald, “Men’s skin more sensitive to UV rays than women’s, SLY dermatologist says”.  Retrieved December 20, 2013, from:  http://www.universityherald.com/articles/6261/20131217/men-s-skin-more-sensitive-uv-rays-women-sly-dermatologist.htm

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