Well-groomed men's skin:
EFFECTIVE INGREDIENTS, PRODUCTS & TIPS

DR. MIRIAM REHBEIN | 19 JANUARY 2021

 

Men's skin is exposed to a number of stimuli: shaving, shirt collars, environmental influences and more which can irritate and weaken it. Correct cleansing and care based on effective ingredients and dosages are essential as this is the only way to ensure good, calming and strengthening nourishment for men's skin. But be careful: using your partner's care products is not a good idea. You will find out why below.

 

 

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CORRECTLY CARING FOR MEN'S SKIN: THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS IN SHORT

  • How is men's skin different from women's skin?
    From an anatomical point of view, men's skin is thicker and coarser than women's skin. Men also have higher levels of testosterone in their blood, which is why their skin is oily and large-pored more often. Skin aging is also different for men than it is women.
  • How should one take care of men's skin?
    Men's skin requires thorough cleansing as well as calming and moisture-retaining care that is tailored to its individual needs. It is also important to properly care for men's skin both in the morning and in the evening using targeted care routines.
  • Which active ingredients are suitable for the care of men's skin?
    Men's skin requires cleansing, anti-inflammatory, calming and restorative combinations of active ingredients in order to meet its special requirements. These include AHA fruit acids, salicylic acid, panthenol, allantoin, Ectoin®, SyriCalm™, but also highly effective TECMi!® Retinol.
  • Which products are suitable for men's skin care?
    In order to deeply care for men's skin and to help it to a healthier complexion within a short time, the MEN SET by Doctor Mi! medical skincare is ideal: premium-quality active ingredients that have been proven by studies, paired with effective dosages, ensure a healthy, vital and balanced complexion within just a few weeks.

MEN'S SKIN VS. WOMEN'S SKIN: THESE ARE THE DIFFERENCES

From an anatomical point of view, men's skin is actually different from women's skin, which is why it also requires different care.

MEN'S SKIN: OILER, COARSER & THICKER

Men's skin differs from women's skin in various points.

  • Higher sebum production & large-pored complexion:
    Hormones have a decisive influence on the texture of the skin. Since men have more testosterone in their blood and therefore more sebum glands than women, their skin is usually oily. A very high sebum production can lead to clogged pores which is why the risk of blemishes is often higher in men than in women. Sweat production is also higher in men than in women.
  • More impurities:
    As a result of the increased sebum production, men's skin is less tight, but it also tends to have more impurities than women's skin. Excessive cornification on the surface of the skin and clogged pores can lead to impurities in the form of acne and blackheads.
  • Cross-linked collagen structure:
    The connective tissue of men is usually stronger than that of women. One of the reasons for this is that the collagen contained in the connective tissue of men is formed in network structures, which makes it more stable. The collagen contained in the connective tissue of women's skin, on the other hand, runs parallel and is therefore more unstable than men's skin, which is why women suffer more often from cellulite, for example.
  • Rapid skin aging:
    Men's skin is thicker than women's skin, by around 15 to 20%. One of the reasons for this is the ability of men's skin to store more moisture. However, depending on the assessment, this only applies until around the ages between 30 to 40: Then the moisture content of men's skin decreases rapidly, which leads to sagging skin and more wrinkles. Because men's skin is thicker, the onset of skin aging usually occurs later than with women. However, as soon as the tissue becomes thinner and the production of hyaluron, collagen and elastin (important building blocks that give the skin support) decreases, wrinkles become visible in men very quickly.
  • High risk of irritation:
    Because men shave, they are at greater risk of skin irritation as shaving irritates the skin and weakens its protective acid mantle, which is crucial to ward off harmful substances. Consequently, men's skin can be sensitive and has a great need for soothing and repairing care.
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Regular shaving exposes even-groomed men's skin to the risk of skin irritation.

THE IDEAL CARE FOR MEN'S SKIN: Doctor Mi! MEN

In order to also offer optimal facial care for men's skin, the Doctor Mi! medical skincare developed the MEN series: These are four highly effective cleaning and care products that gently but thoroughly cleanse irritated men's skin and build it up as well as repair it with high-quality care ingredients from the inside.

Mild but thorough cleansing products for men’s skin

Men's skin needs mild cleansing as aggressive ingredients or dosages damage the protective acid mantle and weaken the skin's resistance to external influences. At the same time, the right cleansing must also be thorough in order to reliably remove excess sebum and dirt from the skin. Doctor Mi! cleansing products for men optimally serve these two needs.

CLEAN MEN: Effective & soothing cleansing gel for deeply nourished men's skin

CLEAN MEN allows men’s skin to be cleaned very effectively. Thanks to a variety of calming ingredients such as

  • Panthenol
  • Vitamin B5 / pantothenic acid
  • Allantoin
  • SyriCalm ™

you will reduce the risk of skin irritation and make sure that your skin can tolerate the cleansing. Thanks to high dosages and the exclusive use of evidence-based active ingredients, you free your skin of excess deposits and annoying particles in an extremely gentle way.

TONE MEN: Mild facial toner with an optimal clarifying effect for men's skin

In order to increase the cleansing effect and to reliably remove even the smallest impurities from your skin, TONE MEN is the ideal choice: The mild facial toner for men's skin contains a high proportion of cleansing AHA fruit acids as well as salicylic acid which gently remove dead skin cells. Lactate buffers and amino acids strengthen the skin surface and store the skin's own moisture.

Tip: If you have blemished and oily men's skin, you should use TONE.S. This contains a particularly high proportion of salicylic acid, which is known for its fat-dissolving properties and is ideal for oily and blemished skin. In this case, we also recommend using the gentle Doctor Mi! peeling PEEL.

SOOTHING & MOISTURIZING CARE FOR MEN'S SKIN

Healthy skin supplies itself with sufficient moisture - this also applies to men's skin. Therefore, you should refrain from using moisturizing care products, even with dry men's skin as you will be doing your skin a disservice: Instead of doing something good for your skin as intended, you make sure that it reduces its activity to supply itself with moisture. DAY MEN and NIGHT MEN by Doctor Mi! medical skincare will help you to not make this mistake but instead correct it.

DAY MEN - optimal day care for men for a vital, fresh complexion

DAY MEN is the perfect day care to have by your side as it optimally prepares your skin for all of the upcoming challenges of the day. Thanks to the TECMi!® Retinol it contains, the skin-renewing processes of your skin are maintained even during the day. In addition, a multitude of high-quality and evidence-based active ingredients such as Ectoin®, vitamin B5 and vitamin B3 offer you reliable moisture storage, an anti-inflammatory and soothing care effect, and an improvement in your skin elasticity.

NIGHT MEN - effective skin renewal thanks to high-dose TECMi!® Retinol

With NIGHT MEN, the night care for men by Doctor Mi!, your skin will not only regenerate but even rejuvenate overnight. Enriched with many highly effective ingredients, NIGHT MEN also repairs tissue damage, stabilizes the skin's pH value, has a calming and moisture-retaining effect, visibly reduces wrinkles within a short time and also has an anti-inflammatory effect. This night care offers your skin all-round care to ensure a balanced and healthy complexion.

Tip: The entire MEN series by Doctor Mi! medical skincare is contained in the MEN SET.

EFFECTIVE CARE TIPS FOR MEN'S SKIN

In order to properly care for men's skin, you should consider the following recommendations and care tips.

THE RIGHT SHAVING TECHNIQUE

Shaving is pure stress for the skin. This is why it is all the more important to shave as gently as possible. There is no clear recommendation as to whether dry or wet shaving is more suitable for men's skin. However, there are some tips that you can consider in this regard:

DRY SHAVE FOR MEN'S SKIN

A dry shave is gentler on the skin. However, this is also because it is less thorough. In particular, those who tend to have sensitive and irritated skin should rather use this shaving technique. However, you should always pay attention to a thorough cleansing, even with three-day beards or longer beard variants.

WET SHAVING FOR MEN'S SKIN

A wet shave is generally more thorough than a dry shave. Two things are particularly important here: sharp blades and the right shaving technique. Dull blades are more inefficient because they don't remove the hair thoroughly. The result is that several shaving strokes are necessary, which can irritate the skin unnecessarily. It is also essential to regularly renew your blades to ensure that you do not transfer bacteria to your skin. Anyone who has not mastered the shaving technique properly and  causes cuts and bumps should rather use the dry shaving method.

Tip: You can easily use CLEAN MEN instead of shaving foam. Thanks to the active ingredients allantoin, panthenol, vitamin B5 and SyriCalm™, it is gentle on your skin and calms it down while you shave. Instead of after shave, you can also use TONE MEN, which clears your skin of impurities and soothes it.

WARM WATER FOR SHAVING

Whether you are shaving, showering, or washing your face, you should never use hot water to wash your skin. This damages your skin and affects the effectiveness of your efforts for a healthy and radiant complexion. Therefore, wash your skin only with warm water.

REGULAR SKIN CARE AFTER SHAVING

The same should be done with skin care as with oral hygiene: twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. In order for men's skin to be healthy, renew itself regularly and remain resistant, regular care is required, which ensures that the skin is well cleansed and at the same time deeply nourishment.

ANTI-AGING THANKS TO MICRONEEDLING

If you want to reduce wrinkles and give your skin more elasticity and resilience, microneedling is very effective. Here you use a DERMA ROLLER to cause microscopic injuries (or microscopic lesions). It has been scientifically proven that these stimulate the skin's collagen and elastin production, which in turn have a rejuvenating effect on your skin.

Important: Please refer to our information on the topic of microneedling.

SUN PROTECTION: ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

Some men stubbornly refuse to do it - and yet: Sun protection is essential for the skin, even for men. Harmful UV radiation, which causes skin cancer, reaches the skin regardless of the weather, even in cloudy skies and snowstorms. It has been scientifically proven that this can be warded off with appropriate sun protection. Sun protection factor 50+, which should be used daily and all year round, is ideal. This way you also ensure that your skin remains firmer and that UV radiation does not impair a healthy and vital complexion.

Tip: The excellent effectiveness of Doctor Mi! medical skincare can be seen in our before and after area!

FAQ: THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PROPERLY CARING FOR MEN'S SKIN

Below you will find answers to the most common questions about caring for men's skin.

Why shouldn't I use my partner's grooming products?

Women's skin and men's skin are anatomically different and have different skin needs. If you want to ensure that your skin is always well taken care of and that you offer it exactly the care it needs, you should only use care products that are suitable for men's skin.

What is special about TECMi!® Retinol?

TECMi!® Retinol, a unique active ingredient by Doctor Mi! medical skincare, also boosts your skin rejuvenation in a particularly effective way. The contained TECMi!® Retinol penetrates directly to the skin cells of your lower skin layer and stimulates them to be more active - unlike ordinary Retinol as this sticks to the skin surface, where it only irritates the skin. In addition, due to the lower amount of Retinol that reaches your relevant skin cells, there are significant losses in effectiveness that you can avoid with TECMi!® Retinol.

How do I correctly apply Doctor Mi! medical skincare for men?

Dr. Miriam Rehbein has developed two different care routines  which help you to optimally care for men's skin. You should use these in the morning and in the evening.

Is there a Doctor Mi! eye cream that men can use?

Yes, the Doctor Mi! eye cream EYE not only prevents the formation of wrinkles, it also brightens dark shadows under the eyes and offers your eye area an instant tightening effect that makes you look more alert and fresher.

About Dr. Miriam Rehbein

Dr. Miriam Rehbein is a licensed specialist in dermatology as well as the founder and product developer of Doctor Mi! medical skincare. As a recognized expert in skin care, she not only passes on her specialist knowledge to colleagues at congresses and training courses, but also treats patients in her Munich practice. Based on her many years of experience in dealing with patients, Miriam Rehbein has created a care line with DoctorMi! medical skincare that pursues one goal in particular: to help the skin to help itself.