Differences between male and female skin

DOTTORE differences between male and female skin

It is not a discovery for anyone that we are almost completely different. This results in small misunderstandings, which are most often amusing when you look at them from a distance. We differ in the way we think, behave and react to everyday events. It would seem that our skin is the least different. Not necessarily.

The aging of male and female skin

In the aging process, the differences are very pronounced. The reason for this is the different thickness of the skin. The outer layer of the epidermis in a men’s skin can be up to twice as thick as women’s. All skin layers in men’s skin are about 25% thicker than in women’s. This makes ladies more fragile, more susceptible to the harmful effects of external factors such as UV and consequently to the formation of wrinkles and skin aging. Therefore, ladies are more inclined to use a lot of cosmetics - creams, masks, peelings, serums - anything to delay the aging process. Statistically, the first wrinkles are visible on lady’s face around 25 years of age. For men they start to be visible only after 30! However, nature was not completely unjust. Once wrinkles appear in men, they cannot be overlooked, they are very visible. This results in male thinking - "I don't need creams and skin care". They expose themselves to sunlight without filter, "because what for?". They don't use at least moisturizing creams, "because it's not manly". For those who don't read the news - the Middle Ages in Europe ended in the 15th century. A modern man takes care of himself and there is nothing unusual or unmanly about it. Everyone deserves a good moisturizing cream or body butter. Especially in the cold... Take my word for it - it's easier to prevent skin aging than to reverse it. That is why even in their youth boys should take care of their skin.

Skin type

"Even," or perhaps especially in youth. Many women think they have horribly oily skin, and what is worse - everyone can see it! Another fact - men are more prone to oily and combination skin.

Just as in adulthood men don't care about it, in their youth it causes them skin problems. Boys more often have to deal with adolescent acne and often go through it worse than girls. Control of sebum secretion can significantly alleviate the course of puberty, or at least its visible symptoms. The amount of sebum and rather typical for men larger pores that often become clogged can be blamed for the formation of blackheads. In women, less sebum and estrogen put them at risk of more frequent vascular lesions and even rosacea. According to the custom of "something for something".

Adipose tissue

When we talk about the differences between men's and women's skin, it is impossible not to mention cellulite. Regardless of weight, men are much less prone to cellulite. Women are 'programmed' for increased fat storage; we have more of it in the subcutaneous tissue. This and the weave of collagen fibers (much looser than in men) almost guarantees us cellulite.

The primary reason for the many differences between us is also Mother Nature's design - childbearing, which is meant for the fairer sex. Due to the fact that the female body has to endure a lot during pregnancy, the skin has to be more stretchy. In the dermis layer of the skin, we have more elastin elastic fibers. The collagen and elastic fibers are more loosely intertwined, so the skin can stretch. At the same time, it is thinner, so it is more susceptible to damage - from UV rays, discoloration and wrinkles.

Sensitivity to pain

A controversial topic in male-female discussions. How many men heard that they would "not last their period"? This topic is hard to settle, but it is true that we react differently to pain. Men's skin has fewer nerve fibers. This means that men are slightly less sensitive to pain.

For example, a man will feel the effects of temperature or a needle prick later, but a woman will endure it longer.


In reference to the "something for Men?" question, our products are dedicated to skin problems, not gender. We do not offer a cream that is exclusively for women or exclusively for men. However, with the differences mentioned above, we can offer:

Cosmetics for Him

Hydratore + City night

Hydratore is a day cream with 5% mandelic acid which moisturizes and regulates sebum secretion. Combined with the gentle exfoliating and nourishing action of City night, it provides care that will meet the needs of most mens’ skin.

Cosmetics for Her

C-flush cream RICH + Rossatore resurfacing cream

C-flush cream RICH is very nourishing. It has an anti-wrinkle effect and provides antioxidant protection. Rossatore resurfacing cream is for very sensitive skin. It combines an anti-aging and strengthening effects.

The above suggestions will work in many cases, but of course not all. If you are not sure which products would work best for you, feel free to send us a private message!

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