Why his face looks better than yours

Category: AgingBeautyBeauty TricksHelpful HintsScience of Beauty



Have you ever noticed that his skin looks younger than yours? Here’s why.

Thick skin

First of all, men’s skin is thicker than women’s. That’s why, as we age, we get all crepey and puckery while they get “character lines”. I’m laughing now at I write this, and I probably shouldn’t, since I’m only making those crow’s feet worse. :)

What can we do about it?

Our thin skin is more sensitive to UVA rays… so make sure you’re wearing a daily moisturizer AND foundation with at least an SPF 15.


Second, men have smaller sebaceous glands, but secrete more oil. Their oil production doesn’t taper off to match ours until about age 50.

What can we do about it?

Moisturize inside and out. Moisturize day and night on the outside, and drink plenty of water to moisturize from the inside!


As women approach menopause and begin to lose estrogen, we become more susceptible to sun damage. We also lose collagen (those tiny fibers that hold up our faces) at a faster rate than men, and the sun breaks it down as well.

What can we do about it?

Remember the sunscreen and moisturizer? Yet another reason to use both religiously. Look for a moisturizer with the L-ascorbic acid type of Vitamin C. It’ll help build collagen.

Of course, if you’re Sharon Stone, you don’t have to worry about it. According to her, men are attracted to her wrinkles. :)


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