Historically, mens skin care has not been a large market. The reason for this is because men generally have not been concerned about skin care and face skin care. It has not been a priority for men and any thought of paying attention to their skin was mistakenly viewed as being unmanly.
However, times are changing. In 2004, the men's skin care market was only one to two percent of the total skin care market. Over the past year, mens skin care has been the fastest growing segment in personal care. Some statistics show that men’s skincare products grew by 16% last year, compared to only 5% for all other skin care product lines.
Men are realizing that care of skin is not only essential for overall good health and for preventing diseases, but it can also lead to a happier and more successful life (career, relationships, etc.)
The first important point to realize when discussing men’s skin care is that the skin of men and women differs in several ways. For a skin comparison of the two sexes, please visit this page. Despite these differences, general skin care is similar. Please visit the healthy skin care home page for general information on skin care.
When you mention men and skin in the same breath, the first topic that comes to mind is shaving. For a majority of men, shaving is a daily ritual. It is no wonder that most mens skin care products and information for men is focussed on the face and shaving. Men are always trying to find the best way to get the perfect pain-free shave. Shaving is a stressful procedure for the face to endure. However, following proper shaving procedures can minimize damage and irritation.
In addition to following the correct procedures, proper shaving also involves other elements. What type of shaving razor should you use? What type of shaving cream is best? Are aftershaves recommended for proper mens skin care? All of these questions are important to consider for proper face skincare for men.
The last element of shaving and problems associated with shaving is ingrown hair. Reading tips for preventing ingrown hair can prevent this.
A growing trend nowadays for men is male hair removal. More and more men are keeping body hair trimmed or removed completely and there are various hair removal methods that can be used. Specific recommendations on male pubic hair removal can be found at this pubic hair removal page.