Men are amongst the last ones to actually know what their skin wants. A recent study has revealed how men are ages behind when it comes to taking care of their skin
According to a survey conducted by a US-based company called Tiege Hanley, men are nowhere close to women in taking care of their skins. Conducted by AcuPoll , the Men’s Skin Care Survey by Tiege Hanley asks the age-old question, “What do men REALLY use when they wash?”
The poll of over 1,000 men age 18 and above revealed that one-third of men admit to not washing their faces daily. Younger men are more likely to drop the ball on their daily face wash routine, with half of men aged 18-24 admitting that they don’t wash their faces daily. Sixty-three percent of men do not regularly use face wash and eleven percent say they’ve never even tried it! That means the majority of guys are still rinsing with water, slathering up with body wash or shampoo or soap.
One-third of men surveyed revealed they wash their faces with bar soap. While it may not be obvious, most men would not want to rely on the soap that’s cleaning their armpits and private parts on their faces. Save your face by dropping that bar due to its harsh effects on your face. Most commercial soaps have extremely high pH balances that can dry out your skin. Forty-five percent of men think that bar soap is as effective as face wash and one-fifth of men use body wash to wash their faces.
“Our survey found that eighty percent of guys have no idea that using a skin care system formulated for men could maximise their overall results. Men and women need different skin care products due to the physiological differences in their skin. Guys produce more collagen and sebum than women, which makes their skin thicker and oilier. We make products specifically for men’s unique skin care needs,” says Tiege Hanley Founder Kelley Thornton.
A research from the University of San Francisco had found that a mere four percent of men used aesthetic products in 1990. The current survey shows that sixty percent of men had tried a skin care product designed for men. Although this is a good indication, there is also a flip side to it – sixty percent of men are still doing it the wrong way.