Dermalogica Shave - How You Can Get a Great Shave
Is a man's skin really different?
It's true: a man's skin is different from a woman's. Regardless of age, men have a higher collagen density than women, with a rougher texture and thicker Stratum Corneum (outermost layer of skin). Male skin also appears to be better hydrated than female skin, as male sweat secretions have a higher content of Lactic Acid, a known natural humectant for skin responsible for tissue hydration.
Perhaps the greatest difference is the appearance of facial hair, triggered by puberty and followed by the introduction of shaving. Shaving is a form of exfoliation that can trigger irritation, razor burn, ingrown bumps and a compromised barrier.
Compromise the skin's barrier and you'll suffer from dryness, sensitization and the signs of premature aging. (Not to mention an uncomfortable shave.)
The Top Three Offenders
Pseudofolliculitis barbae, razor burn and heavy beard growth are the top three shaving concerns affecting skin health.
In scientific circles, ingrown hairs and bumps are referred to as Pseudofolliculitus barbae. This includes two scenarios:
Razor burn stems from incorrect shaving techniques, using dermalogica can help improve your skin's condition.
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