Why Men Should Follow a Moisturizing Skincare Regimen

Why Men Should Follow a Moisturizing Skincare Regimen

Man or woman, everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water each day. Seven glasses of water a day is the golden rule to make sure your body is fully hydrated. Again, whether man or woman, a moisturizing skincare regimen is like a drink of water. Your skin and face feel refreshed and energized and ready to face the day.  To ensure that your skincare regimen starts on the right path, moisturizer and sunscreen are the most essential skincare products to protect your skin against harmful elements. Let’s learn more about the visible benefits of adopting a moisturizing skincare routine and why men need it, too. 

Humectant, Emollients, and Occlusives

Most moisturizers are formulated with a blend of emollient, occlusive, or humectant ingredients. Humectant hydrates your skin like a water magnet, drawing moisture from the atmosphere or dermis into the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). It forms hydrogen bonds with water molecules to smooth your dry skin. Glycerin, hyaluronic acid, or propylene glycerol are the most common humectant ingredients you will find.[1] meeth Moreich Essential Lotion is infused with the best water-retaining humectants to replenish dry skin and ensure protection throughout the day.

The word emollient comes from the Latin ceramidesword meaning softener. Unlike humectants, it doesn’t add moisture to your skin, but instead, fills the cracks between the cells of dry, flakey skin. Common emollients include ceramides and shea butter, which are particularly beneficial to eczema-prone skin because they soothe  irritated and inflamed skin.[2] meeth Ceraderma Essence is packed with five different types of human ceramides to restore irritated skin and strengthen your natural skin barrier.

Much like emollients, occlusives do not provide extra moisture to your skin but create a protective layer on top of the skin to seal in the moisture you already have. They are generally oil-based substances, including jojoba oil, beeswax, and silicone.[3] & Skin Oil contains five different types of plant-based oils to deeply nourish your skin and protect the resources your skin possesses. 

Avoid Acne Breakouts By Adding Moisture To Your Skin

To begin your skincare regimen, you first need to understand your skin type. Generally speaking, men’s skin tends to be greasier and oilier than women’s. The reason for this is that men have a large number of sebaceous glands attached to hair follicles. These constantly release sebum that keeps your hair and skin moisturized. Not only are they present in a large quantity, but their overall size is also bigger in men, which doubles the production of sebum. An overproduction of oil means men are more prone to acne.

When your skin feels oily and greasy, a moisturizer is probably the last thing you will think you need to solve your acne problem. However, your skin tends to produce more oil when it is dry. The extra oil can clog your pores, which may lead to acne flare-ups.[4]

Research shows that there is a correlation between acne-prone skin and an abnormal stratum corneum barrier function. The stratum corneum barrier is the topmost layer of your skin that serves to both keep unwanted elements out and moisture in. The higher the degree of damage to the stratum corneum barrier, the higher the severity of breakouts.  This is because a  damaged barrier cannot hold moisture for your skin efficiently. It causes the skin to have too much oil build-up and too little moisture. By applying moisturizers to your skin, it helps repair the skin’s barrier to hold and absorb water content. [5] Once your skin is fully hydrated in the epidermis, you don’t need to worry about your acne as much.

Anti-Ageing Preventative Care

In our twenties, plump and supple skin is almost guaranteed to the majority of people. A healthy metabolic rate pushes our skin cell turnover regularly and develops a sufficient amount of collagen and elastin. An everlasting youthful, beautiful skin seems to be achievable. However, when we approach our thirties, fine lines start creeping around the eye corners. 

While a few wrinkles make a man look more mature and reliable, too many might not be ideal at this early stage of life.. Applying moisturizer can keep your skin hydrated and supple, but it won’t stop them from developing in the first place. 

Yet, according to the British Journal of Dermatology, using an effective moisturizer can reduce the appearance of first signs of ageing compared to leaving the skin dehydrated. It helps trap water in the skin and brighten your complexion, making wrinkles less noticeable. [6] Studies show that using a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin C is the key to anti-ageing preventative care, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines.

meeth focuses on well-rounded moisturizing skincare by utilizing deep seawater from Hokkaido and groundbreaking technology to achieve healthy-looking skin. Our products are suitable for all skin types and genders. 

We believe men’s skin needs as much care as women’s.

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