If the men in your life have been happily using your African Extracts products you may wonder why they need their own. You may think that, apart from facial hair, men’s and women’s skin is the same, but there are some real differences.
Men have thicker skin. No really! Their skin is about 20% thicker, so it’s tougher. This thicker dermis means men wrinkle in a different way, with fewer, deeper lines than the fine lines women develop.
Pores are an important way for the body to get rid of toxins, which are released through oils and sweat. Men have more sebaceous glands and pores than women, and they tend to be larger, so their skin is less dry and more oily than women’s skin after their teenage years. That’s why they choose products that clean more aggressively with formulations to help reduce excess oil and shine. A lower skin pH due to extra oil also provides a fertile ground for impurities to turn into spits and acne.
Daily shaving is a skin irritant and can lead to sensitivity, which is why quality cleansing products and effective scrubs that exfoliate without tearing the skin surface are important. And because men lose collagen throughout their lives, instead of mainly after menopause like women do, they need hydration and protection from UV exposure.
These are the reasons why our African Extracts development team have been hard at work on our new Rooibos Man range. It has all the trusted benefits of our Rooibos-infused skin care but adapted to meet the unique requirements to keep the men in your life looking good.