It is important for all of us, regardless of gender, to take care of our skin based on its needs and conditions. However, men and women tend to differ in their focus and commitment to skincare.
While some men do get facials and use products consistently, there are many men that think it is too feminine, or they don’t feel well-informed, and therefore back away from taking care of it properly. Some men borrow their partner’s products, which may or may not be appropriate for them.
There are some key differences and preferences between male and female skin that affect the treatments and products they should select.
Men have larger hair follicles on their faces and backs (creating thicker, coarser hair), more sebaceous glands on their bodies, and higher levels of testosterone.
Testosterone accounts for the fact that men’s skin is 25% thicker than women. It is also responsible for the rougher texture that we associate with male skin. However, rougher skin doesn’t necessarily mean tougher skin. Whenever a razor glides against the top layer of skin, it removes it, which can cause irritation.
While women often love dewy, hydrated looking skin, many men prefer a matte finish. Men also tend to prefer simplicity and speed when it comes to products.
In thinking about men’s needs, and wanting to make it easier for them to have healthy skin, we have created some offerings made just for men:
These selections incorporate the most important steps in a skincare regimen: cleansing, toning, serum application + moisturizer. Joanna has personally chosen her favorite products that are great for men's skin.
This edit is designed to create a simple, quick and effective routine. With three products to treat the face and one for the body, this will address the skin from head to toe.
Focusing on men’s skin and preferences, this 30-minute virtual consultation with a lead JC esthetician is meant to educate the client on what is best for his skin, and help create a simple routine with the proper products. His skincare goals and lifestyle will be discussed, his skin will be analyzed, and after the consultation he will receive a personalized at-home routine tailored to his specific needs and concerns.
Half of the consultation cost will be issued as a gift certificate to shop the recommended skincare products.
This treatment was designed to smooth, purify and rejuvenate the oft-neglected skin on his back.
If desired, the treatment begins with a back wax using soft, soothing azulene wax. After the wax, or if a wax is not needed, there is a thorough cleansing massage with steam to soften the skin, and exfoliation to slough off dead skin cells and smooth rough patches. Once the skin is prepared, the esthetician will perform extractions, clearing out any congestion, and use High Frequency to keep bacteria at bay. The next step is a customized cocktail of targeted serums, followed by tightening, brightening and rejuvenating Ultrasound with LED. The final steps will be intensified LED therapy and application of a targeted moisturizer.