Is men's skin different to women's?

The basic structure of the skin is the same although a man’s skin does tend to have a slightly thicker top layer (epidermis). Men also have stronger, thicker facial hair than women and produce more oil (sebum).

If the skin is not kept clean, this excess oil can block the pores and cause blackheads and spots.

There is also the problem of in-growing hairs on the face and neck, caused when hairs grow back on themselves, leaving nasty bumps or spots.

A simple shaving and skincare routine will help to keep skin clean and healthy and will go a long way to preventing such problems.

Start by reading our King of Shaves guide to getting a great smooth shave.