Nearly 80% of men think that women’s skincare products will work just the same for them. However, there is a difference in the skincare routine for men and women, owing to the slight variance in skin structure and hormones in both genders. The prevalence of different men's facial treatments in Singapore indicates a surging interest and concern among males to maintain the health of their skin.
It is true that skincare is no longer a feminine pastime. Men who produce conscious efforts in ensuring that their skin looks its best report feeling more confident in themselves, more masculine, and this level of self-esteem can serve them well in their personal and professional lives.
Let us look at what men's facials entail and which type of facial you should look out for.
There is a stark contrast between men and women who prioritize the health of their skin. Like our general health, any incongruencies in our skin’s physiology can conversely affect us mentally and psychologically. The skin is a gateway to the state of your overall well-being.
For a person who is in the pink of health, this will be reflected in the smooth, blemish-free complexion of the skin.
Unfortunately, as with the lack of awareness in the importance of skincare for men, there is also the indifference towards the types of facials that are designed for men. Similar to a haircut, a facial treatment helps to keep your skin in tip-top condition. It removes the dirt, grime, and any acne or blemish to make way for clearer, ageless skin.
You may be familiar with the types of facials that are usually advertised towards women. These can include oxygen facials, anti-ageing facials, ultrasound facials, and even acne facials.
Surprisingly, a high percentage of men do not know the difference between these facials and their individual benefits for the skin, and thus, chose to go for the most basic form of facials for their skin.
Are all types of facials suitable for men?
If you walk into a medical spa and request for a simple facial, the chances are high that you will be recommended a slightly stronger facial than most women.
Researchers have found distinctive differences between the skin makeup of men and women, and this information proved to be extremely useful in the health and beauty industry so that proper treatments can be formulated to address the different skin conditions and issues. For example, the skin produces more sebum (oil) in men than in women.
Why are there different facials specifically for men?
Studies found that men generally have thicker skin and consequently, more active sebum glands as compared to their female counterparts. The skin produces more collagen and thus results in ample moisture content in the skin.
Additionally, men also have more hair follicles on the skin and body. With the high number of hair follicles and pores, men are more susceptible to a soiree of common skin conditions including acne, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone.
Facial treatments are designed differently for men to specifically tackle these problems that men are more prone to.
What to look out for in a men's facial
For men, it is important that the type of facial treatment that you go for directly addresses the skin issues and concerns that you have. If you are deciding between a basic facial to cleanse your pores and a specific uniquely tailored facial treatment to clear acne or lighten acne scars, it is more sensible to opt for the latter.
If you are going for a facial during your lunch break, or a day before a big event, it is also recommended to understand the downtime. Downtime refers to a period of rest or healing after a treatment.
Most facials have minimal to no downtime, enabling you to resume work or your daily activities right after. Some facials including laser treatments or chemical peels may require you to take some time off to let your skin heal properly.
Side effects after a facial are also possible, and this can include:
More importantly, look for a reputable and qualified aesthetic clinic for all your skincare needs. This is especially needed if you are looking for a customized or bespoke facial treatment that targets specific skin conditions such as acne facials.
Specialized aesthetic clinics offer quality skin treatments that are suitable for each skin type and qualified dermatologists or aesthetic doctors can also provide their best recommendation for your skin problems.
Men's facial at Illumia Therapeutics
A non-invasive facial treatment is a good place to start if you are unsure about the type of facial for your skin. These facials are condition-specific but can also benefit all skin types.
One of Illumia’s signature facial treatments, the Triple Gold Ultrasound Lifting® Facial works on the skin’s inner layers to reduce skin laxity, improve skin vitality and result in firmer, healthier-looking skin. As in its name, it utilizes triple-ultrasound wave as opposed to a singular or dual-frequency (traditional) ultrasound wave to reduce ageing symptoms in the skin.
This facial is suitable for: Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, loose skin, acne, acne scars, atopic dermatitis, chronic ulcers, scars and keloids, eczema, and psoriasis.
An oxygen facial is a basic cleansing facial that uses streams of oxygen targeted at the face to plump up the skin and provide a glowing, healthy look.
Good for special events or before a photoshoot, Illumia’s Oxygen Perfector Facial combines an ample supply of oxygen into the skin as well as anti-inflammatory and healing hyaluronic acid and various vitamins to promote smooth, baby-soft skin.
If you are struggling with oily skin or are prone to getting a shiny, greasy look on your T-zone, an oxygen facial treatment may be ideal.
This facial is suitable for: Wrinkles, fine lines, acne, acne scars, atrophic skin, and pigmentation disorders.
Long hailed as one of the significant advancements in science and wellness, the use of light therapy to encourage the skin’s natural healing process has been widely adopted by medical and aesthetic clinics alike.
In Illumia’s Lux LED Facial, light emitting diodes (LEDs) of various colours penetrate the skin safely to lighten and eliminate photo-damaged skin, scars and pigmentation.
This facial is suitable for: Wrinkles, fine lines, acne, acne scars, uneven skin tone, pigmentation, oily skin, eczema, and psoriasis.
Illumia’s HydraClear Facial embraces the Korean skincare concept and is a multi-stage facial treatment for any skin type. It is designed to purge the skin of impurities, restore its moisture content, promote blood circulation to encourage skin healing and tightening, as well as remove the signs of ageing.
This facial is suitable for: Wrinkles, fine lines, acne, acne scars, uneven skin tone, oily and congested skin, folliculitis, enlarged pores, eczema, and psoriasis.
Patented technology SkinElectroporation® (S.E.P.) focuses on effectively delivering potent ingredients into the skin without injections, needles, pain or side effects. The innovative technology in Illumia’s Miracle S.E.P. Facial is medically proven to increase the skin’s absorption rate by up to 17X, thus making it the ideal treatment for various skin conditions to receive the proper boost through non-invasive means.
This facial is suitable for: Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, loose skin, acne, acne scars, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), pigmentation, and enlarged pores.
Begin your journey towards healthier-looking skin by scheduling a skin assessment with our men facial experts today.
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