Men And Wrinkles
Skin accounts for about 16% of the average man's total
weight and covers about 20 sq feet (61 sq meters)! Okay
that should satisfy the male brain for the statistics.
Your skin is a big part of your body.
The role of the skin is to act as a protective barrier
from bacteria, sun damage and evaporation.
Wrinkles appear in some men as young as 20, but overall,
men tend to get wrinkles later in life than women. This
is due to:
- male skin type
- hair follicles providing some protection on the
- more greasy skin
- constant exfoliation from shaving, activating skin
- higher levels of testosterone [debated]
The number one cause of wrinkles is photodamage
– sun damage from over exposure to Ultraviolet
UVA and UVB rays. As men tend to work outdoors more
than women, and are more reluctant to use sunblocks,
it makes sense that men generally suffer more sun-related
damage to their skin than women, in spite of its
more robust nature.
to choosing the best sunscreen.
is another big factor is skin aging. In cultures where
this is more a male activity, associated skin damage
in men, with aging is apparent.
Mental Decline In Aging Men