For ages now women have been crucified on a scale of ratings based on how fair they look.
The trend has changed with society evolving to modernism but the demand for fairer skin
still exists in swatches of a laced population. Taking it a step forward the alpha male who was never coy about being dark and handsome has undergone a role reversal. He has fallen prey to these ďmake me fairĒ game of fairness cream for men
. What comes to mind instantly is how much is too much? Brushing it aside sooner, the next question to be asked is does fairness cream really work, that too on men.
To answer it all itís a vicious mind game of extremely smart professionals packaging and presenting to its audience the miracles of a wonder product that can change what you have as godís gift. In simpler words the answer is - no cream in the world can change the color of your skin
unless you consider other alternatives like a plastic surgery be it a man or a woman. Unless you are happy with the results of color change that Michael Jackson had as long as he lived itís best to rule out such serious alternatives too. Most of the fairness creams contain hydroquinone, a chemical slowing down melanin production and helping you gain your original skin color thatís lost due to wear and tear and exposure to sunlight, pollution etc
Difference of skin texture for men and women
The skin texture for men is significantly different from that of women. Well, growing a beard is a noteworthy difference primarily other than that the others are hard to detect with bare eyes. The few other differences are: Skin Thickness:
A manís skin is about quarter times thicker than a womanís. While both will ultimately have thinning of skin, but that would happen earlier for women compared to men. Men have increased amount of androgens which results in thicker skin compared to women. Collagen Density:
The skins elasticity and strength is due to the presence of collagen. The drop in collagen density is what adds to the aging process faster in women than men. Naturally due to high collagen in men the aging process is slower in men. But because women are prompt with the usage of sunscreen and men are not the premature ageing from UV radiation adds years to a manís skin also darkening and tanning it. Hydration & Texture:
Puberty stimulates the growth of facial hair in men giving rise to sweat secretions thus increase in lactic acid and low pH compared to women. In spite of that men look more hydrated comparatively.
So if you thought its women who need all the care, think about it! An average male spends relatively longer hours exposed to harsh environment. He is most likely not to visit the doctor if at all any symptoms of skin defect appear and even though men have thicker skin itís proven that most men have more sensitive skin than women. Hence checking out the contents of a fairness cream becomes extremely important for men too.