To answer it all, itís a vicious mind game of brilliant 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.
The skin texture for men is significantly different from that of women. Well, growing a beard is a noteworthy difference primarily other than 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 the skin, but that would happen earlier for women compared to men. Men have an increased amount of androgens which results in thicker skin compared to women.
- Collagen Density: The skin's elasticity and strength are 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. However, because women are prompt with the usage of sunscreen and men are not, the premature aging from UV radiation adds years to a manís skin also by 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.