they say women age faster

Why do women need "Extra" skin care?

While men usually have smooth and sparkly skin leaving just as it is ?

Collagen is a major component of our skin responsible for the structure and flexibility of the skin.

The thickness of our skin depends on the percentage of collagen content. This percentage varies with age and sex. But sadly, with increase in age, skin collagen is decreasing linearly by about 1% per year throughout adult life.

The rate of loss is the same in both males and females, the only difference is that the total skin collagen content is less in females than males at all ages. This could be because of androgens (male hormones).

Women initially have lower skin collagen content and thus they appear to age earlier than men. One study even suggested that women seem to age 15 years older when compared with men of the same age.

So dear lovely ladies and handsome men, don’t forget to take care of your skin.


Source of Study:

  1.  Shuster, S. A. M., MARTIN M. BLACK, and E. V. A. McVitie. “The influence of age and sex on skin thickness, skin collagen and density.” British Journal of Dermatology 93.6 (1975): 639-643.
  2. Markova, Marina S., et al. “A role for the androgen receptor in collagen content of the skin.” Journal of investigative dermatology 123.6 (2004): 1052-1056.

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