If you have looked into wrinkle cures, you will notice that most advertising is directed toward women. From grocery store brands to products you will find in Barney’s, most of them use female models in their commercials and otherwise female-directed marketing.
So do women experience more wrinkles than men? No. Some men experience wrinkles as early as their 20’s. However, men in general tend to develop wrinkles later than women. This could be due to a number of factors including testosterone levels, hair follicles, higher oil levels, and skin type.
Our skin is, to some degree, a self renewing part of our body. It is the single largest organ in the body, and it is meant to protect the body from sun damage, bacteria, and to keep the rest of the organs hydrated. But over time, it begins to show wear and tear in multiple ways, one of which is wrinkles.
As such, many of the same factors contribute to a higher rate of wrinkles in men as women. The number one cause of wrinkles is sun damage. With repeated sun exposure, collagen fibers break down at a higher rate. Skin color also contributes to a higher rate of wrinkles. In other words, a higher level of melanin protects the skin from sun damage and therefore wrinkles. One factor that may surprise some is being overweight. With more fat under the skin, the skin is stretched, actually leading you to look younger.
Most men will develop first wrinkles at a later time than women. However, to age more gracefully, men should also use sunscreen, use a good moisturizer, use a healthy diet and exercise plan, and don’t smoke.