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Show you care by sharing your skincare

This is a shoutout to all the metro and macho males out there. Skincare is not for women only. Skincare is for men and women. If browsing the skincare aisles is not your thing, don’t worry. You can safely share your girlfriend’s, sister’s or Mom’s Dawn body lotions and creams.

It’s perfectly fine for men to use women’s body skincare products. With Dawn’s unisex scents, the sexes can happily mix and match. Not that you need to though; Dawn has specific body ranges for both men and women if you still insist on his and hers.

 

Can women use men’s skincare and vice versa?

Many people question whether men’s skin care products should be strictly used by men. If you are seeking to diminish pores and cleanse your oil glands, women’s anti-aging products could be an option. Women are more prone to wrinkles than most men due to their thin and sensitive skin. Men have much thicker skin because, over time, women produce less collagen. So, it won’t hurt to try, but the safest bet is to check with a trained skin therapist or dermatologist when you plan to change your skincare routine.

American celebrity dermatologist, Dr Ellen Marmur says male skin is totally different from female skin on some levels, and exactly the same on others. “Male hormones tend to produce more oil on a man's face than on a woman. But, if men shave every day, that exfoliates the skin, which can lead to dryness. And using shaving cream, which is a form of soap, may dry it out even more. If it does, use a light moisturizer,” Marmur advises.

A word of advice, just as your man may not want to smell of roses, before you share your man’s skincare product, make sure that you enjoy masculine scents. Some men’s products have an overpowering smell that may be too strong for some women.

 

Three Dawn products

Here is a roundup of our favourite Dawn products that you can share at home:

An excellent choice for men on the move is Dawn Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil Body Lotion and Cream. Its formulation is packed with soothing Aloe Vera, while Avocado Oil is loaded with healing vitamin C. It will leave your skin feeling soothed and deeply moisturised and is perfect for slathering on after working out.

If you have a sensitive skin, opt for Dawn Chamomile and Moringa Body Lotion. Chamomile is fragrance free and will not irritate sensitive skins. Moringa oil is brim-full of Vitamin A which helps keep your skin elastic and can help prevent cracked skin.

If you want to be reminded of a tropical holiday, go for Dawn Tropical Cream & Papaya Oil Body Lotion. It will transport you to a sun-drenched island instantly; well almost!

Suffering from dry skin? Reach for Shea butter which boosts cell regeneration and is deeply moisturising.

Nothing says 'I care about you’ more than giving your partner a soothing body massage. Set the scene with some scented candles and reach for your favourite Dawn body cream or lotion. Give each other a relaxing and soothing body pamper. Not only will your skin feel hydrated and smell enticing, but your mind will also feel tranquil, and at one with the universe.

 

Image of a woman getting a massage with essential oil