Comparison of differences in knowledge about skin care bettwen young women and man

Katarzyna Bojarczuk, Marcin Lewicki, Kamal Morshed, Magdalena Michalczak, Agata Smoleń

Abstract


Introduction: The skin of modern people is exposed daily to a number of irritants like stress, consequences of inadequate diet, exposure to chemicals and plastics. Those factors can pose a challenge not only for delicate skin of a child, or a woman, but also for more resistant skin of men. Every type of complexion requires individual care, adjusted to different conditions and life circumstances. The choice of proper skin care products should be based on basic skin type and also one's gender.

Objectives: Evaluation of differences in students' knowledge about skin care in relation to their gender.

Material and methods: Evaluation of students' knowledge concerning proper skin care guidelines was conducted among 210 students (150 women and 60 men) using anonymous survey.

Results: Majority of male respondents determined their skin type as a normal one (56.6%), majority of female respondents as a combination type (51.3%). Men in contrast to women are more often unable to evaluate the type of their own skin (16.7% vs 4.0%).  Acne was the most common skin condition students of both sexes complained about. Daily skin care activities are performed by 96.6% interviewed women and 63.3% men. The regular use of face skin care products was reported by 87.3% of women and 31.6% of men.

Conclusions:

1. Majority of women evaluate their basic skin type as combination one, most men regarded their skin type as normal .

2. Women more often than men take care of their skin and use adequate skin care products.

3. Facial moisturizing lotion is the most frequently chosen skin care product by both women and men.


Keywords


skin; skin care; knowledge of students.

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