Expert Advice on Dry Skin, As Seen In SL Man

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SL Man LogoDr John Quinn provided expert advice for SLMan’s feature on the issue of dry skin.

The feature examined why men develop dry skin and what they can do to soothe the irritation as well as improve it’s feel and appearance.

Dr John Quinn explained how male hormones can influence the skin in a different way than women tend to experience:

“The hormone testosterone determines the masculine characteristics of male skin and gives it a different structure to female skin.

“For example, men have more sebaceous glands than women, meaning they produce more sebum, but this doesn’t stop them from experiencing dryness which can be exacerbated by lifestyle choices.”

He went on to elaborate on what lifestyle factors can influence the skin’s hydration, especially in winter:

“Cold weather, central heating, air conditioning, excessive skin washing and overly complicated regimes (often featuring high-strength active ingredients) can all contribute to dry skin.

“Sun exposure is another culprit.”

However, John explained that men are not necessarily prone to dry skin:

“Not necessarily. However, it’s worth noting that the typical male dermis is about 20% thicker than women’s skin and men have been found to be more susceptible to UVA and UVB damage.

“As a result, men must be even more diligent with sunscreen.

“To prevent dry skin occurring, or worsening, ensure you apply a daily SPF every morning.”

How to help dry skin

Experts recommended a number of self-care tips:

  • Skincare products – choose soothing products that don’t strip the skin. Avoid overuse of exfoliants and water that’s too hot in washing. Choose moisturisers that will help to hydrate the skin.
  • Skincare regime – adopt a sustainable, simple regime that includes cleansing, hydration and a good quality daily sunscreen with high SPF
  • Professional treatments – a host of options are now available to boost the condition of the skin as well as tackle conditions or difficulties. Dr John Quinn told SLMan:

“A HydraFacial can be extremely beneficial.”

Read SLMan feature in full at SLMan was developed to provide advice on male grooming and style as well as entertainment and business. SLMan follows the success of, which is now a well established online lifestyle magazine featuring fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle products and services.

HydraFacial for Men

Dr John Quinn recommended HydraFacial, as this combines a sequence of steps to comprehensively boost the condition of the skin. It is often referred to as the ‘Red Carpet Facial’ as it has no downtime but produces an instantly healthier look to the skin. It is ideal for men with dry skin, as it boosts hydration and healing:

  1. Detox
    Lymphatic drainage to help increase circulation and eliminate toxins
  2. Cleanse & exfoliate
    Deep and intensive cleansing to lift away impurities and dead skin cells
  3. Brighten
    Glycolic and salicylic acid to brighten the complexion while cleansing pores
  4. Extraction
    Focus on removing blackheads and impurities from congested areas using honey extract and salicylic acid
  5. Hydrating serums
    Including hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides to soothe and hydrate
  6. Rejuvenation
    LED light is used to stimulate healing, reduce redness and boost collagen

This treatment is available at Quinn Clinics based in Redland, Bristol.

Alternative Options

Quinn Clinics offers an extensive range of treatment options for improving the condition of the skin. As well as HydraFacial, the clinic also offers:

  • PROFHILO® injectable hydration and volumising treatment
  • IPL laser therapy, which boosts the skin’s own recovery and can also improve pigmentation
  • GeneO+® facial which stimulates oxygen generation from within, with the patented OxyGeneo system
  • M22™ – Multiple Skin Technology System which can be configured for a wide range of skin conditions and anti-ageing concerns

The choice of treatments means that there is something for everyone. Treatments can even be combined as required for optimum results.

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments.

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by the clinic’s owner and founder, Dr John Quinn, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and radio-frequency treatment.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email for further information or to book an appointment.

Expert Advice on Dry Skin, As Seen In SL Man
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Expert Advice on Dry Skin, As Seen In SL Man
Dr John Quinn expert advice for SLMan on the issue of dry skin. Tips and treatments for men to soothe irritation, improve hydration feel and appearance.


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