How a Man’s Face Ages
Most men practice minimal skincare and do even less to protect their skin from the signs of aging. But the pursuit of eternal youth and good looks is universal and manufacturers of skincare products are beginning to pay closer attention to the male skin. With greater awareness and a clearer understanding of the simple measures we can take to protect the body’s largest organ, skincare for men is big business.
Men and women age differently – most men do not begin to show the signs of sun damage and aging until their 40s. Nonetheless, the environment, and age, will eventually take its toll. Here are four common problems for men as they age, along with some easy suggestions on how to protect those rugged good looks before they fade to something less attractive:
Skin Tone: As we age, our skin becomes dull and the texture uneven. This is the result of diminished skin cell turnover and lower blood flow.
Solution: Exfoliate and moisturize to brighten the skin and improve circulation. For a simple, one-step approach, use a moisturizer at night that contains Retin-A or Glycolic Acid (both exfoliating agents). Night time is the best time to use skincare products since your skin naturally rejuvenates itself in the early hours of the morning (2 a.m. – 3 a.m.) making best use of the products on the skin. If you don’t like the feel of a moisturizer, try exfoliating the skin with a scrub in the shower each morning.
Brown Spots: In your 40s, the signs of past sun exposure and damage from the environment comes back to haunt you, particularly in men, since they typically do not apply sunscreen. The result – men tend to have more brown spots and broken capillaries than women.
Solution: Sunscreen! It’s never too late to begin using sunscreen every time you go outdoors. Also use a moisturizer with a lightening agent if dark spots have already made their appearance. This will not only add much needed moisture to the skin, it will even out the skin tone and lighten dark spots.
Suggested Products: Try L’Oreal Men’s Expert Vita Lift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer with UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF 15, or OM4 Warm Sands Botanical Youth Serum for Men
Wrinkles: Starting in your 20s and throughout your 30s the density and elasticity of the skin diminishes and fine lines and wrinkles start making their appearance. By the time you reach your 40s, there is no hiding them – wrinkles are deeper and more pronounced and the skin looses its tight, toned appearance.
Solution: Exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and stimulate cell renewal. Replace collagen and treat lines and wrinkles using a moisturizer with peptides. Replacing collagen requires peptides – peptides are one of the few ingredients that actually penetrate the skin. Peptides seep into your skin and send signals to your skin to produce more collagen.
Jowls: In men, the skin around the jawline is the first to loose tone as the skin thins with age – resulting is sagging jowls and slackness around the neck.
Solution: Once the skin begins to sag, it’s difficult to correct without surgery, so prevention is the best cure. If it’s not too late, use a daily moisturizer with Retin-A to stimulate collagen and keep the skin youthful. Creams with peptides will also help.
Suggested Products: If none of the products already mentioned appeal to you, then consider New Age Skincare DMAE Firming Fluid.
Skincare is not just for women – we all strive to look our best for as long as possible. There has been a lot mentioned about products with Retin-A is this article. To learn more about the benefits Retin-A in skincare for men, read more from Peak Testosterone.
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