Anti-Aging Skincare Advice for Men

I sometimes ponder over why some men think that skincare is a feminine thing. Yes, I agree that women have more ‘itch’ to look younger but, I believe skin maintenance measures should be sought after by both sexes. 

The good news is that recent studies show that more and more men are getting concerned about their body showing signs of aging, and their appearance just as women are. Both females and males want to maintain their youth and look young for as long as possible. 

There are anti-aging skin care products made specifically for men but, it is important for them to seek reliable advice and understand their options before starting an anti-aging skin care program.

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The skin of a man is different from that of a woman. A man’s skin is usually oilier and thicker with larger pores, deeper and more prominent wrinkles. This fact is one of the few reasons why men require different anti-aging skincare products from women. 

As much as I do not like to admit it, I have also noticed that some men tend to look more distinguished with deep-set lines and wrinkles than women. But, some men still feel it is an obvious aging sign and look for ways to help delay their appearance.

It is seriously inadvisable for a man to use a woman’s anti-aging skin care product. This is because skincare products made for women often contain a lot more oil than the skin of a man requires. Doing this will cause the pores of the man’s skin to be irritated and clogged.

Previously it was a feat getting a proper set of anti-aging skincare products for men. But now, many of the top leading skincare and beauty companies have joined the cause. They now make anti-aging skin care creams, gels, lotions, and every product you can think of for both men and women.

Men, like women, should start learning at a young age how to take care of their skin properly to keep it looking its best. When some men think of themselves doing a skincare regime they think of just a nice shower gel, a smooth looking body cream and that’s it. 

The face of a man has 15% more oil than that of a woman. So, along with the regular bathing and creaming, you might need to exfoliate regularly to shed off those dead skin cells. Use moisturizers, toners, cleansers and pay attention to your skin type.

When shaving, use a shaving gel or cream that provides extra nutrients together with other products for shaving such as an after-shave. Using a toner after shaving helps remove shaving residue, cleans the pores, restores the skins PH balance, and fights off bacteria.

There are toner-astringents available for men with very oily skin and hydrating toners for men with dry or normal skin. A Lotion or cream aftershave helps restore moisture, combat razor burn, and closes up the open pores. The aftershave should be applied to the neck and face right after shaving.

A moisturizer is very important and should be applied in the morning and evening. That is an oil-based moisturizer for dry skin and water-based for oily skin. A good eye cream, hand cream, and sunscreen should not be left out. And as much as possible alcohol and coffee should be swapped for water or a green beverage.

I will be posting an article soon on healthy-easy-green beverages you can and should make at home. 

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