The stereotype that “men age like fine wine” may just be an unfounded cliche, because how good you look is highly dependent on how much care you give to your skin. It certainly doesn’t help men’s case that they tend to start worrying about their physical appearance only after they start seeing signs of ageing, while women start much earlier, in a bid to prevent looking old.
Men, it’s time to step up your game and keep up with your female counterparts. Let’s get the ball rolling with these six tips:
1. Start skincare early
Learn from women and start skincare even before you see signs of ageing; prevention is definitely the best cure. Your basic regime should include a cleanser, toner, and moisturiser, and you should use them both day and night. And if you’re ready to level up in your skincare regime, invest in an anti-ageing serum and an eye cream.
2. Use products meant for men
It’s not good enough to share the same products with your female counterpart. This is because your skin is made differently. Men’s skin tends to be thicker (literally!) and oilier in general, and products that are formulated for men address these inherent characteristics of your skin. Formulated-for-men products will work more effectively for you, and allow you to see better results, both in the short and long run.
3. Invest in wrinkle management
Unfortunately, “wrinkles add character” is usually just a nice way to console people whose skin look aged. Let’s face it, wrinkles make you look older and more haggard. To age gracefully, invest in wrinkle management solutions.
If anti-wrinkle products don’t act fast enough for you, consider the Indiba AgeReversa Treatment, an anti-ageing therapy by Men’s Skin Centres (MSC), a professional skincare service for men. This treatment uses Proionic technology to stimulate collagen production in your skin, and also help your skin retain moisture, which will maintain your skin’s youthful appearance, while diminishing the look of crow’s feet, and improving your skin’s firmness. This is a solution that doesn’t just show visible results faster, but also offer results that last longer.
4. Get protected from the sun
UV rays are our number one enemy that contribute to skin ageing. It’s okay to stay out in the sun and enjoy outdoors activities if you apply sunscreen diligently. Put on a generous amount of sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you step out under the sun to get sufficient protection against it. Reapply every three hours or whenever you towel off.
5. You are what you eat
Beer and chicken wings may sound like a good combo for Friday nights, but while your tummy is happy, your skin isn’t. For better skin that’s more resilient to wrinkles, fill your diet with healthy proteins like salmon, and load up on foods with high anti-oxidants like berries. Drinking lots of water will also help your body flush out toxins naturally.
6. Don’t worry, be happy!
We are serious about this – frowning deepens the appearance of lines between your brows, making you look tired and worrisome all the time. Catch yourself whenever you frown, then relax your brows, and give that area a light massage. Stress management and engaging in enjoyable hobbies are some ways you can keep a more cheerful disposition.