Anti-ageing skincare – Isn’t it a woman’s thing? Real men don’t need to take care of their skin. They should look rough and tough. A few wrinkles on the face adds dignity to your personality. If you hear anyone say any of the above to you then they have been living under a rock.
EVERYONE needs to take care of their skin more so when you are getting older. More and more men are realising this. Hence their common sightings at salons. Getting a facial done.
Yes, the majority of men do not have the patience or willingness to go a 5-step skincare regimen. Or sit through an hour-long facial. But they are taking notice of what their skin needs. They want to look good. They want to look young.
Here’s a little fun fact:
Oh! the unfairness of it!
Experts tell us that skin starts to age around the age of 20 years old. They suggest that taking care of your skin can help you tackle premature wrinkles.
“I recommend my patients to start incorporating anti-ageing skincare products in their 20s and 30s when our skin slowly starts to lose collagen,” says Y. Claire Chang, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City.
Now going to a salon and getting a monthly facial done is very good. Kudos! to you boys, if you do it. But if you are in your late 20s or early 30s then you need a daily (AND EASY) anti-ageing skincare routine.
Here are 10 reasons why
Men should invest in Anti-ageing skincare
1. Your skin is a reflection of your inner world
Breakouts, pigmentation. Blemishes etc seem random to us. But to a specialist, these are signs of what’s bubbling under. Each represents a health-related concern. A person who eats well, exercises, sleeps well, will have clear radiant skin.
2. You are Outdoors a lot
Harmful Ultra Violet rays from the sun cause damage to the skin. Like premature ageing, dark spots etc. If you are out in the sun a lot and you don’t wear sunscreen. Then you should invest in anti-ageing skincare products.
3. You are representing a company
You are the face of an organisation. Your own or someone else’s, either way. Your personality should reflect your stature.
4. Duty requires you to travel a lot
Frequent travelling takes a toll on your health in more ways than one. Air travel adversely affects the skin. High altitude and cabin pressure dehydrate the skin. Dehydrated skin if not dealt on time, results in premature ageing.
5. You have a high-pressure job
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when we say high-pressure job? STRESS!
Stress on mind translates wrinkles on the face. Cortisol breaks down the collagen(building blocks) of your skin, causes wrinkles.
Now, are you sure? Do you want to stress about that shipment getting a day late?
6. You live in a metropolitan city
Well, this is a sensitive one for me. Seeing little children go to school wearing masks because pollution levels are super high, is a trigger for me. I am also not afraid to tell people if they are being ignorant about their responsibilities of taking care of the environment.
Pardon me – I digress.
Coming back to the point. If you are living in a metropolitan city. Likely, air quality isn’t the healthiest. Among other things, it will hamper your skin quality.
According to a study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, exposure to air and particle pollution significantly contributes to skin ageing.
7. You have an active social life
You are going out every other day. Indulging in excessive drinking, erratic sleep schedules. Such habits have serious consequences on the biggest sense organ of your body (your skin).
8. You are suffering from social media addiction
Let’s face it. This everyone has. Exposure to the blue light for an obscene amount of hours in a day! Causes skin damage and inflammation.
9. If you want to reduce blemishes
Nobody likes them. We don’t want to have them. Good News is, You can delay them by starting anti ageing skin care in your late 20s.
10. You want to keep wrinkles at bay
Reality Check- you will have them at some point in your life. But why invite them early?
Real Quick and Easy Tips to follow daily (You don’t need to burn a ton of money into it, I promise)
1. Wash your face twice in a day (Morning and Evening)
Please buy men’s face wash and don’t steal your wife’s or girlfriend’s. Your skin’s needs are different than a woman’s.
Apply men’s anti-ageing Serum every night. Why serum? because serums stimulate collagen in your skin. Also, they perform better than creams. And feel less heavy on the skin.
A report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation says that reducing the signs of ageing is largely a matter of keeping your skin moisturized.
3. Use Sunscreen
Even when you are going out at night. According to a new study, we need sunscreen for evening hours as well. It protects us from the additional DNA damage that continues to happen even after we’ve retreated from the sun.
4. Lastly, eat healthy food. Get enough sleep. Exercise daily
If you haven’t been doing that. Start today. It is never too late for making positive changes in life.
Even though men are blessed with better skin composition. They tend to face bigger skin issues and the likes. Controlling/treating them is in your hands.
What choice are you going to make?