The truth is that gravity, environmental aggressors like the sun and the breakdown of collagen and elastin affect us all. In different ways and at different speeds, to be sure. But no matter your gender, if you’re getting older, your skin is too, and that usually results in a few things that we’d all like to slow down. That is why, no matter what your age or level of skincare commitment, you should be thinking about what you can do to protect your skin and begin investing your energy in an anti-aging routine. It’s time to commit to a men’s skincare routine.
Starting early is key
As we age, our skin loses its ability to produce collagen, which keeps it plump, and regenerates at a much slower rate than when we were younger, resulting in more lines and wrinkles. Add to the mix any sun damage or general neglect and you can bet you’ll start to see the signs of aging in no time. The best treatment is always prevention, so the sooner you start taking care of your skin, the better. But if you’re already noticing things like fine lines, sunspots or dehydration, you can definitely help your skin by taking charge of your skincare. This starts with a great men’s anti-aging cream—but more on that later.
To get you started, here are three tips that will help you set up your men’s anti-aging skincare routine. It doesn’t take long, and it’s easy to adopt these steps. Here’s where to start.
Tip #1: Cleanse
The base of any skincare routine is cleansing. While you might think you don’t need to cleanse because you haven’t put anything on your face (like makeup, for instance), think again. In your day-to-day life you encounter all sorts of aggressors just by being out in the world. Sun, pollution, micro particles and any number of other nasties are all confronting your skin, and it’s important that at the end of the day you do your best to wash them away. Men’s face wash is important, so make sure you take the time to refresh your skin. Rinse with L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Pure Charcoal Daily Face Wash to remove any oil, dirt or debris from your skin and to set it up to properly absorb the face cream you’re going to put on next.
Tip #2: Moisturize
After cleansing, moisturizer is next. This step is a must as it replenishes your skin after cleansing and also helps to strengthen your skin barrier, making it less susceptible to those everyday aggressors. To really get the most out of moisturizer, make sure to pick one that’s an all-in-one. The best men’s moisturizer, L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Vitalift Anti-Aging Moisturizer, tackles five signs of aging with one step and one product. That means you can have fewer steps in your skincare routine without sacrificing any benefits. The product helps to smooth wrinkles and moisturize your skin, but it also brightens, firms and helps to protect it from external aggressors. Not only are you ensuring your skin gets the nourishment it needs to properly heal and replenish, but you’re helping to protect your skin for the next day. A great anti-aging cream will target multiple signs of aging so you can make sure you’re really taking care of your skin.
Tip #3: Protect
This one is simple: wear sunscreen. One of the biggest causes of aging skin is the sun, so if you’re interested in anti-aging skincare, sunscreen is a must. Wear it every day, and when you use it in tandem with a cream at night that helps to moisturize and protect, you’ll be working hard to keep your skincare routine solid.