When you think flawless skin, don't just think women. Taking care of your skin and protecting it from aging is for everyone.
Not no sure? Ask any economist.
In this article, we're covering 10 of the best skin care tips for men to reverse aging. Sorry ladies, this article is for your handsome male counterparts, so forward this to the man in your life whose skin could use a little TLC (and SPF).
Reverse the aging process with these expert tips and we promise you'll age finer than any wine in the valley.
Grab your favorite moisturizer; we're jumping in, face first!
10 Must-Know Skin Care Tips for Men
To protect your face from drying out, flaking, and aging, start putting these tips to use today.
1. Stop Washing Your Face with Your Body Wash
We know you're guilty of killing two birds with one stone by washing your body and face with the same cleanser in the shower but you're actually doing yourself a disservice.
Body washes are often formulated with harsh chemicals that are overly abrasive to the sensitive skin of the face. Yes, we know you're a tough strong man, but your facial skin is delicate and needs gentler products.
Choose a cleanser because they are formulated specifically to rid your pores of the dirt, sweat, pollution, and dust that clogs them on a day to day basis.
2. Wash Your Face After You Workout
If you're especially prone to breakouts and acne spots, you'll not only want to add a cleanser to your hygiene routine immediately but also how often you wash your face.
Avoid touching your face during your workout (bacteria love the gym) and wash your face as soon as your workout commences.
Can't hit the showers right away? try out cleaning face wipes for a quick wipe down. The gym's smoothie barista will thank you.
3. Pat, Don't Rub
Just like you wouldn't use 60 grit sandpaper on a finish, you don't want to scrub your face against a dry towel. To remove excess water from your face, use a patting motion.
To avoid as much irritation as possible, pat dry and stick to soft, cotton towels. While your skin is still moist, it's time to add moisturizer, which brings us to our next tip...
4. Apply Moisturizer
Keeping your skin hydrated and supple prevents wrinkles and stops the aging process in its tracks. Always apply moisturizer to a clean, recently washed face to lock in that moisture.
Facial hair is hot but what's even hotter is a soft face that we want to rub against. No one wants to nuzzle a 'sandpaper face'. Grab a moisturizer that is fragrance-free (unless you want to smell like a rose) and watch your skin transform.
5. Shave Correctly
This means shaving with the grain and never shaving dry. We know you want to get a close shave, but shaving upwards creates inflammation.
Don't just grab the cheapest shaving cream and razors you can buy. Choose a razor base don your skin's sensitivity and beard coarseness.
Remember, more blades doesn't mean a better shave. It often pulls the blade too deep against the skin and creates more nicks.
Shaving cream is essential to your shaving process so choose that protects your skin and always apply it to a damp face.
6. Choose the Right Aftershave
Shaving, in its essence, is dragging metal blades across the skin. No matter how gentle you shave with the grain, you're still creating micro nicks across the surface of your skin opening it up for bacteria and irritation.
If you're like most men, you'll scrub your face with a towel and apply aftershave that leaves you screaming like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.
It's time to ditch the fragrant aftershaves that leave you burning. Choose ones that are fragrant free (for limited irritation) and contain soothing ingredients like witch hazel or aloe.
The right aftershave will hydrate and soothe your skin, minimizing your razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
7. Invest in an Anti-Aging Serum
When it comes to reversing the aging process, invest in a quality serum that will keep your face youthful and turn back time on wrinkles.
We love Siorai Anti-aging Serum. After 30 days, clinical trials showed that this serum decreased wrinkles by 14.04%, improved skin firmness by 20.33% and elasticity by 8.33%.
8. Use SPF, ALWAYS
Our skin puts up with a lot. It's one of the most incredible materials out there but it's not without its kryptonite.
What is it? The sun.
If you're trying to stay youthful, avoid the sun at all costs. The sun causes damage to our skin resulting in redness, irritation, and even skin cancer.
Use SPF to block out the harmful rays which damage to the collagen and elastin in your skin causing premature wrinkles.
9. Start Using Lip Balm
No, this isn't a product for women. If you have lips, then you need a lip balm. No one wants to come face to face with dry flaky lips at the end of a romantic date.
Opt for a colorless, odorless balm that will protect your lips and keep the moisture locked in.
Hello, luscious lips.
10. Eat Healthy and Sleep More
If you're trying to look as good as Jared Leto at 47--seriously, can you believe he's 47?--then you'll have to take some tips straight out of his book.
He claims his two biggest secrets to reverse aging is a healthy diet (he's vegan) and plenty of sleep. On average, an adult male needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep.
Leto also ditched alcohol, which we know is a lot to ask, but that might just be the price to pay for turning back time.
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Now that you've memorized these crucial skin care tips for men you can incorporate them into your daily routine and watch the aging process stop.