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Our skin is naturally aging on a daily basis, but for men, these effects can seem to appear in an instant. While men’s skin typically show signs of aging later in life than women’s skin, the visual effects appear more rapidly and more fully formed. One of the first signs of aging skin is dryness. As we get older, our skin produces less sebum – an oil that is naturally produced by the skin, and is excreted through the sebaceous glands. Less oil means that our skin is dealing with less natural moisture. Dryness of the skin can exacerbate fine lines – another sign of aging that men will notice earlier in their life. Our skin is naturally prone to fine lines from facial movement, particularly around the forehead and eyes. In combination with dry skin, these movements can create more pronounced fine lines. The support structure of the skin weakens with less moisture, which manifests in this noticeable visual effect of aging. Sun damage is another major component in aging skin. The effects of spending too much time in the sun without protection can start to appear on the skin in the form of sunspots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation. The reduction of cell turnover rates is also a huge culprit when it comes to aging, and can lead to skin that appears duller. The top layer of skin, known as the epidermis, is incredibly thin, and has dead skin cells on top. These dead skin cells are replaced by new skin cells produced by the lower level of the epidermis. This cell turnover process helps to keep the top layer of skin fresh and rejuvenated. When this process slows down, the top layer can become less vibrant, as it is congested with older skin cells. Over time, as this process gets even slower, it can also lead to fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sagging skin.
Everyone is prone to aging – there is simply no way to fight against time. How we care for our skin, however, plays a huge role in how aging visually manifests on the skin and affects our overall appearance. A lack of a skincare routine simply accelerates the signs of aging. By finding a skincare system that works against the effects of external and internal stressors, you are actively working to keep your skin in optimal shape. A consistent skincare routine is vital for men, both in terms of preventative care and treatment of signs of aging. Your routine doesn’t need to be complex and cumbersome – you simply need a couple of products with powerful formulas.
Not all skincare products are made equally. While there are a lot of products available that are promoted alongside flashy marketing campaigns, what really matters is the quality of the ingredients. Some powerful ingredients you should look for in your skincare products include:
Tiger Grass. This medicinal herb, known as Centella Asiatica, helps to soothe and rejuvenate the skin. It is best known for its wound healing abilities, but it is also great for improving hydration and strengthening the skin’s barrier.
Jojoba Oil. While it is called an oil, it is actually a wax. Jojoba oil is packed with vitamins and nutrients that nourish the skin, helping to smooth and soften the complexion while repairing any damage. It is also great at fighting against dryness by reintroducing moisture to the skin.
Sage Extract. Sage is a powerful herb with an impressive amount of calcium and vitamin A. When used topically, these help to diminish wrinkles and lessen the visibility of sun damage.
Sodium Hyaluronate. This compound mimics hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced in the skin’s dermis. It binds to water, helping to retain moisture in the skin. This ingredient is excellent at fighting dryness and healing damaged skin.
The right products are key to fighting the signs of aging. Our men’s skincare products include a unique blend of strong active ingredients – including the powerhouses mentioned above – that will keep your skin in top shape. By adding these products to your skincare routine, you’ll have a simple system that will effectively fight against the internal and external stressors affecting your skin, as well as reverse any damage to the skin.