Men may not admit it and they don't really show it... but in fact they are now as concerned about their skin as women are in many cases. Instead of neglecting skin care and then going for complex medical procedures, it’s always better to follow a good anti-aging skin care regimen and prevent premature aging before it’s too late.
The difference between a men's anti-aging skin care regimen and a women's skin care regimen lies more in the skin care products than it does with the processes involved. This is because men's skin is intrinsically different from that of women and therefore the ingredients of the products differ as well. Men's skin care products contain less oil because their skin tends to be oilier.
Here are some key steps to an efficient anti-aging skin care regimen.
Deep Cleanse your Face
Cleansing your face not only removes all the impurities from the skin pores, but also controls the oiliness of the face. Use a good cleanser that effectively flushes out all the dirt, debris, dead skin cells and excessive oil particles from within the skin pores and leaves the skin squeaky clean.
Some Product Suggestions
Obagi C-Cleansing Gel - It is a mild cleanser that gently removes all traces of impurities including dirt, excess oil particles and dead skin cells from within the skin pores and conditions the skin with Vitamin C. It contains both the advantages of a prescription strength hydroquinone and potent Vitamin C to take care of the skin and enhance the absorption of ingredients of other skin care products.
iS Clinical Cleansing Complex - It is a superb cleanser by Innovative Skincare. It is great for resurfacing and deep cleaning the skin and also controls acne inflammations and breakouts. Though it is powerful, it can be safely used on sensitive skin. It cleans the skin thoroughly without drying it and leaves it smooth and supple.
Men generally follow the same standard steps of shaving since they started doing it. Worse, some men attempt a dry shave without shaving cream. An improper shave can wreck havoc on the skin and irritate further leading to small bumps, scratches and dryness. Here are some steps to shaving properly and efficiently.
First, prepare your skin for the shave. Splash some tepid water and use a shaving cream to create plenty of lather so that the skin becomes moist and soft. Use a cream that soothes sensitive skin and prevents any inflammations and breakouts.
Next, start shaving in the same direction of hair growth and rinse often.
Finally, rinse with cool water and apply moisturizer or after shave lotion.
Some Product Suggestions
NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex - It is an amazing moisturizing cream – neither too light nor too heavy. The cream nourishes the skin and moisturizes it well. Upon regular use, it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
iS Clinical Hydra Cool Serum - It not only moisturizes the skin but also rejuvenates it and soothes it. It contains a combination of potent antioxidants with essential botanicals and bionutrients that nourishes the skin and also helps to control acne.
Clayton Shagal Elastin Gel I – It is a deep moisturizer that strengthens the collagen fibers located in the dermis and makes the skin firmer and younger looking. This highly advanced anti-aging product contains a strong concentration of elastin and helps improve the skin quality.
Don't reserve the sunscreen for the beach or only for summer months. Your skin is susceptible to sun damage throughout the day and year. Unprotected sun exposure for long periods can lead to skin damage and cause premature aging of the skin.
If you don't like the greasy sunscreen lotions, there are other varieties available in the market. You can choose from a range of light sunscreen lotions and powder sunscreens.
iS Clinical SPF 20 Powder Sunscreen – It is a revolutionary sunscreen that contains physical UV blockers comprising of 25% titanium dioxide and 20% zinc oxide. It offers protection against a vast spectrum of sunlight.
Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Sun Protection SPF 35 - It provides broad spectrum sun protection against the UVA/UVB rays of the sun and prevents premature aging.
Use Anti Aging Skin Care Products
To combat the signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin or age spots, you need to use anti-aging skin care products that specifically target the problem areas. Anti- aging skin care products diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers within the skin surface. As a result, the skin becomes firmer and radiant and looks younger.
IS Clinical Youth Complex – It is a revolutionary anti-wrinkle formulation that provides instant relief against stubborn wrinkles and improves the overall skin quality in the long run.
iS Clinical Firming Complex – This anti aging skin care product contains natural fruit acids, antioxidants, and bio-nutrients that increases the firmness of the skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Apart from this, it also encourages skin regeneration at the cellular level and controls acne.
Obagi ELASTIderm Décolletage System – It consists of 2 anti aging products to help replenish the skin elasticity, stimulate the collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve hyper pigmentation and age posts and reduce signs of photo damage in the chest and neck areas.
Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific. She has authored several articles about skin care products like Anti-aging skin care products, Men's Skin Care and so on.