Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen For Men

By Marilynn Syrett Published 04/20/2009 | Beauty

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.
  Shave Properly
  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.
  Apply Sunscreen
  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.