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When we hear the term “anti-aging” we automatically think of women. But men have the same concerns. Who doesn’t want to keep their skin, hair and general appearance looking as youthful as possible?
While men have traditionally been less concerned with their looks than women, a shift in the collective attitude of most men over the past decade has changed this. Increasing numbers of men are taking measures to prevent the seven signs of aging today.
Big beauty brands have noticed this shift and have aligned their product ranges accordingly. The number of anti-aging skin care products aimed specifically at men is growing rapidly. Beauty spas are targeting treatments specifically towards male clients.
No matter who you are, what your gender or skin type, or what kind of lifestyle you lead, there is no magic spell for putting off age. There are, however, some things we can do to minimize its effect on us and our bodies.
Drink Green Tea
It might seem like too simple a tip to be really effective, but green tea has some pretty impressive anti-aging superpowers. This is because green tea is a powerful antioxidant, and it contains Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG).
Antioxidants are an important weapon against aging skin. This is because they combat the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are little molecules which attack our skin cells and cause fine lines and wrinkles.
EGCG is the most potent antioxidant there is. This rare ingredient combats the effects on our skin of pollution, UV rays, chemicals and radiation. This also means it’s very effective in preventing and fighting cancer, researchers suggest.
By drinking a couple of cups of green tea each day, you can ensure that your body benefits from its antioxidant effects on a daily basis. Study after study shows that drinking green tea regularly is one of the best ways to take care of your skin from the inside out.
Use The Right Anti-Aging Products
Anti-aging creams for men are becoming much more popular. What drug store in the United States doesn’t stock night creams, eye creams and serums aimed specifically at men who want to take the best possible care of their skin as they age?
When trying to find the best possible anti-aging products for your skin though, there are some key ingredients to look out for.
Glycolic acid is probably the most important ingredient for an anti-aging product. It is highly effective at gentle exfoliation. Removing dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin, it reveals brighter, more youthful skin beneath. This is why it’s often used in the treatment of scars.
Glycolic acid is also excellent at correcting discoloration of the skin. It can have a significant impact on dark circles which contribute to the general appearance of aging skin.
Other anti-aging ingredients that boost collagen, skin elasticity and preserve a youthful look. However, when looking for the right anti-aging products to use, anything with glycolic acid is a great start.
Drink Plenty of Water
It’s no secret that water is good for the skin. The simple act of drinking water flushes harmful toxins out of the body where they can affect the skin. Flushing toxins out of the skin gives it the best possible chance to age well with minimum effects.
Drinking plenty of water can also prevent the skin from drying out as it ages. Dry skin, much like dry earth, cracks more easily and this results in fine lines and wrinkles. Keeping the skin hydrated is an excellent preventative measure.
Doctors and nutritionists recommend drinking about 8 glasses of water each day. This translates as 2 litres, or half a gallon. If you can develop this new daily habit, your skin will thank you for it.
Eat The Right Foods
Everyone knows that diet plays a major role in skin health. You can slather your skin in the most expensive, luxurious face moisturizers and night serums, but if you don’t take care of it from the inside out you’ll never achieve the healthy glowing skin you want.
The foods that you really need to eat regularly are those which have plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin A and C, and anti-inflammatory properties.
However, a well balanced diet and dietary supplements should ensure that you get plenty of all of the vitamins and minerals that you need in your diet.
Basic lifestyle changes can make a big difference to skin health, especially as we age. Things like smoking and excessive drinking can really affect the skin and leave it looking dull, tired and lifeless. Getting too little sleep is another major factor in the aging process as our skin needs plenty of regular sleep. Stress and anxiety are also very important factors when it comes to skin health.
Taking a good look at your lifestyle is a really useful exercise when assessing skin health. Identifying the areas of your life which could use some work and improvement can help to focus the mind. Finding a more balanced lifestyle will always benefit your skin, on the inside and out.
Whether you have oily, dry or sensitive skin, taking care of your skin as you age is important. As the largest organ in the body, the skin protects us from the outside world. This huge responsibility takes its toll over time and without proper care and maintenance, the skin can end up looking haggard.
CBD can actually help to reduce wrinkles in a few different ways. By applying CBD infused creams and lotions or CBD oil directly, it will help to moisturize and soften dry skin. When CBD is made a part of diet through edibles, its benefits are enhanced, just make sure to check that there is no THC added to avoid intoxication.
If you are thinking of using any CBD based products to combat wrinkles or to keep an appearance of being youthful, please contact your dermatologist to ensure that this is the right method for you.
Thankfully, it’s not really that difficult to take good care of your skin, once you know what to do. By following these 5 tips for anti-aging for men, you can give your skin the TLC it deserves.