When I hear the word anti-aging, I immediately think of my mom. The lady has almost 50 different jars on her vanity, each promising to be the miracle cure for wrinkles, lines and other signs of time. But the quest for the fountain of youth is not just for ladies of a certain age, and in fact, the earlier you start taking care of your skin and your overall well-being, the more successful you will be in your fight against signs of aging. Here is The Gentlemen's Guide to Anti-Aging to help you out and maintain the best men skincare!
Skin Care is Key
Your skin is your calling card. It is the first thing people will notice about you. The main factor they would use in guessing your age. When taking care of your skin, remember to always:
- Moisturize - We can’t stress this enough. Moisturizing is an absolute must! Dryness makes signs of aging much more visible and using a good moisturizer, perhaps something that includes charcoal for men's skin will do wonders to your skin. Moisturize daily and even twice daily if necessary. Keep your hand smooth and clean with our walnut hand and foot scrub and hand repair lotion.
- Stay out of the sun- Getting that sun-kissed glow makes you look healthier in the short run, but can cause wrinkles and age spots that will make you look older as you age. When you do stay out of the sun, remember to apply sun screen liberally and don’t forget to reapply.
- Keep hydrated - It is highly recommended that you drink six to eight cups of water a day. This amount of water will help keep your skin hydrated, giving it better tone while promoting youthful looking appearance. Added bonus? It will also help your diet.
Make Good Choices
Skin care is very important, but good skin starts at the core. Make good lifestyle choices to help your skin look and feel wonderful, if you are shaving, be sure to use shaving cream and a shaving brush for the ultimate shave:
- Get good night sleep - Getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night is very important for how you look. Sleep deprivation can literally make you look tired. This results in bags under your eyes, puffiness and dark circles which makes you look older.
- Exercise – According to an article on Health.com, Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario studied a small group of adults between ages 20 and 84. The frequent exercisers who were over age 40 had skin that resembled the more supple, elastic skin of people in their 20s and 30s. The difference had nothing to do with sun exposure (which would age your skin faster if you didn't wear sunscreen), reported the research team; they theorized that exercise creates body substances that help slow aging in skin, though they say more research is needed to learn how exercise changes skin composition.
- Quite that nasty smoking habit – It is well known that smoking is bad for your health. But did you know that smoking promotes wrinkles around your mouth and eyes? These smokers’ lines are ugly! Smoking also dulls your skin tone, and stains your teeth.