It is safe to assume that men do not pay as much as attention to their skincare routine as women do. However, since the skin is the largest organ in our bodies—and the one that everyone sees, taking care of it matters, regardless of if you are male or female. “Men actually have many very similar concerns as women when it comes to cosmetic issues, they are concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles under the eyes, and brown spots,” says Dr. Jeremy Fenton, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City.
How important are skin care routines for men?
A daily skincare regimen is instrumental for healthy looking skin. If you take care of your skin with the proper skincare products and lifestyle choices, it will reward you by looking younger and healthier for longer. The most important factors for an effective men’s anti-aging skincare regimen include:
- Protection: Antioxidants + Sunscreen
- Anti-Aging Serum
How can one stop fine lines and wrinkles on the face?
According to an article in the journal Dermato Endocrinology, “Healthy and functioning skin barrier is an important protector against dehydration, penetration of various microorganisms, allergens, irritants, reactive oxygen species and radiation. For this reason, daily skin care may increase skin regeneration, elasticity, smoothness, and thus temporarily change the skin condition.” In other words, following a simple, daily skincare routine can help stop the look of fine lines and wrinkles and restore radiance to the skin.
Men’s Anti-Aging Skincare Essential: Cleansing
Washing your face twice a day helps remove dirt, debris and dead skin cells that could potentially block pores and lead to breakouts or irritation. Congested pores can prevent your powerhouse anti-aging products from working properly. In other words, if you’re not cleansing your skin twice a day then you’re setting yourself up for failure.
How to properly cleanse your skin:
Massage the cleanser on your face for a minimum of one minute to allow ample time for a thorough cleanse. If you give yourself 1-3 minutes to work the cleanser onto the skin, that is the most optimal.
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Men’s Anti-Aging Skincare Essential: Sun protection
Whether for anti-aging or protecting against skin cancer, the daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen is one of the most important parts of your daily healthcare routine. Just like brushing your teeth! Dr. Fenton says: “Sunscreen should be applied every day year-round in the morning, even if you are just commuting to work. The cumulative exposure to small amounts of ultraviolet rays over the years can add up to big skin damage and possibly skin cancers.”
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Men’s Anti-Aging Skincare Essential: Antioxidants
While sun protection is a non-negotiable, the use of an antioxidant serum often gets overlooked. “When applied in the morning before your sunscreen or moisturizer, an antioxidant serum can further protect the skin from the oxidative damage your skin endures during the day,” says Dr. Fenton. “Choosing a quality product here is important, because the best serums are formulated to keep the antioxidants stable and active.”
TRY: HydroPeptide Firma-Bright 20% Vitamin C Booster. Vitamin C is the gold standard when it comes to a topical antioxidant. Firma-Bright uses a stabilized form of Vitamin C called Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate to help support skin-brightening.
How do you get rid of deep lines and wrinkles?
Getting rid of deep lines and wrinkles will take more than just cleansing and moisturizing. Topically, you will need clinically proven active ingredients that really change the structure of your skin and boost your collagen. To effectively increase collagen production, you need to use topical skincare products with ingredients that stimulate collagen production. These would include ingredients like collagen-boosting peptides, vitamin C, and retinols.
Try HydroPeptide Power Serum, a revolutionary anti-aging serum developed by our team of geneticists to deliver 6 unique peptide complexes to the skin that address all signs of aging.
Other methods of non-invasive anti-aging treatments can be performed at the dermatologist’s office and include:
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Treatments
- Skin tightening treatments
- Botox and fillers
What's a simple skincare routine for men?
Dr. Fenton recommends three non-negotiable steps for a simple, yet effective, men’s skincare routine:
- Sunscreen (Protect)
For a solid anti-aging skincare regimen, Dr. Fenton says: “These extra steps can improve the overall quality of your skin and reduce the signs of aging.”
- Antioxidants (Protect)
- Anti-aging product
How to Simplify Your Men’s Anti-Aging Routine
To simplify the anti-aging portion of your skincare routine, try the HydroPeptide Men’s Age Defense, limited edition kit. This protective and corrective skincare regimen, specifically designed for men, is made to be used in the AM & PM.
- Full-size Exfoliating Cleanser
- Full-size AquaBoost moisturizer
- Deluxe Mini Power Serum
- 2 PolyPeptide Collagel+ Eye Mask Sachets
- Blue Skincare Bag
Here is how it works:
- A gentle exfoliating with our Exfoliating Cleanser helps to prep your skin for a smooth shave.
- AquaBoost, our light-as-air gel moisturizer, works to deliver just the right amount of moisture post shave to keep skin feeling and looking balanced and calm.
- Power Serum, a powerful combination of peptide complexes and hyaluronic acid, protects the skin against the visible signs of aging in this easy-to-follow skincare routine.
- PolyPeptide Collagel Eye Masks are no-mess masks that promote a youthful, awakened eye area.