The beauty industry has some quite a way in developing some of the most miraculous anti-aging creams, moisturizers, and other products that effectively slow the ageing process altogether. However, few men are actually clued into why these products are even on the market or why they should incorporate them into their own daily care regimes. They do serve a purpose and it’s important that the purpose is understood before we start slathering our face with a product that might not be the right solution to an issue. Let’s take a look at exactly why anti-aging products help and why they should make their way into our cabinets for the right reasons.
One of the key issues that anti-aging products help address is sun damage. Because excessive exposure to the sun, even in our day to day lives without necessarily being outdoorsy guys, causes fine lines and wrinkles, anti-aging creams help replenish the skin’s moisture balance and penetrates through the damaged skin to help promote rejuvenation and regeneration.
One of the best steps we should take to address the issue of sun damage is prevention altogether. This includes a commitment to wearing SPF-appropriate sun screen on a regular basis, which will stop the damage happening in the first place. It can also be wise to, at the very least, incorporate a moisturizer with SPF protection to a daily care regime. It’s important to consider the protection factor, though, as moisturizer with SPF protection tends to be at a very low factor that will quickly lose its effectiveness after brief exposure, sweating, and/or washing. Reapplying moisturizer frequently will help maintain the SPF’s protective qualities.
Unfortunately, many men ignore the idea of prevention and start showing signs of ageing in their late 20s, which is the ideal age to start including anti-aging products into a skincare regime. The jury is out on what specific age is “the age” to start using them, but most panels usually agree that it is sometime after 25 and closer to the 30 mark. Few agree that anything before 25 is appropriate. For younger men, it’s usually best to prevent before problems occur and fix them as and when they do happen – rather than using anti-aging cream as a sort of prophylactic, which will ultimately reduce its effectiveness when problems do arise. It’s certainly not appropriate to recommend anti-ageing products to anyone under the age of 18.
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