When we think about the world of anti-aging products, and personal grooming, we might associate it with women, but increasingly men are taking steps to keep themselves looking younger for longer. Creams, beauty products and various anti-aging services are starting to be geared toward men as much as women.
As a man, you want to look your best and feel your best so you can convey confidence, and the following are some anti-aging and grooming tips to help you along the way.
Keep Nose and Ear Hair at Bay
This is an easy tip-buy a good nose hair trimmer and use it. Having unruly nose hair as well as ear hair is a surefire way to show your age. It'll also make you look less put together, which can affect you in your dating life and your work life.
It's incredibly simple to deal with this issue and shave off some of those extra years.
Figure Out Your Skin Type
Buying great skincare products is an important part of looking youthful, but not all products will work for all skin types. If you ask most women they'll be able to tell you right away what their skin type is, but you might not have thought about it before.
Take some time to figure it out so you can choose skin products that are going to be right for your needs.
For example, do you have dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin?
If you have dry skin, you'll need a heavier moisturizer but not so heavy that it causes breakouts. If you have oily skin, you'll probably want a very lightweight moisturizer with shine control.
Follow a Routine
Skincare is a long-term venture so make sure you have a routine that you follow every day. You, first of all, need clean skin because otherwise anti-aging products won't sink in and do their magic.
Add sunscreen to your daily routine as well because sun damage is one of the things that age us the fastest.
Choose a cleanser that will take all the dirt and oil off your face without drying you out.
A great anti-aging product to add to your routine in addition to sunscreen is a serum. Serums are lightweight and they sink deep into the layers of your skin to promote collagen production. A hydrating anti-aging cream is something you can add to your nighttime routine and it will help combat wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Another part of your appearance and skin not to neglect are your eyes.
Your eyes will show age quickly and eye cream can help with those crow's feet which are often pronounced on men, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors.
Watch What You Eat and Drink
Having a good skincare routine is an important part of slowing or reversing signs of aging, but you also have to think about your lifestyle in general.
Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated will help replenish your skin's cells and tissues and keep your skin looking more elastic. Drinking enough water also helps your body more effectively and efficiently flush out toxins.
As far as diet, choose more fruits and vegetables. Aim for at least five servings of vegetables a day and four servings of fruit.
Fruits and vegetables help boost pigment in your skin and improve circulation.
If you choose foods high in vitamin C, it can also protect you against skin-damaging free radicals.
Try to reduce how much caffeine and alcohol you consume.
Alcohol causes dilation of the blood vessels in your face, and it can be permanent, which can lead to your face looking red.
Both alcohol and caffeine can cause you to be dehydrated and leave your skin dull and dry.
If you don't already do so, try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine.
When you exercise, it's not just good for your overall mental and physical health but it can also slow down the aging process. Exercise increases your blood flow throughout your body so the necessary nutrients and oxygen can be carried to all your cells, including your skin.
When your blood is flowing optimally, it can also help remove waste products from your cells.
If you're a man who wants fresh, healthy skin and wants to look your age or maybe even younger, there are a lot of steps you can take. Think about what you're putting on your skin but also what you're putting in your body.