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5 essential anti-aging skincare tips every man needs to know

Keep your skin looking great with these simple tips

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Aging is a natural part of life, and while there’s no way to stop it, you can take hold of it. Along with the typical aging of gray hairs and frown lines, plenty of signs of aging can start to appear. Some signs, like sun spots or dry skin, are completely avoidable with the proper care. If you’re not a fan of signs of aging, taking care of your lifestyle and skincare can be your best bet for combatting it. Celebrities like Brad Pitt or Jeff Goldblum, who have been on the silver screen for decades, have shown us that you can age in a way that you’re proud to show off your gray hairs. By following some of the tips your favorite celebrities use, you can also age the way you wish and look your best. 

Sunscreen is your friend

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No matter your age, sunscreen is the most essential step to add to your daily routine. Whether you precede it with a more detailed skincare routine is a personal preference, but there’s no doubt that sunscreen will do wonders for helping you with your anti-aging journey. As The Skin Cancer Foundation states, sunscreen can help reduce the risk of cancer and precancer diseases by up to 50%, making it the easiest way to avoid these issues. Besides these health benefits, sunscreen also has an anti-aging benefit that can help you keep your youthful glow. 

With daily sunscreen use, you can avoid issues like pigmentation that will only get worse with age. Constant exposure to UVB rays can heighten pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. While fine lines and wrinkles can occur regardless, UVB rays can make them more prominent and hard to conceal. Sunscreen can also help you retain the elasticity of your skin, which can be lowered due to prolonged sun exposure.

Balanced diet

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It’s a known fact that nutrition and diet affect almost every part of your bodily process. It should come as no shock that your diet can also affect how you age. As you’ve likely heard already, cutting back on sugars and high-processed foods is key to a healthier lifestyle. However, cutting back on your sugars will also help maintain collagen and elasticity in your skin. 

As you age, these two proteins tend to slow down in their process, which can cause saggy and dry skin. Sugars can damage these proteins and speed up the deterioration. Be sure to maintain a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables to keep your collagen up and your skin youthful for longer. 

Water truly is key

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Although it might seem simple and overly advertised, water can be a helpful factor in your anti-aging process. Keeping yourself hydrated does more than just help your body on the inside. Hydration can also help with the moisture of your skin barrier and give you clear and glowy skin. Someone who suffers from dehydration will likely see more wrinkles show in prominent areas, like the under-eye area. Even if you aren’t keen on adding a skincare routine or occasional skin treatments, water can be a game-changer for keeping your skin plump and hydrated. 

Embrace male skincare

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In recent times, skincare for men has become more prominent and mainstream. This is partially because all skin deserves to be spoiled and pampered. Simple skincare products like moisturizers and masks can be easy steps to slip into your daily routine that can help your skin feel hydrated. No matter your daily activities, your skin encounters many factors that can accelerate your aging process. Everything from pollution to dry weather can affect how your skin looks and feels. Adding hydrating products to your routine can keep it moisturized and wrinkles at bay. 

There’s no need to splurge on an expensive and elaborate skincare routine to keep your skin youthful. All you need to do is ensure that your routine includes hydrating and targeted ingredients that can help in various ways. Ingredients like retinol can also be beneficial, as they accelerate cell turnover and can combat wrinkles and fine lines. Since retinol isn’t a daily ingredient, it’s an easy addition to your routine that delivers big results. 

Let your skin breathe

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In an era where there’s a skin treatment for almost every issue possible, it’s not unlikely to feel pressured to give in to all of these possible solutions. While the occasional facial and other treatments like Botox are helpful, keeping them to a minimum is vital. Even though they provide a temporary fix, these treatments can easily overwhelm your skin and give your skin an unnatural finish. One of the perks of aging is the fact you can show off your journey, and when overdone, these treatments can strip your skin of its natural texture. 

If starting your anti-aging journey is important to you, start by implementing lifestyle changes as quickly as possible to start seeing results. The sooner you begin in life with your anti-aging journey the better these factors can help prevent prominent aging signs like frown lines and wrinkles. 

Leslie Leon
Leslie is a Los Angeles-based writer and content creator. She is always researching and finding the latest fashion trends…
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