10 Basic Skin Care Tips for Mature Men
Skin is a living tissue. Its health is compromised by air pollution, poor diet, and, unfortunately, by the passing of time. Skincare products have a natural and noticeable effect. Besides protecting the skin, they improve blood circulation and contain active ingredients, vitamins, and fatty acids that nourish the skin. Healthy skin is well nourished.
Additionally, the best skin care products available today reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and spots. There is a misconception that men’s facial skin is more resilient than women’s and thicker and more protective. You might think you don’t need facial skincare products, but you’re a bit misguided.
We recommend watching the video below from the Youtube channel of Dr. Anthony Youn. He explains the top 5 anti-ageing skin care tips.
Here are ten essential skin care tips for mature men you may find helpful.
- 1 1. Know Your Skin Type
- 2 2. Choose the Right and High-Quality Skincare Products
- 3 3. Wash Your Face with a Gentle Cleanser
- 4 4. Replenish Your skin
- 5 5. Moisturize Your Skin
- 6 6. Wear Sunscreen Every Day
- 7 7. Shave Correctly
- 8 8. Keep up with Your Dermatologist’s Appointments
- 9 9. Lifestyle and Skin Health Go Hand in Hand
- 10 10. Be Consistent
- 11 Final Words
1. Know Your Skin Type
The effects of testosterone are partly responsible for men’s oily and thick skin. There will be many products to combat oily skin. On the other hand, if your skin is dry and flaky, look for products that address this issue. It is also possible to have both dry and oily skin.
Looking in the mirror allows some people to determine their skin type. It may be possible for others to decide whether or not they have oily, dry, or normal skin by feeling it or taking an online test. To ensure you only use the products best suited to your skin type, speak to a dermatologist to help you find out what kind of skin you have.
2. Choose the Right and High-Quality Skincare Products
Do your research and purchase from a brand that you trust. You don’t necessarily have to buy the most expensive items on the market. Make sure your products are clean and non-toxic by checking their ingredients. Having a men’s-specific skincare product is nice, but many skin care products are unisex, making them suitable for both men and women.
3. Wash Your Face with a Gentle Cleanser
It’s best to use a non-soap cleanser when you wash your face every day. Your skin will remain hydrated without getting dried out by the product. Keeping your face clean before bed is especially important since your skin temperature rises at night, causing moisture loss.
After washing your face and applying a moisturizer at night, your skin will look fresh and healthy the following day. When washing your face, the temperature is also essential. Warm water is best for washing your face. Hot water can irritate your skin and dry it out, whereas cold water cannot effectively remove the day’s grime.
4. Replenish Your skin
Face serums are the perfect step after cleansing and moisturizing to nourish, protect, and hydrate the skin. Depending on your goals, it’s essential to recognize several types and ingredients to consider when choosing a skin serum.
Using a serum that contains antioxidants, such as vitamin C, can help reduce the damage to our skin. You should apply serums before applying moisturizer.
5. Moisturize Your Skin
Whenever you wash your face, both morning and night, you should follow it with a moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer with vitamins A, C, and E (read the label on the box) that will help fight enzymes, as well as retinol. These ingredients will also stimulate the body’s production of collagen, which we need to keep our skin firmer as we age. Incorporating elements like chamomile, green tea, or lavender oil may help to relieve skin redness.
6. Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Over time, our immune system weakens, making it harder for the skin to repair sun damage. Sunscreen is an excellent way for seniors to protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays and deter skin conditions like premature ageing and cancer. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Do not waste your money on anything higher than SPF 50. If you are outdoors, reapply the sunscreen every two hours. The sunscreen you use should be suitable for your skin type.
7. Shave Correctly
It will help if you shave after you have washed your face. In this way, you will prevent bacteria from getting into your newly opened pores, which could cause irritation or acne. Shave with your regular shaving cream. Shave your beard against the grain. Be sure to use short strokes and avoid going over the same area more than once.
You should only apply a little pressure as you shave, letting the razor do most of the work for you. The result will be fewer irritations and fewer ingrown hairs. Rinse the razor blade with hot water after each stroke before continuing. To close your pores, make sure you rinse your face with cold water afterwards. Apply an aftershave balm after shaving.
8. Keep up with Your Dermatologist’s Appointments
Finding a dermatologist you can trust is a better choice than buying multiple skincare products. The specialist can provide you with advanced options, such as ultrasound techniques for smoothing ageing skin or laser treatments to eliminate rosacea. A dermatologist can also tell you about the best products suitable for your skin and hair.
9. Lifestyle and Skin Health Go Hand in Hand
Drinking enough water every day is still the most effective skin cleanser ever. Exercising flushes out toxins and stimulates blood flow, which helps you have healthier skin. A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good for the whole body, including the skin. Several antioxidants, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin A, can counteract the effects of free radicals, which are unstable molecules and destroy healthy cells.
10. Be Consistent
Consistency is key to success and leads to results. To achieve fresh and healthy facial skin, you must follow a daily routine. Taking care of your skin is like brushing your teeth, taking a shower, and eating breakfast every day.
You need to care for your facial skin just as you should care for your hair, teeth, and digestive system – because neglect accelerates ageing. Taking good care of facial skin is essential for men if they want it to remain healthy and look outstanding.
Though it’s all proper and effective, I guess you don’t have to go through all this ritual of taking care of your skin. My experience has shown me that moisturizing your skin with a good quality one immediately after taking a shower is the most effective one. The effect of fruit masks or night creams drinking enough water is undeniable.
In my opinion, a warm shower bath works best. Spending 10 to 15 minutes in a warm shower in the morning is one of the ways to get good skin naturally. While a hot shower may be harmful and cause dryness, a warm shower feels gentle on your skin and maintains the natural oil on your body.
After that, you are good to go with a quality moisturizer. It will help you lock water on your skin, adding more to the glow. In fact, the moisturizer will also help you in preventing wrinkles, or at least lessen their appearance.
Hi, James. Many people make the same mistake and go for a moisturizer right after the shower! As a skin therapist, I highly recommend you not to do that before using face toner. The fact is the pores are at their most extensive limit after the shower, so they can quickly absorb the pollution and dust. So it’s necessary to use face toner after the shower to deep clean the skin cells, minimize them, and balance skin PH. Every next level should come after this one.
Honestly, skincare for men and women isn’t all that different. I just use a moisturizer, SPF and a face scrubber. A face scrubber gently and effectively removes dead skin cells, sebum, blackheads and whiteheads and really cleans your pores. It exfoliates your skin without risking scarring it. The Ultrasonic Skin Shovel is a hidden gem. It’s stainless steel, and it cleanses your pores and helps the moisturizing to really penetrate into your skin by breaking down its molecules. Its curved surface high the contours of your face and helps in lifting by stimulating collagen to build up.
I only do cleansing, toning and moisturizing. I use a scrub twice every week. It exfoliates your skin, removes dead skin cells, sebum, blackheads, and whiteheads, and cleans your pores. I used to have really dull skin, but it hit me hard after some time; why am I behind all those people with beautiful skin. So here are some of my skincare tips for men. Wash your face before going to bed, and the least you can do. And for the love of God, do not use soap; get a quality face wash and pay attention to your skin type.
To all my fellow men dealing with acne, let me assure you that you are not alone, and yes, there is a cure. Acne is a nasty thing to have on your skin, particularly when you are conscious about it. If you do face mapping accurately, it could reveal why there is acne on this specific area of your skin. For example, if there is acne around the face, it is because of some unprecedented hormonal changes. Do face mapping. Find out why acne is there, and you will be one step ahead in keeping controlling it.
You’ll be watching me begging people to throw away those nasty soaps on my death bed and use a skin-appropriate face wash. Usually, soap is made with fatty acids and oils. Interestingly, a cleanser is made with partially synthetic materials. Both will help in building up a lather and cleaning your skin; however, unlike the soap, the cleanser will maintain natural moisture in your skin, prevent flaking, itching as well as scaling. Plus, think about those nasty germs on the soap bar; why would you rub that on your skin!?
I use Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne-Fighting Facial Cleanser With Salicylic Acid.
I’ve recently noticed some tiny wrinkles around my lips and eyes and got shocked! As a 45-year-old man, I’ve just decided to start a skincare routine. I keep asking myself why I didn’t start using skin products earlier? Maybe cause I thought it was a feminine thing that’s not appropriate for me as a mature man! But trust me, guys, it’s not. Don’t jeopardize the health and beauty of your skin because of some cliché.
Anyway, does anyone know a good brand that produces skincare products exclusively for men’s skin? I’ve searched a lot but didn’t find anything.
Yes, Adam, sadly, many people believe this cliche! However, I’m happy that you are changed now. I highly recommend Hims. It’s really something! Once you’ve decided what you want, simply go to the Hims website and order items like their moisturizer, anti-aging cream or any other thing you like. They are probably the best!
Could you recommend an anti-aging cream for someone who is 59?
Dear Esme, It’s been a year since I used Cetaphil Deep Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum. So far, so good; I feel it has lessened the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles under my eyes.
I’ve just caught sight of your question, Esme. Try Elemis Pro-Collagen. It’s “the best!”.
It’s been six months since I started using this day cream, and you cant imagine how it satisfied me! I’ve noticed the improvements after only a couple of weeks. Most day creams gave me the mixed feeling of heaviness and greasiness, but this one has a silky and light texture and quickly gets absorbed by my skin. It’ll make your skin super fresh and super hydrating. I lovvvee its great unique, clean scent!
I think the best and most essential skincare tip for men in the first place is to remind them that their skin matters too! Another critical matter in mens’ skin care is to take action before it becomes too late. Most men don’t even consider wearing sunscreen and washing their faces with a facewash cause they don’t know they can either! As a result, we see thousands of men in their 50s shocked by the question, “why do I look this much older than my age? why my face is not as fresh as it used to be?”
I started my skincare routines two years ago, and I want to share my experience. As a guy, you may prefer to grow your beards. Don’t forget that you have skin beneath it too!
I have sensitive skin that quickly gets sunburned, so one of my problems is applying creamy products, especially sunscreen with beards. So if you have the same challenge, try to massage only a few amounts of sunscreen on your beard as much as you can till it absorbs. Your beard protects the skin beneath it to some level. Wear a cap to shade your face for more protection.