A man's skincare needs changes over the years. It is true that the basic principles of quality skincare do not vary to a large degree. For example, the importance of using products that contain natural ingredients does not change. However, aging has major effects on a man's skin. That means he needs to take a different approach in his 40s or 50s than he did in his 20s.
Skincare in your 20s is all about starting to actually care for your skin. At this stage, obvious signs of skin aging probably aren't showing up yet. This can lead to complacency. Many men do not start caring for their skin until it has already suffered significant damage. Preventative measures such as wearing sunscreen to protect from ultraviolet rays are key in your 20s. Start using high-quality moisturizers and cleansers.
Men in their 20s are young enough that the acne associated with the teenage years may still be a problem. Excess oil production doesn't automatically stop the day a guy turns 20. The solution to this common problem is using a quality cleanser to remove excess oil, thereby keeping pores unclogged and fighting against the nasty bacteria that cause acne. A cleanser made only with natural ingredients (such as blackberry) is best. Non-natural skincare products are typically filled with harmful, even toxic artificial chemicals. You don't want that stuff on your skin.
The 20s are the time when most men first decide to try growing a beard. Your beard complicates skincare. Without proper care, a beard can cause or contribute to an acne problem. Shaving itself can also cause problems if you suffer from razor burn. Either way, a good product such as a face and beard wash containing pomegranate is important. Pomegranate is high in vitamin C and even has anti-inflammatory properties.
Collagen production starts to slow down in a man's mid-20s. This means that by the time you are in your 30s, fine lines and wrinkles will start to appear. Now, the importance of skincare may be more obvious to you. Signs of aging should at least be minimized if you handled your 20s properly
Exfoliating your skin starts to become vital in your 30s. At this age, the turnover of skin cells has slowed. This means your skin will start to have a duller, less glowing appearance. It's important to use an excellent exfoliant to remove dead skin cells from your face, thereby encouraging your body to increase skin cell turnover.
For example, a natural exfoliant containing black tea is a great option. Black tea is a powerful tool in skincare since it is rich in polyphenols and other antioxidants. Antioxidants fight against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that contribute greatly to aging by causing cell damage.
When you are young, your skin probably produced too much oil. By the time you hit your 40s, you are likelier to have the opposite problem. This results in drier, duller skin. The solution is a good moisturizer. While you should already be using a moisturizer daily even in your 20s, the importance of a quality moisturizer made with natural ingredients increases as you enter your 40s.
Opting for a product that combines aftershave and moisturizer and contains both vitamin C and hyaluronic acid is smart. Besides being an antioxidant, vitamin C plays a key role in the production of the structural building blocks of skin cells, elastin and collagen. The body produces less elastin and collagen over the years. Hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the skin, helps skin cells retain moisture.
By now, you should be settled into a great skincare routine. While the effects of aging are inevitable, if you have taken care of your skin those effects will have been mitigated and slowed. Your skin should look relatively youthful for your age. In your 50s, the general rule is to continue practicing the key elements of proper skincare. Your skin isn't going to be perfect, but it can still look good.
No matter your age, your skin will be at its best if you use only products made with high-quality, natural ingredients such as pomegranate, green tea, blackberry, and rosemary. At Himistry, we know what men of all ages need from their skincare products. Contact us for more information on skincare through the different stages of life, or browse our line of products.