Anti-aging men's skin care may go beyond the quick 'wash and run' bathroom routine of many men - BUT it does not require tons of time or effort either. Powerful multitasking products that combine steps and target exactly the causes of premature skin aging are available, easy to use and will turn-around a man's complexion fast - have vital and youthful skin that looks great and stays easily well-groomed. Yep, it's possible without hours preening.
What are the first signs of skin aging that men see on their face and body skin?
- Crow's Feet
- Ruddy brown discoloration on the sides of their neck, forehead and forearms
- Age spots (liver spots or crusty age spots called seborrheic keratosis)
- Flaking skin on the forearms and lower legs
Dermatologist's tips for how to build a simple anti-aging skin care routine for men
I've learned during my 30+ years practicing dermatology that most men zip in and out of the bathroom and think that anti-aging skin care is too high maintenance for their lives. When it comes to male grooming, it’s usually 'ready, set, go' to join the day! I’m not saying that to be glib. As a wife, mother of a son, and dermatologist to thousands of male patients (and another many thousands of female patients and/or partners asking me questions for the men in their lives) – I’m clear on the reality. So, to help, I need to be concise and practical - because medicine is a service industry!
This means I need to be efficient and effective with men’s skin care. I need to recommend products that accomplish a lot quickly, and today there are products that can meet this goal. It’s your time in skin care, guys!
I've created a scalable skin care routine for men that address the signs of skin aging such as crow's feet, age spots and flaking arm and leg skin. You can add products for common problems such as facial redness and flaking. I have another kit for men struggling with acne and clogged pores.
My Dermatologist-Created Skin Care Kits for Men to Fight Skin Aging
My Complete Skin Care Kit does the 4 most important things for your skin to fight skin aging:
- recharges the skin's antioxidant reserve to keep skin healthy,
- includes a non-drying skin cleanser that gets skin clean,
- give you a non-greasy moisturizer to prevent skin dryness that makes skin look old, and
- takes the guess work out of finding the perfect weightless broad spectrum pure mineral sunscreen that's invisible and easy to wear.
Best way to reduce the appearance of aging on a man's skin
Skin changes such as wrinkles and dark spots improve when you add a professional night cream such as Retinol Night Cream or Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Cream (glycolic acid can sting if you have rosacea or after shaving but it is what most men prefer) where your skin is wrinkling or discolored. Areas where this often starts include your temples, crow's feet, forehead and sides of the neck.
If you also struggle with facial redness, flaking and rosacea add the Calming Zinc Soap and use it once a day, either in the morning or night.
How to have smooth flake-free skin on your arms, legs and entire body.
Healthy body, arm and leg skin is smooth, free from flaking blotchy pigment. My Ultra-Fast Triple Action Body Smoothing Kit combines AHAs and exfoliation to get your skin clean at the same time it takes care of these problems. Use it at least twice a week and you will notice your skin looking good fast.
What's the best sunscreen for men?
Sheer Strength Pure Physical Water Resistant Spray Sunscreen. When you need a water resistant sunscreen for sports and water activities, this is the easiest sunscreen to use and a true 'man pleaser'! Yep, this sunscreen spreads effortlessly with a super light texture that is almost clear on the skin. Spray it in the hand and smear evenly on sun-exposed skin (face, neck, ears, v of the chest). It can also be sprayed onto a thinning scalp to help protect against skin cancer. Many men (including my husband and son) also tell me this is the best sunscreen for hairy legs and arms!
Fast, efficient, multi-tasking men's anti-aging skin care from the dermatologist.
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