In our society nowadays, both sexes are determined to maintain a fresh and youthful look as much as possible. But do you think anti aging skin care products are just for women? Of course not. The fact is that more and more men are actually just as concerned as the women about growing old. And that is the reason why skin care products are created especially for men so that they have the option to use products that have been specially designed for their skin.
Men are actually more prone to aging than women. Their skin is tougher and this is also exacerbated by daily shaving. Here are some tips to decrease the effect that shaving has on the male skin:
Change your razor blades frequently so that the blade is always sharp and therefore less likely to damage your facial skin.
Clean your face before you shave to prevent infection.
Use warm water on your face when you wash before shaving to soften the outer skin layer.
Then apply the shaving cream to prevent inflammation.
After applying the shaving cream to the sensitive skin area, create lather to moisten and soften the skin. Also make sure to rinse the area more often with cool water. After you apply the after shave lotion it is time to apply the moisturizing anti aging face cream. The anti aging skin care product will help to maintain the production of elastin and collagen. As you know, when these two hormones decrease, it makes the skin wrinkled and saggy. There are other chemicals that are harmful for male skin such as alcohols, dioxanes, mineral oils and parabens.
It is recommended that you use anti aging skin care products that are as natural and chemical free as possible. Consider the fact that the skin of men is prone also to redness and inflammation. So look for a product that blocks PGE2 production. Prostaglandin E2 is produced by the body when inflammation arises so blocking the formation of this molecule is a biochemical way to reduce inflammation. Aside from that, D Panthenol or Vitamin B5 is also a requirement so the skin tissue will be repaired and moisturized as well. Witch hazel too, is another astringent and antioxidant that helps in the treatment of skin conditions like eczema, blistered skin, cracked skin and psoriasis. It is used also for shaving cuts.
The skin of men is oilier usually than women. It also is thicker and contains larger pores. Many men, as they age, develop deep set lines that and this is another reason why men should have their own skin care products. In the past it might not have seemed manly to apply anti aging skin care products to one’s face but we have a whole new generation who are much more interested in this aspect of skin care.