Ageing doesn’t discriminate between genders. Both men and women experience the signs of ageing such as wrinkling, sagging, fine lines and sun spots – but the problem facing many skin-savvy men out there is a lack of information tailored to them. While similar in many aspects, there are key differences between men and women’s skin that need to be addressed in your anti-ageing routine. So, if you’re a bloke wanting to curb the visible ageing process, keep scrolling, Australian Skin Clinics has your back!
Any results-driven anti-ageing routine, whether it’s for men or women, requires (at minimum) a mastery of the basics. For those of you who are accustomed to washing your entire face and body with the same bar of soap – this might seem like a lot to ask! But that bar of soap could be drying out your skin and expediting the visible signs of ageing, so it’s time to say goodbye!
Invest in a decent cleanser and moisturiser that suits the needs of your skin type. If you’re not sure what your skin type is, visit Australian Skin Clinics for a complimentary skin assessment and product recommendations. With this, you can create a simple daily routine that is easy to stick to, or try our easy 3-step skincare routine for men.
Once you have mastered the basics, level up your anti-ageing skincare routine by adding in an anti-ageing serum. An anti-ageing serum will help to stimulate collagen and assist in reducing those fine lines from appearing. Remember, men’s skin is thicker than a woman’s, so it’s important to find a serum that really packs a punch in terms of deep-penetrating ingredients. Skincare off the supermarket shelves just won’t cut it. Instead, look to professional ranges for something that suits your manly requirements. We recommend the Balense ReBalense Anti-Ageing Serum as it contains a powerful complex of proven active ingredients and antioxidants to refine, form and repair the skin.
As much as we love the sun, it doesn’t do our skin any favours. Especially for men who work outside, sun exposure can be one of the biggest factors in speeding up the ageing process and make you look a number of years older than you actually are. That’s why, at the risk of sounding like your mum, we implore you to slather on the sunscreen every, single, day. And not just any sunscreen, ensure it’s an SPF 50+ and reapply every two hours.
Wait, just hear us out! Did you know that due to your manly ability to grow a beard, men have a significantly higher number of sebaceous glands around the mouth? This makes the skin thicker in this area and more resistant to movement – resulting in fewer fine lines. But it isn’t all roses and daisies. This means that is is your eyes that are going to be the first area to betray your age. You may even start to see some deep lines in the forehead and brow.
Luckily, these can be easily minimised with a little “tweak”ment (as we like to call it). Injectables for men are becoming increasingly popular, and many businessmen and those in the public eye are opting for anti-wrinkle injections to smooth the crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines and give the overall appearance of a more natural and refreshed face. Check out some of our favourite male before and after images here.
If you’re interested in learning more about injectables, treatments or products for men, visit your local Australian Skin Clinics location for a complimentary consultation with our highly trained technicians, doctors and nurses.