If you’re like most men, you want to know how to look younger without spending hours and hours on a skin care routine. Sound about right? Then you’re in the right place.
In this post, the skin care experts at SiO will explain 15 simple and effective ways to look younger for men. These tips are quick, easy, and will help your skin look youthful and healthy.
The Unfortunate Realities Of Aging
Before we start talking solutions, let’s learn a bit more about the problem: aging.
Unfortunately, aging isn’t optional. As you grow older, your skin becomes worn out and less capable of healing itself. Two of your skin’s most important proteins, collagen and elastin, are produced in significantly smaller quantities as the years go by.
For example, research has shown that collagen production drops one percent every year after the age of 20. So by the time you’re 50 years old, you’re producing only 70 percent of the collagen you did when you were in your late teens.
This is bad news for your skin. With less collagen, your skin cells aren’t as firm and structured as when you were younger. This can lead to things like sagging skin, dark under-eye circles and other eye wrinkles, like crow’s feet.
But it’s not all bad news. SiO's hydrating patches will help gently keep your skin in place so that it doesn't crease, as well as increase moisture to help plump up any fine lines. It’s an effective, no-hassle approach to skin care that’s perfect for men.
All you need to do is apply the patches before you go to bed, get a good night’s rest, and remove the patches in the morning to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin. That’s all there is to it.
Insider tip: you can also throw the patches on while you hang out around the house, maybe playing some video games or watching football, for a quick boost of skin healing.
How To Look Younger: 15 Simple Steps For Men
If you’re wondering how to look younger, men, then these tips are for you.
1) Use Warm (Not Hot) Water
Hot showers may feel awesome, but they can actually be bad for your skin. Hot water washes off sebum, a natural oil that coats and protects the surface of your skin. You need a layer of sebum on your skin for it to remain hydrated.
Instead of super hot water, use warm water for showers and for washing your face. It will help you keep those charming good looks intact.
2) Keep Showers Short
Just like hot showers, long showers can dry out your skin. And dry skin, of course, leads to lines and wrinkles that make you look older. To look younger and healthier, keep showers 10 minutes or less.
3) Use The Right Facial Cleansers
Soaps tend to be too harsh for the thin skin on your face — yep, even for guys. That’s why it’s so important to use the right facial cleansers. These specially formulated products will wash away dirt and cleanse your pores without causing dryness or irritation.
4) Be Careful With Your Skin
As mentioned above, the skin on your face is pretty thin. This makes it easier for wrinkles to form.
Here are a few easy tips to follow for younger-looking skin:
- Lather cleansers on gently
- Pat your skin dry with a soft towel
- Avoid rubbing, pulling, or stretching the skin on your face
- Apply moisturizers and other lotions carefully
An essential step in the ultimate skin care routine for men is moisturizing.
Apply moisturizer at least twice per day — once in the morning before you leave for work, and then again in the evening as one of the last steps in your routine.
The very last step in your nightly skin care routine? Applying SiO’s ultra-hydrating patches, of course. Made from the finest medical-grade silicone, SiO patches are clinically proven to boost hydration while reducing wrinkle depth in as little as one night.
If you aren’t already exfoliating once or twice per week, it’s time to start. Exfoliating will help to remove dead skin cells and let younger, healthier-looking skin cells shine through.
Make sure to use a natural exfoliator, rather than one with microplastics, and always be gentle when scrubbing your face.
7) Use Eye Cream
A lot of guys wonder whether or not it’s really necessary to use eye cream. If you’re serious about looking younger and healthier, then the answer is yes. It’s absolutely necessary.
Dabbing on a little eye cream only takes a minute or two. Apply eye cream right after you’ve moisturized in the evening.
8) Wear Sunscreen Every Day
The sun’s UV rays can do real harm to your skin cells. Not only can UV rays cause wrinkles and sun spots, but they can also lead to serious diseases like melanoma.
To keep your skin looking young and healthy, apply a layer of sunscreen every morning before you leave home. Remember to do this even when it’s cloudy and cold.
For extra convenience, find a moisturizer with SPF included in the ingredients. That way, you can kill two birds with one stone and just apply that one product as both your morning moisturizer and your sunscreen before you leave home every day.
9) Try DIY Facial Masks
When you think of DIY projects, things like fixing up an old motorcycle or building a utility shed in the backyard might come to mind. Try changing things up with a DIY facial mask to keep your skin looking young.
You can make a DIY face mask out of tons of household products, from yogurt and coconut oil to avocado and cucumber. Give it a shot! You might be surprised how much you’ll enjoy it.
10) Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is essential for your health, and not just for your skin. It allows your entire body to heal and recharge itself.
Make sure you’re getting at least six hours of sleep per night. It’s best to get seven or eight hours every night, if possible.
11) Work Out
Exercise is crucial for your body’s health. It will keep you fit and toned. It will also keep your skin looking younger.
Try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise three times per week. “Moderate” exercise includes everything from jogging and biking to a pick-up game of basketball. In other words, you don’t need to be bodybuilding or training for a triathlon to get the exercise you need.
12) Eat Well
Just as with getting enough sleep and exercise, eating well is extremely important for your overall health and well-being.
Cut back on salty, fatty, fried foods, sodas, and junk food. Try to eat more fresh fruits and veggies. It’s also crucial to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. These simple steps will go a long way toward helping you look younger.
13) Drink In Moderation
There’s nothing wrong with having a cold beer or a cocktail with your buddies. Just make sure to always drink in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption will cause dehydration and make your skin age quicker.
Also, if you’re a smoker, do everything you can to quit immediately. We’ll spare you the lecture, but smoking is absolutely terrible for your health. Quit now.
14) Find Ways To Relieve Stress
Managing stress is a critical life skill. It will help keep you happy and healthy, which in turn helps keep you looking younger.
There’s no one-size-fits-all advice for relieving stress. Just find what works for you — reading, working out, fishing, watching sports — and make time for it in your weekly schedule.
15) Wear SiO Patches For Men
SiO patches are one the easiest and most effective ways for men to look younger and healthier. All you need to do is wear them while you sleep or slap them on for a few hours while you’re watching the game. Your skin will be visibly smoother as soon as you take them off.
SiO has you covered with patches for the most important regions — your brow and the sides of your eyes and mouth. Or you can upgrade to the SiO Facelift for men, which includes one BrowLift patch and two each of the Super EyeLift patches (which provide you with more coverage to target under-eye bags in addition to crow’s feet) and SmileLift patches.
Wear SiO’s powerful hydrating patches and follow the other tips included above, and you’ll practically stop the effects of aging in their tracks.