Sometimes, men’s wrinkles can make a guy look mature and distinguished. Exhibit A: George Clooney. But if too many wrinkles appear, you can start to look like you’re over the hill.

So what can be done about men’s wrinkles? Fortunately, there are plenty of steps you can take to solve the wrinkle problem. In this post, the experts at SiO will explain what causes men’s wrinkles and then reveal 10 tips for preventing and caring for them.

The Causes Of Men’s Wrinkles

We all know what wrinkles are, but where do they come from? Great question. Below is a list of the most common causes of wrinkles for guys.

Aging

Good news and bad news. Let’s do the bad news first.

As you get older, your skin becomes worn out. Think of your skin like the synthetic outer layer of a basketball or football. At first, it has that shiny new look to it and the grip is amazing.

Eventually, however, the ball becomes worn from countless hours of use and exposure to the elements. The colors fade and the grip is worn down until it disappears. This is basically what happens to your skin over time.

Now for the good news: there are steps you can take to fight the effects of aging. Start with SiO power patches, which are clinically proven to boost your skin’s hydration and reduce the depth of men’s wrinkles in as little as one night.

Sun Damage

woman applying sunscreen to man's back at a beach

Remember how your mom used to nag you to put sunscreen on every time you went outside when you were a kid? Give her a big hug and say thanks the next time you see her. She was on to something.

The sun’s UV rays are no joke. They can seriously damage your skin cells, causing everything from dry skin to cancer. That makes sun damage a leading cause of men’s wrinkles.

Repeated Facial Expressions

After decades of making the same facial expressions, grooves and creases start to form in the skin on your face.

Think of a brand-new baseball glove. When you first buy it, you can barely squeeze it closed to grasp the baseball. But after years of use, the glove rests in a folded position.

The same kind of thing happens to your skin. This is especially true for certain men’s wrinkles, like crow’s feet.

Unhealthy Habits

Last (but certainly not least!) your lifestyle affects the health of your skin. Here are some unhealthy habits that can cause men’s wrinkles:

  • Smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Drinking alcohol in excess
  • Eating too much junk food
  • Not drinking enough water 
  • Getting too little exercise 
  • Sleeping fewer than six hours per night

If any of these habits sound familiar, your lifestyle may be causing wrinkles to form. Luckily, there are some changes you can make to ensure your skin stays George-Clooney-handsome for years to come.

10 Tips To Prevent And Care For Men’s Wrinkles

Now that we’ve covered the causes of men’s wrinkles, we’re ready to look at the steps you can take to prevent and care for them.

1) Wear Sunscreen

This makes sense, right? If the sun’s UV rays can cause men’s wrinkles, it seems like wearing sunscreen is a good way to prevent them.

But here’s the catch: you need to wear sunscreen every single day — not just when you’re at the beach or on days you’ll be outside for a long time. Apply a layer of sunscreen every morning before you leave home, even when it’s cold, cloudy, or rainy.

2) Moisturize

You don’t need to be a skin care aficionado to know that your skin needs moisture. Moisturizing is an essential step in any skin care routine for men.

Apply moisturizer at least twice per day: once in the morning and then once again at night. If you shave using a razor, put on a thick layer of moisturizing aftershave lotion right after you’re finished.

man looking at himself in the mirror

3) Exfoliate

Exfoliating is crucial. Millions of dead skin cells pile up on the surface of your skin every day. Exfoliating will help clear those deceased cells away so that younger, healthier skin cells can show their stuff.

Exfoliate once or twice per week with a gentle exfoliating scrub to prevent and care for men’s wrinkles.

4) Use Eye Cream

Applying eye cream might not strike you as the manliest thing to do, but it’s super effective in the fight against men’s wrinkles and dark under-eye circles.

All you need to do is gently dab on a little bit of eye cream at night before you go to sleep. It literally takes thirty seconds.

5) Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is crucial for your body’s health, including your skin. If you want to prevent and care for men’s wrinkles, make sure to get at least six hours of sleep per night — seven or eight is even better.

6) Eat Well

wooden crate filled with healthy vegetables and greens

Of all the tips in this article, eating well is perhaps the most difficult. We all know that eating healthy is important and, yet, cheeseburgers and pizza overpower our will time and time again.

If you’re serious about preventing and caring for men’s wrinkles, consume less junk food and more fruits and veggies. Eat reasonable portions and drink eight glasses of water per day.

While eating healthy isn’t always easy, wearing SiO power patches is. Just apply them before going to bed, get a good night’s sleep, and wake up to smoother, younger-looking skin. It’s just that simple.

If you want to make things easier still, wear your patches for a few hours during the day. Your skin will get a quick boost of hydration to keep you looking fresh.

7) Try DIY Face Masks

Many guys love DIY projects. So why not a DIY face mask? It’s not quite the same as trying your hand at furniture building or putting in a new deck, but it’s worth the effort.

You can make a homemade face mask out of many different household ingredients, including yogurt, avocado, and cucumber. DIY face masks are effective in caring for men’s wrinkles and, whether or not you’ll admit it, you’ll probably enjoy using one.

8) Exercise

man running with water and mountains in the background

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that working out is good for your health. But what you might not know is that exercise is good for your skin, too.

Get 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least three times per week. More is always better.

And note that the exercise only needs to be “moderate.” So there’s no reason to run wind sprints every day — unless you’re into that sort of thing. Hiking, jogging, and biking are all great ways to get the exercise you need to fight men’s wrinkles.

9) Find Time To Relax

Research from the scientific journal Biomolecules has shown that chronic stress is detrimental to your health, including the health of your skin cells. Those who experience high stress for extended periods of time are more likely to develop wrinkles, crow’s feet, and dark under-eye circles.

That’s why it’s so important to make time to relax. Between a career, a family, and household chores, that can be tough. But it’s absolutely essential for fighting men’s wrinkles and for your overall well-being.

So make time for whatever it is you enjoy doing — go fishing, shoot pool with your buddies, or just relax and watch a ballgame.

10) Wear SiO Power Patches

If you want to supercharge the fight against men’s wrinkles, try SiO power patches. Made from the highest quality medical-grade silicone, SiO’s potent patches are clinically proven to boost hydration and reduce wrinkle depth in as little as one night.

man wearing SiO power patches

SiO’s patches aren’t just effective; they’re super easy to use. Apply them at night, get some sleep, and take them off in the morning to see smoother skin. You can even wear them for a few hours during the day to give your skin a quick boost.

SiO has you covered, with patches for your brow as well as the edges of your eyes and mouth. If you want to go all out, you can opt for the SiO For Him Facelift, which will maximize your anti-wrinkle defenses.

With the power of SiO’s hydrating patches and the other 10 tips we’ve provided here, men’s wrinkles don’t stand a chance. You’ll be looking younger and sharper in no time. Move over, George Clooney!