How men can maintain their youthful skin
January 17, 2013
It may not be the most manly topic, but men who worry about their outward appearance need to take skincare seriously. Having too many wrinkles can bring down self-esteem. Fortunately, there are ways that men can reduce the appearance of fine lines on the face. Here are some tips, courtesy of Men's Fitness, that may help ward off these pesky signs of aging.
If you're used to simply splashing a bit of soap and water on your face while in the shower, then you need to make a change. The news source suggests washing the face once in the morning and again at night - and you'll also need to give it a good scrub after a workout. Lukewarm water is best, and remember to pat dry, instead of scrubbing.
Invest in a good lotion
Moisturizer isn't just for women - a good hydrating lotion is an essential part of skin care. Washing your face dries it out, and sun damage is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles, so use a moisturizer that has an SPF of 30 or higher. You'll also want to read the label to make sure it protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. Remember, sun damage can happen any time of year, so be sure to put on the lotion before heading outside, even in winter.
Microdermabrasion for men
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that helps remove damaged cells from the skin, leaving behind a more youthful, "tighter" appearance. While the news source recommends using an at-home kit, you may want to visit a board-certified plastic surgeon to undergo this procedure.
Other plastic surgery options
If these tips aren't doing the trick, then consider speaking to a cosmetic surgeon to discuss other options. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), facelifts were among the five most popular plastic surgery procedures for men in 2011.
Typically, good candidates for facelifts include individuals who feel that the signs of aging on their face to not coincide with their youthful, energetic spirit. Facelift procedures vary depending on what a patient desires, but surgeons can tighten muscles around the face, or smooth out or remove skin on the face and neck. The result is typically a younger look that may make your appearance match how you feel.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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