Men: 5 easy steps for reducing the appareance of wrinkles

Skin slackening, fine lines... Gentlemen, how can you prevent and treat the signs of aging? The answer in five easy steps.

1

Clean your skin everyday

If you want to keep your skin happy, you need to clean your face morning and night. This will get rid of any impurities that have accumulated on the epidermis (pollution, sebum, sweat, dead cells, etc.). It also prepares the skin for shaving or anti-wrinkle treatments, which will be more effective on clean skin.

Which cleansing product should you choose?
Pick a product that will be gentle on your skin and preserve its natural balance. Avoid formulats that contain soap, since they can cause dry skin.

How to use the cleanser?
Delicately massage a small quantity of your product onto damp skin for a minute or two and focus on the T zone (chin, nose, forehead). This area tends to be oilier than the rest of the face. Use lukewarm water to avoid drying or irritating your skin.

Clean your skin everyday
Face Wash, 200 ml
Clinique for Men

Face Wash, 200 ml

Gentle yet thorough cleanser for normal to dry skins.

Aquapower Cleanser, 125 ml
Biotherm Homme

Aquapower Cleanser, 125 ml

Oligo-Thermal Fresh Gel Ultra Cleansing A powerful double-action cleanser to effectively remove impurities while refreshing and reinforcing the skin daily.

Protect & Care Refreshing Face Wash, 150 ml
Nivea Men

Protect & Care Refreshing Face Wash, 150 ml

Nivea Men Double Action Face Wash is specially formulated to clear away everyday dirt and excess oils that can otherwise lead to clogged pores, all this without drying out your skin. For Normal to Dry skin. Formulated with CARE PRO TEC and Vitamin Care. Professional care technology that activates and supports the natural functions of skin. Enriched with Provitamin B5 and Vitamin Soap Free Leaves the skin feeling thoroughly cleansed, refreshed and comfortable. Dermatologist tested.

2

Exfoliate your face once or twice a week

Cleaning your face every day takes care of the surface of the skin but a scrub or peeling can go deeper. It gets rid of impurities that obstruct the pores, prevents blackheads and pimples and makes the skin care products you’ll use later even more effective.

Which exfoliating product should you choose?
You can use a scrub, with microparticles to unobstruct the pores, or a fruit acid peeling that will "dissolve" impurities and dead skin while reducing the appearance of redness and brown spots. What's important is that you pick a gentle, not too abrasive formula to avoid irritating your skin.

How to exfoliate?
On a clean, damp face, apply a small amount of exfoliating product and gently massage in circular motions, going outwards. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Face Scrub, 125 ml
CW Beggs and Sons

Face Scrub, 125 ml

Sweeps away dead skin cells, leaving the face looking more refined, with a smooth, glowing complexion.

Exfoliating Cleanser, 125 ml
ClarinsMen

Exfoliating Cleanser, 125 ml

The 2-in-1 face care which cleanses and exfoliates, for perfectly healthy, clean skin. Prevents ingrown hairs and prepares skin for shaving.

3

Use an anti-aging cream everyday

As your skin ages, the rate of cellular renewal declines and there is a decrease in the production of collagen, which is naturally present in the body. That's when the skin starts to slacken and becomes dryer, and when wrinkle can appear. To slow this process down, you need to use products formulated to help firm skin and stimulate cellular renewal. Apply these products morning and night on a clean skin.

Which ingredients should you look for in anti-aging products?

  • Hyaluronic acid, an ultra-hydrating ingredient that helps keeping skin supple and plump.
  • Vitamin C, that enhances the skin's glow, reduces inflammation and fights cell oxydation.
  • Vitamin A, that smoothes the skin's surface and stimulates collagen production.

How should you apply your cream?
Warm up a small amount of face cream in the palm of your hands and dab it on to your entire face: forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, between the eyebrows, etc.

Force Supreme Youth Architect Cream, 50 ml
Biotherm Homme

Force Supreme Youth Architect Cream, 50 ml
Men G2 All-in-One Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Serum, 30 ml
IDC Dermo

Men G2 All-in-One Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Serum, 30 ml
Hydra Mag C + Men, 50 ml
Vichy

Hydra Mag C + Men, 50 ml

For men with sensitive skin experiencing signs of fatigue: Dehydrated skin, dull complexion, drawn features, dark circles and puffiness.

4

Use a product specially designed for the eye contour

As the skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, it doesn't need the same type of cream than the rest of the face. Pick a formula created specifically for this zone, that will brighten your eyes and fill the fine lines without causing puffiness.

How should you use your eye contour product?
Gently dab it under the eye to stimulate blood flow. You can also store it in the refrigerator between uses: low temperatures have a decongesting effect - that's why some products also have a metal applicator!

Use a product specially designed for the eye contour
Force Supreme Eyes Architect Serum, 15 ml
Biotherm Homme

Force Supreme Eyes Architect Serum, 15 ml
Dermo-Lift Corrective Eye Patch, fragrance free
Karine Joncas

Dermo-Lift Corrective Eye Patch, fragrance free

5

Don't forget the sun protection

Even though sunshine can provide you with vitamin D, the sun’s rays are one of the most proeminent aging factors. They dry out the skin, may cause brown spots to appear and increase the appearance of wrinkles. So make sure to apply sunscreen everyday, whatever the season.

Which sunscreen should you choose?
Look for a broad spectre product, efficient against UVA and UVB rays, and equipped with a protection factor of at least 30. You can pick a mineral, dry-touch formula or a chemical formula designed specially for the face. These products are generally non comedogenic and let the skin breathe.

How should you use your sun protection?
Apply it every morning after your cream. Don't forget often neglected areas such as ears and hair line. Reapply during the day as needed - particularly if you plan to spend some time outside.

Anthelios Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF 60, 50 ml
La Roche-Posay

Anthelios Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF 60, 50 ml

Weightless anti-shine gel-cream for face. Ultra-lightweight, very high protection gel-cream instantly mattifies skin and won't clog pores. Minimizes shine for a fresh, clean-skin feel.

Idéal Soleil Ultra-Light Refreshing Lotion Face & Body SPF 60, 200 ml, SPF 60
Vichy

Idéal Soleil Ultra-Light Refreshing Lotion Face & Body SPF 60, 200 ml, SPF 60
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Men: 5 easy steps for reducing the appareance of wrinkles

While some men like their crow’s feet, others want to preserve their youthful appearance for as long as they can. Here’s how to prevent and reduce the signs of aging.
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