For many men, hitting 40 is the beginning of a new phase in life. Unlike what many believe, it is not all downhill from here. In fact, your 40s could be the beginning of an even more exciting time in your life.
With a great skincare routine, you can keep your skin healthy and slow down the effects of ageing. The six steps below are the fundamentals of a good skincare routine for men aged over 40.
Start your skincare routine by cleansing the right way. Ditch that regular bar of soap that is stripping your skin of its natural oils and invest in a proper face cleanser.
Dermalogica’s Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash contains salicylic acid and eight botanicals including lavender and tea tree oil. This facial cleanser is great at getting rid of dead skin cells that can get trapped in the pores of your skin and cause breakouts. It also soothes and cleanses the skin without stripping away its natural oils.
Twice a week; it is important to get rid of the oils, dirt and dead skin cells that have accumulated on the skin. Lumin’s exfoliating rub is designed to help prevent breakouts and improve the texture of your skin. It is specially formulated to help get rid of dead skin cells and prevent post-shave irritation.
The exfoliating rub contains natural ingredients including, green tea extract, rosemary extract and charcoal which serves to keep the skin smooth and soft. These ingredients also help to reduce the noticeability of acne scars.
A tone both refreshes your skin and primes it to fully absorb the treatments and moisturising products you will apply next. Dermalogica’s Micro-Pore Mist both refreshes the skin and improves its appearance due to its unique formula. It contains niacinamide that helps to minimise the appearance of pores and reduce excess oils. It also helps to reduce the appearance of marks on your skin.
This is a vital step when you are fighting the hands of time. Serums for skin have dual effectiveness in that they add moisture to your skin yet they also play a crucial role in combating skin problems you may currently have.
Lumin’s anti-wrinkle serum is specially formulated to repair sun damage and protect the skin from further harm caused by free radicals. It contains vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.
Medik8 is one of the best brands for anti-ageing products. Medik8 has a wide range of serums that are effective at both reducing the signs of ageing and dealing with specific skin conditions. For example, Medik8’s Super C Ferulic is a powerful brightening serum that will help you deal with pigmentation problems and fine lines.
Moisturisers help to lock in moisture and protect the skin from drying out. If you hate applying anything to your face try Hunter Lab’s Daily Face Fuel. This lightweight daily facial moisturiser is rich in nutrients from natural sources including avocado, passionfruit, macadamia and seed oils. It is designed to keep your skin hydrated, nourish the skin, and fight free radicals that contribute to skin ageing.
Yes, you need sunscreen even if you won’t be spending the whole day in the sun. Many people opt to purchase a moisturiser with sunscreen such as Medik8’s Advanced Day Ultimate Protect. This moisturizer has SPF 50 + sunscreen protection and features anti-ageing ingredients.
Use this simple but effective skincare routine to slow down the effects of ageing and enjoy healthy skin for longer.