Men over 40 often look for a customized skin care routine to keep their skin looking and feeling healthy.
Fortunately, dermatologists have created a tailored skin care regimen that can help improve the look and feel of skin as we age.
Skin Care at Home
Nurturing your skin after 40 is a must to retain its health, hydration, and elasticity.
The best way to do this is to create a consistent skin care routine you can do from home.
Here are some tips for maintaining your complexion: Cleansing with gentle soaps that won’t strip natural oils; exfoliating 1-2 times weekly with AHAs or BHAs; moisturizing with antioxidant lotions; utilizing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapplying every two hours when outside; incorporating an eye cream for wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles; specific treatments for acne or hyperpigmentation; and maintaining healthy habits such as drinking plenty of water, eating right, and getting enough rest.
Remember to be patient and consult your dermatologist if any concerns arise.
Cleanse Twice Daily
The key to any great skin care routine is consistency with cleansing.
Men over 40 should cleanse their skin twice daily, once in the morning and once at night, to remove all dirt and makeup
A gentle cleanser like Cetaphil will ensure the skin is cleaned without being stripped of vital oils and moisture.
Moisturize with a Lightweight Formula
Moisturizing your skin is important in any effective skin care routine, especially if you’re over 40.
Look for a lightweight formula that won’t clog pores and allows your skin to stay hydrated, flexible, and radiant. An oil-based moisturizer like Weleda Skin Food will help protect your skin and provide antioxidant protection throughout the day.
For even better results, combine with an anti-aging serum in the morning, like Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream.
Use Thick Night Creams Overnight
You should use thicker, nourishing creams during the night when caring for your skin. This allows your face to absorb all its nutrients without environmental interruption.
Try a night cream made with rich ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil for a nourishing effect. You can also find products specially formulated for men’s skin, such as our Age Defy+ Men’s Fortifying Cream.
It’ll lock in moisture and provide antioxidant protection throughout the night!
Exfoliate Regularly and Treat Sun Damage Appropriately
Men over 40 need to exfoliate their skin regularly.
This will help reduce excess oil and the formation of blemishes. Additionally, this is an excellent time to treat any lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage. Look for products with alpha-hydroxy-acids, vitamin C, or retinol to minimize fine lines and wrinkles from developing.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 days for extra protection!
Don’t Forget Eye Creams and Lip Balms
It’s important to remember that the skin care routine for men over 40 isn’t complete without eye creams and lip balms!
Eye creams can help protect the delicate skin around the eyes, while lip balms can help keep lips hydrated, reduce chapping caused by dryness or sun exposure and minimize wrinkles around the lips.
Look for products formulated specifically for men, containing ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, and antioxidants to keep your skin healthy.