Men might not complain about aging as much as women, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t concerned about it. Wrinkles, gray hairs, and sagging skin affect everyone, and when men start to notice the visible effects of time on their body, their first instinct is to hit the gym. Cardio and weightlifting have their merits when it comes to overall health, but it’s not the only way for men to fight the aging process. Here are 9 anti-aging tips for men to help maintain their youthful energy and appearance.
1. Eat healthy
Eating healthy and drinking plenty of water directly impacts your overall well-being, but in addition to preventing and combating a wide range of diseases, healthy eating also affects your appearance. Proper hydration prevents skin from looking dry and wrinkled, and consuming a balanced diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can actually protect the skin against UV radiation. Foods like melons, kiwi, papaya, tomatoes, avocados, spinach, broccoli, and carrots are high in Vitamin E, which replenishes skin cell membranes and guards against sun damage that can make you look older than you are.
2. Reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption
Alcohol and caffeine are known to deplete vital nutrients from the skin, making it look dull and worn. Plus, alcohol dilates the blood vessels, which can result in wiry red veins on the surface of the skin, especially on the face. If you don’t want to give up alcohol and caffeine completely, consume them in moderation and minimize their negative effects by drinking plenty of water.
3. Practice good skin care
Men’s skin is thicker and packed with more sebaceous glands and hair follicles than women’s, so it’s important to use skin care products that specifically benefit men. Wash your face with quality cleanser, and don’t forget to moisturize daily and exfoliate on occasion. To help maintain a youthful look, check out the SkinMedica skin care line, which features scientifically proven, effective ingredients and clinically tested products to help men achieve healthy, youthful looking skin. Siti Med Spa, in partnership with SkinMedica, can craft a customized skin care package that includes men’s anti-wrinkle cream with retinol, plus cleansers, sunscreens and various hydration products.
Exercise, like healthy eating, can rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. Exercising boosts your cardiovascular health and overall energy while reducing stress and helping your body detoxify through increased blood flow. More energy, improved muscle tone, and less excess fat might not reverse the aging process, but your increased vitality and clear, toxin-free skin will make you feel—and look—more youthful.
5. Use sunscreen
Protecting against the sun’s harmful UV rays is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, regardless of your skin type or how prone you are to getting sunburns. And sunscreen isn’t just for the beach—using moisturizer with a low SPF or a facial skin-specific sunscreen on a daily basis will prevent sun damage, which causes premature wrinkles. And when you do hit the beach or spend a day outdoors, use a high SPF sunscreen on any exposed skin to keep it looking fresh and youthful. SkinMedica offers the best men’s anti-aging products, including broad spectrum sunscreen in both SPF 34 and 50, as well as a tinted sunscreen and repair formula to protect and improve your skin’s appearance.
6. Take supplements
Along with a quality skin care regimen, exercise, and healthy diet, men can take daily supplements to stay youthful and fit. Choose a multivitamin that contains plenty of Omega-3s and calcium to keep the brain sharp and bones strong. The right supplements can help keep skin looking fresh and energized when combined with an overall wellness lifestyle.
7. Get professional skin care treatments
If you want to go beyond healthy living to maintain a youthful appearance, don’t be afraid to check out cosmetic procedures like laser treatments and chemical peels, which are very popular for men. At Siti Med Spa, we offer in-office professional treatments like IPL for skin resurfacing and our JuVaShape™ laser technology for skin tightening, contouring and fat reduction. Additionally, microdermabrasion and 2D Laser Facials help men achieve younger, more vibrant skin, while chemical peels combat fine lines, sun damage, and imperfections.
8. Try dermal fillers and other injectables
Dermal fillers and injectables, such as Botox or Dysport, are another great option for maintaining a youthful appearance. They not only improve the look of your skin but also prevent new, deep wrinkles and fine lines from forming. Botox is the most widely used and effective injectable on the market. It works by relaxing muscle areas in the face, preventing the creation of new lines and smoothing out the lines that already exist. Dysport works similarly to target moderate to severe frown lines and deep lines between the eyebrows. Dermal fillers are another effective way to combat the signs of aging on men, filling in lines created from frowning and squinting or improving volume loss on the face.
9. Get to know your local Med Spa!
Men are increasingly discovering the great results med spas offer for preventative and non-invasive aesthetic procedures like laser skin care and body contouring, chemical peels, injectables, and fillers. If you’re ready to get proactive about your anti-aging efforts, check out the male cosmetic treatments that we offer at Siti Med Spa in San Diego. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (619) 717-8484.