Antiaging creams: they're not just for women anymore.
GOOD NEWS FOR GUYS--your skin ages at a slower rate than women's. That's right, men start out with higher levels of collagen and elastin elastin /elas·tin/ (e-las´tin) a yellow scleroprotein, the essential constituent of elastic connective tissue; it is brittle when dry, but when moist is flexible and elastic.
n. in their skin and lose it more slowly. But that doesn't mean men are off the hook. You're still prone to the effects of sunlight and smoking(the two biggest factors in premature aging of the skin), so start looking for a good antiaging an·ti·ag·ing
Used to delay or lessen the effects of aging, especially on the skin. moisturizer with SPF now. The men's skin-care industry is booming, with guys--homosexual, metrosexual Metrosexual is a neologism generally applied to heterosexual men with a strong concern for their appearance, and who display many of the lifestyle tendencies of stereotypical gay men. , and just plain sensible--realizing that skin care is a male birthright too.
Hunt down products designed specifically for dudes (your skin is different, thanks to your fuzzy beards). And acquaint yourself with the lingo. AHAs--alpha hydroxy acids--exfoliate the skin and can reduce some of the effects of photoaging pho·to·ag·ing
1. The process by which skin is changed or damaged as a result of exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight and other sources.
2. , though some claim that AHAs actually make your skin more sensitive to photoaging. Always use an AHA cream with a sunscreen that contains UVA and UVB protection.
1 Baxter of California claims to be at the forefront of "the evolution of men's grooming." Its Enriched Night Cream AHA will gently exfoliate your skin while you sleep, getting rid of dead surface cells so you wake up looking years younger, Well, we can dream. (BaxterofCalifornla.com)
2 Murad makes a great lightweight SPF-15 daily moisturizer called Face Defense. It contains antioxidants, broad-spectrum sunscreens, and nutrients that protect you from the elements. (Murad.com)
3 No-nonsense brand MenScience Androceuticais has a light nongreasy formula containing Retinol retinol: see Vitamin A under vitamin. , GABA GABA ?.
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)
A neurotransmitter that slows down the activity of nerve cells in the brain. (gamma-aminobutyric acid), and peptides that nurture your skin while airbrushing away those fine lines. (MenScience.com).