For men over 40, a skincare routine is key to slowing the signs of aging, keeping skin healthy, and avoiding skin concerns like acne, blemishes, and dark spots. A great skincare routine doesn’t need to be complex, it just needs to be . . . routine. Here’s how to create your own.
1. Wash your face.
It’s important to rinse the face every morning and before going to bed. Use a gentle cleanser and massage your face until you’ve cleansed the entire face. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
A facial is a great way to thoroughly cleanse your face. Consider having a facial once a month to once every six months for truly clear and healthy skin. A few types of facial treatments we offer include:
- 25 Minutes to Glo Facial
- The Un-Sun Facial
- The Younger You Facial
- Restorative Remedy Facial
- Dermaplaning Facial
- DMK Enzyme Therapy
- Microneedle Facial
- OxyGeneo+ Super Facial
Visit our website to learn more about each type of facial.
2. Use a face scrub.
Scrub (or exfoliate) your face one to three times a week after cleansing the face. If you have oily skin, then you need to exfoliate more often. Men with dry skin should limit the number of times they scrub their skin per week.
3. Apply toner.
Apply the toner before you apply any other products. Toners that use glycolic acid should only be used at night. Toners that hydrate can be used morning and night. Avoid using an exfoliating toner and retinoids at the same time to not overwhelm your skin.
4. Apply serum.
Use a serum with antioxidants in the morning, such as a brightening vitamin C serum, to protect your skin against free radicals during the daytime.
At night, use a moisturizing serum with hyaluronic acid to keep skin moisturized and avoid irritation and dryness. You could also use a serum that contains exfoliants, such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) or lactic acid. Whichever serum you decide to use, remember to apply water-based serums before applying moisturizer, and apply oil-based serums after moisturizer.
5. Treat the eyes.
Apply eye cream before applying moisturizer to ensure good absorption. Consider using a metal roller-ball applicator and storing it in the refrigerator to prevent puffiness in the morning. A hydrating eye cream may cause fluid retention while you sleep and lead to puffy eyes in the morning.
6. Treat acne spots.
If you’ve had any breakouts during the day or night, an acne spot treatment should be used at night. Avoid using multiple acne fighting products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid with retinol, which could cause irritation. Focus on keeping your skin calm and hydrated.
7. Use moisturizer.
If you don’t use a single skin care product, a moisturizer is an absolute must. A moisturizer does two things: hydrates skin and supports absorption of all other skin care products. A lightweight lotion is best in the morning, and a heavier moisturizer can be applied at night. If you have dry skin, consider applying cream twice a day, morning and night.
8. Apply sunscreen.
Protecting your skin is important, no matter your age. Use a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher that offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays.