An Anti-Aging Skin Care Guide for Men

While the bulk of the anti-aging market is directed at women, there are a significant number of men who also want to turn back the clock on their skin. However, delicate fragrances and pretty packaging typical in women's products don't necessarily treat a man's unique skin.

Thankfully, many top skin care companies have lines of anti-aging skincare created just for men. This article will explore the basics of men's anti-aging skincare and provide a few recommendations of products that can help even the manliest gentleman turn back the clock of age.

Why Men's Skin Ages

Although men and women are subject to a similar aging process, the symptoms of aging differ slightly between genders. While women suffer with the loss of collagen, men face a serious deficit in hydration that can also lead to the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin. Therefore, anti-aging products for men are more focused on restoring hydration than on promoting collagen production. This explains why ingredients like peptides are often missing from men's anti-aging products, while hydrating ingredients like sodium hyaluronate are a definite must.

Men also tend to be harder on their skin than women, with frequent sun exposure and irritation from daily shaving two key components of the aging process. It is important to find anti-aging products that combat sun damage with plenty of antioxidants that help to repair the damage. Irritation is also a problem, so moisturizing ingredients that soothe rough skin are also a plus in a men's anti-aging product.

There are three companies that provide anti-aging lines for men that address these specific issues.
  • Zirh – Zirh is dedicated to providing an extensive skin care line designed specifically for men. Zirh offers anti-aging products that address the loss of moisture in a man's skin with hydrating ingredients like ceramides and sodium hyaluronate. These substances move beyond the basic moisturizing function to help skin retain moisture for smoother skin over a longer period of time. Zirh products also include ingredients to protect the skin from further environmental damage caused by pollution and the sun's rays.

  • Yonka – Yonka is a broad skin care line for both men and women, with a variety of products designed just for their male clientele. Yonka Age Defense provides a blend of active ingredients that promise to provide 115% more hydration just two hours after applying. Yonka also contains antioxidants to protect the skin from further damage. This Yonka product can be used after the effects of aging have already occurred or much earlier in the process, stopping damage before it starts.

  • Babor – The Babor line of skin care for men includes two products specifically geared to the effects of aging. Babor's Energizing Age Preventing Cream offers a variety of proteins to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while panthenol and bisabolol provide the hydration a man's skin needs. Babor's Line Reducing Eye Gel directs its action at one of the prime problem spots in the aging process – the fine lines and crow's feet that appear around the eyes.

Anti-aging is not just a concern for women. With skin care lines designed just for the male population, men can also enjoy smoother, younger looking skin.