There’s a reason guys like Donald Duke and Richard Mofe Damijo manage to look better with each passing birthday: good genes. But they also have some of the country’s top skin advisors at their beck and call, providing them with tips on stopping time. We bring you the five commandments for younger-looking skin.
1. SAY YES TO SPF
It’s the best anti-aging product on the market. [If you hadn’t heard–90% of wrinkles come from the sun.] Slather on a moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher every single day to shield skin from damaging UV rays.
2. EXFOLIATE TWICE A WEEK
Another point for the guys: “Men don’t have as many wrinkles around their mouth because we shave there everyday, it’s a type of cosmetic exfoliation,”. Even if you shave daily, you should still use a scrub or a clarasonic device twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells and even out the skin’s surface. If you want to bring out the big guns, a glycolic-acid peel at the dermatologist’s office will take off the top layer of skin (yep–not going to feel good) and smooth out fine lines.
3. USE AN EYE CREAM
Some men complain not about looking old, but looking tired. Pat on an eye cream, like ‘ClarinsMen Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum’, to tighten the delicate skin around eyes and reduce dark circles and puffiness. (If you’re looking for something to disguise a rough night out, this is it.)
4. EAT LESS SUGAR
It’s a tough pill to swallow, but glutten-rich food like pasta and dairy create inflammation in your intestinal system and affect major organs, including the skin. In other words: sugar makes you look old, so try to cut back on bad carbs (white bread, processed foods) and eat more fruits and veggies.
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