Wrinkles - when they’re on a French bulldog, they’re adorable. When they’re troubling your formerly flawless face? Not so much.
When it comes to visible signs of aging in the skin, men have it easier than women. It is often heard that men grow more distinguished with age. Still, lads, no man actually wants to wrinkle up like a prune.
If you’re starting to look like your grandpa and you’re wondering how to make face wrinkles go away, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s explore what makes a man’s face wrinkle and how to make wrinkles disappear.
What causes face wrinkles in men?
As your skin ages, multiple less than wonderful things start happening that start your face skin flying down the highway on a one-way trip to Wrinkletown. As we age, our skin starts to produce less collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin are the proteins that give our skin elasticity (shocking given the name, we know). When you were a cheeky young whippersnapper, your Great Aunt Gertrude could pinch the everloving crap out of your cheeks and, thanks to all the free-flowing collagen and elastin of youth, it would snap right back into place.
Now let Great Aunt Gertrude try to pinch your cheek. If she hadn’t gone to that great bingo game in the sky, she might recoil in horror as your cheek hangs there jiggling in shame. Now that these proteins are in decline, your skin has less snap back, causing it to appear thinner and saggy.
There’s another way age affects the skin. As skin gets older, it loses its ability to retain moisture through the protection of the skin barrier. Dry skin is fragile skin.
Think about how dried-out soil or sand can easily crack. The same is true for your skin. It’s the lack of moisture as much as the reduction in collagen and elastin that leads to wrinkling of the face as men age.
Can face wrinkles go away?
There are many proven ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent further wrinkling. First things first - examine your habits, mate. There are plenty of skin care tips for aging skin that can help prevent and reverse wrinkles.
Things that dry out and damage the skin have got to go. Let’s start with smoking, or rather, let’s stop with it. How can you still be smoking when you know everything it does to you?
Well, if long-term serious health risks weren’t bad enough, add wrinkling and skin damage to the list of smoking-related hazards. No thanks!
The very best thing you could possibly do to reduce future wrinkles is to protect yourself from the sun. Sun damage from harmful UV rays is the number one cause of age-related skin damage in men.
If an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure, a little bit of sunscreen daily goes a long way towards curing the appearance of new wrinkles on your mug, my friend. A hat that shields your face from the sun might not be such a bad idea, either. And they can be quite stylish as well!
And as always, reduce stress, stay hydrated with your daily water intake, and get enough sleep every night.
How can men reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
Another thing a man can do to prevent new wrinkles and lessen the appearance of existing face wrinkles is to always adequately moisturize. An all-natural men's face moisturizer used daily can restore the natural moisture balance of the skin. It has also been shown to prevent the appearance of new fine lines and wrinkles.
Speaking of prevention, something else a man can do to prevent wrinkles is to take antioxidants in one form or another. The skin being the wrapper of the body, it gets exposed to the most damage in the form of oxidative stress due to pollutants and other toxins in the environment. Oxidative stress leads to signs of aging.
A men's Vitamin C face serum protects against free radicals in environmental toxins and contaminants, protecting skin from significant damage. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and our serum’s vitamin C is derived from Australian Kakadu Plum, which contains up to 100x the vitamin C of an orange.
What skincare products help get rid of wrinkles?
Besides moisturizers and vitamin C serums, another product shown to help get rid of wrinkles in men is a high-quality vegan anti-wrinkle serum. Ours is made with Argireline, which dermatologists recognize as a needle-free alternative to Botox.
Argireline has been proven to reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. This is especially true of the wrinkles around the forehead and eyes, locations in which men’s faces are especially prone to wrinkles.Now that you have read up on some ways to get rid of men’s wrinkles, the next step is figuring out a skincare routine. Relax, we’ve got you covered with tips and tricks for the best skincare routine for mature skin.