It’s no secret that men and women are treated differently in almost every facet of society, but there is one great equalizer. Wrinkles. We wish it was something more exciting or positive, but like death and taxes, wrinkles are impossible to avoid. Honestly, they make taxes look like fun.
While the beauty industry has been targeting women for decades, it’s finally starting to catch up to the fact that men also don’t want wrinkles. Sure, we can throw around the word ‘distinguished’ as much as we like, but at the end of the day if there is an option that can lessen the look of wrinkles (no matter how slight), we’ll take it.
Although men and women both suffer from the inevitable reality of wrinkles, getting rid of them takes products that are geared towards skin type. Men and women have different needs, with men often using fewer products and dealing with things like shaving and hair growth. Using a moisturizer that can deal with the harshness of razors and blades on the skin is paramount to achieving a healthy and moisturized face that fights off wrinkles.
Because men typically use less products, they have to make sure that their moisturizers are multitaskers. While many types of foundation and powders that women use include SPF, men should be checking that the moisturizers they use during the day also include some protection. Having a golden tan is great, unless you want to avoid wrinkles. The sun is no friend to the aging process.
There are natural ways to fight wrinkles, including exercise, a healthy diet, and a good sleep pattern. But for most of us, lines around the face tend to deepen over time regardless of how much kale we eat. That’s why using a moisturizer that specifically targets wrinkles, especially around areas that have a thin layer of skin, like the eyes, will help keep you looking useful longer. But you should still eat kale. It’s very healthy.
1. Neutrogena Age Fighting Anti-Wrinkle Face Moisturizer for Men
It’s a great daytime moisturizer with SPF 15 protection. It fights wrinkles thanks to an ingredient list that includes retinol. It’s packed with vitamins that help to smooth rough skin, creating a more even skin tone. We love that it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and that one bottle can last for months even when used every day.
2. L’Oréal Paris Skincare Men Expert VitaLift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Face Moisturizer
The moisturizer is packed with vitamin A, Pro-Retinol and Par-Elastyl, which fight the signs of wrinkles and sagging skin, helping to lessen the appearance of lines and firm up skin. The moisturizer can be used at night or in the morning, with the added benefit of SPF 15 that protects against UVA and UVB. In addition to fighting wrinkles, it’s also a great all-around moisturizer that reduces bumps and redness caused by shaving.
3. Brickell Men’s Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream
It’s hydration in a jar. Using natural and organic ingredients like aloe, hyaluronic acid, and green tea, Brickell Men’s Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream targets wrinkles, especially around the eyes, and blasts them (gently) with hydration, visibly reducing the signs of aging. This is a great option for anyone with sensitive skin or with extremely dry or already aging skin.